Italy Hit Hardest As EPC Cuts 25 Black-Type Races From Flat Programme

Italy's major races will see the most significant downgrades among European countries after the European Pattern Committee announced alterations to the 2023 Flat programme Wednesday, as a host of that country's major races are set to be demoted in status. There will be 827 black-type races run in Europe this year, compared to the 852 in 2022, while group races have been cut by 13 to 412 and listed races drop to 415 from 427. One of the most significant changes to the Irish programme comes in the case of...

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Duncan Kenner Reinstated to Listed Status

The American Graded Stakes Committee policy has reinstated the 2023 renewal of the Duncan F. Kenner S. to listed status. Scheduled for the Fair Grounds turf course Jan. 21, the off-the-turf race, won by Surveillance, was reduced to non-Listed Black-Type status, however, was subsequently determined that the original Listed status would be reinstated.  

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