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Not One Size Fits All: Paper Outlines Findings From Newmarket Fetlock Injury Symposium

While the racing industry has made important strides forward in detecting horses at risk of suffering catastrophic injuries before they occur, that system is far from perfect. But better use and understanding of the various diagnostic tools at our disposal could help to plug those existing gaps--that's the main takeaway from a recent article published in the Equine Veterinary Journal. The seven-page paper provides a summary of the findings that came from a symposium held this past March at Newmarket, during which various veterinarians and experts shared their research into...

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Stage Set For Return To Action At Tattersalls

NEWMARKET, UK—It's usually a little bracing on the Rowley Mile in mid-April but we're now heading towards the end of June and one consolation for people out watching the horses breeze for the Tattersalls Craven and Ascot sales was a warm, bright morning. And, happily, there was a good crowd in attendance on Monday, with the expansiveness of the Heath lending ample provision for social distancing once the pre-approved attendees had had their temperatures checked on arrival at the racecourse. We've heard far too much talk of the new normal....

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Tattersalls to Show Live Breezes for Craven and Ascot Breeze Up Sale

All of the breezes for the upcoming Tattersalls Craven & Ascot Breeze Up Sale will be shown live at www.tattersalls.com on both the Tattersalls main page and the Tattersalls Ascot main page, the sales company announced on Sunday. Beginning at 9 a.m. local time at Newmarket's Rowley Mile on June 22, the breezes will be split, with the Craven Breeze Up Sale juveniles going first and the Ascot Breeze Up 2-year-olds breezing second. The sale proper will begin at 11 a.m. on June 25. Individual videos of the breezes will...

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To Hell and Back: Belmont Marks a Deserved Triumph for New York City

The history of Belmont Park, believe it or not, goes back over 350 years, to when America itself wasn't even an idea yet. In 1665, New York's colonial governor Richard Nicholl constructed a racetrack called Newmarket in Queens. It stood for over a century, and proved so popular that even after the British were expelled in 1783, a thirst for horse racing lived on in the hearts of newly independent New Yorkers. Union Course sprouted up in 1821 and became the country's leading track. After that came Brighton Beach Race...

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Godolphin Cadets on Parade at Headquarters

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Thursday's Insights features a full-sister to MG1SW Wild Illusion (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}). 1.30 Newmarket, Mdn, £6,400, 2yo, 7fT YIBIR (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), due postward in a first-time hood for this debut, is kin to three stakes performers headed by full-sister Wild Illusion (GB), who annexed the G1 Prix Marcel...

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Tattersalls to Host Inaugural August Sale

The first edition of the new Tattersalls August Sale, to be held at Park Paddocks in Newmarket on Aug. 25-26, was announced by the sales company on Wednesday. Comprised of primarily horses and fillies in training, the catalogue will also include some breeding stock and is in a similar mould to the Tattersalls July Sale. "The decision to stage an August Sale is entirely in response to the unique COVID-19 related circumstances we all find ourselves facing," said Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony. "We were acutely aware as we took entries...

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Goffs Orby Topper Starts at Newbury

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Sunday's Insights features a €3.2-million Goffs Orby sale-topping full-sister to two Group 1 winners. 1.25 Chantilly, Cond, €28,000, 3yo, f, 10 1/2fT BONNE IDEE (GB) (Frankel {GB}) created a big impression for the Andre Fabre stable when winning a Lyon-Parilly maiden last month and takes the next step towards...

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Tatts Releases COVID-19 Protocols for Craven Sale

In line with Government guidelines relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tattersalls has released safety protocols for the upcoming Tattersalls Craven and Ascot Breeze Up Sale in Newmarket June 25. The sale will be restricted to attending professionals, who will all be required to complete a Medical Declaration Form and have it submitted to Tattersalls well in advance of the sale. To review the safety protocols and access the Medical Declaration Form, visit www.tattersalls.com.

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The Weekly Wrap: From Famine To Feast

There were days when we were drumming our fingers on our at-home desks or dining tables wondering what on earth to write about for tomorrow. But now that the shock of racing's shutdown has been completely erased by the return, finally, of racing in Ireland to complete a European full set, the panic is not what to write but how on earth to keep up with it all. No complaints here. The last few weeks since the French return in mid-May and Britain just over a week ago have provided...

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Pinatubo Well, Will Target St James’s Palace

European champion Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) is doing well following his third-place finish in the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas and will point to the G1 St James's Palace S. at Royal Ascot. Trainer Charlie Appleby  reported the Godolphin runner to be none the worse following his effort on the Rowley Mile on Saturday. The Shamardal colt suffered the first reverse of his career in the wake of Kameko (Kitten's Joy) and Wichita (Ire) (No Nay Never). Prior to the Guienas, Pinatubo won each of his six juvenile outings and boasted a...

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Dubawi Half To Kingman a New Rising Star

With a pedigree like his, Khalid Abdullah's Sunray Major (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) already had enough in hand on his rivals assembled for division two of Newmarket's Betfair Exchange More Ways To Win EBF Stallions Novice S. on Sunday's 1,000 Guineas undercard. Word spreads fast around these parts and it was certainly out for the John Gosden-trained half-brother to the amazing miler Kingman (GB) as he traded at 8-11 for the mile contest. Following the lead of his yard's already-established TDN Rising Star King Leonidas (GB) by Kingman himself in the...

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QIPCO 2000 Guineas: where did they come from?

From a $6,000 yearling to millionaires' row, the line-up for the first British Classic of the season features some smart homebreds along with sales graduates for almost every pocket. Al Suhail (GB) Dubawi (Ire) - Shirocco Star (GB) (Shirocco {Ger}) Last seen finishing runner-up over course and distance to fellow Guineas contender Military March in the G3 Autumn S. last October, this Meon Valley Stud-bred colt was a 1.1 million gns purchase at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale. His dam was runner-up in both the Oaks and...

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