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UK National Hunt Champions Crowned At Sandown

The 2021/22 UK Jumps Champions were crowned during the bet365 Jump Finale at Sandown Park on Saturday. Brian Hughes, who became only the fourth NH jockey to ride a double century of winners in a season, was named the UK Champion Jumps Jockey for a second time. His win total sits at 204, 99 ahead of Sam Twiston-Davies in second. Hughes, who won the title in 2019/20 said, "It is something at the start of the season I set out to try and do and it is great that it...

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Thoroughbid Hosts Online All-Weather Sale

ThoroughBid has catalogued 20 horses in training for the upcoming All-Weather Sale, slated for Jan. 16. Graduates of the online auction will qualify for £30,000 All-Weather Challenge. Among entrants, Mick Appleby's recent Shadwell-bred colt Annaf (Ire) (Muhaarar {GB}), winner at Newcastle Jan. 6 and four-time winner Here and Now (GB) (Dansili {GB}). From Ireland, Joseph O'Brien is offering up a pair of maiden winners--4-year-old colt Talbot (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) and Adelisa (Ire), a 4-year-old daughter of Holy Roman Emperor (Ire). All horses sold will go on to compete in the...

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Saint des Saints Colt Anchors Goffs December NH Sale

A colt foal by Saint des Saints (Fr) changed hands for €90,000 to top the first session of the Goffs December National Hunt Sale. Consigned by Rathmore Stud and bought by Saint Patrick, the bay (lot 171) is out of the listed jumper La Bombonera (Fr) (Mansonnien {Fr}) and is a full-brother to G1 Irish Grand National Chase victor Burrows Saint (Fr) (Saint des Saints {Fr}). Crystal Ocean (GB), who was popular at earlier National Hunt sales this season, was the sire of record of lot 218, a colt out...

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French Flat Jockeys' Championship Timetable Changed For 2022/23

The rules were changed for the timetable of the 2022 French Flat jockeys' championship, the Cravache d'Or, with the Association des Jockeys Executive Committee validating the advisory vote in favour of a date change on Friday. Originally, the valid dates for the Flat championship were from Jan. 1-Dec. 31st, but beginning in 2022, the Cravache d'Or will begin on Mar. 1st and end on Oct. 30th. The other French jockeys' championships-the Cravache d'Or obstacle for National Hunt jockeys and the Etrier d'Or for apprentices will remain Jan. 1-Dec. 31. The...

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Weatherbys ITBA NH Fillies Bonus Scheme Closes on Sept. 30

The closing date for the Weatherbys ITBA National Hunt Fillies Bonus Scheme is Sept. 30. Through the support of HRI and Weatherbys, the initiative, now in its eighth year, has passed the €2-million mark in bonuses paid out to winning owners. A €5,000 bonus is attached to every mares-only maiden race in Ireland: bumpers, maiden hurdles and beginners' chases. In 2018, the scheme was extended to include a number of mares only handicap hurdles for fillies that did not win their maiden in addition to supporting the Connolly's Red Mills...

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Auctav's July Catalogue Released

The Auctav July Online Sale features a diverse catalogue, with almost half of the 20 offerings broodmares in foal. Five Flat mares are carrying to dual Group 3 winner Chachnak (Fr) (Kingman {GB})-Blue Mood (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 6), Great Trip (Lemon Drop Kid) (lot 13), Peace City (Fr) (Elusive City) (lot 15), Pyramid Street (Street Sense) (lot 16), Aimante (Fr) (Dansili {GB}) (lot 18), and the winner Candinie (Bernardini) (lot 19). Dourada (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), lot 10, is in foal to Triple Threat (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}). The...

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Two NH Horses-in-Training Added to Arqana Online March Catalogue

Young jumpers Bachelier (Fr) (Coastal Path {GB}) and Hispanic Moon (Fr) (Spanish Moon) have been added to the Arqana Online Horses-in-Training Sale slated for Friday, Mar. 26, the sales company announced on Tuesday. Second on his debut over hurdles at Auteuil, the 4-year-old gelding (lot 5) will be offered by Daniela Mele. David Cottin consigns AQPS 4-year-old filly Hispanic Moon (lot 6), who has won consecutive starts over hurdles and was fourth in the G3 Prix de Guilledines in 2020. The sale begins at 2 p.m. local time and ends...

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