Verry Elleegant To Skip Arc For Champions Day

Champion mare Verry Elleegant (NZ) (Zed {NZ}), who had been under consideration for the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, will instead target the G1 QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares S. over 12 furlongs at Ascot on Oct. 15. The 2021 Australian Horse of the Year and 11-time Group 1 winner won the G1 Melbourne Cup in style at Flemington last November, and added the G1 Chipping Norton S. at Randwick two starts later on Feb. 26. She was then second in the G1 Ranvet S. at Rosehill in...

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Racing Resumes in Wuhan, China

Thoroughbred racing resumed in Wuhan, China on Oct. 1. Racing had been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic which originated in the region. A crowd of 3,000 fans were allowed to attend the races, with masks and strict social distancing measures enforced. The first race of the five-race card was the China Cup (video), which went to Ashraf (Ire) (Cape Cross {Ire}) in track-record time. Racecourse announcer Wen Li proclaimed, "Wuhan racing, we are back."

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Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Sept. 10 Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, for which there are 167 yearlings catalogued, is online. Last year's Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale has thus far turned out 16 winners this season, headed by black-type winners Liberty Beach (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}), Flippa The Strippa (Ire) (Outstrip {GB}) and Shadn (Ire) (No Nay Never). This year's class features yearlings by the hot young sires of both Liberty Beach and Flippa The Strippa, as well as accomplished stallions like Dandy Man (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), Farhh (GB), Holy Roman...

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