Paul Cole

Racing League Teams Taking Shape

John Gosden, alongside fellow Newmarket trainers Sir Mark Prescott, Robert Cowell and David Simcock, will make up one of the dozen teams of the Racing League tournament which begins next summer. Another Newmarket team is comprised of Michael Bell, Ed Dunlop, James Fanshawe and Roger Varian. Clive Cox, Nicky Henderson, Charlie Hills and Jamie Osborne are representing Lambourn. Another team is Mick Appleby, Michael Dods, David O'Meara and Paul Midgley. Mick Channon has joined Paul and Oliver Cole, Eve Johnson Houghton and Hughie Morrison. France will also send a team...

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Grand Prix de Paris for MGSP Highland Chief

Highland Chief (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}), a homebred for Mrs. Fitri Hay, is pointing toward the Sept. 13 G1 Prix de Paris, co-trainer Oliver Cole announced on Monday. Second in the G3 Gordon S. at Goodwood on July 30 and second again-this time in the G2 Great Voltigeur S. at York on Aug. 19-the bay will be supplemented to the French Classic, rather than taking on Great Voltigeur winner Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {GB}) again. "The plan is to go to the Grand Prix de Paris with him," said Cole. "You...

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Duke of Hazzard Aimed at Marois

MGSW Duke of Hazzard (Fr) (Lope de Vega {Ire}), who G3 Bonhams Thoroughbred S. and G2 Celebration Mile S. at Goodwood last August, will now be pointed at the G1 Prix Jacques le Marois. Unplaced in the G1 Queen Anne S. at Royal Ascot upon resuming on June 16, the 4-year-old improved to third in the G2 Summer Mile S. there on July 11 and went one better in the July 28 G2 Lennox S. last out for trainers Paul and Oliver Cole. "I think the plan will be to...

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Classic Action Centre Stage On Saturday

Saturday sees racing continue its measured defiance of the chaos around the globe, with the 241st renewal of one of the beautiful races, the G1 Investec Derby, emanating light as a beacon to the world's audience from its traditional home of Epsom Downs in Surrey. As it is, this will likely be the only post-Royal Ascot one, which adds a fascinating new dimension to a dramatically purse-reduced renewal and also to the stage-sharing G1 Investec Oaks. Due to the vagaries of the current situation, only one of the 24 colts...

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