Guineas Sale Maintains Upbeat Tempo

NEWMARKET, UK--So which way would the breeze blow this time? Just like the spring, teetering between the frost that coated the sales grounds on Friday morning and the imminent return of the swifts, the Tattersalls Guineas Sale caught the juvenile market at a pivot of the weathervane. After a traumatic experience last year, the sector had opened a new cycle with a solid start at the Craven Sale here, followed by a quite astounding rally at Doncaster where records tumbled across the board. This catalogue, which doesn't always benefit from...

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Racehorse Lotto Raffling Postponed Filly

Racehorse Lotto, which aims to introduce more owners into racing while giving back to charity, is raffling the ownership of a Postponed (Ire) filly in training with Roger Varian for the year. The prize includes naming rights, registering the winner's own racing colours, and all racing, training and vet fees. Prizemoney-100% of the first £100,000, then 50% of any winnings above that--goes straight to the raffle winner. Twenty percent of ticket sales will go to Racing Welfare; Racehorse Lotto raised over £25,000 for Racing Welfare in 2020 through a variety...

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Woodbine Postpones Queen's Plate

The 161st running of The Queen's Plate will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Woodbine Entertainment announced Wednesday. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, June 27. While a new date has not been confirmed, Woodbine said in a statement that it intends to host The Queen's Plate at Woodbine this year, subject to recommendations and restrictions from government and health officials related to the COVID-19 pandemic. "The Queen's Plate is the oldest continuously run race in North America and we have every intention of keeping it that way,"...

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Golden return for Postponed in Dubai

Not seen since winning the G2 Prix Foy in mid-September, Postponed (Ire) looked every bit the class act when posting a hands-and-heels victory in the G2 Dubai City Of Gold under Andrea Atzeni. His facile three-length victory provided the perfect prep race for his major early-season target on Dubai World Cup night, the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic. Making his first appearance since switching to Roger Varian from former trainer Luca Cumani along with the rest of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid's horses last autumn, the 5-year-old settled comfortably into third place in...

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