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The Jockey Club And 1/ST Racing Partner To Enhance International Turf Races

The Jockey Club and 1/ST Racing have partnered to increase international participation in several of their respective turf races, the two companies announced on Thursday. The aim of the partnership is to create links between historic races in the UK and high-profile U.S. turf races over two different distances. The winner of the May 4 $200,000 GII Charles Whittingham S. at Santa Anita will gain an automatic berth and travel incentive to run in the £750,000 G1 Coral-Eclipse over the same 10-furlong distance at Sandown Park on July 6. Whichever...

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Tattersalls Cancels Tingle Creek Sale

The Tingle Creek Sale of point-to-pointers, which had been scheduled to take place at Sandown Park Racecourse on Saturday, December 9 to coincide with the running of the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase, has been cancelled, Tattersalls announced. Last year's Tingle Creek Sale was staged by Goffs and all 16 jumpers offered were sold for a total of £1,985,000 with a top price of £380,000. A statement issued by Tattersalls on Tuesday read, "It has been deemed to be in the interest of all stakeholders concerned that the best course of...

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Reach For The Moon Joins Heron S. Cast

The Queen's Reach For The Moon (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), who will not point to the G1 Cazoo Derby, has been entered in Thursday's Listed Coral Heron S. at Sandown instead. A runner for John and Thady Gosden, the colt won the G3 Solario S. as a juvenile. He will face his stablemate, Cheveley Park Stud's imposing Group 1 winner Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), in that contest.

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Video Series Launched By TBA on Breeders' Day

A five-episode educational video series on essential care for thoroughbreds has been launched on Breeders' Day at Sandown Park by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association. The goal is to raise awareness of the high standards of welfare in the sector, while also providing guidelines on good practice. Topics covered include an overview of equine health parameters, paddock checks for horses on stud farms, transportation of mares and foals, care of the older horse and body condition scoring. The series is free to view for those who register on the TBA's online...

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Son of Pomology on Deck at Sandown

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. Wednesday's Observations features a son of G1 Prix Vermeille runner-up Pomology (Arch). 14.25 Sandown, Nov, £10,000, 2yo, 8fT Godolphin's GOLDSPUR (IRE) (Dubawi {Ire}) is a hombred son of MGSW G1 Prix Vermeille runner-up Pomology (Arch) and debuts for Saeed bin Suroor in this 12-runner affair. Opposition includes Qatar Racing's...

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Solario Next For New Science

Godolphin's New Science (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) is bound for the Aug. 21 G3 Solario S. at Sandown after pleasing trainer Charlie Appleby since winning the Listed Pat Eddery S. over seven furlongs at Ascot on July 24. A first out winner at Yarmouth on May 28, the bay colt tired to seventh in the Listed Chesham S. at Royal Ascot on June 19. Appleby, who won the 2017 Solario with subsequent Derby hero Masar (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}), said, "The Solario is very much the target for New...

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Frankel's Inspiral Dominates Sandown Feature

Cheveley Park Stud's homebred 2-year-old filly Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a daughter of G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Coronation S. runner-up Starscope (GB) (Selkirk), overcame a slow start to prevail in a June 26 maiden going seven furlongs at Newmarket on debut last time and laid down a marker with an impressive 3 1/2-length win in Thursday's Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Star S. over the same trip at Sandown. Anchored at the tail of the field after a deliberate break, the even-money favourite made rapid headway on the bridle...

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Siyouni's St Mark's Basilica Electrifying In The Eclipse

There were only four runners, but what Saturday's G1 Coral-Eclipse lacked in numbers it more than made up for in sheer buzz as the 3-year-old St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) was in scintillating form in Sandown's prestige contest. Heavily-backed into even-money favouritism beforehand, Ballydoyle's G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains and G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero tracked Addeybb (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) and Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) throughout and when launched by Ryan Moore passing the two-furlong pole quickly subdued his elders en route to an emphatic 3 1/2-length...

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Sandown Braced For Emotional Night

Days after the sad news broke of the passing of one of British racing's great personalities Joe Mercer, Sandown pay an apt tribute marking his legacy on the country's most prestigious evening meeting of the year. Thursday's action centres around the 10-furlong G3 Coral Brigadier Gerard S. named for his remarkable mount of the 1970s, who he steered to victory in 17 of his 18 starts and who before Frankel emerged was considered the most formidable of all horses to have emanated from these shores. The 2021 Brigadier Gerard "In...

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Cazoo Derby Festival and Coral-Eclipse Day Receive Prize Money Boosts

The Cazoo Derby Festival on June 4-5 and Coral-Eclipse Day on July 3 both received an increase in prize money, The Jockey Club announced on Tuesday. Limited spectators returning to racecourses, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, was cited for the increases. Held at Epsom Downs Racecourse, the Cazoo Derby Festival's purses were increased 12% across the 11 non-Group 1 races. None of the races over the two-day stand will be run for less than £40,000 and no handicaps will be worth less than £50,000. The Cazoo Derby is still worth...

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