Thore Hammer-Hansen

Shergar Cup Jockey Shuffle As Hammer Hansen Replaces Murzabayev

Jockey Thore Hammer Hansen will replace Bauyrzhan Murzabayev on Team Europe for Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, Ascot Racecourse announced on Friday. Murzabayev is unable to participate. The German will ride alongside Frankie Dettori, who is team captain, and Olivier Peslier. Team Great Britain and Ireland, Team Ladies and Team Rest of the World rosters all remain unchanged. For more information on the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and the participating jockeys, please visit the Ascot website.

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Tally Ho's Inns Of Court Has His First Winner

On a day when first-season sires getting off the mark was a theme, Tally Ho Stud's Inns Of Court (Ire) (by Invincible Spirit {Ire}) was in on the act as his daughter Ziggy's Dream (Ire) scored on debut at Doncaster. Sent off the 9-4 favourite for the five-furlong Download The At The Races App EBF Maiden S. for unraced juveniles, Middleham Park Racing's half-sister to the listed-placed No More Regrets (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) quickly had the lead under Thore Hammer Hansen. Tackled by Sioux Warrior (Ire) (Sioux Nation) passing halfway,...

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Seven Days: Triumph and Despair

There is a charming tradition for the large crowd at Baden-Baden races to applaud the runners as the field passes the post for the first time, never mind in the closing stages. For Sunday's racegoers, many of whom arrived with well-behaved dogs and sometimes less well-behaved children, the excitement level reached near-fever pitch as Frankie Dettori urged home German racing's current hero, Torquator Tasso (Ger). At the post the pair went down by just a head to the winner Mendocino (Ger), another son of Adlerflug (Ger) ridden by the man...

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