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Finalists Announced For The 2023 UK Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

The 18 finalists for the 2023 UK Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards sponsored by Godolphin were announced on Friday. Three finalists remain in contention for each of the prizes which recognise and reward the outstanding skill, commitment and contribution of over 10,000 stud and stable staff in England, Scotland, and Wales. All of the finalists will receive a £250 prize for reaching this stage of the judging process. Judging day for the 18 will be held on Monday, Feb. 20, with the winners announced during a ceremony at York Racecourse later...

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Alex Eade Named Large Independent Racecourses Secretary General

Alex Eade has been named the successor to Charles Barnett as the next Secretary General of the Large Independent Racecourses. Barnett is due to retire after six years in the post. Eade begins his new role in the new year and has previously been General Manager at Goodwood Racecourse for five years (2015-2019). He also spent six years at Betfair, latterly as Director of Sporting Affairs. Eade is currently Group Commercial Director at Lloyd Webber Theatres, Ltd. Bridget Guerin, Chairman of York Racecourse, said, "Firstly, I would like to thank...

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Kingman's Kinross Prevails In The City of York

Marc Chan's 5-year-old gelding Kinross (GB) (Kingman {GB}--Ceilidh House {GB}, by Selkirk) was a neck shy of Sandrine (GB) (Bobby's Kitten) in last month's G2 Lennox S. at Goodwood and exacted revenge on that rival with a first win since annexing last year's renewal of that contest in Saturday's £400,000 G2 Sky Bet City of York S. on the Knavesmire. Positioned fourth through halfway, the 5-1 chance made smooth headway into contention in the straight and quickened smartly underneath the stands' side rail inside the final furlong to prevail by...

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Kingman's Noble Style On Top At York

Godolphin's 525,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 acquisition Noble Style (GB) (Kingman {GB}--Eartha Kitt {GB}, by Pivotal {GB}) earned 'TDN Rising Star' status when debuting with elan over five furlongs at Ascot in May, but skipped Royal Ascot's G2 Coventry S. before confirming his wellbeing when upped to six for his July 29 return at Newmarket last time. Sent postward as the 3-1 third choice for a stellar renewal of Friday's G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack S. at York, he produced a display of raw power and claimed a career...

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Nathaniel's Quickthorn Makes All In York's Lonsdale

Shorn of its main protagonists Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) in the build-up, the complexion of Friday's G2 Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup may have changed since declaration time, but nonetheless played host to a performance of note as Lady Blyth's 5-year-old gelding Quickthorn (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}--Daffydowndilly {GB}, by Oasis Dream {GB}) stepped into the void, leading his rivals a merry dance throughout, and registered a pillar-to-post victory in the Knavesmire's extended two-mile test. The March-foaled bay, who lined up off victories in the G3...

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Girl Power In The Nunthorpe

Five-furlong sprints used to be the dominion of the powerhouse colts and geldings, but recent years have seen a shift in the dynamic and that could hardly be better expressed than the line-up for Friday's G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. at York. Four of the top five in the betting are fillies or mares and that doesn't even include last year's impressive winner Winter Power (Ire) (Bungle Inthejungle {GB}) who trades around the 20-1 mark which would have been inconceivable following her career-best here 12 months ago. Unusually, position...

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Golden Horn's Haskoy Leads Home Juddmonte Exacta In The Galtres

Successful in a July 29 extended 12-furlong Wolverhampton novice event in her only prior start, Juddmonte's homebred 3-year-old filly Haskoy (GB) (Golden Horn {GB}--Natavia {GB} {SW-Eng}, by Nathaniel {Ire}) stepped forward to claim a career high on black-type bow in Thursday's Listed British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres S. at York. The January-foaled bay was positioned at the tail of the field after breaking from an outer gate. Bustled along with a half mile to go, the 13-2 chance made relentless headway racing in isolation on the far side...

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Frankel's Alpinista Secures Fifth Group 1 On The Knavesmire

Kirsten Rausing's homebred 5-year-old mare Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}), unbeaten through five tests last term, disposed of esteemed rivals in last month's G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on seasonal return and maintained her winning streak with a decisive success as the 7-4 favourite in a stellar edition of Thursday's G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks on the Knavesmire, a "Win And You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf in November. Successful in the G1 Grosser Preis von Berlin, G1 Preis von Europa and G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern...

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Sea The Stars's Deauville Legend On Top At York

Trainer James Ferguson is on the move, not only set to occupy the Kremlin Cottage base recently vacated by Hugo Palmer, but also bound for Australia after Boniface Ho Ka Kui's 3-year-old gelding Deauville Legend (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Soho Rose {Ire}, by Hernando {Fr}) put a dent in the G1 St Leger hopes of his rivals with a decisive success in Wednesday's G2 Sky Bet Great Voltigeur S. at York. The March-foaled bay, who followed up a breakthrough score at Windsor in April with a second in June's King...

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Frankel's Chaldean Rallies Gamely To Annex The Acomb

Juddmonte's 550,000gns Tattersalls December foal Chaldean (GB) (Frankel {GB}--Suelita {GB}, by Dutch Art {GB}) bettered a June 30 debut fifth going six furlongs at Newbury with a July 15  breakthrough upped to seven back there last time and continued on an upward trajectory with a game victory in Wednesday's G3 Tattersalls Acomb S. at York. The 7-2 second favourite settled into a comfortable rhythm in second after the early exchanges and inched to the front at halfway. Coming under pressure approaching the quarter-mile marker, he was far from undone when...

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Seven Declared For York's Juddmonte International

Seven contenders will go forward for Wednesday's G1 Juddmonte International S. at York after final declarations were confirmed Monday morning. Shadwell's all-conquering Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), undefeated through nine starts to date, will seek to take his record to a perfect ten in the £1-million 10-furlong feature and will break from stall six. Guaranteed to start as the odds-on favourite for his first attempt at beyond the one-mile trip, his rivals are headed by Prince Faisal's globetrotting Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}), who has not tasted success in...

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Tasleet's Bradsell Tabbed a 'TDN Rising Star' At York

Bradsell (GB) (Tasleet {GB}) was making his first start on Saturday and the word was out on the Archie Watson trainee, as he became the first 'TDN Rising Star' for his dual group-winning sire. Racing on the far side of the field, the 2-1 crowd's pick was always part of the early pace discussion less than a length off the leaders. Under a quiet ride from P.J. McDonald, he edged ahead a long way out and put his rivals to the sword by a visually impressive nine lengths without ever...

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