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Ascot Chase: can anything beat Cue Card? | Horse Racing |

Cue Card: looks the one to beat at Ascot on Saturday   PICTURE: John Grossick (    By Peter Scargill 1:49PM 13 FEB 2017  HAVING watched from the sidelines as stablemates Thistlecrack, Native River and Alary were given their final tests before the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, Cue Card gets his chance to impress or depress in the Betfair Ascot Chase ...

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Prize-money up to 1m for Juddmonte International | Horse Racing |

Arabian Queen defeats Golden Horn in the Juddmonte International   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (    By Peter Scargill 9:48AM 13 FEB 2017  THE Juddmonte International, the jewel at the centre of York’s prestigious Ebor meeting, will be worth £1 million for the first time this year. York has also upped prize-money by £10,000 for the Darley Yorkshire Oaks and Coolmore Nunthorpe ...

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Postponed impresses in gallop ahead of Dubai return | Horse Racing |

Postponed: landed Dubai Sheema Classic in style last year   PICTURE: Dubai Racing Club/Andre Watkins    By David Milnes 10:00AM 13 FEB 2017  POSTPONED stepped up his preparation for a second successive appearance at the Dubai Carnival next month when impressing in a workout on the Waterhall gallops in Newmarket on Saturday. Roger Varian’s stable star is set to defend his ...

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One Track Mind to miss Stayers' Hurdle for Punchestown | Horse Racing |

One Track Mind (left): a general 20-1 chance for Sun Bet Stayers’ Hurdle   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (    By Peter Scargill 8:37AM 13 FEB 2017  ONE Track Mind will bypass next month’s Cheltenham Festival in favour of the Punchestown festival in April, where he captured the Grade 1 Champion Stayers Hurdle last year. Trained by Warren Greatrex for owner Andy ...

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USA: Kentucky hope McCraken delivers at Tampa | Horse Racing |

Leading Kentucky Derby hope McCraken broke the track record   PICTURE: Matt Wooley/EquiSport Photos    By Nicholas Godfrey 1:20pM 12 FEB 2017  Report: USA, Saturday Tampa Bay Downs: Sam F. Davis Stakes (Grade 3) 1m½f, dirt, 3yo WITH a powerful come-from-behind victory in the Sam Davis, McCraken (Ian Wilkes/Brian Hernandez) cemented his position as a leading contender for this year’s Kentucky Derby ...

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Leopardstown: Mega Fortune takes his revenge on Bapaume | Horse Racing |

Mega Fortune: gave Davy Russell his 50th winner for the Irish season   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (    By Bruce Jackson 1:40PM 12 FEB 2017  Report: Leopardstown, Sunday Spring Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m New tactics, new headgear, new surface, new JCB Triumph Hurdle contender. Mega Fortune is now second favourite behind Defi Du Seuil with some firms for the juvenile showpiece at ...

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Exeter: Oscar enjoys comfortable stroll to hurdles hat-trick | Horse Racing |

Colin Tizzard has another good one to look forward to in Finian’s Oscar’s   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (    By Jon Lees 2:04PM 12 FEB 2017  Report: Exeter, Sunday Free Bet At 188Bet Novices’ Hurdle (Listed Race) 2m175y FINIAN’S OSCAR enjoyed some match practice but his Cheltenham Festival target remained undetermined after he strolled to his third victory over hurdles. RELATED ...

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Leopardstown: Bacardys gives Mullins fifth Deloitte | Horse Racing |

Barcadys: cut to 7-1 (from 12-1) for the Albert Bartlett   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (    By Justin O’Hanlon 3:06PM 12 FEB 2017  Report: Leopardstown, Sunday Deloitte Novice Hurdle  (Grade 1) 2m2f GIVE Michael van Gerwen three darts at a bullseye and you can be guaranteed he will hit it. Give Willie Mullins six darts at a Grade 1 and ...

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Sizing John grabs Leopardstown gold in thriller | Horse Racing |

Sizing John: out on his own in the Irish Gold Cup   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (    By Tony O’Hehir 3:28PM 12 FEB 2017  Report: Leopardstown, Sunday Stan James Irish Gold Cup (Grade 1) 5yo+ 3m 6oyd SIZING JOHN, Jessica Harrington’s first runner in the Irish Gold Cup, is Cheltenham bound after landing Sunday’s Stan James-backed Leopardstown showpiece on his first ...

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Japan: Kyoto star Satono set for Dubai | Horse Racing |

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 By Masakazu Takahashi 8:14PM 12 FEB 2017  Report: Japan, Sunday Kyoto: Kyoto Kinen (Grade 2) 1m3f, turf, 4yo+ LAST year’s Japanese Derby winner Makahiki could finish only third under Ryan Moore as Hong Kong Vase winner Satono Crown (Noriyuki Hori/Mirco Demuro) led home a star-studded field to complete back-to-back victories in the Kyoto Kinen. The five-year-old now looks set to run ...

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