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Battle Of Midway Adds Blinkers, Romps In Shared Belief Stakes

Battle of Midway and jockey Flavien Prat win the $ 100,000 Shared Belief Stakes, Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA.© BENOIT PHOTO Third in the Kentucky Derby back in May, WinStar Farm and Don Alberto Stable’s Battle of Midway rebounded from a sixth-place finish in the Haskell to win Saturday’s $ 100,000 Shared Belief ...

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No ‘Battle’ For ‘Midway’ In Facile Affirmed Victory

Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm’s Battle of Midway, third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, returned to the races on Saturday at Santa Anita in fine style, winning the G3 Affirmed Stakes by nearly four lengths over B Squared. The sophomore son of Smart Strike, ridden by Flavien Prat for Jerry Hollendorfer, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main ...

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Jade on course for battle with Annie at Punchestown

Apple’s Jade and Bryan Cooper   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)    By Richard Forristal 7:08AM 23 JAN 2017  APPLE’S JADE could be poised for a mouthwatering clash with Annie Power at Punchestown after Gordon Elliott confirmed that the race Willie Mullins’ superstar won last year en route to Champion Hurdle glory is a likely target for his Hatton’s Grace winner. Mullins has indicated that ...

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Lieutenant leads Ryanair hopefuls into Kinloch Brae battle

Sub Lieutenant (near side) finished a close third in the John Durkan   PICTURE: Alain Barr (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Jennings 8:51AM 19 JAN 2017  THE absence of the recently retired Don Cossack, who won the Grade 3 Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Chase in 2015 and 2016 – last year en route to Cheltenham Gold Cup glory – means festival clues ...

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Nicholls: Tizzard trainers' title battle will be a 'right scrap'

Paul Nicholls: aiming to retain his trainers’ title   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Andrew King 8:37PM 30 DEC 2016  CHAMPION trainer Paul Nicholls is predicting a “right scrap” between himself and Colin Tizzard for the trainers’ title.  RELATED LINKS Speaking after Coillte Lass took the Listed mares’ novice hurdle at Taunton to provide him with win number 101 for ...

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Crowley: Don't rule me out of jockeys' title battle

Crowley’s odds of retaining title drifted after news of new job broke   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Mark Scully 3:30PM 24 NOV 2016  JIM CROWLEY insists his decision to take the job as number one rider to Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum does not mean his chances of retaining his Stobart Jockeys Championship crown can be dismissed. Having picked up ...

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Germany: Well Spoken gets better of Baden-Baden battle

 By David Conolly-Smith 7:26PM 23 OCT 2016  Report: Germany, Sunday Baden- Baden: Ittlingen Preis der Winterkönigin (Group 3) 1m, 2yo fillies Well Spoken (Markus Klug/ Adrie de Vries) provided her trainer and rider with a second successive win in Germany’s top race for two-year-old fillies. Well Spoken and Pemina had the race to themselves throughout the final furlong and a half, ...

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Top jockey Graham Lee reveals depression battle

Graham Lee: “I didn’t want to say I wasn’t riding because I was depressed”   PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Carr 8:00PM 9 OCT 2016  ON THE eve of World Mental Health day, Graham Lee has become the latest top sportsman to admit to fighting a battle with depression. It got so bad early this summer that the jockey, ...

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