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Champion Stakes to be run on traditional outer course

Fascinating Rock won last year’s Champion Stakes   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jon Lees 11:50AM 12 OCT 2016  THE Qipco Champion Stakes will be run on the traditional outer course at Ascot on Saturday after plans to stage the race on a specially designated inner course were scrapped on Wednesday. RELATED LINKS An unusually dry spell has left the ...

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Champion Stakes to be run on traditional outer course

Fascinating Rock won last year’s Champion Stakes   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jon Lees 11:50AM 12 OCT 2016  THE Qipco Champion Stakes will be run on the traditional outer course at Ascot on Saturday after plans to stage the race on a specially designated inner course were scrapped on Wednesday. RELATED LINKS An unusually dry spell has left the ...

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Blacktype Cruises To Course Record In Commonwealth Turf Cup

Jumpsucker Stable’s Blacktype cruised to his third win in a row in Saturday’s Grade 2 Commonwealth Turf Cup at Laurel Park, riding the rail under Trevor McCarhty to win by a half-length on the wire. The 5-year-old son of Dunkerque covered a mile over the firm turf in a course record time of 1:33.43 for trainer Christophe Clement. “Sometimes that ...

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Ring Weekend Gets Up For Course Record In Bernard Baruch

St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Ring Weekend was just able to get up for the win in Monday’s G2 Bernard Baruch Stakes at Saratoga, keeping his neck in front at the line. The 5-year-old son of Tapit was recording his first win on the year for trainer Graham Motion. Ridden by John Velazquez, Ring Weekend covered 1 1/16 ...

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Caravaggio on course for Curragh assignment

Caravaggio stormed clear in the Coventry Stakes   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Alex Wiltshire 2:45PM 2 AUG 2016  CARAVAGGIO, ante-post favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas, looks set for an engagement at the Curragh on Sunday as he features among ten entries remaining for the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes. The son of Scat Daddy ran out an impressive ...

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Ascot moves Champion Stakes to inner course

The Champion Stakes will be staged on a new inner course at Ascot   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Mark Scully 12:09PM 28 JUL 2016  THE Qipco Champion Stakes will be run on a newly-demarcated inner course in October, as Ascot bosses seek to ensure the best possible ground for the end-of-season feature. The move from the outer course to the ...

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Champion Stakes could switch to fast ground inner course

The inner course will hope to provide faster ground for Champions Day   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Tom Kerr 11:08AM 14 JUL 2016  THE Qipco Champion Stakes, highlight of Britain’s Flat season finale at Ascot, could be run on a newly demarcated inner course in a bid to avoid running the race on soft ground.  The new inner course ...

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Champions Stakes could switch to fast ground inner course

The inner course will hope to provide faster ground for Champions Day   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Tom Kerr 11:08AM 14 JUL 2016  THE Qipco Champion Stakes, highlight of Britain’s Flat season finale at Ascot, could be run on a newly demarcated inner course in a bid to avoid running the race on soft ground.  The new inner course ...

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Champions Stakes could switch to inner course to avoid soft ground

The inner course will hope to provide faster ground for Champions Day   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Tom Kerr 11:08AM 14 JUL 2016  THE Qipco Champion Stakes, highlight of Britain’s Flat season finale at Ascot, could be run on a newly demarcated inner course in a bid to avoid running the race on soft ground.  The new inner course ...

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Ashforth's Angles: A new face at Britain's highest Flat course

Ronan Whelan: Royal Ascot winner heads to Bath on Wednesday night   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 6:00PM 5 JUL 2016  A SMALL day’s racing but a big one for Ronan Whelan, understudy to Kevin Manning at Jim Bolger’s legendary stables at Coolcullen, County Carlow. Whelan is riding at Bath and British Flat courses don’t get higher than ...

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