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History Set To Be Made at Conghua

The Hong Kong Jockey Club levels its 1st-at any time meeting at its point out-of-the-art Conghua Racecourse Saturday, some 200km north of Hong Kong, with 5 exhibition races set to offer you complete prize income, but no pari-mutuel wagering. The richest race of the afternoon, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (1800m), carries prize revenue of HK$2 million and is ...

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History beckons for Lizzie Kelly with Gold Cup ride | Horse Racing |

Lizzie Kelly: ‘It’s the best race in the calendar and I’ll be riding in it’  PICTURE:John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)   By Scott Burton 10:21AM 24 FEB 2017  LIZZIE KELLY is poised to break down another barrier in both her own career as well as for women in racing when lining up aboard Tea For Two in the Timico Gold Cup at Cheltenham in ...

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Bolo Upsets In Arcadia To Make History

Bolo and jockey Mike Smith, outside, outleg What a View (Tyler Baze), inside, and Conquest Enforcer (Flavien Prat), left, to win the Grade II, $ 200,000 Arcadia Stakes Golden Pegasus Racing and Earle Mack’s Bolo made history in Saturday’s G2 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita, becoming the only horse to win the race two years in a row. Bolo and ...

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Annie Power: a chequered Cheltenham history

Annie Power: superstar mare has had mixed results at Cheltenham   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)    By Lewis Porteous 11:56AM 25 JAN 2017  When it comes to Annie Power and the Cheltenham Festival things are never plain sailing. In the past, her fragile nature has always had connections biding their time before confirming her for action and even when they finally ...

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Change One Constant In Storied History Of NYRA’s Jerome

A cold, early January afternoon is hardly the place anyone might expect to find a race with the second-oldest history in New York racing. Yet for the Jerome Stakes, change has been a way of life. First contested in the post-Civil War days of 1866, the Jerome has enjoyed numerous incarnations at a variety of locales. On Monday, Jan. 2, the ...

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Highland Lodge bids to create history in Becher Chase

Highland Lodge and Henry Brooke after winning the Becher last year   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Milnes 7:52AM 3 DEC 2016  HENRY BROOKE bids to make a dream return to the big stage on last year’s winner Highland Lodge just four days after returning from the crunching fall that many thought had curtailed his season. RELATED LINKS Brooke ...

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Boudot makes history with Chantilly four-timer

Pierre-Charles Boudot has 276 winners in 2016 after Tuesday   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos    By Scott Burton 6:00PM 22 NOV 2016  There may have been some debate about exactly what the target was, but Pierre-Charles Boudot sailed into the record books as the most successful Flat jockey in a European calendar year with a four-timer at Chantilly on Tuesday. In ...

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Ashforth's Angles: A word on Towcester's quirky history

Towcester racecourse: unique among Britain’s racecourses   PICTURE: David Dew (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 5:50PM 4 OCT 2016  TOWCESTER, which races on Wednesday, exerts a lasting fascination. Sorry if you’ve read some of this before but the elderly tend to repeat themselves and, anyway, you may have been asleep. It’s all down to the idiosyncratic 3rd Baron Hesketh, who owns ...

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Nicholls aiming to create history with exciting Frodon

Paul Nicholls: has big plans for novice chaser Frodon   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Mark Storey 3:47PM 30 SEP 2016  THE newly-named BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham is the audacious plan for four-year-old Frodon after a superb round of jumping on his third start over fences at Fontwell on Friday. Trained by Paul Nicholls, Frodon, eighth in the Triumph ...

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Harzand out to make history at Leopardstown

Harzand could provide his trainer and rider with a first win in the race   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Tony O’Hehir 9:23AM 10 SEP 2016  FOR all their big-race successes at home and further afield, Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen have yet to crack the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes and the duo will be hoping to put that right when ...

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