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Zac Purton hopeful Czarson can make his mark on grass as the all-weather specialist heads to Sha Tin on New Year’s Day

POSTED: December 30, 2020

By Leo Schlink Yet to be convinced of Czarson’s affinity with Sha Tin’s turf track, Zac Purton is hopeful the brilliant last-start winner is able...

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Tiz The Law Retired To Ashford

POSTED: December 30, 2020

Travers Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Florida Derby and Champagne Stakes winner Tiz The Law has been retired from racing on veterinary advice and will stand at...

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Brave Baltimore Bucko third on Irish hurdles debut despite unfavourable conditions

POSTED: December 30, 2020

The Jonathan Sheppard-trained top-weight Baltimore Bucko ran a very credible third on his Irish debut at Limerick on Tuesday, finishing three lengths behind the race...

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Profiles of the 6 Jonathan Sheppard horses based in Ireland

POSTED: December 30, 2020

Jonathan Sheppard, the all-time leader in wins and earnings among US steeplechase trainers, has based six horses in Ireland this winter.  Sheppard, a native of...

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Racetrack Tales, Mucho Gusto, Mucho Gusto

POSTED: December 30, 2020

There are so many racetrack tales to be told. One of the things we really miss about going to the races is the interaction with...

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A Strange Year in the Sport of Kings Reflected

POSTED: December 29, 2020

As 2020 comes to an end, I find myself looking back at what has been a strange year in horse racing, the Sport of Kings....

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Leading the Hong Kong trainers’ championship, Caspar Fownes heads to Sha Tin on New Year’s Day with conservative hopes

POSTED: December 29, 2020

Caspar Fownes sits atop the trainers’ championship table with 34 wins. By Leo Schlink The G3 Chinese Club Challenge Cup Handicap (1400m) – the second...

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Racing to Breed

POSTED: December 29, 2020

By Kerry Thomas Herd dynamics play a central role in everything horse, and among the most influential pieces of the puzzle is the significant influence...

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A New Game in Town, StableDuel tells Gate to Wire How to Get Involved

POSTED: December 29, 2020

On this episode of Past the Wire's Gate to Wire podcast brought to you by Spendthrift Farm, we'd like to introduce you to a relatively...

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