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    Enable and owner Khalid Abdullah are big winners at Racehorse Owners Association Horseracing Awards

    Dual Classic and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable and her owner, Khalid Abdullah, were the big winners at the 36th annual Racehorse Owners Association Horseracing Awards at London’s InterContinental Hotel on Thursday evening.Enable, who won both the Investec Oaks and the Irish Oaks as well as Ascot’s King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, was voted Horse of the Year, Outstanding Filly/Mare and Outstanding Middle Distance Horse.In addition, Prince Khalid was chosen as Owner of the Year. Enable was voted horse of the year, outstanding filly/mare and middle distance horse FULL AWARDS LIST ROA Horse of the Year: ...

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    Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Thursday, December 7

    Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Thursday's meetings at Leicester, Market Rasen, Wincanton and Chelmsford City.  Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out tips ahead of Thursday's meetings   LeicesterRobin Goodfellow 12.40 Arthington1.10 Cliffside Park1.45 Thankyou Very Much2.15 Lagavara2.50 More Than Luck3.25 Cougar Kid (nap)Gimcrack 12.40 Brianstorm1.10 Serenity Now1.45 Alpine Secret2.15 Daytime Ahead2.50 Limoncello3.25 Cougar Kid  Market RasenRobin Goodfellow  12.20 Crucial Moment12.50 Sunshade1.20 Elkstone1.55 Barney Dwan2.25 Stick To The Plan3.00 American Life3.30 RoxyfetGimcrack  12.20 Special Relation12.50 Sunshade (nb)1.20 Iona Days1.55 Solighoster2.25 Aviator3.00 Wells Gold3.30 Roxyfet  WincantonRobin Goodfellow  12.30 Drinks Interval1.00 Petticoat Tails1.35 Jennys Surprise2.05 Capeland2.40 Leith Hill Legasi3.15 Bredon Hill Lad3.50 ...

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    Marsha becomes most expensive thoroughbred sold at European bloodstock auction as MV Magnier buys filly for £6.3m at Tattersalls

    Marsha became the most expensive thoroughbred sold at a European bloodstock auction when sold for £6.3million at Tattersalls in Newmarket on Tuesday.The filly trained by Sir Mark Prescott to win seven races including the 2016 Group One Prix de l’Abbaye and the 2017 Group One Nunthorpe Stakes was knocked down to a final bid by MV Magnier and will join the blue-blooded broodmare band at Ireland’s Coolmore Stud where she will be mated with super-sire Galileo.Magnier outbid trainer John Gosden, who was bidding on behalf of Sheik Mohammed. Marsha became the most expensive thoroughbred to be sold at European bloodstock ...

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    Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Tuesday, December 5

    Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Tuesday's meetings at Lingfield, Wolverhampton and Southwell.  Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out tips ahead of Tuesday's meetings   LINGFIELDRobin Goodfellow 1.00 Personal Coach1.30 Rose Of Cimarron2.00 Tzar De L’elfe2.30 Sea Wall3.00 Allthegear No Idea3.30 The Game Is A FootGimcrack 1.00 Mystical Clouds1.30 Royal Claret2.00 For Carmel2.30 Sea Wall (nb)3.00 Persian Snow3.30 Hadfield  WOLVERHAMPTONRobin Goodfellow 12.40 Jack Of Diamonds1.10 Fast Track (nb)1.40 Sun Maiden2.10 Catoca2.40 Silver Link (nap)3.10 Outer Space3.40 Big Bad Lol4.10 My BrunetteGimcrack 12.40 Jack Of Diamonds1.10 Upavon1.40 Sun Maiden2.10 Catoca (nap)2.40 Captain Navarre3.10 Unforgiving Minute3.40 Peak Hill4.10 Joys Delight  SOUTHWELLRobin ...

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    Willy Twiston-Davies calls time on his career as a jockey at 23 and sets sights on following in his father's footsteps

    Royal Ascot winning rider Willy Twiston-Davies has made the difficult decision to call time on his riding career despite recovering from injury.The 23-year-old jockey has been out of action since breaking two vertebrae and two ribs in a fall from Foxtail Hill, trained by his father Nigel, on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival in March.The doctor has cleared Twiston-Davies for a return to the saddle, but the popular rider has decided to focus on different roles within the industry. Willy Twiston-Davies has decided to retire despite being cleared to return after injuryTwiston-Davies said: 'In some ways it was ...

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    Willie Mullins recalls good and bad after memorable win in the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury

    Willie Mullins paid tribute to late colleague Dessie Hughes and his daughter Sandra after 9-2 favourite Total Recall became only the fourth Irish-trained winner of the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury and also eased a painful memory.Mullins had the first past the post in 2002 in the race run as the Hennessy Gold Cup from 1957 until last year.But Be My Royal was duly disqualified after testing positive to a banned substance linked to contaminated feed. Total Recall (centre) became only the fourth Irish-trained winner of Ladbrokes Trophy ChaseThe last official Irish-trained winner of the race was Bright Highway in ...

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    Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Wednesday, November 29

    Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Wednesday's meetings at Kempton, Wolverhampton, Wetherby and Hereford.  Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out tips ahead of Wednesday's meetings WOLVERHAMPTON  ROBIN GOODFELLOW12.15 Colourful Career12.45 Where’s Jeff1.15 Love Is Enough1.45 Ghanimah2.20 Pactolus (nb)2.50 Omotesando3.25 Hamish Mcgonagain3.55 Lady Lintera  GIMCRACK12.15 Colourful Career12.45 Fire Orchid1.15 West Palm Beach1.45 Come With Me2.20 Bronze Angel (nap)2.50 Throckley3.25 Hamish Mcgonagain3.55 Alaskan Bay WETHERBY  ROBIN GOODFELLOW12.25 Bid Adieu12.55 Captain Chaos1.25 Not That Fuisse2.00 Gino Trail (nap)2.30 Thorpe3.05 Jennifer Juniper3.35 Belle Amis  GIMCRACK12.25 Falcon Sun12.55 Three Ways1.25 Jersey Bean2.00 Never Up2.30 Mr Snoozy3.05 Oscar World3.35 Lady Samback ...

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    Trainer Gordon Elliott still considering Fairyhouse and Newcastle options for Apple's Jade

    Connections of Apple's Jade have yet to discuss whether she will make the journey from Ireland to take on Champion Hurdle hero Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.The four-times Grade One-winning mare, trained by Gordon Elliott, also holds an entry in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse the following day.She took in both races last year as they were eight days apart. After being touched off by Irving at Newcastle, the five-year-old got the better of Vroum Vroum Mag by a short head back on home soil. Apple's Jade set to take ...

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    Cue Card to sidestep King George VI Chase as trainer Colin Tizzard looks to keep 11-year-old fresh for possible tilt at Ascot Chase in Spring

    Cue Card, winner of the King George VI Chase in 2015 and twice runner-up including to stablemate Thistlecrack last year, is set to sidestep this year's Boxing Day race at Kempton.Trainer Colin Tizzard said that while the 11-year-old had emerged well from his second to Bristol De Mai in gruelling conditions at Haydock on Saturday.He favoured keeping Cue Card fresh for Spring, possibly via the Ascot Chase in February that he has won twice before. Cue Card is set to miss the prestigious King George VI Chase on Boxing Day  Coral had Cue Card at 20-1 in their King George ante-post ...

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    Formula One End of Season Awards: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Vladimir Putin among the winners after final race in Abu Dhabi

    When Valtteri Bottas crossed the finish line first in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, the curtain came down on yet another enthralling Formula One season.It has been another memorable campaign for Lewis Hamilton with the Mercedes driver winning his fourth Drivers' Championship title, finishing in front of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by 46 points.Sportsmail's Jonathan McEvoy reflects on the trials and tribulations of yet another thrilling F1 season with a host of awards up for grabs. Lewis Hamilton claimed the fourth Drivers' Championship title of his career this season   Driver of the YearLewis Hamilton. A racer for the ages, at the zenith ...

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    Josephine Gordon reveals delight at matching her 'idol' Hayley Turner by reaching 100 wins in a calendar year

    Josephine Gordon has expressed her delight at emulating her ‘idol’ Hayley Turner by hitting 100 winners in a calendar year when Thunderbolt Rocks won at Wolverhampton on Saturday.Gordon, 24, became the fastest British female jockey to three figures.When Turner achieved her one and only century in 2008, it was nail-bitingly achieved at the same Midlands venue on December 30. Josephine Gordon has expressed her delight at hitting 100 winners in a calendar year Gordon, whose mounts has earned over £1.2m, has reached the landmark in 835 rides, 154 less than it took Turner and 35 days quicker.Gordon said: ‘In 2008, when ...

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    Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, November 25

    Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Saturday's meetings at Ascot, Huntingdon, Wolverhampton and Lingfield.  Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out tips ahead of Saturday's meetings ASCOT  ROBIN GOODFELLOW12.20 Polydora12.55 Will O’the West1.30 River Arrow2.05 Royal Regatta2.40 Defi Du Seuil3.15 San Benedeto (nb)3.50 Nestor Park  GIMCRACK12.20 Palmers Hill12.55 Remind Me Later1.30 Jester Jet2.05 Josses Hill (nb)2.40 Defi Du Seuil3.15 Quite By Chance3.50 Dr Rhythm HUNTINGDON  ROBIN GOODFELLOW12.00 Clondaw Native12.30 Casablanca Mix1.05 Global Citizen1.40 Baby Jake2.15 Lord Ben2.50 Miss Mayfair3.25 French Crusader  GIMCRACK12.00 Clondaw Native12.30 Casablanca Mix1.05 Clondaw Castle1.40 Holryale2.15 Lord Ben2.50 Rare Legend3.25 Blazing Gold WOLVERHAMPTON ...

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    Highly-rated Bristol De Mai has the chance to hit the big time in the Betfair Chase at Haydock

    The late withdrawal of Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John from the Betfair Chase may have removed some of the gloss from one of chasing’s richest prizes, but that will not bother connections of BRISTOL DE MAI (Haydock, 3.0) or Cue Card.The duo go head to head in what promises to be attritional conditions, each looking to serve their critics the ideal riposte with a landmark victory.For Bristol De Mai, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies, this race represents the ideal launch-pad to the big time. Still only six, the galloping grey has yet to convince some he is ready to sit ...

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    Ex-Liverpool and Manchester United man Michael Owen putting in final preparations and feeling the nerves on the eve of jockey debut at Ascot

    Michael Owen is putting the finishing touches to his preparation ahead of making his official bow as a jockey and riding out at Ascot for the first time.The former Liverpool and Manchester United man has swapped the world of football for the saddle and has been training since the summer in order to get to grips with life on the track and a venture into the unknown.After months of preparation the ex-England international will ride out at Ascot on Friday, taking part in the seven-furlong Prince's Countryside Fund charity event. Michael Owen is feeling the nerves ahead of his debut ...

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    Faugheen's dominant victory hands Ruby Walsh double boost as his broken right leg is not as bad as first feared

    Ruby Walsh received two good bits of good news on Sunday - his broken right leg is not as bad as first feared and his 2015 Champion Hurdle winner Faugheen looks as good as ever.Walsh, 38, has not required surgery and remained in hospital after the Punchestown fall from Let's Dance on Saturday that broke his tibia.But Irish Turf Club chief medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick dismissed concerns Walsh would be fit to add to his record 56 Cheltenham Festival wins in March. Ruby Walsh will not need surgery on the broken tibia he suffered at Punchestown on Saturday'The leg doesn't ...

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