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Kew Gardens retired Champion stayer Kew Gardens (Galileo) has been retired and will stand at Coolmore’s national hunt stud from next season. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, the dual Group 1 winner was last seen defeating fellow champion Stradivarius (Sea The Stars) in the British Champions Long Distance Cup (Gr 2, 1m 7.5f) in October last year.  “Kew Gardens is a big, good-looking horse, clear winded and an excellent mover,” said O’Brien. “He has a super mind and is extremely brave. He... Read More

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Purton hungry for more after midweek four Zac Purton boosted his championship claims on Wednesday night with a fantastic four-timer at Happy Valley and today at Sha Tin he is aiming to draw further clear of great rival Joao Moreira with a full book of ten rides. Purton rode the last four winners at the Valley, all for trainer Francis Lui, in a sublime performance. But Hong Kong’s reigning champion jockey is not about to rest on his laurels even with a seven-win lead at the top (136-129). ... Read More

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Akeed Mofeed weanling tops Perth sale The Perth Winter Thoroughbred Online Sale came to a close through the Magic Millions digital platform yesterday, with an Akeed Mofeed (Dubawi) weanling topping the sale in being knocked down to Grant and Alana Williams for $30,000. The weanling is a half-brother to the stakes-placed Gratwick (Reward For Effort). Former Darley mare Counterpane (Lonhro) was passed in for $85,000, just shy of her $90,000 reserve.     La Pulga to belie pedigree i... Read More

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Racing code funding confirmed for 2020-21 The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) yesterday advised the New Zealand racing codes of forecasted funding in 2020-21 of NZ$139.6 million, which is the same level as was budgeted for the 2019-20 season before the impacts of Covid-19. This is despite fewer thoroughbred and harness races planned for the upcoming season. "Despite the significant impact of Covid-19 on the TAB's business, major steps taken to reduce operating costs, the contribution... Read More