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Group 1 Winner And Top Sire Shamardal Dies

Multiple Group One winner and renowned stallion Shamardal has been euthanised at the age of 18 after some recent health issues. Trained by Mark Johnston to win the Vintage Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes as a two-year-old, Shamardal joined Saeed bin Suroor in the Godolphin colours for his three-year-old season. It proved a memorable one, as[...]
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Communique Shines As Masar Flops

Communique has powered to victory in the Princess of Wales’s Stakes, at Newmarket with last year’s Derby winner Masar finishing last of the six runners. The Mark Johnston-trained Communique won his fourth race at Headquarters under Sylvestre de Sousa. James Doyle struggled to find any cover for Masar, with Charlie Appleby’s charge having just his[...]
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Ho’s improvement plan

Vincent Ho has had it better than most of his jockeys’ room rivals of late. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Apprentice School graduate is riding higher than ever before at fourth position in the premiership with a career best 48 wins on the board. He has notched six wins since 1 May, including a couple[...]
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