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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 03:58 am

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INTERNATIONAL RACING HEADLINES
Aintree fences 'should be bigger'
Trainer Malcolm Jefferson believes bigger fences at the Grand National could have saved his horse According to Pete. [more]

£1m offered for Frankel v Caviar
A prize fund of £1m is being used as bait in an attempt to secure a clash between Frankel and Black Caviar in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. [more]

Sir Alex in Scottish National bid
Sir Alex Ferguson's Harry The Viking is among the likely runners at the Scottish Grand National. [more]

Monterosso wins Dubai World Cup
Monterosso, ridden by Mickael Barzalona, eases to victory in the Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race. [more]

Favourite to miss Grand National
A hip fracture rules bookies' favourite Prince De Beauchene out of the Grand National on 14 April. [more]

Brae Hill wins Lincoln Handicap
Brae Hill holds off the challenge of Mull of Killough to win the Lincoln Handicap in a thrilling finish at Doncaster. [more]

Horse racing on the BBC
Details of horse racing coverage on the BBC [more]

Fanning claims all-weather title
A double at Lingfield sees Joe Fanning win the all-weather jockeys' championship, defeating Luke Morris 89-86 on the final day. [more]

Top stallion Montjeu dies aged 16
Montjeu, who sired three Epsom Derby winners, dies at the age of 16 following a short illness. [more]

Hughes loses 50-day ban appeal
Top jockey Richard Hughes will miss the first month of the new Flat season after he failed to overturn a 50-day ban incurred in India. [more]

National winner Lee switches to Flat
Grand National-winning jockey Graham Lee cites weight issues as his main reason for switching codes to Flat racing. [more]

Synchronised still on course for National
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised has a chance to complete a rare double after remaining among the Grand National entries. [more]

Winter Derby win for Premio Loco
Premio Loco comes through in the home straight to win the Winter Derby at Lingfield, with Cai Shen second and Circumvent third. [more]

Women jockeys to race for title
A championship for female jockeys - spearheaded by Hayley Turner - is to be launched for the new flat racing season. [more]

No hurry on Kauto Star - Nicholls
Talk of retiring two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kauto Star would be "very premature", says trainer Paul Nicholls. [more]

 
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