Horse Racing

Knicks Go wins Breeders’ Cup Classic and Yibir takes Turf

South Korea-owned Knicks Go won the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday while British-based Yibir took the Turf title at the 38th annual thoroughbred showdown. Japanese horses captured the nation’s historic first two Classic victories in the two-day equine event at Del Mar, where Saturday’s nine races at were worth $21 million. Knicks Go …

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Controversial trainer Baffert seeks Breeders’ Cup Classic win

Controversial trainer Bob Baffert seeks a fifth Breeders’ Cup Classic crown while rival Brad Cox chases his first Classic victory with two oddsmakers’ darlings in the 38th annual thoroughbred showdown that begins Friday. The $6 million Classic caps two days of Breeders’ Cup showcase racing at Del Mar, with five juvenile events Friday at the …

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Verry Elleegant upsets hot favourite Incentivise to win Melbourne Cup

Verry Elleegant demolished red-hot favourite Incentivise to win the coveted Aus$8 million (US$6 million) Melbourne Cup on Tuesday in a party atmosphere as crowds returned for the “race that stops a nation”. With James McDonald in the saddle, the six-year-old mare came from behind in a thrilling finish to the gruelling 3,200-metre (two mile) handicap …

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Verry Elleegant upsets favourite Incentivise to win Melbourne Cup

Verry Elleegant demolished red hot favourite Incentivise to win the coveted Aus$8 million (US$6 million) Melbourne Cup on Tuesday in a party atmosphere as crowds returned for the “race that stops a nation”. With James McDonald in the saddle, the six-year-old mare came from behind in a thrilling finish to the gruelling 3,200-metre (two mile) …

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Incentivise is red hot Melbourne Cup favourite as crowds return

Incentivise heads into Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup as the shortest-priced favourite since the legendary Phar Lap more than 90 years ago as Australia’s “race that stops a nation” welcomes back crowds. Held on the first Tuesday of November since 1876, the punishing 3,200 metre (two-mile) handicap was raced behind closed doors last year for the first …

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At the Galop! Organisers urge English and Irish to flock to 100th running of Arc

Organisers of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe appealed Monday to fans from England and Ireland to come over in their droves to attend the 100th running of the iconic race as the statistics surrounding coronavirus in the French capital are improving daily. Unlike last year when stringent Covid restrictions meant only one thousand spectators …

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Soy growers criticise Brazil antitrust ruling on Bayer biotech seed JV

Soy growers criticise Brazil antitrust ruling on Bayer biotech seed JV

By Ana Mano SAO PAULO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Brazilian soybean producers’ group Aprosoja, representing 240,000 farmers, on Tuesday criticized federal antitrust agency CADE’s decision to clear a joint venture formed by rivals Bayer AG, Corteva and Syngenta. The joint venture was approved by CADE unconditionally last week and offers a platform for the collection …

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