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Thursday, 13 December, 2018

European Pattern rolls around to the newly renovated ParisLongchamp

ParisLongchamp: has been tested by riders in advance of Sunday's card, which will see three Group races
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ParisLongchamp will host its first raceday since its recent renovation, with three Pattern races set to take place - the Prix La Force and Prix Vanteaux, both Group 3s, and the Group 2 Prix d'Harcourt.

Meanwhile, over in Germany, the Group 3 Fruhjahrsmeile takes place at Dusseldorf with six runners set to line up.


Racing

Carlisle (first race 1.50)

Exeter (2.05)


Sales

"I've sat on enough good ones down the years to know when I come across one, and I think we're in good shape this year"

Going Cleere: the jockey using science and soft hands to produce future stars


ANZ Bloodstock News

Self-confessed battler Pat Webster completed a dream yesterday when his star horse Happy Clapper won the Doncaster Mile at Randwick, the trainer's home track for five decades.

In today's issue: Tim Rowe of ANZ Bloodstock News reports on day one of the Championships at Randwick.


Worldwide stakes races

The European Pattern rolls around to France and Germany on Sunday, with the following races taking place:

2:45 - Longchamp
Prix La Force (Group 3)
9 runners

3:20 - Longchamp
Prix d'Harcourt (Group 2)
12 runners

3:55 - Longchamp
Prix Vanteaux (Group 3)
8 runners

4:05 - Dusseldorf
Kalkmann Fruhjahrsmeile (Group 3)
6 runners


What to read

"It's very disappointing as he was being very well accepted by breeders"

Glenview Stud mourns loss of new jumps recruit Karpino

"There were a number of fitting tie-ins, with No Nay Never having started off his own racing career in a similar contest at Keeneland as a two-year-old"

Not to be as No Nay Never's first runners both place on debut


What to watch

Don't Push It was a second winner of the Grand National at Aintree for his sire Old Vic after the 2008 hero Comply Or Die. Here he is enjoying himself in retirement at Martinstown.


Final thought 

Following the sad death of Karpino at Glenview Stud in Fermoy, County Cork, there is hope that new recruit Youmzain will be able to carry on the baton for the stud. 

Self-confessed battler Pat Webster completed a dream yesterday when his star horse Happy Clapper won the Doncaster Mile at Randwick

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