European Pattern rolls around to the newly renovated ParisLongchamp
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.
Carlisle (first race 1.50)
"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"
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)
3:20 - Longchamp
Prix d'Harcourt (Group 2)
3:55 - Longchamp
Prix Vanteaux (Group 3)
4:05 - Dusseldorf
Kalkmann Fruhjahrsmeile (Group 3)
What to read
"It's very disappointing as he was being very well accepted by breeders"
"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"
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.
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.