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Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum: daughter Sheikha Hissa will succeed late founder of Shadwell operation. Photo: Shadwell Stud

GB Sheikh Hamdan’s daughter to take over Shadwell empire

The future of Shadwell was secured when Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum agreed to succeed her late father Sheikh Hamdan as head of one the world’s biggest racing and breeding operations. The news followed the announcement that longstanding Shadwell Stud director Richard Lancaster was stepping down.

• Read more at Thoroughbred Daily News

Australia Bowman and McDonald investigated over alleged COVID breach

Racing NSW stewards and police have cleared top jockeys Hugh Bowman and James McDonald of breaching any COVID-19 rules on a trip to Queensland, after footage emerged of the pair taking part in a cane toad racing event at a Port Douglas pub when they were supposed to be self-isolating.

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Germany 14-day ban for Sibylle Vogt after Derby third

Sibylle Vogt, who became the first female rider in history in Germany to win the German 1,000 Guineas in May, reached another milestone on Sunday when finishing third in the Deutsches Derby. However there was a sting in the tail for the Swiss jockey, who received a 14-day whip ban for her ride on Imi.

• Read more at Galopponline

GB Campanelle wins again as Dragon Symbol appeal fails

Wesley Ward celebrated a second time after the decision to award Campanelle victory in the the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot was confirmed by the BHA at an appeal brought by the connections of first-past-the-post Dragon Symbol, who was demoted to second place.

• Read more at the Racing Post

Italy Leading owner Roveda splits with trainer Biondi

Italian 2,000 Guineas winner Fayathaan is among some 20 horses set to join the stable of Gianluca Bietolini in France after owner Luigi Roveda split with Naples-based trainer Raffaele Biondi. Derby Italiano runner-up Juan De Montalban is among the departures after he was sold for €400,000 to join David O’Meara.

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GB Dream Of Dreams on the injury list

Diamond Jubilee Stakes winner Dream Of Dreams is unlikely to race again before the back end of the season after the recurrence of an ankle injury which was aggravated during preparations for the G1 July Cup.

• Read more at the Racing Post

Australia Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Payment unlikely to defend crown

Twilight Payment is unlikely to to travel to Australia again this year to seek a second Melbourne Cup victory due to the pre-travel fitness checks introduced for participants in the race. Owner Nick Williams revealed the horse had suffered an injury after contesting the Gold Cup at Ascot and could pursue other objectives.

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