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Australia Caulfield Cup next for Incentivise
Melbourne Cup favourite Incentivise will go for the Caulfield Cup on October 16 after he took his extraordinary winning streak to eight in a row with victory in the G1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington [Oct 2].
Superstar mare Verry Elleegant was among his victims as he recorded his second G1 victory since joining Black Caviar trainer Peter Moody.
• Read more at Racing and Sports
UAE South African caller is new voice of Dubai
The 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival has a new commentator after Alistair Cohen was announced as the Emirates Racing Authority’s racecaller for the season. Cohen, 30, from Durban, South Africa, where he worked for Phumelela Gaming and Leisure, replaces Australian Craig Evans.
• Read more at the Emirates Racing Authority
Singapore Vlad Duric takes rest of year off over health issues
Four-time champion jockey Vlad Duric, 44, has announced his 2021 season is over after forfeiting his rides on Saturday [Oct 2]. Kidney issues were to blame for the Australian’s latest absence but he has also been troubled by thumb and throat problems in the past six months.
• Read more on the Singapore Turf Club
USA Five Gulfstream trainers suspended over drug violations
Gulfstream Park has suspended trainers Georgina Baxter, Rohan Crichton, Daniel Pita, Peter Walder and Gilberto Zerpa for periods ranging from ten to 40 days after 12 horses in their care tested positive for clenbuterol. They were also fined $1,000 for each offence.
• Read more at the Paulick Report
South Africa Five-time champion Geoff Woodruff moving to Mauritius
Geoff Woodruff, South Africa’s five-time champion trainer, is leaving his base of the past three decades to train in Mauritius. British-born Woodruff, 64, who has trained more than 70 G1 winners, has handed over the reins of his Cape Town stable to his daughter Lucinda.
• Read more at the Sporting Post
GB Shadwell enter 150 horses in sale
The extent of Shadwell Estate’s reorganisation of the racing and breeding operation of the late Hamdan Al Maktoum has been underlined with 154 of its horses catalogued in the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale in November.
• Read more at the Racing Post
USA Chicago Bears sign deal to buy Arlington
NFL franchise Chicago Bears have signed an agreement to buy Arlington International racecourse for $197.2 million. The announcement makes it increasingly unlikely that horse racing will return to the storied track, which closed its gates in September.
• Read more at Chicagobears.com
Australia 2019 Melbourne Cup hero Vow And Declare injured
The 2019 Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare has been ruled out of the Spring Carnival after sustaining a tendon injury.
• Read more at Racing.com