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Diane Longines : The coronation of Channel

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Prix de Diane Longines, this Sunday at Chantilly. Owner Samuel De Barros’ filly, trained in Chantilly by Francis-Henri Graffard and ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot gamely held off the strong attack of Commes (Le Havre), one of four runners in the race trained by Jean-Claude Rouget. Grand Glory closed strongly to take third place under Gérald Mossé, who himself has[…..]

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Hocquart Longines: Al Hilalee proves to be as tough as teak

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Al Hilalee (Dubawi), the British colt, made all in the Prix Hocquart Longines (Gr2). The Godolphin runner proved his toughness by repelling the strong finish of Soft Light(Authorized), with the latter only going down by the minimum distance. The stewards held an enquiry after the race as the third, Khagan (Le Havre) was slightly hampered by the winner and Soft Light[…..]

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Moussac Longines: English raider Azano toughs it out

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It was the english runner Azano (Oasis Dream) that made most of the early running in the Prix Paul de Moussac Longines. John Gosden’s colt was sent for home at the top of the home straight and held off strong challenges from both Pizzicato ((Dabirsim) and Admiral Rous (Henrythenavigator) who ran on well to take third place close home. Azano came here off the[…..]

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