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Elevated temperature explains Alabama's failure

Alabama Express' disappointing run in the Australian Guineas has been explained via an elevated temperature, with the horse ruled out of a tilt at the All-Star Mile due to the illness. Jockey Michael Dee described the failure as "too bad to be true" and post-race examinations revealed the colt had pulled up with some sort of illness. Michael Dee aboard Alabama Express in the CF Orr Stakes.Credit:Getty Images Trainer Mike

Batting collapse leaves Aussies red faced

A maiden international century by Heinrich Klaasen set up a 74-run win for South Africa in the first one-day international against Australia at Boland Park. Klaasen hit 123 not out in a South African total of 291 for seven. Australia were on target midway through their reply but lost their last seven wickets for 43 runs to be bowled out for 217. Watch the QANTAS Tour of South Africa LIVE

Maximum Security wins Saudi Cup in Riyadh

Maximum Security toughed it out in Riyadh to win an epic first running of the Saudi Cup, the world’s most valuable race. In doing so he once and for all erased the pain of losing the Kentucky Derby, having been the first horse ever to be disqualified from first place in the ‘Run for the Roses’ for causing interference. Twice a winner in Grade One company since that day in

Definitly Red on course for Aintree after Kelso win

Definitly Red completed his Grand National preparations with a dour staying performance in the William Hill Leading Racecourse Bookmaker Premier Chase at Kelso. Brian Ellison gave his stable star two options on the day by also declaring him for the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster, but he was far better suited by the conditions of the race at the Borders track. However, that looked the case last season, when Definitly Red

French meetings behind closed doors due to coronavirus

Two meetings at Compiegne in France next week are to take place behind closed doors in a response to the coronavirus outbreak. Monday’s jumps card and the Wednesday fixture on the Flat will have no paying customers, with the order coming from the mayor of Compiegne and the president of the Compiegne Racing Society. A spokesperson for France Galop said: “This is not a national approach. It is an initiative

Group 1 or $5 million? The options facing Fifty Stars

Back-to-back Blamey Stakes victor Fifty Stars has won a wildcard into the $5 million All-Star Mile but connections face the tough decision of deciding between the richest mile race in the world or an elusive group 1. The David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig-trained entire ran quicker time than Alligator Blood in winning Saturday's group 2 mile at Flemington, which earned him a direct passage into the All-Star Mile

Women's T20 World Cup: New Zealand edge Bangladesh in low-scoring thriller

New Zealand kept their semi-final hopes alive after beating Bangladesh in a low-scoring thriller at the Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne. Bangladesh, who had never played New Zealand in women’s international cricket, looked capable of a shock upset when they bowled the Kiwis out for 91 with 10 balls to spare. But tight bowling restricted the Tigers who were eventually skittled for 74. New Zealand now face Australia in

Laura Kenny: British Olympic cycling champion battles through dramatic five-rider crash to finish competition

British cyclist Laura Kenny has been lauded for an incredible display of stoicism after battling through a dangerous five-bicycle crash to finish 12th in the Track Cycling World Championships. The four-time Olympic champion came off her bike late in the first race and was hit by two riders in a dramatic series of collisions that left five competitors needing treatment. Kenny — who is still recovering after breaking her shoulder only a month ago — was pictured

BHA sends out this message over coronavirus and Cheltenham 2020

"Racing continues as usual" is the message from the British Horseracing Authority amid the coronavirus outbreak, with just two weeks to go until the Cheltenham Gold Cup. As the UK's 20th case of the killer disease was confirmed earlier, scheduling of sporting events such as The Festival have come increasingly under the microscope. Governments around the world fearful of the virus spreading are making plans to limit crowds amassing, after

Racing blow as Un De Sceaux retires ahead of Cheltenham

Racing blow as Un De Sceaux retires ahead of Cheltenham after sustaining serious ligament injury Popular chaser Un De Sceaux has been retired after sustaining a ligament injury The Willie Mullins-trained 12-year-old was being prepared for a final Cheltenham  The front-runner won 23 of 34 races and more than £1.5million prize money  Popular chaser Un De Sceaux has been retired after sustaining a ligament injury. The Willie Mullins-trained 12-year-old was