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VIDEO. 2015 Prix d’Amérique: it all seemed so simple

06 February 2015

Barefoot for the first time since landing the Grand Prix de Paris in February 2014, and runner-up to Maharajah in last year’s Prix d’Amérique, 6/4 favourite Up And Quick was head and shoulders above the field in the final stages of this year’s edition of the Prix d'Amérique Opodo.

2015 Grand Prix de France: race preview

05 February 2015

The Grand Prix de France is all about speed! The second leg of the coveted Triple Crown comes a fortnight after the Prix d’Amérique. First run in 1956 with a volt start, it was not until 1979 that the mobile gate or autostart was implemented in this event. The runners are randomly allocated their draw with a maximum of 18 runners spread across 2 tiers – with the 9 richest on the first tier. Gates 2 to 5 are considered the best, although that didn’t stop Swedish raider Nora’s Bean (photo) in berth 1 from winning last year’s edition!

Snow cancels racing at Pau

03 February 2015

Heavy snow falls have got the better of Pau’s 8-race flat and jumps programme today. The track is currently covered in a white blanket which has meant the ground is unsafe and impractical for racing.

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