BBC horse racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght runs his rule over some of the biggest races on British Champions Day.
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Irish trainer Gordon Elliott says he “can’t believe it” after wining six races in one afternoon at Punchestown.
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Churchill and Highland Reel are leading hopes for record-chasing trainer Aidan O’Brien on British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.
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Silvestre de Sousa says he is riding better than before as he prepares to be crowned Britain’s champion flat jockey for a second time.
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Andrew Thornton is returning to the saddle after a prolonged period on the injury list, and has no immediate plans to retire.
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Aidan O’Brien must wait for his chance to set a new record for top-level wins in a year after drawing a blank in Canada on Sunday.
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It is believed groom Ken Dooley, who was in his 50s, was kicked by a horse in the stables.
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Kempton’s meeting on Saturday is abandoned with two races left after a medical emergency in the stable yard.
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US Navy Flag wins the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket in a 1-2-3-4 for trainer Aidan O’Brien, who is now one win away from the record Group One tally in a year.
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Laurens wins the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket in a photo finish from September to deny record-chasing Aidan O’Brien another top-level victory.
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Prince Khalid Abdullah confirms Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable will remain in training next season and not be retired to stud.
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Classic-winning jockey Jimmy Fortune ends his 29-year career with a third-place finish at Newmarket on Saturday.
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Jockey Graham Gibbons is banned until June 2019 after switching his urine sample – which contained traces of cocaine – for another rider’s.
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The 2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur is to miss the whole of the upcoming jumps season with a leg injury says trainer Lucinda Russell.
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The British Horseracing Authority is trying to address the issue by publishing a detailed breakdown of the last year’s non-runners trainer by trainer
There are 15 non-runners on Tuesday’s four cards already, including no fewer than nine of the original 68 final declarations on the Flat card at Ayr, which gives a glimpse of the scale of the problem that the British Horseracing Authority is trying to address by publishing a detailed breakdown of the last year’s non-runners by trainer.
The tables published on Monday highlighted several trainers whose non-runner rate is above the threshold level that could trigger a 12-month ban on using the self-certification system to withdraw horses from their yard.
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• Nearly a quarter of Liverpool trainer’s declared runners failed to start
• Morris given six months to reduce high non-runner rate
Pat Morris, who was warned by the British Horseracing Authority six years ago over the high rate of non-runners from his stable, is in danger of becoming the first trainer to lose the right to self-certify his horses after it emerged on Monday that nearly a quarter of all the declared runners from his yard are eventual non-runners.
Morris’s non-runner rate was the worst of any British trainer either on the Flat or over jumps when the BHA published detailed tables of declarations and non‑runners for the first time on Monday, covering the year between 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017. The trainer, who runs a small stable near Liverpool, declared 104 horses to run over the 12-month period, of which 24, or 23%, then failed to start.
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