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Prix Vermeille

Hats off to Japan for fixing its rules

This column echoes the thoughts of chief steward Kim Kelly in cheering on the Japanese for their stand on changing the relegation rules.

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011, 12:00am

On the Rails

The new season has been slapped, begun to cry and gurgle but the issues that will take up the time and space of this column are not yet even crawling, so this week affords an opportunity instead to look out and feel smug to be racing here rather than, well in France for one.

16 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Larrocha set for raid on QEII Cup

BRILLIANT filly Larrocha, who spread-eagled a field in Dubai on Sunday, will bid to keep the $4.5 million Queen Elizabeth II Cup in the desert sheikdom.

28 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Mosse's Arc hopes thrive in the rain

PERSISTENT rain has lashed Longchamp racecourse in the last 48 hours, throwing wide open today's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe but presenting Gerald Mosse with his biggest chance of climbing back to the top since his surprise return from Hong Kong earlier this year.

3 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Ballerina tiptoes over to Arc trial

IT is probably just as well that Mitsuo Haga, the highly-successful Japanese owner, is as understanding as he is wealthy.

For this weekend, Mr Haga has been forced to forfeit GBP25,000 without an earthly chance of ever recovering his ambitious outlay.

12 Sep 1993 - 12:00am