Month: August 2018

1:57 AM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will be honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters with the Mr. Fitz Award. The Hall of Fame rider will receive the award, named for longtime trainer “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons, for typifying the spirit of racing at the group’s 59th annual
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5:07 AM ET Mark Cavendish is to take a complete break from cycling in order to recover from illness. Cavendish has been diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus and medical examinations revealed that the cyclist has unknowingly raced with the illness over recent months. In a joint statement released with the Briton’s team, Team Dimension Data, Cavendish
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6:04 AM ET Mitchell Lamb Looking for some midweek form? tab.com.au bring you the best bets across Australia for Wednesday’s racing. WEDNESDAY’S BEST Canterbury Race 7 No.3 Tarabai (Kerrin McEvoy) – $4.60 Tarabai’s a mare I’ve certainly got some time for, and her lone three-year-old campaign proved she was a galloper with decent ability and
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7:26 AM ET British rider Tao Geoghegan Hart will make his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana, Team Sky has announced. Geoghegan Hart will race in Team Sky’s eight-man squad for the event behind lead riders Michael Kwiatkowski and David de la Cruz. Chris Froome and Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas will
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11:33 PM ET Mitchell Lamb Looking for some midweek form? tab.com.au bring you the best bets across Australia for Wednesday’s racing. WEDNESDAY’S BEST Warwick Farm Race 3 No.8 Deity (Tommy Berry) – $3.20 Deity is a lightly-raced, wonderfully-bred, sprinting type four-year-old mare that clearly has ability, but given her limited starts, perhaps has had the
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6:29 AM ET Grand Tour winners Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas have been named in the Team Sky squad for the Tour of Britain as part of a strong six-rider lineup that also includes Wout Poels, Vasil Kiryienka, Ian Stannard and Lukasz Wisniowski. Tour de France winner Thomas and defending champion Froome skipped the ongoing
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