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French Derby Distance Could Be Shortened

France Galop said Sept. 20 it's considering a proposal from its new president, Baron Edouard de Rothschild, who has suggested shortening the distance of the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I), the French Derby, from 2,400 meters (12 furlongs) to 2,100 meters (10.5 furlongs).

Format Changed for Deauville Yearling Sale

Officials of L'Agence Francaise have reduced the number of days for the August yearling sale in Deauville from five days to four by canceling the opening Saturday night session, according to the Racing Post.

Format Changed for Deauville Yearling Sale

Officials of L'Agence Francaise have reduced the number of days for the August yearling sale in Deauville from five days to four by canceling the opening Saturday night session, according to the Racing Post.

Deauville Sale Shows Slight Gains

The August yearling sale conducted by Agence Francaise in Deauville, France showed modest gains, in part because of a smaller catalog. The sale ended Aug. 27 after five days of selling.

11 Vie in Wide Open Secretariat Stakes

Moyglare Stud Farm Ltd.'s Evolving Tactics, J. J. Pletcher & Barry Simon's Lismore Knight, and Mrs. John Magnier & Michael Tabor's France head a well-matched group of 11 sophomore grass specialists from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean assembled for Saturday's $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park.

Storm Cat Colt Tops Goffs France Summer Sale

Mogok, an unraced 3-year-old son of Storm Cat, topped the Goffs France summer sale on July 3 , bringing a bid of 135,000 euros ($155,858 in U.S. funds) from the Kern Lillingston bloodstock agency.

Sarasola Dispersal To Be Conducted At Deauville

Hidalguia, a group III winner who is in foal to Rainbow Quest, is among the horses that will be offered as part of a dispersal of bloodstock owned by Enrique Sarasola at the L'Agence Francaise Deauville December mixed sale.

Deauville Sale Enters Home Stretch

The Agence Fraincais August yearling sale at Deauville, France entered its final two days Tuesday with the gross and average down from last year's sale.

Longchamp Opener Cancelled by Strike

For the fourth consecutive year, a strike by parimutuel clerks has caused postponement of key races in France. The first meeting of the year at Longchamp was cancelled Thursday because of a job action, according to the Daily Racing Form.

Authorities Target International Issues

Worldwide concerns over the pirating of racing signals and unauthorized Internet wagering in jurisdictions that don't return revenue to horse racing have prompted leaders of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities to recommend formation of a new organization to deal with those and other challenges.

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