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a horse race in which the winning horse must be put up for auction

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A horse called Francasal which they entered and which won the Bath selling race that day was, in fact, Santa Amaro, a much superior animal, and had the conspirators not arranged for someone to cut the telephone cable leading to the racecourse, thereby isolating the track from the outside world and preventing money placed with bookmakers across the country getting back to the course, they would probably have got away with their dastardly deed.
Tony Culhane doubled up on selling race winner Figaro Flyer and another rider to advertise her talents was Hayley Turner who took the opener on Willhego even though the horse was drawn wide.
Jonny Ebeneezer was bought out of a Southwell selling race in June, and has gone on to win five races rising nearly 30lb in the handicap.
Randy and jockey David Howard survive a stumble at an early fence in the Quantocks Hurdle Selling Race at Taunton yesterday.
LINGFIELD punters were left confused and angry yesterday, after odds-on favourite Dispol Evita was kicked out of first place in the selling race.
Great North Run organisers warn people selling race numbers on eBay could put lives at risk.
Eventually we bought him out of a selling race and hoped to win a little one with him, but I just never dreamed it would be at Newbury as my place is only ten miles up the road.
Gay Charmaine and Kithairon were the best two horses trained by Payne but it was in the selling race circuit that he made headlines.
Backed from 12-1 to 5-1, Arm And A Leg, who was winning for the first time since he had won a selling race on the flat at Yarmouth five years ago, won by one-and-a-half lengths from the fancied Coole's Abbot.
Meehan rages: "Everyone makes mistakes but we are not talking about a selling race at Folkestone here.
She was beaten less than three lengths and that maiden form looks strong in the context of this selling race.
Regular sponsors throughout the season, Market Cross Jewellers support the afternoon's selling race, while there should be a plenty of runners in the final race, a handicap contest over a mile and a quarter supported by O'Grady's Hotel and Restaurant.
The six-year-old still doesn't look badly treated after back-to-back selling race wins at Beverley and Southwell.
He had a short-head to spare in that six furlong contest, which was another selling race, but has further to travel this time.
Marks was forced to pay 14,500 guineas to keep Sinndar after his win in a pounds 1,500 selling race under young jockey Chris Honour.