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Guinea

A gold coin issued in the United Kingdom between 1663 and 1816. From 1717 on, its value was fixed by law at 21 shillings, or just over one British pound. After it was withdrawn from circulation, "guinea" remained a slang term for 21 shillings. After decimalization, the term was still used in horse racing and the sale of rams to mean 1.05 pounds.
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Botti expects to book a local rider for the French Guineas and is expecting some improvement from Sesmen's Newbury run.
"I'd prefer to run him in the French Guineas. The race at Naas should have brought him on."
It's one of the best moments to win ride a winner at Royal Ascot it is known worldwide and a dream to have a runner, let alone a Group One winner." His son Rodolphe's Nova Hawk has finished fourth in both the English and French Guineas, and the younger Collet beamed: "I'm happy for two reasons - my father beat me, and it is always better when it is your family.
Speaking at the announcement of the event, Matar Al Yabhouni, President of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council's committee for the President Cup said, "To have race on the French Guineas day, particularly when this iconic racecourse is open to public after two years, is a massive advertisement for the Purebred Arabians.
Won the French Guineas on soft side of good and should have won at Ascot on soft.
''He simply hit the front too early in the French Guineas and pulled himself up in front.
French Guineas winner Tin Horse also steps up in distance.
After an interrupted campaign last year, the seven-year-old made his debut for Delzangles on the French Guineas undercard and charged through the field to deny Benbaun by a head.
If she hadn't run in the French Guineas, she'd be 1/2 today and by the same token if she had won the French Guineas she'd be 1/2.
Spencer appealed solely against the decision made by the Longchamp stewards to hand him a four-day ban for the second incident in the French Guineas, but failed in his bid to overturn the decision.
(3.50) The going was appalling that day at the Curragh and preference is for O'Brien's Marcus Andronicus who shaped up well when runner-up in the French Guineas.
"The French Guineas is next weekend which is too soon so if we try again it will probably be in Ireland."