Racing: Carla heads for Yorkshire

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Lady Carla will have her next outing in the Yorkshire Oaks on 21 August, but there is no intention to retire the filly after her flop when odds-on for the Irish Oaks on Sunday. Rumours reported by John McCririck on Channel 4 on Saturday suggested that the Oaks winner would be retired after Sunday's race.

Tim Bulwer-Long, racing manager to Lady Carla's owner Wafic Said, said: "We don't really know why she ran disappointingly, but it could have been the ground - this was her third race on fast ground.

"I don't think McCririck has at all been vindicated in what he said. He did not consult with the trainer, the owner or with myself, and the matter has not rested yet."