Racing: My Emma's Arc hopes hit

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My Emma, winner of the Yorkshire Oaks at the Ebor meeting and last year's Prix Vermeille, is a doubtful runner for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on 5 October. She injured herself when slipping at home over the weekend. "I am still hopeful that she will make the Arc, but we will know more in a couple of days," Rae Guest, her trainer, said yesterday.

Tuesday's Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket has found a last-minute sponsor in the form of the Thoroughbred Corporation, the ownership group which represents Ahmed bin Salman. The same name will also be attached to the Group One Dewhurst Stakes, to be run at the same course in just over three weeks' time.