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Big Orange pips Order of St George in epic Gold Cup

The Gold Cup is the feature of Royal Ascot and it delivered the race of the meeting with a battling victory by Big Orange. James Doyle only came in for the ride when Frankie Dettori was ruled out on Tuesday with a shoulder injury. He produced a copy-book front-running ride but it helps to have […]

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Always Dreaming eases to win in 143rd Kentucky Derby

Always Dreaming eased to a convincing victory in the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Watched by almost 170,000 spectators in Louisville, Kentucky, the race favourite picked up the lead around the half-way mark on Saturday and came in ahead of Lookin at Lee and Battle of Midway to win the race by 2¾ lengths. […]

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Arrogate storms to Dubai World Cup victory at Meydan

Trained in the USA by Bob Baffert and ridden by jockey Mike Smith, the four-year-old colt made it seven wins on the trot as he came through the field after an uncharacteristic poor start to beat Gun Runner and Neolithic. Having won the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Arrogate was unsurprisingly sent […]

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Dubai World Cup favourite Arrogate is dirt version of Frankel, says trainer

Bob Baffert, whose Arrogate is the favourite for the $10m Dubai World Cup on Saturday, said here on Wednesday his colt is “the dirt version of Frankel”, the brilliant champion who won all 14 of his races in England in the same green, white and pink colours of Prince Khalid Abdullah.It is a comparison that […]

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Many Clouds dies after beating Thistlecrack at Cheltenham

Many Clouds collapsed and died after narrowly beating Thistlecrack to win the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham’s Festival Trials Day. King George winner Thistlecrack caught Many Clouds close to the finish but the 2015 Grand National winner, ridden by Leighton Aspell, fought back to win. Many Clouds collapsed after the winning post and was treated by […]

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Jockey Walter Swinburn dies aged 55

The man who piloted Shergar to a famous Epsom Derby win in 1981, Walter Swinburn, has passed away aged 55. Nicknamed the ‘Choirboy’, Swinburn partnered Shergar to glory in the 1981 Derby at the age of 19, one of three winners for him in the Epsom Classic alongside Shahrastani (1986) and Lammtarra (1995). Many other […]

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California Chrome, Arrogate head Breeders’ entries

California Chrome, North America’s all-time leading money earner, and Travers Stakes winner Arrogate headed an impressive list of 14 pre-entries announced on Wednesday for next week’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2014, is unbeaten this year after romping to victory in all six races in dominant […]

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Found leads home Arc one-two-three for O’Brien

FOUND, so often the bridesmaid this season, enjoyed her finest hour as she led home an Aidan O’Brien-trained one-two-three in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.Runner-up in the Tattersalls Gold Cup, Coronation Cup, Prince of Wales’s, Yorkshire Oaks and Irish Champion Stakes on her last five starts, the 2014 Prix Marcel-Boussac winner got her […]

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Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: La Cressonniere pulled out of race

La Cressonniere will not run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe next weekend. Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget said the winner of the French versions of the 1,000 Guineas and Oaks, who was second favourite for the Arc, has a “problem”. “We don’t know exactly what it is,” he said. “She has to have an examination. […]

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Dettori reaches landmark of 3,000 winners

Frankie Dettori claimed his 3,000th winner on Friday, becoming the sixth jockey to reach the landmark in British Flat racing.The 45-year-old Italian achieved the milestone on the John Gosden-trained Predilection, his second victory of the day at his local track Newmarket. “It’s special. I’m very emotional because my family are here as well,” triple champion […]

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