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Four in short time for Skelton improver

Four in short time for Skelton improver

In the space of little over a week, Dan Skelton's new recruit Too Many Diamonds completed a quick fire four-timer at Market Rasen on Sunday having previously failed to win in 41 attempts....

Ribchester dominates in the Lockinge

Ribchester dominates in the Lockinge

In a race which has produced some impressive winners over the years, the Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes added yet another smart individual to the roll of honour as Ribchester ran away ...

Thrilling Yorkshire Cup to Dartmouth

Thrilling Yorkshire Cup to Dartmouth

Day three of York's Dante meeting was rounded off with a royal winner, as Dartmouth got up in a pulsating finish to seal the Group 2 Betway Yorkshire Cup. Sent off favourite, the f...

Dante delight for the Johnston team

Dante delight for the Johnston team

Middleham maestro Mark Johnston was all smiles after the Group 2 Betfred Dante Stakes, as Permian advertised his Derby credentials in no uncertain terms by landing the mile and a quarter ...

Veteran Swinbank passes away

Veteran Swinbank passes away

Dual-purpose trainer Alan Swinbank, who may be best remembered for his top-level success with Collier Hill, has died suddenly at the age of 72. Swinbank took out a trainers' licenc...

Tasleet swallows up the opposition

Tasleet swallows up the opposition

Dreary scenes on the Knavesmire did not inconvenience the William Haggas-trained Tasleet, who ran away with the feature on day one of York's Dante meeting, the Group 2 Duke Of York Clippe...

Super Annie is retired

Super Annie is retired

One of National Hunt racing's most talented mares of the modern era, Annie Power, has been retired by her connections at the age of nine. Her fans were eagerly anticipating a retur...

Brametot clinches French Classic

Brametot clinches French Classic

Reigning French champion trainer, Jean-Claude Rouget, secured his very first win in the French 2000 Guineas [Poule d'Essai de Poulains] on Sunday courtesy of his improving three-year-old ...

Champion apprentice strikes at Ascot

Champion apprentice strikes at Ascot

Ascot's fiercely competitive first big handicap of the season, the totescoop6 Victoria Cup, went the way of the William Haggas-trained Fastnet Tempest ridden by one of last season's shini...

Hymn nabs thrilling Ormonde

Hymn nabs thrilling Ormonde

This year's renewal of the Group 3 Ormonde Stakes, named after the 19th century triple crown winner, fell to the John Gosden team as Western Hymn prevailed in the tightest of finishes. ...

Moore notches record seventh Vase

Moore notches record seventh Vase

Day two of the Boodles Chester May Festival produced another Ballydoyle domination in the feature, the MBNA Chester Vase. Venice Beach, the seeming first string on jockey bookings,...

Chester Cup plaudits go to Montaly

Chester Cup plaudits go to Montaly

The ever popular Chester May Festival began in glorious conditions and it was to be a glorious first 188Bet Chester Cup for Andrew Balding, as his gelding Montaly got up to win in the sha...

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