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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...

Tom Clover savours first success

Tom Clover savours first success

One of Britain's youngest Flat trainers, Tom Clover, was celebrating his very first triumph on Monday after his two-year-old Declarationoflove landed the opening Novice Stakes over five f...

Decision sees Costello lose Reflection ride

Decision sees Costello lose Reflection ride

Cheltenham Festival and Group 1-winning jockey, Dougie Costello, has lost the ride on Quiet Reflection and will instead be replaced by Martin Harley. Costello partnered the four-ye...

Thunder Snow’s antics bizarre

Thunder Snow’s antics bizarre

Connections of UAE Derby-winner Thunder Snow remain none the wiser after the colt seemed to pull himself up just after the start of this year's renewal of the Kentucky Derby. The s...

Third Guineas double for O’Brien

Third Guineas double for O’Brien

Aidan O'Brien created history once more on the final day of the Qipco Guineas meeting, notching a third Guineas double courtesy of his grey filly Winter. A daughter of Galileo, she...

Churchill delivers on his D-Day

Churchill delivers on his D-Day

Ballydoyle's champion two-year-old last season, Churchill, made a spectacular return to the racetrack by running out a comprehensive winner of the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Flat racing's head...

Postponed retired due to stress fracture

Postponed retired due to stress fracture

Four-time Group 1-winner Postponed has been retired by his connections after suffering a stress fracture. A son of Dubawi, he has been Roger Varian's stable star for the past 18 mo...

Al Quoz Sprint hero bound for Ascot

Al Quoz Sprint hero bound for Ascot

The winner of this year's Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup night, The Right Man, will fulfill a life-long dream for his owners as he prepares to line up in the Diamond Jubilee St...

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