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Original thinking the key

Original thinking the key

Sir Mark Prescott is never one to follow the herd and yet another example of this came at Sandown last Thursday with Kinetica’s two-and-a-half length victory in the Listed Star Stak...

Equine stars on collision course?

Equine stars on collision course?

Those lucky enough to be at Newmarket last year on August 13, would have known that the two-year-old mile maiden was pretty special just from looking at the pedigrees of some of the h...

Wild Coco looks a star in the making

Wild Coco looks a star in the making

Heavy rain during Saturday afternoon at Newmarket failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Julian Dollar and his team from Newsells Park Stud, sponsors of the Newsells Park Stud Stakes, a 12-fu...

Great investment showing profit

Great investment showing profit

Seeing defeat snatched from the jaws of victory in a Classic thanks to a slipping saddle must be one of the most galling experiences an owner could find himself having to endure. That...

Keys bumped into big time on the Flat

Keys bumped into big time on the Flat

Newsells Park Stud Stakes victrix Wild Coco, whose impressive success brightened up a wet afternoon at HQ, wasn’t the only winner in Britain last Saturday bred from a daughter of th...

Meandre boosts French spirits

Meandre boosts French spirits

If French national pride runs high on Bastille Day, it must surely have been running particularly high among the French bloodstock community on July 14 this year. The rearrangements wh...

Kauto story set to run and run

Kauto story set to run and run

Horses of the calibre of Kauto Star and Long Run don’t grow on trees, but Paul Nicholls must currently be hoping for a double case of lightning striking twice, following the arrival...

Turner the star of a burgeoning cast

Turner the star of a burgeoning cast

When seasoned observers watch a race featuring Hayley Turner, the phrase most often heard to describe her in action is that she “rides just like a man”. This may seem like the...

Cape of good hope

Cape of good hope

Earlier this year, Jim and Fitri Hay joined Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor in the conglomerate of owners racing under the Coolmore banner. Added to their already extensive string...

Fittocks Stud graduates excel in America

Fittocks Stud graduates excel in America

Luca and Sara Cumani’s Fittocks Stud enjoyed a banner weekend across the Atlantic when two of its graduates, Fantasia and Cheetah, won Grade 3 contests in the US. Both had previously be...

Snowden joins July Cup festivities

Snowden joins July Cup festivities

Over and above the two Australian jockeys who rode in the Darley July Cup (Steven Arnold and Hugh Bowman), there were plenty of Aussies among the spectators at Newmarket’s July Cour...

Gittus steps up to the Plate

Gittus steps up to the Plate

As the man with direct responsibility for Newmarket’s historic training grounds, William Gittus is more than familiar with the 2,500-acre Heath at ‘HQ’ but he has been gaining a...

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