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An emotional return

An emotional return

Victory in the Svenskt Derby is nothing new for Fredrik Johansson, but in 2011 it will have been especially welcome for Sweden’s multiple champion jockey. Johannson has only recently...

Another Wertheimer golden girl

Another Wertheimer golden girl

Arguably, the one horse in the Wertheimer colours most people would have wanted to see win at Deauville on Monday was the record-breaking Goldikova, who once again had to settle for the r...

Hard act to follow

Hard act to follow

The fact that Galileo is an outstanding stallion is hardly a secret, but events in Chicago on Saturday, plus the extended exposure of the horse named after one of America’s greatest...

Osarus sale increases in number

Osarus sale increases in number

Arqana may have a stronghold on the French sales circuit but the relative newcomer Osarus is slowly increasing the size of its main yearling sale, and this year offers 144 horses for auct...

Son of Piccolo blossoms in spring

Son of Piccolo blossoms in spring

As the Craven Meeting is to British Flat racing enthusiasts, so is Aurie’s Star Handicap Day to their counterparts in Melbourne. Racing in Australia keeps going all winter, but for t...

Poignant treble for Hughes and Cooper

Poignant treble for Hughes and Cooper

Dessie Hughes and his stable’s conditional rider Bryan Hughes claimed three races on Saturday’s Kilbeggan card but there’s no doubting which win will have meant the most to them bot...

Fallon a class act once more

Fallon a class act once more

There have been plenty of times when Kieren Fallon has made headlines for the wrong reason but his fans – of which there remain many – will doubtless have enjoyed seeing him back...

European ladies’ day

European ladies’ day

Last week may have been all about Frankel and Nathaniel, but in France and Ireland on Sunday, four extremely classy fillies reminded us that theirs is a division which should not be overl...

Crystal Gal sparkles as plan pays off

Crystal Gal sparkles as plan pays off

For someone better known as a jumps trainer, Lucy Wadham does an excellent job with the few flat horses in her care, with her latest success coming via Crystal Gal’s victory in List...

On the Hoof

On the Hoof

Owner/breeder Reg Bond must be delighted with the recent run of success for his former colour-bearer Monsieur Bond, who now stands at Norton Grove Stud in Malton, though he may have just...

Country House’s tally extended again

Country House’s tally extended again

Jeremy Early’s excellent essay on the Ballymacoll Stud foundation mare Country House in the July issue of the magazine highlighted the merits of the family that has produced the rec...

Queens of the Turf

Queens of the Turf

Racing within the last week provided two more fine examples of the wisdom of keeping older mares in training. At Glorious Goodwood, Midday made history by becoming the first mare t...

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