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Dabirsim sings out loud for Silence

Dabirsim sings out loud for Silence

Sunday Silence dominated Japanese breeding throughout his phenomenally successful stud career, and now his sons seem to have things similarly sewn up there. However, he has been given...

Barry Hills signs off with a double

Barry Hills signs off with a double

Under normal circumstances, victory in a 61-80 fillies’ and mares’ handicap at Bath would not be enough to see a senior jockey punching the air in delight. However, the result of...

Lord Mildmay remembered in style

Lord Mildmay remembered in style

It has sadly become all too common for races instituted as memorials for some of the sport’s greatest achievers or patrons have become temporary, rather than permanent, features of the...

All change at Arqana

All change at Arqana

With Normandy’s glorious coastal town of Deauville as a backdrop, Arqana’s auction house is already the most attractive venue on the circuit, but now the Elie de Brignac complex h...

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...

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