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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...

O brother, where art thou?

O brother, where art thou?

From five matings with Danehill, Hasili produced four Group or Grade 1 winners, with the only one of the quintet not to make it quite to the top level on the racecourse being Dansili...

Guineas winners invade Newmarket

Guineas winners invade Newmarket

Visitors to Newmarket for the racing and sales this week are likely to come face-to-face with lifesize model horses dotted around the town as part of what is described as a “community a...

Ascot’s pageantry gives us cause for pride

Ascot’s pageantry gives us cause for pride

We have witnessed a superb first half of the Flat season, with Epsom and Royal Ascot delivering a mouth-watering array of the finest bloodstock in the world, competing to win some of the...

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