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Baaeed produces yet another masterclass to make it eight from eight

Wed, 15/06/2022 - 02:30
Baaeed maintained his flawless record with a scintillating display as William Haggas’ superstar made it eight from eight when turning the Group One Queen Anne Stakes into a procession as Royal Ascot kicked off.
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Blackbeard leads Irish charge for Aidan O’Brien as Royal Ascot kicks into gear

Tue, 14/06/2022 - 02:30
If odds are anything to go by then it should be a profitable time for Irish raiders at Royal Ascot with 13 favourites going to post, but the ultra-competitive week will be as unpredictable as ever when today’s action kicks off.
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Two horses with the same name primed for a rare battle

Sat, 11/06/2022 - 02:30
It certainly isn't every day of the week that two horses with the same name compete against each other in the same race, but that unusual scenario is thrown up in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden (4.50) at Gowran Park tomorrow.
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Improving Ingra Tor is set to score for Channon at York

Sat, 11/06/2022 - 02:30
I’ve been in this betting game long enough to know that a lean spell can come along at any time, so I’m not one to get over-excited over a few winning wagers.
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Ascot option still alive for Emily Upjohn

Fri, 10/06/2022 - 02:30
Emily Upjohn could yet feature in next week’s Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot as she bids to bounce back from her recent Epsom Oaks heartbreak.
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Double retirement as Al Boum Photo and Melon bow out

Tue, 07/06/2022 - 21:09
Dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo has been retired and will embark on a new career in eventing.
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The ultimate master of his art – Lester Piggott was probably the best jockey who ever lived

Sun, 05/06/2022 - 02:30
Lester Piggott was probably the best jockey who ever lived. He was certainly the most famous. The man who elevated taciturnity to the level of a fine art caught the public imagination like no-one else in racing.
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Tummy tickling at its frustrating best – It’s hard to get answers when you don’t know the questions

Sun, 05/06/2022 - 02:30
Charles Pelkey: “Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid looked the other way when it was pretty obvious that Lance Armstrong had been doping.”
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Obituary: Lester Piggott, outstanding jockey who rode to victory nine times in the Derby and won a string of other Classics before being convicted of tax evasion

Sun, 05/06/2022 - 02:30
Lester Piggott, who has died aged 86, was one of only a handful of jockeys in British racing history to cross the boundaries of their sport to become a household name.
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‘Western’ can show his class under Ricky Doyle and make smooth switch to hurdling

Sat, 04/06/2022 - 02:32
All eyes are on Epsom for the Derby so it’s only fitting that a horse bred to excel in the premier Classic is the focus of attention in today’s opener at Tramore.
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Desert Crown can give the Derby back to the punters

Sat, 04/06/2022 - 02:30
The day of the week on which the Derby took place varied in some of the early runnings and during wartime – but for the best part of a century, it was held on the first Wednesday in June.
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Lester Piggott’s colours carried to victory by Cieren Fallon at Leicester

Fri, 03/06/2022 - 16:37
There was a poignant winner at Leicester on Thursday afternoon as Cieren Fallon carried the colours of Lester Piggott to success aboard Amanzoe in the Leicester Hospitals Charity Fillies' Handicap.
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Aidan O’Brien hopes Tuesday form lasts as Hollie Doyle aims for the history books in Epsom Oaks

Fri, 03/06/2022 - 02:30
The major mountains in jump racing – the Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Grand National and King George VI Chase – have all been conquered by a female jockey but, on the Flat, a Group One is still considered a big deal.
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Epsom to pay tribute to Lester Piggott

Wed, 01/06/2022 - 02:30
The Epsom Derby will be run in memory of Lester Piggott this weekend after Jockey Club officials made the unprecedented move to honour the legendary jockey’s passing.
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Lester Piggott – a legend of the Turf whose like we will never see again

Mon, 30/05/2022 - 02:30
Lester Piggott, the greatest jockey of the 20th century, with a record nine Epsom Derby wins, died peacefully in a Swiss Hospital yesterday aged 86.
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Lester Piggott dead: Key moments in the career of horse racing’s greatest flat jockey

Sun, 29/05/2022 - 10:37
1948: Piggott, aged 12, has his first ride in public on The Chase at Salisbury on April 7. The horse provides him with his first success at Haydock on August 18.
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Lester Piggott: The taciturn racing colossus whose iron will to win made him the greatest ever

Sun, 29/05/2022 - 10:13
Lester Piggott was without doubt the finest jockey of his generation, and probably of any that has gone before or since.
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Horse racing legend Lester Piggott dead, aged 86

Sun, 29/05/2022 - 09:44
Legendary jockey Lester Piggott, whose Classic haul included nine Derby victories, has died at the age of 86, his son-in-law William Haggas has announced.
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Nell Quickly looks the value bet of the day at Haydock

Sat, 28/05/2022 - 02:30
Two winners at 7/2 and 11/4 from four bets made it a satisfactory day for this column last week, but racing is one of those sports that can leave you both exhilarated and exasperated all in a short space of time.
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Quiet weekend’s racing to be lit up by Demandrivingdouvan

Sat, 28/05/2022 - 02:30
It may be a quiet time on the National Hunt scene as the Flat season takes centre stage, but today's bumper (5.28) at Punchestown deserves attention with the exciting track debut of Demandrivingdouvan.
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