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Disappointment for Aidan O'Brien as Pinatubo takes glory in Chesham Stakes on final day of Royal Ascot

Sat, 22/06/2019 - 16:41
Pinatubo proved far too good for favourite Lope Y Fernandez in the Chesham Stakes, the opening event on the final day of Royal Ascot.
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Best not miss the Blue Point profit train

Sat, 22/06/2019 - 02:30
I've often tipped up horses on these pages, particularly in jumps racing, based on the fact that they are making a very quick return to the track.
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Turner breaks ladies' 32-year duck

Sat, 22/06/2019 - 02:30
Hayley Turner became only the second female jockey - and the first since Gay Kelleway 32 years ago - to ride a Royal Ascot winner when Thanks Be triumphed in the Sandringham Handicap.
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O'Brien ready to make 'Wave' and spoil Bolger's party in Ulster Derby

Sat, 22/06/2019 - 02:30
They might need to change the name of the Ulster Derby to the Jim Bolger Derby if the Carlow trainer maintains his vice-like grip on the Down Royal feature.
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Stradivarius calls tune in Gold Cup to crown brilliant Dettori four-timer

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 02:30
The last thing you would want going into yesterday's Gold Cup was the sight of Frankie Dettori walking out to the paddock with an invincible swagger, thinking he is 6ft 7in tall, looking for his fourth consecutive winner of the day.
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Dettori takes honours to deny O'Brien

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 02:30
A monsoon hit Royal Ascot but it didn't stop Frankie Dettori shining at his favourite venue.
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'Dee' can be the one to topple Stradivarius

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 02:30
All eyes will be on staying king Stradivarius as John Gosden's five-year-old bids to join the pantheon of greats as a back-to-back winner of today's Ascot Gold Cup (4.20).
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Magical can deliver spellbinding display to land Ascot glory

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien did what he does best when dominating at Royal Ascot yesterday and the Ballydoyle maestro has another strong hand on day two.
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Undeniable genius of O'Brien conjures win for Circus Maximus

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 02:30
It is fair to say the Sport of Kings probably takes Aidan O'Brien a little bit for granted these days. Modest to a fault, his post-race media debriefs are likely to assign more credit for the victory to the man wielding the leaf blower at Ballydoyle than to himself. He is "just privileged to be a small part of it".
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Aidan O'Brien 'delighted' after Arizona gives trainer ninth victory in Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot

Tue, 18/06/2019 - 18:21
Arizona came home strongly to give Aidan O'Brien a ninth success in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.
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Powerful O'Brien team leads way with raiders set to leave Royal mark

Tue, 18/06/2019 - 02:30
There's no sense of a pre-appetiser at Royal Ascot today and it's straight into the main course with the Group One Queen Anne Stakes (2.30) - worth a cool €670,000 - kicking things off at the five-day meeting.
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Ballydoyle lead way but more to Irish Ascot team than just O'Brien

Mon, 17/06/2019 - 02:30
Everyone knows about the Ballydoyle battalion expected to dazzle at Royal Ascot this week, but there is far more to the Irish challenge than the brilliant Aidan O'Brien.
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Morgan doubles up in De Bromhead's hat-trick raid

Mon, 17/06/2019 - 02:30
Henry De Bromhead was the man to follow at Downpatrick where the Waterford trainer's long trek up north yielded rich dividends as he helped himself to a 187/1 treble.
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70pc of jockey injuries are to head

Mon, 17/06/2019 - 02:30
Seven out of 10 injuries suffered by jockeys who fall from their horses are to the head, a study has found.
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Heartbreak of a tragic loss

Sun, 16/06/2019 - 18:30
Sheila Lavery has spoken movingly about the emotional impact of losing Lady Kaya, who could not be saved after breaking a leg while galloping on the Curragh on Tuesday morning.
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I Am Superman leads O'Callaghan Ascot bid

Sun, 16/06/2019 - 18:30
Michael O'Callaghan is travelling to Royal Ascot this week with four contenders that might have fancy prices but are expected to outrun those odds.
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Well Done Fox the right price at Sandown

Sat, 15/06/2019 - 02:30
We have a somewhat quiet Saturday in store with Listed and handicap races the best on offer as all the top horses are waiting around for Royal Ascot which kicks off on Tuesday.
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Russell and Elliott can reward punters' faith at Downpatrick festival

Sat, 15/06/2019 - 02:30
With Royal Ascot looming large on the racing horizon and kicking into gear next Tuesday, it's an unusually quiet weekend on these shores with four meetings leaving little to write home about.
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Magical times ahead as O'Brien targets fifth straight Ascot title

Sat, 15/06/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien is bidding for a fifth straight leading trainer award at Royal Ascot next week - and with a powerful array of talent once again this year he is odds-on favourite for a 10th title in all.
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Reliable veteran Flight Risk at the double as he digs deep to land feature for Bolger

Fri, 14/06/2019 - 02:30
Ever-reliable veteran Flight Risk rolled back the years for the second time in a week at Leopardstown where Jim Bolger's doughty warrior dug deep to land the featured Ballycorus Stakes for a second time.
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