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Three-way clash of Classic winners is on the cards at Ascot

Wed, 08 Jun 16 13:30

THE opening day of Royal Ascot on Tuesday, as is often the case, looks set to start with a bang after plenty of the big names were confirmed for the day's three Group 1 races.

Ed Chamberlin confirmed as main host of ITV racing

Wed, 08 Jun 16 10:09

ED CHAMBERLIN will front ITV's coverage of racing when its contract begins on January 1, 2017, the broadcaster confirmed on Wednesday.

Miracle jockey Toomey gives up on comeback bid

Tue, 07 Jun 16 19:55

BRIAN TOOMEY, the miracle jump jockey who last year came back from the dead to resurrect his riding career, is to retire from the saddle after taking one last mount next week.

Owners angry after Any Currency failed test revelation

Tue, 07 Jun 16 17:51

ONE of the happiest stories from the Cheltenham Festival took a sad twist yesterday when it emerged that Any Currency had failed a drugs test and is set to be stripped of his victory in the Glenfarclas Chase.

Australia: Michelle Payne at crucial stage of recovery

Mon, 30 May 16 07:25

Michelle Payne remains in a "serious but stable" condition following her fall a week ago at Mildura.

O'Brien hints at Coronation Cup outing for Found

Sun, 29 May 16 19:30

FOUND is by no means quoted by all bookmakers for the Investec Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup at Epsom, but on Sunday there was further encouragement concerning her participation from trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Naas: Only Mine too quick for Washington DC in Lacken Stakes

Sun, 29 May 16 16:19

ONLY MINE showed speed is truly her forte with a smart effort from on the pace to turn the form around with Washington DC in thumping style.

Dunlop gives green light to Red Verdon Derby tilt

Sun, 29 May 16 12:41

RED VERDON will be supplemented for the Investec Derby on Monday after delighting Ed Dunlop and his big-race jockey Silvestre De Sousa in a gallop on Sunday morning.

Fallon: I wouldn't swap my Derby ride for anything

Sun, 29 May 16 10:20

KIEREN FALLON boasts a 100 per cent record for Sir Michael Stoute in the Investec Derby and is full of confidence he can extend that unbeaten association on Saturday aboard 33-1 outsider Across The Stars.

O'Brien sprinters out to earn place in Royal Ascot team

Sun, 29 May 16 08:00

THE feature event on Royal Ascot Trials day at Naas brings together the Aidan O'Brien-trained stablemates Washington DC and Waterloo Bridge, both of whom were successful at the royal meeting a year ago.

Tepin heading to Ascot for Queen Anne Stakes

Sun, 29 May 16 07:00

CONNECTIONS of Queen Anne Stakes favourite Tepin have decided to make the trip to Royal Ascot despite concerns over the five-year-old mare racing without Lasix or a nasal strip.

Tepin heading to Ascot for Queen Anne Stakes

Sun, 29 May 16 07:00

CONNECTIONS of Queen Anne Stakes favourite Tepin have decided to make the trip to Royal Ascot despite concerns over the five-year-old mare racing without Lasix or a nasal strip.

Ballydoyle to miss Oaks but Minding on target for Epsom

Fri, 27 May 16 18:30

BALLYDOYLE, the second favourite for the Investec Oaks, will miss the Epsom Classic, trainer Aidan O'Brien has revealed.

Heffernan: nobody knows how good Ranger might be

Fri, 27 May 16 09:40

TRUSTED Ballydoyle stalwart Seamie Heffernan is in a better position than most to establish the pecking order among Aidan O'Brien's Derby contenders and the rider is leaning towards the unbeaten US Army Ranger as being the stable's best pr

Sammy Jo Bell to spend six weeks in wheelchair

Thu, 26 May 16 17:40

SAMMY JO BELL is looking at a longer spell on the sidelines than initially expected, with the rider who fractured her pelvis in a nasty incident at Carlisle a week ago expected to spend the next six weeks in a wheelchair.

Gilligan’s legal team seek costs and apology from BHA

Thu, 26 May 16 08:30

THE solicitor representing Paul Gilligan on Wednesday said he would be seeking an apology from the BHA and an offer to pay legal costs, just as trainer Jim Best received at his appeal hearing on Tuesday.

Gigginstown remove horses from Martin and Hughes

Tue, 24 May 16 07:34

GIGGINSTOWN House Stud have taken their horses away from trainers Tony Martin and Sandra Hughes and have confirmed that disappointing results led to the decision.

Curragh: Fascinating Rock blows Found away in Gold Cup

Sun, 22 May 16 15:46

FASCINATING ROCK took the lead in his private head-to-head with Found as he added the Tattersalls Gold Cup to his Champion Stakes win last year and delivered Ballydoyle and Ryan Moore their second odds-on Group 1 disappointment on the card.

Curragh: Bargain buy Jet Setting beats Minding in Guineas

Sun, 22 May 16 13:58

JUST like Galileo Gold in Saturday's Irish 2,000 Guineas, Minding was unable to complete the Newmarket/Curragh double as the Adrian Keatley-trained 12,000 guineas purchase Jet Setting outbattled the 4-11 favourite in a thrilling finish.

Royal Ascot preferred over Epsom for Awtaad

Sun, 22 May 16 11:55

AWTAAD, winner of the Irish 2,000 Guineas, is set to stick to a mile and go to Royal Ascot rather than tackle the Investec Derby over four furlongs further.

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