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Lady Bowthorpe redemption for Shoemark after shame of cocaine ban

First Group One winner for jockey after low of 2018Renowned music agent puts Jarvis back at top table Oisin Murphy led a celebration party from the weighing room holding a sign that read “Smile, dance, wave and celebrate” after Lady Bowthorpe’s success…

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Balding in mix for title after Alcohol Free raises cheers in Sussex Stakes

Kingsclere handler neck and neck with Appleby for prizeSurprise step up for Juddmonte International Stakes possibleJust three trainers have won the British Flat racing championship for the first time in the past 25 years, but there is increasing chance…

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Chaos as ‘wrong’ Jessica Harrington horse ‘wins’ at Galway

‘Alizarine’ turned out to be Aurora Princess, due to run laterTrainer apologises, Aidan O’Brien’s Twinkle promoted to firstThere were chaotic scenes following a two-year-old fillies’ maiden at the Galway Festival on Tuesday evening after Alizarine, app…

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Stan Mellor, outstanding jockey and nemesis of Arkle, dies aged 83

Rider was jumps champion three times in early sixtiesSummerghand wins Stewards’ Cup at empty GoodwoodStan Mellor, whose death was announced on Saturday at the age of 83, was Britain’s champion National Hunt jockey three times, the first rider to reach …

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Goodwood executives ‘gutted’ after Saturday’s crowd trials are scrapped

Racecourse would have been first with crowds since lockdownGovernment ruling forces abandoning of plans at 11th hourGoodwood racecourse has been forced to abandon its plan to allow 5,000 of its annual members to attend the final day of Glorious Goodwoo…

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Glorious Goodwood sponsor deletes tweet after false claims on O’Brien horse

Sheikh had said Vatican City was ‘not right’ before going lameQatar ruling family member already critical of Ballydoyle yardLeading owner Sheikh Fahad al-Thani has deleted a tweet which appeared to suggest that Aidan O’Brien’s colt Vatican City was “no…

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Mohaather produces devastating finish to win dramatic Sussex Stakes

Winner’s brilliant turn of foot proves decisive Kameko blocked from clear run in tactical raceMohaather, at 3-1, produced an irresistible burst of acceleration from a seemingly impossible position a furlong out to beat the Guineas winners from England …

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Japanese celebrate landmark Goodwood win by Deirdre in Nassau

• Japan racing’s 19-year wait for second Group One winner is over• Dettori foiled in attempt to win four consecutive Group OnesJapan racing’s 19-year wait for its second Group One winner in Britain finally came to an end here on Thursday as Deirdre, a …

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Talking Horses: Frankie Dettori aiming for racing quadruple

Hermosa stands in the way of jockey hoping to win four consecutive Group One races in Britain for the first time in his careerHermosa, a dual Classic winner earlier in the season, is the major obstacle standing in Frankie Dettori’s way as he aims to wi…

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Glorious Goodwood: Too Darn Hot and Frankie Dettori win Sussex Stakes

• Favourite allows Dettori to follow up Goodwood Cup win• ‘The horse has shown his class here today,’ says John GosdenFrankie Dettori’s exceptional summer continued when Too Darn Hot, last year’s champion juvenile, staked his claim to be the season’s t…

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Glorious Goodwood: Too Darn Hot and Frankie Dettori win Sussex Stakes

• Favourite allows Dettori to follow up Goodwood Cup win• ‘The horse has shown his class here today,’ says John GosdenFrankie Dettori’s exceptional summer continued when Too Darn Hot, last year’s champion juvenile, staked his claim to be the season’s t…

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Glorious Goodwood: Frankie Dettori and Stradivarius win Goodwood Cup

• Odds-on favourite takes third straight win in race• Dettori, 48, on course for best season of top-level victoriesThirty-two years after riding the first winner of his career at Goodwood in June 1987, Frankie Dettori moved a step closer to completing …

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Frankie Dettori awaits call from Aidan O’Brien if he is to grab a Derby ride

• Goodwood winner Private Secretary skips Epsom for Ascot• O’Brien set to send at least six runners for ClassicFrankie Dettori rode the winner of Goodwood’s only Derby trial on Friday as Private Secretary outstayed six rivals in the Cocked Hat Stakes b…

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Gifted Master battles to brave Stewards’ Cup success at Goodwood

• Hugo Palmer: ‘He’s been through some tough times’• Cross Counter beats Dee Ex Bee to land Gordon StakesHugo Palmer has saddled a 2,000 Guineas winner and won Group One races at Royal Ascot, Longchamp and The Curragh, yet the success of the indefatiga…

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Battaash blitzes home in style to win Goodwood’s King George Stakes

• Jim Crowley believes Battaash is the fastest horse in the world• Seniority wins ultra-competitive Golden Mile for The Queen“When those gates open, you light the fuse,” Jim Crowley said after winning the King George Stakes and it was as exhilarating t…

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Battaash blitzes home in style to win Goodwood’s King George Stakes

• Jim Crowley believes Battaash is the fastest horse in the world• Seniority wins ultra-competitive Golden Mile for The Queen“When those gates open, you light the fuse,” Jim Crowley said after winning the King George Stakes and it was as exhilarating t…

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Wild Illusion’s Goodwood win frames likely reality for Charlie Appleby

• Godolphin filly lands Nassau Stakes for Derby-winning trainer• Aidan O’Brien takes Richmond Stakes with Land Force“This has been a stellar season,” Charlie Appleby said on Thursday after winning the Nassau Stakes with Wild Illusion and, though a peda…

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Lightning Spear and Oisin Murphy take the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood

• Pair finally record win after 14 Group One defeats together• Murphy: ‘What a horse and what a training performance’Persistence finally received its reward here on Wednesday as Lightning Spear and Oisin Murphy, who had been beaten in all 14 of their p…

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Glorious Goodwood: Gosden makes case for staying horses after Stradivarius win

• Trainer fears ‘one-dimensional’ dominance of speed• Dark Vision overcomes missed break to take eighth winJohn Gosden spoke up in favour of staying horses after the Goodwood Cup here on Tuesday and, thanks to the success of his magnificent chestnut St…

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Glorious Goodwood: Winter of content as Aidan O’Brien does it again

• Filly copes with testing ground to win Nassau Stakes
• Favourite beats outsider Blond Me by a length and a half

Winter faced as many questions as she did opponents as she set off for the Group One Nassau Stakes here on Thursday, and answered one after another with the assurance of a Mastermind finalist.

Doubts about the 10-furlong trip, the ground and the older horses lined up against her for the first time were brushed aside as Aidan O’Brien’s filly recorded her fourth win at the highest level this season, opening a wide range of possibilities for Winter in the months to come.

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