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Talking Horses: Ghaiyyath can trump Enable in classy Eclipse Stakes

The exuberant front-runner may prevail in Sandown’s big race, the highlight of seven Sunday races to be shown on ITVAfter the shock of Saturday’s Derby, Sunday brings another big race in which the front-runner may not be caught. In the case of Ghaiyyat…

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Derby favourites are reminded that shock results are all part of the game

Serpentine’s unexpected success in Saturday’s Derby shows punters everywhere that results like this are part of racingTricky things, pacemakers. In theory, they sacrifice themselves for the good of everyone else, setting an even tempo through the first…

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Serpentine pulls off huge shock for O’Brien with all-the-way win in Derby

Emmet McNamara rides 25-1 shot to success at EpsomAidan O’Brien breaks record with eighth winner of ClassicSerpentine has made all the running to win the Derby, just a week after recording the first victory of his career. Fancied horses like English Ki…

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Derby day at Epsom – live!

Updates on the day of the Epsom ClassicThe Derby: horse-by-horse guide to the contendersGreg Wood: Dettori centre stage at People’s Race without peopleAnd you can contact Tony by email or on twitter 11.14am BST Here’s the latest details on the horses t…

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Derby day at Epsom – live!

Updates on the day of the Epsom ClassicThe Derby: horse-by-horse guide to the contendersGreg Wood: Dettori centre stage at People’s Race without peopleAnd you can contact Tony by email or on twitter 11.14am BST Here’s the latest details on the horses t…

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Talking Horses: Russian Emperor to outstay the favourite for Derby glory

If Serpentine goes hard enough to make this a true test, Russian Emperor is fancied to make his powerful finish count at EpsomA strong pace looks likely in Saturday’s Derby, since that would seem essential for the chances of Ballydoyle’s two main conte…

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Talking Horses: Russian Emperor to outstay the favourite for Derby glory

If Serpentine goes hard enough to make this a true test, Russian Emperor is fancied to make his powerful finish count at EpsomA strong pace looks likely in Saturday’s Derby, since that would seem essential for the chances of Ballydoyle’s two main conte…

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Talking Horses: Leicester race on despite city Covid-19 lockdown

Next Tuesday’s race meeting at Leicester will go ahead as planned despite the continuing local lockdown in the cityNext Tuesday’s scheduled meeting at Leicester will go ahead as planned despite the continuing local lockdown in the city, the British Hor…

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The People’s Race makes way for Frankie Dettori dominating Derby day | Greg Wood

For the first time since it was run, the People’s Race will be run without the people, but with the Italian showman centre stageIn the first half of the 19th century, before Epsom joined the developing rail network, tens of thousands of Londoners left …

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The Derby 2020: horse-by-horse guide to the Classic contenders | Chris Cook

The strong-finishing Russian Emperor looks the pick in Saturday’s race, while English King is badly drawn in stall one Related: The People’s Race makes way for Frankie Dettori dominating Derby day | Greg Wood Continue reading…

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Frankie Dettori faces tactical headache on Derby favourite English King

Jockey’s mount will race from the unfavoured stall oneNo Derby winner has come from No 1 draw since 1999Frankie Dettori will face one of Epsom’s most demanding tactical challenges for the first time in his career on Saturday after the draw for the Derb…

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Talking Horses: Bookies vent anger after Tote bets taken on track

On-course bookmakers have reacted with anger after discovering that Tote bets were being accepted at race meetingsOn-course bookmakers have reacted with anger after discovering that Tote bets were being accepted from owners at two British race meetings…

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Leicester race meeting next week in balance as city stays in lockdown

BHA will decide by Friday on whether fixture will go aheadOther courses with above-average Covid-19 rates in spotlight Having staged one race meeting amid a local lockdown on Tuesday, the chance that Leicester will do so again in six days’ time will ha…

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Leicester race meeting next week in balance as city stays in lockdown

BHA will decide by Friday on whether fixture will go aheadOther courses with above-average Covid-19 rates in spotlight Having staged one race meeting amid a local lockdown on Tuesday, the chance that Leicester will do so again in six days’ time will ha…

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Talking Horses: Ben Curtis plans Friday prep-ride on first Derby mount

Weeks after his first Royal Ascot success, this weekend will bring another thrill for jockey whose star is on the riseBen Curtis will be introduced to his Derby mount, Highland Chief, on Friday morning when the jockey who has made so much progress in r…

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Talking Horses: Leicester races given go-ahead amid city lockdown

The Oadby track will race on Tuesday evening after the British Horseracing Authority gave the meeting the green lightA nine-race fixture is to go ahead at Leicester on Tuesday evening, despite the city being the subject of Britain’s first local lockdow…

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Talking Horses: Leicester races given go-ahead amid city lockdown

The Oadby track will race on Tuesday evening after the British Horseracing Authority gave the meeting the green lightA nine-race fixture is to go ahead at Leicester on Tuesday evening, despite the city being the subject of Britain’s first local lockdow…

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Team tactics never part of racing strategy, promises Aidan O’Brien | Chris Cook

Talking exclusively to Chris Cook, the trainer addresses concerns raised by two owners of Saturday’s Derby fanciesTeam tactics form no part of pre-race preparations at Ballydoyle, Aidan O’Brien insisted on Monday. “I promise you, never ever,” the train…

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Talking Horses: jockeys seeing benefits of one race-meeting per day

‘Someone was gonna have an accident,’ says PJA chief executive as riders appear content with not rushing to a second venueJockeys’ representatives say that a “silver lining” has emerged from the anti-coronavirus restrictions in the fact that jockeys ar…

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Talking Horses: jockeys seeing benefits of one race-meeting per day

‘Someone was gonna have an accident,’ says PJA chief executive as riders appear content with not rushing to a second venueJockeys’ representatives say that a “silver lining” has emerged from the anti-coronavirus restrictions in the fact that jockeys ar…