Racing: Zoman earns Laurel victory

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ZOMAN became the first British winner of the International at Laurel, Maryland, since Karabas in 1969 when holding off the French-trained favourite, Sillery, by a head on Saturday. Trained by Paul Cole and ridden by Alan Munro, Zoman had the Pat Eddery-partnered Contested Bid back in third, while Young Buster was last in the eight-horse race with a pounds 239,362 first prize.

The man who rode Karabas to victory, Lester Piggott, notched his eighth Group One success of the year on John Dunlop's Silvernesian in the Gran Premio del Jockey Club in San Siro, Milan, yesterday. Here, the winner's purse was a massive pounds 212,570 and John Gosden's Red Bishop earned a further pounds 109,009 for finishing second.

To complete a fine weekend's haul for British trainers, Clive Brittain's Garden Of Heaven, with Michael Roberts in the saddle, took the Group Two Prix du Conseil de Paris at Longchamp yesterday. Magic Night started at odds of 5-2 on, but trailed home fifth of the six runners and appeared to be feeling the effects of her rough race in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in which she displaced two vertebrae.