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Juddmonte International Stakes 2014: Australia’s horizons rest at home after easy victory

The colt is now more likely to run in the Irish Champion Stakes next month, rather than contest the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Aidan O’Brien has long proclaimed his dual Derby winner Australia the best he has trained on the Flat

Mukhadram may bring Australia back down to earth

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Red Avenger (right) responds to Jimmy Fortune’s urgings to land the Betfred Mile from Heavy Metal at Goodwood yesterday

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Goodwood: Muthmir primed to give Haggas another Stewards’ Cup success

Muthmir stands out in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood today – and don’t be put off by his draw.

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Goodwood Festival 2014: Cavalryman powers to Cup victory as Estimate falls away

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James Doyle returns in triumph aboard Kingman after the Sussex Stakes

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