James Doyle on Noble Mission, left, wins The Qipco Champion Stakes by a neck from Al Kazeem at Ascot on Saturday

Champion Stakes 2014: Noble Mission's victory a salute to the memory of Sir Henry Cecil

Tranier's widow hails 'fairytale' ending as horse triumphs in thrilling race

Free Eagle soars into contention as big names miss Champions Day

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Estidhkaar, ridden by Paul Hanagan, winning the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket in July

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Pair will race at Newmarket in the Dewhurst Stakes and Middle Park Stakes respectively

Harry Meade: ‘I’ve got no horse and two exploded elbows’

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Joseph O'Brien riding Australia win The Juddmonte International Stakes at York racecourse in York

Derby winner Australia retired to stud in shock announcement after Galileo colt developed hoof problem

Winner of the Epsom and Irish Derby, Australia earned over £2m in prize money

Silvestre De Sousa riding Scatter Dice (R, green&red) win the Betfred Cesarewitch at Newmarket racecourse in 2013

Quinn mighty sweet on Moidore for Ces

It takes a special type of horse to win a Cesarewitch and a glance down the list of recent winners reveals that it is a quality punters often find impossible to identify before it is too late.

Treve, ridden by Thierry Jarnet, wins l’Arc de Triomphe for the second year running yesterday at Longchamp

Treve proves the doubters wrong with Arc repeat

Neither the favourite Taghrooda nor Kingston Hill had the luck of the draw

Riding high: Experienced jockey Paul Hanagan and the feisty Taghrooda storm to victory in this year’s Derby

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Filly to revel in rough and tumble of Arc, says her jockey Paul Hanagan

Taghrooda was one of the biggest losers at yesterday’s draw

Big weekend for Fabre’s Fintry and Flintshire

Taghrooda and Kingston Hill, England’s Classic-winning cross-Channel challengers for tomorrow’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, were two of the biggest losers at yesterday’s draw when both were allotted unwanted high-numbered stalls.

Nation’s pride: Orfevre, left, almost won the l’Arc de Triomphe in 2012

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2014: Japan hopeful of ending Paris curse

When Jinx!!! was released in Tokyo cinemas last year, some may have wondered if it was a documentary chronicling racing’s latest national heartbreak in Paris, rather than just another Japanese romcom.

Ayr’s king: Louis The Pious, ridden by James Doyle, strides away up the ‘golden highway’ to win the Ayr Gold Cup

Louis The Pious brings Frank Gillespie unlikely double

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Wigmore Hall ridden by Jamie Spencer at Newmarket

Michael Bell criticises Daily Mirror front-page story after 'insensitive' picture shows Wigmore Hall being shot in the head

Wigmore Hall suffered a broken leg and the decision was made to put down Bell's stable star

Paul Hanagan riding Alben Star (L) win The Bookmakers.co.uk All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions Stakes at Lingfield racecourse on April

Alben Star deserves Yes vote for consistency in Ayr Gold

In theory, finding the winner of Scotland’s most famous race should be less complicated than normal

The Queen’s horse Estimate wins the Doncaster Cup on Friday

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The final Classic of the season takes place tomorrow

Silk Sari, ridden by Andrea Atzeni, wins The DFS Park Hill Stakes during day two of the 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster today

St Leger: Watering ban threatens to keep Kingston Hill out of Doncaster Classic

St Leger favourite Kingston Hill is doubtful for the final Classic of the season on Saturday after clerk of the course Roderick Duncan ruled out watering the drying Doncaster ground.

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