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St Nicholas Abbey, the Classic flop who became the winner of six Group One races and the highest-earning runner in the history of Ballydoyle, lost his battle with chronic health problems when he had to be put down after an attack of colic.

Fame and Spencer join glorious Cup tradition

On reaching the winner's enclosure here yesterday, Fame And Glory will have glimpsed the bronze of Yeats, just a few yards from where he was being unsaddled. Perhaps something about its coiled, regal aspect reminded the Gold Cup winner of his erstwhile stablemate, who won this same race for a fourth consecutive year in 2009. Or perhaps he simply assumed it was another of those statues he had just passed in the home straight.

Barzalona's high standing may be concerning Dettori

Derby victor will take the ride on Godolphin's best chance of a winner at Royal Ascot this week while their first jockey must watch from the sidelines. Chris McGrath reports

'Independent' tipster gets Derby triple – but doesn't have a flutter

When French colt Pour Moi and its tricolour-waving jockey entered the winner's enclosure after the Epsom Derby on Saturday, it was a bittersweet moment for Chris McGrath, The Independent's racing correspondent.

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Lost shoe costs Queen her first Derby victory

And injunction nobbles past winner Kieren Fallon

Injunction stops Fallon's Derby ride

Top jockey Kieren Fallon will not be able to race in today's Epsom Derby after the Court of Appeal overturned an earlier ruling allowing him to take part.

Pour Moi can gain final verdict after Fallon's court-room tribulations

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Ed Dunlop: 'Do I wake up and think: "God, you're lucky?" I used to'

Ed Dunlop was bred to train a Derby winner and today may do so. Chris McGrath meets a man who has made the most of his chances

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Dancing Rain has Haggas singing

Over the wall, where Ed Dunlop is preparing Native Khan for Saturday, a man who has already won the Investec Oaks is now hoping to win his first Derby. At Somerville Lodge, however, those ambitions will be transposed when Dancing Rain lines up in the fillies' race tomorrow. As such, even those familiar with the fastidious deployment of his horses may be startled to discover that Dancing Rain is only William Haggas's second runner in an Epsom Classic.

Fallon dumps Khan for Derby ride on Ballydoyle's Recital

Epsom week got off to a pretty sensational start yesterday when Kieren Fallon discarded one of the leading fancies for the Investec Derby in order to rebuild bridges with his former employers at Ballydoyle. Nor were his incentives for breaking a commitment to Native Khan confined to Recital, one of four runners for the Co Tipperary stable on Saturday. Fallon has also been booked for Wonder Of Wonders, who has outstanding prospects in the Investec Oaks the previous afternoon.

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