Aidan O’Brien clinched the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes for a remarkable 13th time as the exciting Geoffrey Chaucer continued his progress with a comfortable victory at the Curragh yesterday.
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Friday 13 September 2013
Our TV times, from Kingsley Amis's heaven to Orwell's hell
Saturday 29 June 2013
No less than any other walk of life, it is pretty rare in racing for anyone to profess indignation when credited with a stroke of genius. Such was the case at Epsom last month, however, when Aidan O’Brien and his patrons at Coolmore maintained a scrupulous show of bemusement about a theory that their horses had collectively undermined the prospects of the hot favourite, Dawn Approach, by setting an unexpectedly slow pace in the Investec Derby.
Saturday 01 June 2013
Had he known how his mounts were going to perform, he might not have been in such a hurry. As it was, Frankie Dettori encountered one authority figure too many here yesterday, when his comeback was briefly menaced with yet another delay.
Friday 31 May 2013
The weekend could bring the highest temperatures of the year
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Seven more horses exposed in doping scandal but Bin Suroor yard is given all-clear
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Goal rush boosts Arsenal – and sends Wigan down
Monday 06 May 2013
Approach heads for the Derby to help Sheikh Mohammed put shame of Zarooni behind him
Monday 22 April 2013
Thursday 18 April 2013
This really has been a blasted Heath over the past couple of days, but today the gale was rendered incarnate by a colt named Toronado. His runaway success in the last of its Classic trials crowned a pleasing revival in the significance of this meeting, Hot Snap and Garswood having won their own rehearsals impressively the previous day. But while both arguably owed something to the shelter they found from fierce gusts across the track, Toronado went gliding clear of what had become a tailwind – and blew apart the betting on the Qipco 2,000 Guineas. Though Dawn Approach remains favourite, Toronado is no better than 4-1 to beat him back here in a fortnight.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Seven days after investing so much nervous energy in the Grand National, the sport today contemplates as tepid a Saturday as can be found in its calendar. But respite is almost immediate, with an engrossing week of Classic trials starting in Ireland tomorrow.
Thursday 11 April 2013
As the new season gathers pace next week with a series of Classic trials, Chris McGrath picks 10 to watch
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Ryan Mania, having been detained a second night in hospital, was discharged in time to head home to Galashiels for a celebration of his breakthrough success in the Grand National. Scans did reveal that the young Scotsman suffered a minor fracture of his C7 vertebra when taking a fall from his very next mount after Auroras Encore, at Hexham on Sunday. But Mania described himself as no more than "a bit tired and sore", having otherwise suffered only soft tissue and ligament damage, and stressed his determination to be riding again sooner rather than later.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Mullins' prospect shoots up National reckoning with shock win at Navan on his return to action
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Persimmon boss Mike Farley yesterday called time on a seven-year stint as chief executive after successfully steering the housebuilder through the credit crunch.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Persimmon's chief executive Mike Farley has called time on a seven-year stint at the helm after successfully steering the housebuilder through the credit crunch.
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