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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.

Pour Moi snatches victory in the Epsom Derby

Pour Moi snatched victory in the shadow of the post to land the Investec Derby at Epsom from Treasure Beach and the Queen's Carlton House.

London Street Photography, Museum of London

There is a photograph by Horace Nicholls at the Museum of London's excellent London Street Photography that neatly encapsulates the elusive magic of street photography. It was taken at the Epsom Derby in 1910 and features a well-dressed lady in her thirties, who sits slumped at a table resting her head in her hands with a cigarette in mouth, lost in thought. But what thought? Street photography can capture a fleeting moment in a stranger's life for eternity, but it will never tell you what they were thinking. That's for the viewer to ponder.

Star-struck jockey Kinane announces retirement

Veteran jockey Mick Kinane has announced his retirement, ending a 34-year career in the saddle.

Review confirms Ashes as free-to-air choice

The Ashes are one step closer to returning to free-to-air television after an independent review recommended the iconic series be returned to the list of British sport's 'Crown Jewels'.

Where have all the British winners gone?

Irish thoroughbreds dominate the field for the Derby today – just as they do the roll call of recent winners. Chris McGrath explains how the Emerald Isle's trainers became the jewel in racing's crown

Pandora: MP's got a beef with Mick

The Speaker, Michael Martin, has thwarted an attempt by the MP Daniel Kawczynski to bring a cow into the House of Commons. The Tory member for Shrewsbury and Atcham had hoped to bring in an animal owned by a constituent as part of a protest planned by farmers next month to illustrate the threat of bovine tuberculosis to Britain's dairy industry.

Chris McGrath: Bolger takes New Approach on misguided path as Henrythenavigator sets true course

It is one thing for racehorses to scorn logic. Over time, in fact, they teach us to expect little else. But it is quite another for their masters to be infected with the same aversion.

Shergar and a 25-year-old mystery

Was it the IRA? Or the Mafia? Or even Colonel Gadaffi? The abduction of the Derby-winning racehorse remains one of the great unsolved crimes of the twentieth century

Racing: Munro digs deep for glory

Former Epsom champion makes confident comeback up north ahead of Irish Derby bid today

Book of the Week: Northern Dancer: The Legend and his Legacy By Muriel Lennox Mainstream Publishing pounds 15.99

FOR THE first and only time, Canada's Athlete of the Year in 1964 was not human. It was a racehorse called Northern Dancer who had the country honking horns and dancing in the streets on 2 May. The cause of the celebrations was that "the Dancer" had gone down to Churchill Downs and snatched the Kentucky Derby in record-breaking time from under the noses of the sneering Americans, who refused to believe a champion could emerge from anywhere other than the blue-grass state. Little did they know that Northern Dancer's victory was just the beginning of a story that would establish the greatest dynasty the sport has known.

Racing: Prolific Peslier rises with l'Arc

Racing: Derby-winning jockey seeks third successive Triomphe on Sagamix in Sunday's Longchamp showpiece

Ice Hockey: Red Wings take a bow for Bowman

THE DETROIT Red Wings swept to a second consecutive victory in the Stanley Cup on Tuesday, beating the hapless Washington Capitals 4-1 in the fourth game of the series.

Photography: 98for98 The century in photographs: today 1920

This image from 1920, the latest in The Independent's photo-history of the last 98 years, in association with the Hulton Getty Picture Collection, moves into the third decade of the 20th-century. The scene depicts King George V in a horse-drawn carriage at the Epsom Derby, being pursued by a beggar.
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