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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Monday 26 March 2012
Early days, but already it is hard to resist the promise of many excitements ahead. The very first winner of a new turf season on the Flat – which began in Ireland yesterday, and opens in Britain on Saturday – had the decided look of a Royal Ascot two-year-old. And it would be fairly astonishing if the various Ballydoyle three-year-olds who then stretched their legs, after racing at the Curragh, failed to muster a Classic between them.
Saturday 03 March 2012
Cheltenham? What do you mean, Cheltenham? Well, yes, perhaps it will help pass the time. But the real anticipation, in some quarters, is for the forthcoming Flat season – and not just because of Frankel.
Saturday 03 September 2011
Billy Drake was one of the most illustrious RAF and Allied "aces" of the Second World War.
Friday 19 August 2011
Fans of The Hour (of which I'm most definitely one) will already be familiar with the "brisk banality" that so often dominated mid-century news coverage. It's depicted beautifully there, the Powers That Be calling for society lunches while the world slowly spins on its political axis. "Martial law may have been imposed in Poland," complained reporter Freddie (Ben Whishaw) in episode one. "And we have footage of Prince Rainier on honeymoon with his showgirl."
Saturday 23 July 2011
The Last Word
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Lancashire gave him to London and Lancashire will take him back.
Monday 06 June 2011
It is not lightly that we suggest that careful perusal of the sports section of this newspaper can earn readers a fortune. But we feel justified in at least advancing this proposal after our racing correspondent predicted not only the winner, but the top three, in Britain's richest horse race, the Epsom Derby.
Monday 06 June 2011
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.
Saturday 04 June 2011
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.
Friday 11 March 2011
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.
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Veteran jockey Mick Kinane has announced his retirement, ending a 34-year career in the saddle.
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