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Sunderland win on penalties to book date at Wembley

Masta Plasta blasts his way to Epsom dash

Masta Plasta bounced back to form to book his place in the Derby warm-up act at Epsom, the dash down the fastest five furlongs in Europe, by taking the Scottish Sprint Cup. The £50,000 race, relocated to York from Musselburgh, was the speedy five-year-old's first success since he won Royal Ascot's Norfolk Stakes when a juvenile and when that race was also transferred to York.

Ibn Khaldun 'pleases' Dettori for Guineas

Godolphin rely on the Racing Post Trophy winner Ibn Khaldun to try to restore their Classic Fortunes in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket tomorrow, for which 15 colts stood their ground at yesterday's final declaration stage.

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'I am easy-going, but a lot of thought goes into what I do'

Good, bad and ugly year of the jockey is one to remember

Fallon takes centre stage but should not overshadow Dettori's heroics

Racing: Dettori's lapse a Starcraft gift

Australian raider takes second major European prize as bad luck brings down Godolphin's dreams of victory

Frankie Dettori: My Life In Travel

'I stay in the best hotels. I couldn't ride a race after an uncomfortable night'

Racing: McEvoy storms to desert glory

Roses In May justifies favouritism in world's richest event while Godolphin celebrate Blues And Royals upset
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