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Sunderland win on penalties to book date at Wembley

Racing: McEvoy makes most from riding his luck

Young Australian jockey second choice for Godolphin but not second rate as he shoots for the top

Racing: North Light leaves Dettori in the shade

The 225th Derby: Stoute and his champion jockey prove unbeatable again round Epsom's spectacular switchback

Racing: Ouija Board embellishes noble succession

A rare successful racing system has emerged this season, its origins in the class system itself. The Earl of Derby won the Oaks here yesterday with Ouija Board, the only horse he has in training, to continue an aristocratic revival.

Racing: Dettori word perfect in Ascot Gold Cup audition

The Henry II Stakes is habitually referred to as a rehearsal for the Ascot Gold Cup and more than fulfilled that reputation at Esher yesterday.

Racing: Break fails to halt Dettori's Derby plans

A pheasant caused a grouse here yesterday for Frankie Dettori, who broke a bone in his hand and must now hope that recuperation is swift enough to allow participation in the Derby on 5 June.

Racing: Snow Ridge odds cut after sparkling run

From Nad Al Sheba to Newmarket it was racing's opening reality check of the season yesterday. Some reputations were enhanced, some punctured and others created as the Classic markets got their first serious juggle.

Racing: One win is now enough for Dettori

Ascot Festival: Seven years on from the heavenly seven, the world has turned and Frankie has a fresh perspective
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More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

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