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If the bookmakers' tom-toms are to be believed, then Duke Of Marmalade's attempt at a record-breaking sixth successive Group One victory in a season at Leopardstown on Saturday is not going to take place. Yesterday morning, the four-year-old was a solid odds-on shot, between 1-2 and 8-13 in the lists, for the Irish Champion Stakes; by mid-afternoon he had been trading at as high as 3-1 on the exchanges.

Newmarket: Iron Duke shows his mettle to nail fifth Group One success

Some horses are not so much foaled as hewn, and Duke Of Marmalade is among their number. Even his trainer, Aidan O'Brien, stands in awe of the four-year-old's staggering resilience and durability, qualities that would rank him high on the Mohs scale. "They always say that tough horses are made of stone, don't they?" said the Irishman. "I can tell you that this one was carved from something much, much harder. I can't believe he's just flesh and blood."

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Gibraltar's ruling elite puts top judge in the dock

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Nelson scuppers rivals to give O'Brien more Group One glory

For Aidan O'Brien, the glorious 12th came over a month early. He and his all-conquering team from Co Tipperary have been ubiquitous at the top level this year and yesterday's whisker-wide triumph by Mount Nelson in the Eclipse Stakes took their Group One total more than halfway to the record tally of 23, posted in 2001. It would be a bold soul to say No 13 will not come this afternoon, when King Of Rome contests the German Derby at Hamburg.

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Spring Migration: take your seats for one of the greatest shows on earth

The spring migration is under threat, but it's still an amazing spectacle, best seen from this British outpost, says Michael McCarthy

All that glisters: Behind the scenes at V&A's jewellery gallery

As the V&A unveils its new jewellery gallery, Carola Long delves into its glittering archives, and goes behind the scenes at Cartier’s workshop


The Rock has been in British hands for more than 300 years, but is now forging a new cosmopolitan identity. Dodge the Barbary apes and discover 'Gib', says Richard Madge

Boycott call as Gibraltar decides to cull monkeys

Gibraltar is to cull 25 of the monkeys that form arguably the Rock's biggest tourist attraction, because they are becoming a public nuisance and carry a health risk for tourists.

Franco-Irish pairing win first ever Barcelona World Race

Nerves were jangling all the way to finish line here last night as the Franco-Irish pairing of Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall became the first ever winners of the Barcelona World Race. It left the Anglo-Australian team of Alex Thomson and Andrew Cape considering what might have been.

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