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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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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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