Trainer seeks fourth winner in the Classic in seven years but Talent could upset favourite
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Tuesday 03 September 2013
Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad succeeds on fifth attempt at crossing after she first tried in 1978
Tuesday 03 September 2013
On her fifth attempt and aged 62, the American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad yesterday finally achieved her nearly life-long quest of becoming the first person to swim 103 miles from Cuba to the United States without the protection of a shark cage.
Saturday 31 August 2013
This isn't the first time the New York-born athlete has attempted the swim, in choppy, shark-infested waters
Vladimir Putin confirms Edward Snowden is still in Moscow airport and blocks US extradition demands, as Venezuela says it would consider asylum request
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Russian President says former CIA employee remains a free man, and the sooner he chooses destination the better
Thursday 13 June 2013
Australian endurance swimmer Chloe McCardel ended her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida after 11 hours in the water when she was stung by a jellyfish.
Monday 13 May 2013
The perceived wisdom is that if a trainer thinks he has a cluster of Derby contenders, then he hasn’t any. Perhaps there is something in the theory; Aidan O’Brien’s three winners of the premier Classic – Galileo, High Chaparral and Camelot – were respectively accompanied to post by zero, two and one stablemates. And the scattergun years – there were eight Ballydoyle runners in 2007, for instance, and six in 2009 – have tended to yield only minor placings.
Thursday 18 April 2013
This really has been a blasted Heath over the past couple of days, but today the gale was rendered incarnate by a colt named Toronado. His runaway success in the last of its Classic trials crowned a pleasing revival in the significance of this meeting, Hot Snap and Garswood having won their own rehearsals impressively the previous day. But while both arguably owed something to the shelter they found from fierce gusts across the track, Toronado went gliding clear of what had become a tailwind – and blew apart the betting on the Qipco 2,000 Guineas. Though Dawn Approach remains favourite, Toronado is no better than 4-1 to beat him back here in a fortnight.
Sunday 14 April 2013
The one-time hang-out of Noël Coward and Sinatra, has reopened after 50 years
Friday 12 April 2013
The White House has been forced to deny that President Barack Obama was involved in granting clearance to the hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, for a recent trip to Cuba.
Sunday 07 April 2013
The pair were greeted by big crowds as they strolled through Havana
Miguel Diaz-Canel: Castro's chosen successor is integral figure in Cuban party machine but can he win over man in street?
Monday 25 February 2013
When the Cuban delegation arrived for the London Olympics last summer, no one paid very much attention to the mid-level government official with thick silver hair who was leading it. Miguel Diaz-Canel was not Raul Castro, after all, and most of the rest of the world had barely heard of him. So why get overly excited? Now we know why Diaz-Canel, 52, was chosen for the task and why just a few weeks earlier he accompanied Raul to the Rio plus 20 Summit on global warming in Brazil. He was being deliberately groomed as the man the Castro brothers had judged to be the best option to take over when finally they cede control to a new generation.
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