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Tom Queally exercises Frankel in a Newmarket spin this year

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Frankel's the star but Energizer can upstage his little brother

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Fake Sheikh's editor fails to find evidence for his grand claim to Leveson

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Hayley Turner: Jockey became the first woman to win Arlington’s Group One Beverly D Stakes

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