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Animal Kingdom can thrive outside natural habitat

Three of the meeting's seven Group One races will be over inside 80 minutes today – and in an aggregate time quicker than will be set by its final winner on Saturday afternoon, trundling two and three-quarter miles in the Queen Alexandra Stakes. That race is too cherished an heirloom for anyone to suggest that Royal Ascot ends with a whimper, but it unmistakably opens with a bang.

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Usain Bolt finishes second in Rome, behind Justin Gatlin

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Overall leader Britain's Christopher Froome rides during the 143 km sixth stage of the 65th edition of the Dauphine Criterium

Criterium du Dauphine: Chris Froome retains grip on yellow jersey after stage six

Froome came home safely in the peloton

Chris Froome

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 5 June 2013

Rowntree says Lions must keep calm and carry on

Here’s Jonnie: Britain’s Jonnie Peacock (second from left) sprints to victory in the T43/44 100m during the Great CityGames in Manchester yesterday

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