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AS RACEGOERS in shirt sleeves swigged ice-cold champagne at Doncaster yesterday, it was hard to believe that in a few weeks the horses they were backing will have grown woolly coats and retired to winter quarters. Despite appearances, though, the Flat season is three-quarters gone, and by tomorrow evening, the next English Classic will be the millennium Guineas at Newmarket.

Historical Notes: Kaiser: `We will be the US of Europe'

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Racing: Imperialist to dominate the masses

QUALITY MAY not be its strongest suit but it will not fail for lack of numbers. That is the commentary for both this racing weekend as a whole and its most valuable focal point, the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury this afternoon.

Racing: Bradley may be back on track at Stratford

GRAHAM BRADLEY could be riding at Stratford on Friday after he had his licence returned by the Jockey Club yesterday. The 38-year-old jump jockey had charges of "conspiracy to cheat" dropped by police earlier this month.

John Walsh On Monday: Why not make him Duke of Borchester?

WESSEX? WESSEX? How in God's name did the Queen settle on Wessex as a title for the newly-weds? It may please Sophie Rhys-Jones to think that, in one bound of transformational nomenclature, she has become a countess, but can anyone be happy with a name that is only a hair's-breadth away from the Countess of Essex (coat of arms: two stenographers, rampant, on a streaked-blonde field above one brandy 'n' Malibu and white 24-denier stockings)?

A quiet wedding for Edward and Sophie

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Racing: Youth policy pays for Channon

"IT'S ASKING a lot for lightning to strike twice," Mick Channon rather modestly said yesterday as he prepared Rowaasi to follow in the hoofbeats of his late, would-have-been-great filly Bint Allayl in next week's Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Racing: Fatehalkhair makes Ellison feel good

THE TRAINER Brian Ellison was entitled to feel happier after Fatehalkhair had scored in style at Catterick yesterday. The County Durham handler had been disappointed when his gelding had finished unplaced at Musselburgh 18 days earlier in a race that is under scrutiny by the Jockey Club.
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