Kevin Manning riding Dawn Approach to win The Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket in October 2012. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It requires something of a leap of faith to believe Dawn Approach can win this afternoon’s Epsom Derby but if the Irish star pulls it off, then racing(...)

Unexpected consequences: Francis Crick and James Watson in Cambridge in the 1950s. Photograph: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives

Sixty years ago this year an important thoroughbred stallion was conceived, one that would later prove to carry an exceptional set of genes. Al(...)