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Hayley Turner dismounts Thanks Be after winning the Sandringham Stakes during day four of Royal Ascot. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The 33-1 outsider Thanks Be prevented Queen Elizabeth winning a race at Royal Ascot on Friday and still proved to be hugely popular as her jockey Hayl(...)

Frankie Dettori and Crystal Ocean take The Prince Of Wales’s Stakes ahead of Magical (L). Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Frankie Dettori proved again by helping Crystal Ocean secure a vital Group One success on Wednesday that if there’s a Royal Ascot job to be done he’s (...)

Cristian Demuro celebrates French Derby victory on Sottsass. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Sottsass sprang a surprise when outgunning Persian King to land the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club in record time at Chantilly. Cristian Demuro brought th(...)

Chester Vase winner Sir Dragonet has been declared for Saturday’s Epsom Derby. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Chester Vase winner Sir Dragonet heads Aidan O’Brien’s seven runners in a field of 13 declared for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday. The son o(...)

Circus Maximus (R) scored for Aidan O’Brien at Chester under Ryan Moore. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Circus Maximus was a workmanlike winner of the Homeserve Dee Stakes at Chester. Aidan O’Brien’s colt, who was a close-up fourth behind subsequent 200(...)

Royal Marine ridden by Oisín Murphy wins the Gary Reid Memorial British EBF Maiden Stakes during day three of the 2018 William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse on Friday. Photograph:  Tim Goode/PA Wire

Oisín Murphy doesn’t mind selfies. He’s used to them. He is after all probably the hottest young jockey in Europe right now. But it’s nothing to do wi(...)

Highland Reel is set to make his final appearance in the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty

Aidan O’Brien admits it will be hard to replace Highland Reel as he prepares to take a final bow in the Longines Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday. (...)

 Willie Mullins:  has contenders in big races in France and Australia this weekend. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins will bid for a second ‘Leger’ success by saddling Renneti for Sunday’s €350,000 Prix Royal Oak at Saint-Cloud. The champion jumps tra(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: will be hoping Butterscotch can prove his worth at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Butterscotch might not be one of Aidan O’Brien’s juvenile stars, but she can show she is no slouch in the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket. The (...)

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore with Churchill after winning the 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh in May. Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Barney Roy, Churchill and Ulysses are the headline names among 15 confirmations for Wednesday’s Juddmonte International Stakes at York. The Sir Micha(...)

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