Roger Varian

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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(...)

Frankie Dettorie dismounts after taking the Epsom Oaks on Anapurna. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Frankie Dettori steered Anapurna to a thrilling victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. Trainer John Gosden fielded two runners in a bid to win the fi(...)

Hermosa ridden by jockey Wayne Lordan wins the Qipco 1000 Guineas to complete the English Guineas double for Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien completed a fourth Newmarket Guineas double on Sunday as Hermosa denied Co Meath trainer Sheila Lavery a fairytale result with the runne(...)

Wayne Lordan partners Iridessa to victory in the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Iridessa was a surprise winner of the bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. Joseph O’Brien’s youngster made a big impression when making a winning debut(...)

Laurens and Daniel Tudhope hold off Happily to take the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA

Laurens claimed the fifth Group One of her career in the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket. Karl Burke’s stable star was reappearing(...)

Roger Varian: his Realtra ended a run of three wins in a row in the seven furlong for Dermot Weld a year ago. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ken Condon’s Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Romanised is set to have one more run in 2018, with a return to France for Longchamp’s Prix de La Foret a like(...)

Colm O’Donoghue partners Alpha Centauri to victory at Newmarket. Photograph: Paul Harding/PA

Alpha Centauri continued her fantastic season with a dominant display in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket. Having proved her victory in t(...)

Jockey Ryan Moore will be on board favourite Happily for  trainer Aiden O’Brien in the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

im Crowley can’t ride Europe’s fastest horse on Saturday although a first classic success will make it a small price to pay for the rider should Elarq(...)

 Andrea Atzeni celebrates winning the Pretty Polly Stakes on Nezwaah at the Curragh Racecourse, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The English-trained Nezwaah secured Group One glory in Sunday’s Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, on an afternoon when Aidan O’Brien revealed the ou(...)

 Waldgeist (red) finished runner-up to  Brametot  in the The Qipco Prix Du Jockey Club  at Chantilly in France last month. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Much of the focus on the run in to Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby has revolved around off-course logistics but legendary French trainer Andre(...)

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