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Preakness Stakes: Justify on course for Triple Crown after victory at Pimlico

Kentucky Derby winner Justify won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday and is on course to become the 13th horse to win US flat racing’s Triple Crown. Unbeaten in five starts, Justify can complete the coveted treble at the Belmont Stakes ...

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Rhododendron wins Lockinge Stakes in photo finish

Favourite Rhododendron beat Lightning Spear by a short head to become the first filly since Red Evie in 2007 to win the Group One Lockinge Stakes. It was a thrilling climax, with the Aidan O’Brien-trained four-year-old given the win following ...

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Deutsch jailed after 114mph police chase and failing breathalyser test

A top jockey who drove away from police at up to 114mph after a roadside breath test has been jailed for 10 months. The drama unfolded when Charlie Deutsch, 21, was pulled over in Cheltenham after a night out in ...

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York: Stradivarius eases to Yorkshire Cup victory

Stradivarius is second favourite for the Gold Cup at Ascot, with odds of 11-4, after winning Yorkshire Cup. Desert Skyline in second and third-place Call To Mind had no response to a late burst from John Gosden’s charge ridden by ...

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York: Roaring Lion wins Dante Stakes for Oisin Murphy and John Gosden

Roaring Lion is rated about 6-1 second favourite for the Derby next month after winning York’s Dante Stakes but is not certain to run at Epsom. The John Gosden-trained winner (3-1 favourite) – ridden by Oisin Murphy – triumphed by ...

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Racing should not be funded by 'misery' of fixed-odds betting terminals – culture secretary

Media playback is not supported on this device Culture secretary Matt Hancock says horse racing should not be funded by “misery” as he announced new rules on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). The maximum stake on the machines, dubbed the “crack ...

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Harry Angel wins at York's Dante meeting; Give And Take claims Musidora Stakes

Harry Angel will be aimed at Royal Ascot next month after the sprinter returned with a comfortable win at York. The 4-9 favourite, ridden by Adam Kirby for trainer Clive Cox, beat Brando by two lengths in the Duke of ...

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Timmy Murphy: Jockey announces retirement

Grand National-winning jockey Timmy Murphy has announced his retirement after winning on Happy Escape at Chepstow on Tuesday evening. Murphy, 43, won the big Aintree race in 2008 on Comply Or Die for trainer David Pipe and owner David Johnson. ...

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Epsom Derby: Saxon Warrior could be aimed at Triple Crown, says Aidan O'Brien

Investec Derby Date: Saturday 2 June Venue: Epsom Time: 16:30 BST Coverage: Commentary on BBC Radio 5 live British racing’s Triple Crown is a target for 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior, says trainer Aidan O’Brien. The son of Deep Impact ...

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Racecourse security to be reviewed after Ascot and Goodwood brawls

More uniformed security officers may need to be deployed at tracks after outbreaks of violence, say racecourse bosses. Fighting broke out at Ascot on Saturday, a week after police said around 50 people were involved in “multiple altercations” at Goodwood. ...

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