Recent Posts by Derek McGeehan

Royal Ascot Review

Day One 14-6-22 Baaeed ensured Royal Ascot 2022 started with a bang as he produced another dominant display in the curtain-raising Queen Anne Stakes. Unbeaten in seven previous starts and so impressive on his seasonal reappearance in the Lockinge at Newbury last month, the William Haggas-trained four-year-old was sent off the 1-6 favourite under Jim…
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Oaks And Derby Decided

Aidan O'Brien landed a record-breaking 41st British Classic as Tuesday edged out favourite Emily Upjohn in a thrilling finish to the Cazoo Oaks at Epsom. Having placed in both the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket and Irish equivalent, the remarkably young daughter of Galileo – who was celebrating her third birthday – thrived for the step…
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Lester Piggott Passes Away

Lester Piggott, whose Classic haul included nine Derby victories, has died at the age of 86. Unquestionably one of the greatest jockeys of all time, Piggott rode his first winner, The Chase, at Haydock in 1948 when just 12 years of age and his last win came with Palacegate Jack at the same Merseyside track…
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Gordon Elliott Celebrates his 2,000th Career Win

Gordon Elliott celebrated the landmark of 2,000 career winners in Ireland and Britain after Ted Hastings claimed a runaway victory at Ayr. The Grand National and Gold Cup-winning trainer reached the figure globally last week, and the victory of Gallyhill at Down Royal on Monday moved him within one. Sent off the 13-8 favourite for…
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