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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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Aidan O’Brien Oaks and Derby Contenders

Changingoftheguard shortened dramatically for the Derby after recording a thoroughly impressive display in the Boodles Chester Vase. Trainer Aidan O'Brien had saddled a record nine previous winners of the Group Three contest, with his Ruler Of The World the last horse to follow up at Epsom in 2013. O’Brien already houses the ante-post favourite for the…
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