On this day: Mrs Mary Reveley reaches landmark – but wasn’t there to see it

HOW apt that Mary Reveley should have saddled her 1,000th winner on the very day – June 24, 1995 – that a Nelson Mandela-inspired South Africa defeated New Zealand to win rugby union’s World Cup.

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Theresa May is fighting for her political life.

Tom Richmond: The subtle arts of survival on a political knife-edge

NO doubt Theresa May – and the Tory party – will be relieved that she’s still Prime Minister this weekend.

Tasleet ridden by Jim Crowley wins The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes in May. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Tasleet in line to deliver Diamond Jubilee day for trainer William Haggas

TASLEET has already surprised trainer William Haggas once this season by splashing through the mud to win the Duke of York Stakes on the Knavesmire.

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Big Orange ridden by jockey James Doyle (left) battles with Order Of St George ridden by Ryan Moore on the way to winning the Gold Cup during day three of Royal Ascot.

Doyle joy after Big Orange pips Gold Cup rival

ROYAL Ascot’s race of the week produced the finish of the week after Big Orange won the Gold Cup in an epic finish worthy of a historic race first staged in 1807.

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Richard Fahey's Ribschester won the Queen Anne Stake's with William Buick on board

Royal Ascot 2017: Ribchester storms to Queen Anne Stakes triumph for Malton trainer Richard Fahey

RICHARD Fahey is the toast of Yorkshire racing after stable star Ribchester confirmed his class by winning Royal Ascot’s curtain-raiser.
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Theresa May at the scene of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Tom Richmond: Damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t, stop the witch-hunt against Theresa May over Grenfell Tower tragedy

GIVE Theresa May a break. She’s damned if she does, and damned if she doesn’t, when it comes to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Could david Davis head a cross-party Brexit commission?

Tom Richmond: Voters’ verdict was a call for cross-party consensus

TWENTY Four hours after The Yorkshire Post’s editorial on Monday floated the idea of a cross-party Parliamentary commission to take control of Brexit, it was heartening that Tory grandees like Sir John Major, William Hague and Ken Clarke all concurred.

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Jockey Michelle Payne celebrates after winning the Melbourne Cup on Prince Of Penzance at Flemington Racecourse. Picture: AP/Andy Brownbill.

Michelle Payne and Kaspersky out to stop Ribchester at Ascot

RICHARD Fahey’s Ribchester is already regarded as the best miler in the country after winning Newbury’s Lockinge Stakes.

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Theresa May is in office, but not in power.

Tom Richmond: Welcome to limbo-land as Theresa May’s authority ebbs away

PRIME MINISTERS are at their strongest immediately after an election when they have been invited by the Queen to form the next government – there’s been no time for good intentions to unravel.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Tom Richmond: Will Labour MPs work with Jeremy Corbyn? Here’s one way forward

WHEN Theresa May went back on her word and called a snap election, the assumption was that the Labour vote would collapse because Jeremy Corbyn simply lacked electoral credibility.

Prime Minister Theresa May appears on a joint Channel 4 and Sky News general election programme recorded at Sky studios in Osterley, west London.

Tom Richmond: The Tories cannot expect a big majority by default

IT is ironic that Theresa May now finds herself at the mercy of others after beginning the General Election campaign with some of the highest approval ratings ever enjoyed by a Prime Minister in living memory.

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Antiquarium ridden by James McDonald (centre, blue silks) beats Seamour ridden by Ben Curtis (right) to win the John Smith's Northumberland Plate at Newcastle last year. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

York Races: Seamour’s focus on Northumberland Plate not Grand Cup Stakes, insists trainer Brian Ellison

BRIAN ELLISON could not have been more candid when asked for an assessment of Seamour’s chances in today’s Grand Cup Stakes at York.

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during a vigil in Albert Square outside Manchester Town Hall.

Tom Richmond: Use pause for reflection to drag election out of gutter

THE senseless murder last June of Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox was supposed to change the dynamics of political debate in this country for the better.

Quiet Reflection ridden by Dougie Costello (left) wins the 32 Red Sprint Cup Stakes at Haydock in September last year. Picture: John Giles/PA

Ground will prove key to Karl Burke’s Haydock plans for Quiet Reflection

KARL Burke will make “a late call” on Quiet Reflection’s participation in the Temple Stakes at Haydock today.

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Authorized ridden by jockey Frankie Dettori win the 2007 Derby.

Dettori believes he’s got a fair Crack’ at Derby

IT took Frankie Dettori 14 failed attempts before he finally mastered Epsom a decade ago when Authorized won the Derby, Flat racing’s emblematic race.

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Sovereign Debt

Derby day appointment for Carr’s hero

SOVEREIGN Debt will be seen next at Epsom on Derby day when he runs in the Diomed Stakes.

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Karl Burke: Trainer is dropping Quiet Reflection back to five furlongs at Haydock.

Spark returns for Karl Burke’s Quiet Reflection ahead of Haydock test

REIGNING ‘Yorkshire horse of the year’ Quiet Reflection is one of 13 sprinters left in Saturday’s Temple Stakes at Haydock.

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Theresa May launched her manifesto in Halifax, but won't debate her blueprint with her opponents.

Tom Richmond: What are you afraid of, Mrs May? Party leaders shouldn’t be allowed to dodge a debate.

AS BREXIT was driven, in part, by a desire to repatriate decision-making powers from the EU, it’s curious that just three token paragraphs are afforded to the future of Parliament in the Tory manifesto.

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Ribchester ridden by William Buick leads the field home to win The Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Picture : Julian Hebert/PA Wire

‘Special’ Ribchester delights Richard Fahey with Lockinge Stakes triumph at Newbury

IT speaks volumes about the emphatic manner of Ribchester’s victory in the Group One Lockinge Stakes that Richard Fahey hailed his stable star as “the best horse I’ve ever trained”.

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Richard Fahey

Ribchester primed for Lockinge

RICHARD FAHEY hopes a prep run – and the deployment of a pacemaker – can help stable star Ribchester win today’s Group One Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.

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