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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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Paul Hanagan

Going looks good for Love On The Rocks to cause upset after wait

Every winner at York is a good one and I was delighted to get off the mark for the season at my favourite racecourse, during the opening meeting of 2017.

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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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Permian strides clear of the field in the final furlong at York (Photo: PA)

Dante win raises optimism for Permian’s Derby attempt

Connections of Dante Stakes hero Permian are confident he will put up a big performance in the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday week.

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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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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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Dartmouth ridden by Ryan Moore wins The Betway Yorkshire Cup.

Dartmouth times Dante run to perfection in Yorkshire Cup

DARTMOUTH will always have a special place in the Queen’s affections – this is where she first set eyes on Prince Philip in 1939 when he was a dashing young sailor.

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Blond Me ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy (left) on the way to winning the Betfred Middleton Stakes during day two of the Dante Festival at York Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 18, 2017. See PA story RACING York. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Dante day double for jockey Murphy at York

OISIN Murphy stole the show with a Dante day double at York on Blond Me and Here Comes When which reaffirmed his position as the pre-eminent young rider in Britain.

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Jockeys wore black armbands at York racecourse on Thursday following the death of trainer Alan Swinbank the previous day. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

‘A grand man who will be badly missed’ - Ben Curtis leads tributes to Alan Swinbank

JOCKEY Ben Curtis has paid a moving tribute to Richmond trainer Alan Swinbank following his sudden death on Wednesday.

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IMPRESSIVE: Tasleet, ridden by Jim Crowley, on the way to winning the Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Paul Hanagan - Turf Topics: Hoping Maggie’s Angel at York can provide ideal start to the day

The Dante Festival comes to a conclusion today and I am hopeful of a big performance on my sole mount of the afternoon.

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Duke Of Firenze (left) ridden by jockey David Allan on the way to winning the Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Handicap during day two of the Dante Festival at York Racecourse

Super Duke of Firenze secures Knavesmire double

SUPER sprinter Duke Of Firenze will line up in the Epsom Dash on Derby day after claiming back-to-back triumphs in the Betfred Supports Jack Berry House Handicap at York.

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Permian ridden by jockey Franny Norton wins the Betfred Dante Stakes. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

Epsom holds no fear for Permian and Mark Johnston after Dante Stakes triumph

Yorkshire’s seven-decade wait for a Derby winner could be about to end.

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Permian strides clear of the field in the final furlong at York (Photo: PA)

Dante Stakes: Mark Johnston's Permian set for Epsom Derby entry after trial win at York Racecourse

YORKSHIRE is set to have a live contender in the Epsom Derby after Permian won the Dante Stakes at York.
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Alan Swinbank

Tributes pour in following death of Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank

Jockey Ben Curtis has paid tribute to North Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank following his sudden death on Wednesday.

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Former jockey Joseph OBrien is hoping he can win the Dante Stakes at York as a trainer.

Dante Festival: Joseph O’Brien aims for Dante success with Rekindling

YORK’S Dante Stakes was one of the few top class races to elude Joseph O’Brien during his all-too-brief career in the saddle.

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Shutter Speed ridden by Frankie Dettori wins The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York. Picture: PA/Mike Egerton

Shutter Speed and Frankie Dettori defy rain to triumph at York

RAIN-SOAKED York’s attritional conditions on the opening day of the Dante festival were brought into sharp focus by a mud-splattered Frankie Dettori’s subdued reaction to Shutter Speed’s big race win.

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Clever Cookie ridden by PJ McDonald (centre) beats  Second Step ridden by Andrea Atzeni (right) and Curbyourenthusiasm.

Clever Cookie set for Yorkshire Cup

Last year’s winner Clever Cookie is one of eight runners in the Betway Yorkshire Cup at York on Friday.

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Frankel ridden by Tom Queally wins the Juddmonte International Stakes during day one of the 2012 Ebor Festival at York Racecourse. (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

Dante Festival: Frankel’s jockey Tom Queally hoping to rediscover glory days at York

THE significance of the occasion will not be lost on Tom Queally when he gets the leg up at York today on The Tin Man, the sprinter seemingly made of iron.

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John Gosden, trainer of exciting filly Shutter Speed

Rain threatens hopes of John Gosden filly Shutter Speed in Musidora Stakes at York Racecourse

Forecast heavy rain has dampened enthusiasm ahead of Shutter Speed's run in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday.

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