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Johnston aims for Festival treble

MIDDLEHAM trainer Mark Johnston will look to land a brilliant hat-trick – and a relaxing night away – as the 2017 Racing in Yorkshire Summer Festival begins at Ripon today.

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Trainer William Haggas. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA.

Turf Topics: Haggas targets for Glasgow Stakes while Yorkshire Festival prepares to launch

Before the excitement of the week-long Yorkshire Racing Summer Festival begins tomorrow, there will still be a sense of the Knavesmire in today’s feature race – staged some 200 miles north at Hamilton Park.

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Ballet Concerto ridden by James Doyle (left) wins the 58th John Smiths Cup during day two of the John Smith's Cup Meeting at York Racecourse. (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

Doyle enjoys double delight at York

James Doyle made the most of his last Saturday in action before having to miss the next two weekends through suspension with a big-race double on Ballet Concerto and Rare Rhythm at York.

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Mystic Dawn with jockey Stevie Donohoe after winning the Unibet Summer Stakes.

Moore optimistic for Clemmie after Newmarket success

RYAN Moore believes Clemmie – named in honour of Sir Winston Churchill’s wife – has “every chance” of establishing herself as a major candidate for next year’s 1000 Guineas following her impressive display in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket.

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Heartbreak City ridden by Adam McNamara wins the Betfred Ebor last summer.

McNamara looking to Master York one more time

top APPRENTICE Adam McNamara knows what it takes to win one of York’s historic handicaps – he rode Heartbreak City to a memorable victory in last summer’s Ebor.

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Tommy Carberry and L'Escargot clear Becher's Brook in the 1975 Grand National: Photo by Colorsport/REX (3157308a).

Tommy Carbery: A life in racing for jockey who beat Red Rum

TOMMY Carberry, who has died aged 75, was not just the jockey who beat home hero Red Rum in the Grand National, he was one of the all-time greats of jump racing.

Limato ridden by Harry Bentley wins the July Cup in 2016 (Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire)

Candy is sweet on Limato repeat

veteran trainer Henry Candy has expressed his delight that Limato will be reunited with regular rider Harry Bentley for today’s Darley July Cup at Newmarket, the most anticipated sprint of 2017.

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Caravaggio ridden by Ryan Moore wins the Cold Move EBF Marble Hill Stakes during day one of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas festival, at the  Curragh

Round-up: Caravaggio looks to keep perfect run

Caravaggio heads a select field of 10 for tomorrow’s Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

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Paul Hanagan

Paul Hanagan - Turf Topics: Opportunities knock to land several York winners

York stages one of the most popular meetings in the British racing calendar starting today and I’m delighted to have several chances of a winner.

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Permian ridden by jockey William Buick wins the King Edward VII Stakes at Ascot.

Johnston confident Permian can finally make the grade in Paris

MARK JOHNSTON was adamant that Permian was a Group One horse after his Dante hero swept to victory at Royal Ascot.

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Cardsharp (right) ridden by Jamie Doyle wins The Arqana July Stakes at Newmarket. Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire

Cardsharp’s win at Newmarket eases pain of ban for James Doyle

MARK JOHNSTON’S Cardsharp confirmed his promise as one of the season’s leading two-year-olds by claiming victory in the Arqana July Stakes at Newmarket.

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Benbatl ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy on the way to winning the Hampton Court Stakes during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Picture: John Walton/PA Wire)

Murphy’s law is vindicated as Benbatl is primed for York

Royal Ascot hero Benbatl could step back up into Group One company for the Juddmonte International at York next month.

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Tommy Carberry rode L'Escargot to victory in the Grand National before training Bobbyjo to a famous win.

Tributes to Grand National jockey who beat Red Rum

IRISH jump racing legend Tommy Carberry has died aged 75.

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Improvements are planned to the in-field of York Racecourse.

£4m improvement plan under starter’s orders at racecourse

YORK Racecourse has been granted planning permission for a £4m revamp of spectator facilities on the interior of the historic Knavesmire track.

Permian ridden by jockey Franny Norton (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Permian makes the step up in bid to win French lottery

Permian is one of two horses supplemented for the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris at Saint-Cloud on Friday.

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The Tin Man, ridden by Tom Queally, seen winning the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last month (Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire).

The Tin Man is ready for Darley July Cup duel

TOM QUEALLY cannot wait to put The Tin Man’s form on the line in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket this Saturday.

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Jockey Robert Tart.

Best day ever, says Tart after Oaks win

ROBERT Tart enjoyed his biggest success to date when steering The Black Princess home in the Lancashire Oaks at Haydock.

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Jim Crowley on board Ulysses (far side) wins ahead of James Doyle on board Barney Roy in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Picture: Daniel Hambury/PA

Delight for Jim Crowley after Ulysses’s Eclipse triumph at Sandown

CHAMPION jockey Jim Crowley’s photo-finish win aboard Ulysses in the prestigious Coral-Eclipse Stakes is the perfect illustration of horse racing’s fickleness.

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Jockey James Doyle celebrates winning the St James's Palace Stakes with Barney Roy during day one of Royal Ascot last month.

James Doyle confident Barney Roy can Eclipse his Sandown rivals

JAMES DOYLE is the first to admit that he did not have the highest of hopes at the start of the Flat season.

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Havana Grey ridden by P.J. McDonald.

Talent Scout looks to defy top weight, and years, at Beverley

TALENT Scout will once again attempt to defy his advancing years when he bids for a fifth victory at Beverley today.

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