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Colin Tizzard’s stables are boosted as Potts sends horses to west country

FIFTEEN horses owned by Yorkshire-born mining tycoon Alan Potts and his wife Ann are to race in Britain this winter after being moved to the west country stables of Colin Tizzard.

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Brave Anna ridden by Seamie Heffernan (right) gets the better of Roly Poly ridden by Ryan Moore to win The Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket. Picture: Julian Herbert/PA

Trainer Richard Fahey left confused by Queen Kindly’s Newmarket run

richard Fahey admits to being baffled by Queen Kindly’s under-par display in the Connolly’s Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.

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ROARING TRIUMPH: The Last Lionand Joe Fanning win the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket. Picture: Julian Herbert/PA

Group One win at Newmarket is perfect birthday present for Joe Fanning

BETTER late than never... it was always a statistical oddity that jockey Joe Fanning, so long a mainstay of Mark Johnson’s Middleham yard, had never ridden a Group One winner.

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Frankie Dettori celebrates on Fujiyama Crest the last race at Ascot the Gordon Carter Stakes. He won all 7 races at Ascot breaking the record

Bygones: ‘Frankie Dettori would have won the last if he’d been riding a rusty rocking horse’

EVEN now, Frankie Dettori is still thanked by well-wishers for changing their lives when he rode his ‘magnificent seven’ winners at Ascot 20 years ago.

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Jockey James Doyle (Picture: Richard Sellers/PA Wire).

James Doyle doubles up to apply balm to his demotion wounds

JOCKEY James Doyle has responded to his demotion at Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin operation by riding winners on successive days.

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Queen Kindly, ridden by Jamie Spencer, wins the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York last month (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire).

Queen Kindly will require her best to triumph at Newmarket

EBOR Festival winners Queen Kindly and Blue Point both put their burgeoning reputations on the line when these top juveniles – potential standard bearers for the 2017 Classic generation – chase Group One honours at Newmarket today.

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Penitent ridden by Daniel Tudhope (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

Daniel Tudhope: Hoping to still be a Cut above

I am at Headquarters for the next two days as the Cambridgeshire Meeting unfolds at Newmarket.

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Justice Belle (left) ridden by jockey Frankie Dettori on the way to winning the Jockey Club Rose Bowl during day one of the The Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket Racecourse. (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire)

Frankel’s offspring given extended run to regain confidence

CONNECTIONS of Fair Eva are hoping the step up in trip will help the daughter of Frankel get back to winning ways in the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket today.

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Antiquarium ridden by James McDonald (left) alongside Seamour ridden by Ben Curtis (right).

Jockey Curtis targets swift return after freak accident

JOCKEY Ben Curtis hopes to return to the saddle next week after a freak accident left him requiring 44 stitches – and two operations.

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HEADING FOR THE LINE: Heartbreak City, ridden by Adam McNamara, pictured winning the Betfred Ebor during day four of the 2016 Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York last month. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Martin mulling over the options for Ebor hero

EBOR hero Heartbreak City could miss his autumn engagements on the Flat – and go hurdling this winter.

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Trainer Roger Varian, left, with jockey William Buick. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Trainer Roger Varian eyes further Beverley success with Double Up

Roger Varian has an excellent strike-rate on his relatively rare forays to Beverley and Double Up can further enhance his record in the Eddie And Violet Smith Conditions Stakes.

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Jockey Tom Eaves celebrates winning The William Hill Ayr Gold Cup on Brando. Picture: Craig Watson/PA

Ayr Gold Cup: Brando leads the way as Yorkshire dominates with 1-2-3 finish

THE GREAT American actor Marlon Brando clearly did not have Brando the racehorse in mind when he ventured: “Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.”

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Fahey looks for Growl to emulate last year’s Don’t Touch

RICHARD Fahey appears to have a strong chance of winning back-to-back William Hill Ayr Gold Cups with long-time ante-post favourite Growl.

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Harbour Law ridden by George Baker celebrates after winning the Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes.

Baker left surprised by weight of St Leger success

EVEN though jockey George Baker was clearly elated by his unexpected Ladbrokes St Leger win seven days ago on the previously unheralded Harbour Law, it was the reaction of the wider Flat racing community that spoke volumes about their respect – and quiet admiration – for this unsung hero.

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Secret Number ridden by YP columnist Daniel Tudhope wins The William Hill Downside Cup Stakes during day one of the 2016 William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival. Picture: Craig Watson/PA.

Daniel Tudhope - In the Saddle: Hoping consistent Watchable can strike gold at Ayr

I ride at Ayr today and tomorrow and am well aware just how big a meeting it is.

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Jordan Vaughan completes a double aboard Sporty Yankee.

Vaughan takes his chances with Ayr double

JOCKEY jordan Vaughan epitomises horse racing’s fickleness.

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The Grey Gatsby has not won since landing the 2014 Irish Champion Stakes.

Gatsby hoping to write new chapter with win over Queen’s horse

FORMER French Derby winner The Grey Gatsby is set to provide a stern challenge to the Queen’s Royal Ascot winner Dartmouth at Newbury tomorrow.

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Rivet ridden by Andrea Atzeni (right) beats Thunder Snow ridden by James Doyle to win the At The Races Champagne Stakes during day four of the 2016 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.

Balding looking for South Seas clues in Newmarket’s Dewhurst

ANDREW Balding’s exciting South Seas remains among 50 juveniles for the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes on October 8 at Newmarket.

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Trainer Bryan Smart (Picture: Simon Hulme).

Nameitwhatyoulike will contest Ayr Gold Cup if rain falls as expected

BRYAN Smart is keen to run Nameitwhatyoulike in Saturday’s William Hill Ayr Gold Cup as long as there is sufficient give in the ground.

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Workers go to the aid of the stricken horse

Video: Racehorse breaks leg in Doncaster stalls before being shot dead in front of crowd

AN ANIMAL charity has released footage online of a racehorse rearing up and breaking a leg in the stalls at Doncaster's St Leger meeting, before being shot dead in full view of the crowd.

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