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Aidan O’Brien’s genius leads to Newbury triumph for Rhododendron

AIDAN O’BRIEN’s continued pre-eminence as the world’s top Flat trainer can be explained, in part, by the unrivalled quality of bloodstock produced each year by the Coolmore Stud.

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James Reveley has now won France's premeir jumps race for three consecutive years.

James Reveley equals racing history in France with third Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris win on the spin

NORTH YORKSHIRE jump jockey James Reveley equalled racing history by winning the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris for a third successive year.

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Frankie Dettori performs his flying dismount after Stradivarius won the Yorkshire Cup.

Dante Festival: Maestro Dettori gets a real tune out of Yorkshire Cup victor Stradivarius

IT’S horses like Stradivarius that help to keep Frankie Dettori young – and racegoers demanding a flying dismount after every big race success.

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Officials at York say they are confident they have the measures in place to maintain control on race-day.

York insists security measures 'in place' to avoid any repeat of disgraceful race-day violence

York racecourse believes it has measures in place for this week's Dante meeting to prevent the scenes which created unwanted headlines at Goodwood and Ascot recently.

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Wells Farhh Go ridden by David Allan (left).

York-bound Wells Farhh Go could be tailor-made for St Leger

TIM EASTERBY believes the St Leger could be the ultimate target for top prospect Wells Farhh Go.

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Forest Ranger and Tony Hamilton surge clear at Chester.

Eclipse is the next target for Fahey’s Ranger

RICHARD FAHEY has signalled the Group One Coral-Eclipse Stakes as the high-profile target for his middle distance star Forest Ranger.

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Tim Easterby's Wells Farhh Go in winning form at York last season.

Easterby’s course specialist to race against the big guns

TIM Easterby’s course specialist Wells Farhh Go is among 15 
confirmations for next Thursday’s Betfred Dante Stakes at York.

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Elarqam, ridden by Jim Crowley, seen winning the Tattersalls Stakes at Newmarket last September (Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Wire).

French Derby looks set to be next on Elarqam’s agenda

MARK Johnston feels the French Derby at Chantilly is the “obvious” choice for Elarqam’s next race.

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Jacbequick's trainer David O'Meara.

Jacbequick will look to hit target again at Beverley

JACBEQUICK would be a popular winner at today’s Bygone Beverley raceday – another theme day intended to pull in the crowds at the forward-looking track.

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Billesdon Brook, foreground, surges home to win the Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes ahead of Laurens, left (Picture: PA Wire).

Laurens set to be pointed at Prix de Diane

KARL BURKE’S stable star Laurens enhanced her reputation on Sunday despite finishing runner-up to rank outsider Billesdon Brook in the Qipco 1000 Guineas.

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Laurens and P J McDonald win the William Hill May Hill Stakes at Doncaster's St Leger meeting last year (Picture: Mike Egerton/PA).

PJ McDonald ready to embrace major challenge with Laurens

JOCKEY PJ McDonald has never been afraid of hard work. It is why he rode a career-best 128 winners on the Flat last year a decade after winning the Scottish Grand National over steeplechase fences.

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Elarqam will represent Mark Johnston in Saturday's 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Johnston’s confidence in Elarqam for 2000 Guineas is justified

MARK JOHNSTON is hopeful that Elarqam can overcome his relative inexperience in Saturday’s Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket – the first Classic of the 2018 Flat season.

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Nico de Boinville celebrates Altior's win in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

Break has prepared Altior for Celebration Chase – de Boinville

NICO de Boinville believes the extra time between his races will help Altior in his bid to end the season on a high in the Celebration Chase at Sandown, the culmination of the 2017-18 National Hunt season.

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Trainer Colin Tizzard with Cue Card who will parade today at Sandown's season-ending meeting.

Cue Card made my name says trainer Tizzard

COLIN TIZZARD will feel a range of emotions when Cue Card, the horse that made him, takes his leave of racing today.

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Finian's Oscar (left) ridden by Robbie Power on their way to winning the Big Buck's Celebration Manifesto Novices' Chase during day one of the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintee.

Tizzard wild about Oscar’s chances as he heads to Ireland

CONNECTIONS of Finian’s Oscar are confident he will have no problem getting the trip in the Growise Champion Novice Chase on day one of the Punchestown festival.

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Midnight Shadow ridden by Danny Cook wins The QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle Race at Ayr.

Smith’s horse steps out of shadows to land a big prize

SUE and Harvey Smith have been synonymous with staying steeplechasers for nearly three decades.

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Laurens and PJ McDonald remain on track for the 1000 Guineas after winning Newmarket's Fillies Mile last season.

Burke is confident Laurens is in prime condition

KARL BURKE says stable star Laurens is on track for the Qipco 1000 Guineas after pleasing connections in a racecourse gallop.

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Tiger Roll and Davy Russell clear the last fence in the Grand National.

No regrets at selling Tiger Roll, says Hawke

NIGEL Hawke insists he has no regrets about selling Randox Health Grand National winner Tiger Roll five years ago.

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Paddy Brennan and Cue Card jump the final fence in the 2015 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

Cue applause for retiring Cue Card

OWNER Jean Bishop has paid tribute to her horse of a lifetime after multiple Grade One-winning steeplechaser Cue card was retired.

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Scotland-bound: The grey Vintage Clouds and Danny Cook.

National review after Smith’s horse omitted

CONNECTIONS of Sue Smith’s Vintage Clouds are hoping for swift compensation after the staying chaser controversially failed to make the cut for the Grand National.

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