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Royal Ascot: Signora Cabello rises to occasion to delight of Phoenix Thoroughbreds

THE only person not surprised by Signora Cabello’s stirring victory at Royal Ascot was the man who matters most of all – North Yorkshire trainer John Quinn.

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Aidan O'Brien.

Order can be restored at Royal Ascot, says O’Brien

AIDAN O’Brien is confident Order Of St George is at the top of his game ahead of his bid to claim a second Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

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One to watch: Frankie Dettori celebrates after Cracksman won last year's Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.

Royal Ascot: Cracksman can show his champion form

JOHN GOSDEN is confident that Cracksman will show champion qualities in today’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes – Royal Ascot’s day two highlight – and show why he should be regarded as Europe’s top middle-distance horse.

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Blue Point ridden by jockey William Buick wins the King's Stand Stakes during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.

Royal Ascot: Buick is ecstatic as Blue Point wins first Group One

WILLIAM BUICK and Charlie Appleby have always held Blue Point in the highest regard since the horse’s breakthrough win at York two summers ago.

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Laurens and PJ McDonald celebrate their famous win in the French Oaks.

PJ McDonald targets landmark victory at Ascot after Laurens’ Classic ride

FLAT jockey PJ McDonald has already fulfilled one ambition this week. He’s now a Classic-winning rider after Laurens, his horse of a lifetime, showed remarkable resilience to win the French Oaks.

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Oisin Murphy rides Lightning Spear in today's Royal Ascot curtain-raiser.

Lightning Spear’s age not an issue for Murphy in Queen Anne Stakes

OISIN MURPHY believes the ultra-consistent Lightning Spear can defy his advancing years and claim a long-overdue Group One success in the Queen Anne Stakes, Royal Ascot’s traditional curtain-raiser.

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CLASSIC WIN: Jockey PJ Mcdonald & Laurens celebrate winning the 169th edition of the Prix de Diane at Chantilly. Picture: LUCAS BARIOULET/AFP/Getty Images

Karl Burke celebrates Classic win with Laurens at Chantilly

Laurens gave trainer Karl Burke and jockey PJ McDonald their first taste of Classic success with a determined victory in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.

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Give It Some Teddy and David Allan win the Macmillan Stakes at York. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA

Mister Belvedere’s York triumph up there with the best for Michael Dods

MICHAEL DODS claimed watching his daughter Sophie win the Queen Mother’s Cup at York on Mister Belvedere “means as much as winning the Nunthorpe”.

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Laurens and jockey PJ McDonald

Burke wants pace for Laurens at Chantilly

Trainer Karl Burke is hoping there will be a stronger gallop as his stable star Laurens heads back to France tomorrow in the Group One Prix de Diane Longines.

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Doncaster bid: Watchable and Daniel Tudhope join forces again. Picture: Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images

Turf Topics - Daniel Tudhope: Saddling up for the big charity day on Knavesmire

A WEEKEND of chasing winners on Knavesmire and Town Moor will set me up nicely for Royal Ascot next week.

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Paul Hanagan, right, and trainer Richard Fahey

Fahey hails Hanaghan after fine York double

Richard Fahey heaped praise on jockey Paul Hanagan after the formidable combination enjoyed two winners at York yesterday.

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ASCOT-BOUND: Kodyanna, winning the Hilary Needler Trophy at Beverley on Saturday. Picture: Hannah Ali.

Ascot now the target for ‘tough’ Kodyanna after Beverley triumph

PAUL HANAGAN praised the resilience of Kodyanna after the filly booked her place at Royal Ascot with a stirring big race win at Beverley.

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Honour guard:  Andrew Thornton after his last ride as a jockey as he retires at Uttoxeter. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Stay loyal is the message as Andrew Thornton hangs up his boots

IT was apt that the unheralded Amirr should be the 1,007th – and final – winner in the career of jump racing’s elder statesman Andrew Thornton before hanging up the riding boots this week.

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David Griffiths: Happy to engage William Buick.

David Griffiths reunited with Derby hero William Buick

IT is entirely fitting that newly-crowned Epsom Derby-winning jockey William Buick should partner Duke Of Firenze for Bawtry trainer David Griffiths in today’s feature sprint at Haydock.

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Royal Ascot-bound: Daniel Tudhope will be back on board Suedois. Picture: Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images

Daniel Tudhope: Getting booked up for Royal Ascot

Great racing days are coming thick and fast this month.

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Trainer Karl Burke.

Beverley win can propel Life of Riley towards Royal Ascot date

KARL Burke’S team hope Life Of Riley can book his place at Royal Ascot by winning one of Beverley’s feature races of the year.

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Jockey Andrew Thornton in the parade ring after his final race as a jockey at Uttoxeter Racecourse. (Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire)

Victorious farewell for classy Thornton as Nicholls leads tributes to Denman

Andrew Thornton enjoyed the perfect send-off to his riding career with a winner at Uttoxeter.

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Trainer Joseph O'Brie celebrates after Rekindling wins the Melbourne Cup at Flemington in November 2017. Picture: AP/Andy Brownbill.

Joseph O’Brien’s Staycation aimed at Beverley’s Yeardley Trophy

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Joseph O’Brien could have a first runner at Beverley on Saturday.

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Andrew Thornton and Cool Dawn clear the last fence in the 1998 Gold Cup.

It’s the right time to go – Thornton

ANDREW THORNTON says his only regret is the number of falls – and injuries – as jump racing’s elder statesman calls time on his career.

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Andrew Thornton is to retire tomorrow.

Former Gold Cup winner Thornton calls time on racing career

VETERAN National Hunt jockey Andrew Thornton has announced he will retire at Uttoxeter on Wednesday.

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