Friday, June 22, 2018
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Frankie’s 60th Royal Ascot win!

FRANKIE Dettori claimed his 60th Royal Ascot winner as Stradivarius took the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on Thursday after a thrilling finish. Dettori was at his best in the 4000m marathon on the 7-4 joint favourite, trained by John...

Stoute’s 76th winner at Royal Ascot

SIR Michael Stoute became the winning-most trainer in Royal Ascot history yesterday when, 41 years after his first, Poet’s Word became his 76th winner at the meeting coming home a comfortable victor of the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. The bookmakers...

Another Gr1 winner for Frankel

WITHOUT Parole claimed his fourth victory from as many starts with a clear-cut success in the Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes over 1600m at Royal Ascot. John Gosden's Frankel colt completed his hat-trick in the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown...

Royal Ascot starts with shock win

ACCIDENTAL Agent (33-1) provided a shock victory in the Gr1 Queen Anne Stakes as the 2018 Royal Ascot meeting got off to a surprising start on Tuesday. The betting market suggested a battle between the powerful Godolphin and Coolmore operations as the...

Latham is breaking through Down Under

A decade ago South African jockey Keagan Latham won a Group One race in Abu Dhabi, the HH Presidents Cup on Dynamite. These days he is more likely to feature in race books for Kembla Grange, Muswellbrook or Nowra in...

Da Silva suspended after hitting Crowley

FORMER UK Champion Jockey Jim Crowley has claimed he was “the victim of an unprovoked attack from behind” after he was struck in the face by Raul da Silva (photo) at Goodwood on Sunday. Da Silva was suspended for 21...

Justify wins US Triple Crown

Cheered on by fans wearing yellow foam crowns instead of the Egyptian headdresses that greeted American Pharoah in 2015, Justify (3-5 favourite) won the 150th Belmont Stakes over 2400m in emphatic fashion on Saturday to earn a crown of...

The Queen’s runner wins US Gr2

CALL To Mind, bred and owned by Her Majesty, The Queen, raced into the lead on the far turn and used the length of the stretch to fend off Canessar and fellow European invader Prince of Arran for a...

Star jockey Moreira to leave Hong Kong

SUPERSTAR jockey Joao Moreira will be quitting Hong Kong racing at the end of the current season. Moreira plans to go to Japan to prepare himself for the rigorous tests required to become the Japan Racing Association’s third full-time...

A tribute to the great jumper Denman

DENMAN, one of the greatest jumpers in history, was euthanised at age 18 this week following illness. Relive one of his epic victories, the Hennessy Gold Cup of 2007, with an amazing horseback simulation of the race by jockey...

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The Catamaran Party: Justin Vermaak’s story

THE Mauritius Turf Club Stewards last week suspended South African jockeys Raymond Danielson and Brandon Lerena for allegedly socialising with a licensed bookmaker on a boat in Mauritius. Muzi Yeni, another local rider seen partying on the same boat, was...