Horse Racing

Kyprios collects the gold cup, the brave Stradivarius the applause

Kyprios gave trainer Aidan O’Brien a record and extended the eighth Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday, but it was three-time winner Stradivarius who received the biggest round of applause after taking a gallant third place in his last appearance at the meeting. In fact, eight-year-old Stradivarius had been applauded by the crowd before Frankie Dettori …

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Time to “chillax” as Dettori shows his character getting back on his feet in Coronation

Frankie Dettori said he was “relaxing” after recovering from a “tough week” to bounce off the mark and win the feature Coronation Stakes on day three of Royal Ascot with impressive, undefeated filly Inspiral. The 51-year-old Italian superstar was delighted with the recognition and a warm welcome back to the winners’ enclosure from trainer John …

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British racers struggle to attract new spectators into the saddle

The crowded grandstands at Epsom and Royal Ascot are exactly the images a sport wants to spread around the world, but away from the prestigious meetings, racing is facing a difficult time attracting new viewers. Worryingly for the ‘sport of kings’, the crown seemed to have lost some of its luster as both the York …

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O’Brien sweeps to another notable racing milestone at Royal Ascot

Record-breaking Irish manager Aidan O’Brien set another milestone on Saturday when he celebrated his 900th group or graded winner with Broome’s Hardwicke Stakes victory on the final day of Royal Ascot. O’Brien’s biggest rival these days, Charlie Appleby, who started training a while after the 52-year-old Irishman, is accumulating group races at a speed of …

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Doyle makes history becoming the first female jockey to win the French classic

Hollie Doyle became the first female jockey to win a French Classic when she rode favorite Nashwa to victory at the French Oaks (Prix de Diane) at Chantilly on Sunday. The 25-year-old England jockey had finished third in the Epsom Oaks in Nashwa earlier this month but made no mistake this time and put up …

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