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Weighed In: the best and worst of the week’s racing

Annie Power: the brilliant jumps mare was retired on Tuesday   PICTURE: Caroline Norris   Performance of the week Whether the tactics were deliberate or not is a moot point – Ribchester was simply electric in the Lockinge Stakes as … Continue reading

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Buick to appeal against ban that rules him out of Derby

William Buick   PICTURE: Getty Images   William Buick has decided to challenge the “harsh” five-day ban due to cost him involvement in both days of the Investec Derby meeting. The Professional Jockeys Association tweeted on Sunday that it would … Continue reading

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She’s a daddy’s girl! Soul Stirring gives Frankel Classic win

Soul Stirring and Christophe Lemaire win the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) at Tokyo   PICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi   The number of Classics Frankel has won as a sire now matches his achievements on the track after Soul Stirring justified favouritism … Continue reading

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Newmarket gallops: cricket legend Holding bowled over by Mirage

Sir Michael Stoute: could run Mirage Dancer in the Investec Derby   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   David Milnes casts his expert eye over the talent on show at HQ Mirage Dancer Sir Michael StouteStoute’s friend and fellow Barbadian Michael Holding … Continue reading

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On the team sheet: Dubai Thunder among Godolphin Derby plans

John Ferguson   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   Dubai Thunder, who announced himself with a ten-length victory in a Newbury maiden on Friday, is “on the team sheet” of horses being considered for the Investec Derby, Godolphin racing manager John … Continue reading

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Silks confusion leaves museum red-faced after fresh discovery

Lottery and Jem Mason in the correct silks   PICTURE: David Cramphorn   A report in the Liverpool Mercury from 1839 has left members of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing Sporting Art red faced, having revealed that a set of … Continue reading

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Bullish Mann to ready surprise 1.5 million contender for Derby

Charlie Mann aboard a ‘serious horse’   PICTURE: David Cramphorn   Lambourn’s Derby challenge does not have the same depth of Aidan O’Brien’s or Newmarket’s but jumps trainer Charlie Mann is the surprise name who could come to the rescue … Continue reading

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US Classic runner-up could fly in for Oaks bid at Epsom

Daddys Lil Darling (left) could be coming to Epsom The Investec Oaks could have a surprise American participant after the fillies’ Classic was put on the agenda of Friday’s Kentucky Oaks runner-up Daddys Lil Darling. As a visit to Epsom … Continue reading

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Punters be warned: Churchill talk on hold for ‘at least a week’

Churchill   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   Punters keen to give Churchill their Epsom vote have been advised to stay patient by Aidan O’Brien, who revealed an Investec Derby decision will not be made for at least a week. Superstar juvenile Churchill proved a … Continue reading

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Harrington has million in mind for Gold Cup hero Sizing John

Sizing John is steered to victory by Robbie Power   PICTURE: Getty Images   Jessica Harrington has set her sights on more gold after revealing her ambition to let Cheltenham and Punchestown Gold Cup winner Sizing John chase the £1 … Continue reading

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