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Women in horse racing under-represented in most prominent areas, says study

Women are under-represented in the most prominent areas of British horse racing, says the first report into gender diversity in the sport. Nearly 400 people at all levels of racing took part in the study, which has been seen by BBC Sport. It found more women are entering racing from ...

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York: Musidora Stakes the feature race on day one of Dante Festival

Shutter Speed will head the Musidora Stakes field provided there is not too much rain before York’s Dante Festival starts on Wednesday. Trainer John Gosden says the filly will run if the ground is not too soft. Although the race (16:05 BST) is a trial for next month’s Oaks at ...

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Annie Power: 2016 Cheltenham Champion Hurdle winner retired

The 2016 Champion Hurdle winner Annie Power has been retired, says trainer Willie Mullins. The nine-year-old is in foal to 2012 Derby winner Camelot and had not raced since last year’s Aintree Hurdle win. Annie Power, ridden by Ruby Walsh, became the first mare in 22 years to win the ...

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Epsom Derby Trial: Best Solution wins for Godolphin at Lingfield

Best Solution, ridden by Pat Cosgrave, was a convincing winner of the Epsom Derby Trial at Lingfield. The Godolphin colt, at odds of 7-1, beat Glencadam Glory by three and a quarter lengths, with Tartini third. Sofia Rocks set the pace before Best Solution surged clear. Favourite Sir John Lavery ...

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Cliffs Of Moher wins Dee Stakes at Chester for Aidan O'Brien

Cliffs Of Moher justified his favourite status with victory on his return to action in the Dee Stakes at Chester. Ryan Moore positioned the Galileo colt, priced at 4-5 Fav, just behind the pace-setting Max Zorin before moving through in the final furlong. Cliffs Of Moher, in his first race ...

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Venice Beach leads O'Brien 1-2-3 in Chester Vase

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s winning run continued as his horses filled the first three places in the Chester Vase, with Venice Beach victorious. The 5-2 favourite, ridden by Ryan Moore, beat Wings Of Eagles, with The Anvil a nose further back in third. O’Brien said all three could run in next ...

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Chester Cup: Montaly wins Chester Cup; Enable takes Cheshire Oaks

Montaly got up in a tight finish to give trainer Andrew Balding and jockey Oisin Murphy a first Chester Cup win. The 16-1 shot collared Yorkidding by a neck, with Fun Mac third and Who Dares Wins fourth. Earlier, Enable – under Frankie Dettori for trainer John Gosden – won ...

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1,000 Guineas: Winter wins Classic to give Aidan O'Brien a third Guineas double

Winter won the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket to give trainer Aidan O’Brien a third double in the Guineas. O’Brien won Saturday’s 2,000 Guineas with Churchill and also won both Classics in 2005 and 2012. Winter, ridden by Wayne Lordan, denied Ryan Moore a Guineas double as stablemate and 9-4 favourite ...

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Heartbreak City put down after breaking leg

Heartbreak City, runner-up in last year’s Melbourne Cup after winning the Ebor, has been put down after breaking his leg in a gallops accident. The Tony Martin-trained gelding sustained the injury while working at the Curragh on Saturday. County Meath-based Martin spoke of his sadness after the seven-year-old’s death. “He ...

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Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming wins at Churchill Downs

Always Dreaming gave trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Velazquez kept 9-2 shot Always Dreaming in a good position during the one-and-a-quarter-mile race and won by almost three lengths from Lookin At Lee. Battle of Midway held on for ...

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