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Ebor Festival: Nakeeta hangs on to win Ebor Handicap at York

Nakeeta clinched victory in the Ebor Handicap at York, beating Flymetothestars in a close finish. The Callum Rodriguez-ridden 12-1 shot came through the field to lead before holding off the 7-1 favourite to claim a first win since September 2015. “He’s better coming through horses,” Rodriguez said. “When he gets ...

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Ebor Festival: Marsha wins Nunthorpe Stakes at York

Marsha pipped Lady Aurelia to the post to win the Nunthorpe Stakes on day three of the Ebor Festival at York. Lady Aurelia, the Frankie Dettori-ridden favourite, led just strides from the line but Luke Morris closed aboard Sir Mark Prescott’s 8-1 shot to win in a photo finish, with ...

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Juddmonte International: Ulysses wins by two lengths under Jim Crowley

Champion jockey Jim Crowley rode Ulysses to victory in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York. The 4-1 shot claimed his second Group One win of the season as veteran trainer Sir Michael Stoute earned a record sixth win in the race. Having finished second in the King George VI and ...

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Juddmonte International Stakes: Ulysses and Barney Roy to meet again at York

Ulysses and Barney Roy are to meet in a rematch of their Coral-Eclipse duel at Juddmonte’s International Stakes at York on Wednesday. The pair, who thrilled fans in a tight finish at Sandown last month, lead the field of seven. The line-up for the mile-and-a-quarter race also includes Aidan O’Brien’s ...

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Champion three-year-old Almanzor retired to stud

Almanzor, last season’s champion three-year-old, has been retired to stud. The colt, trained in France by Jean-Claude Rouget, won the French Derby,Irish Champion Stakes and Champion Stakes at Ascot in 2016. He had been training as a four-year-old with the aim of running in October’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, ...

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Jockey Russell investigated after 'striking horse'

Jockey Davy Russell is under investigation after footage appeared to show him striking a horse on the back of the head moments before a race. Russell, 38, appeared to aim a blow with his right hand while on board Kings Dolly, after the horse pulled up at a pre-race ‘show’ ...

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William Buick: Jockey out for at least six weeks after fall at Arlington

Jockey William Buick will be sidelined for at least six weeks after being injured in a fall in the United States. He was unseated as Royal Ascot winner Permian was fatally injured after coming last in the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington on 12 August. Buick, 29, suffered a compression of ...

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William Buick: Jockey home after fall from Permian at Arlington

William Buick is recovering at home after being injured in a fall from his mount Permian, who was fatally injured in the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington. The jockey was unseated as Dante Stakes and Royal Ascot winner Permian, trained by Mark Johnston, broke down after crossing the line in last ...

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