Alpha Centauri gives Jessica Harrington first Royal Ascot winner in terrific style

National Hunt stalwart Jessica Harrington lapped up her first Royal Ascot winner when Alpha Centauri romped home in the Coronation Stakes in record time.

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Ascot preview: Ideal conditions for Sioux Nation

On good-to-firm ground Sioux Nation’s form reads 2111 and the Aidan O’Brien-trained Scat Daddy colt can enhance that record by landing the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup, set to be run on his ideal conditions, on the penultimate day of Royal Ascot 2018.

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Galway return ‘no problem’ for Ruby Walsh

Ruby Walsh is targeting the Galway Festival as he continues to recover from the broken leg he sustained at Cheltenham in March.

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A closer look at the rise of hooliganism at Royal Ascot

A new and unwelcome breed of racegoer — well-suited young men, travelling in packs, drinking unwisely and chanting menacingly — has become an uncomfortably prominent threat to the wellbeing of British horse racing

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Surrounding pounces late to land the feature for Halford

Surrounding, ridden for Michael Halford and the Newell family from nearby Ratoath by Conor Hoban, pounced late to land the featured Toals.com Bookmakers Fillies Race in Fairyhouse.

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Progressive Foxtrot Lady should waltz to another victory

With just three days to go, Royal Ascot is at the forefront of every racing fan’s thoughts.

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Irish Derby likely next stop for Epsom runner-up Dee Ex Bee

Investec Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee appears increasingly likely to line up in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh on June 30.

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Winning return for Davy Russell in Roscommon

Sidelined since May 7, champion-jockey Davy Russell made a successful return to competitive action when landing the €30,000 thetote.com Connacht National Handicap Chase on top-weight Kaiser Back in Roscommon last night.

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Justify justifies Bob Baffert's belief

Sixteen weeks ago, no one knew what to make of Justify — except trainer Bob Baffert.

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Justify ‘looking fantastic and ready to roll’ in Belmont

Bob Baffert believes Justify is in the form of his life ahead of his bid for racing immortality in the Belmont Stakes.

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With Denman, the will was always stronger than the skill

Muhammad Ali may have been famous for his razor-sharp one-liners but it was one of his deeper, more profound statements that came to mind when the sad news of Denman’s death, aged 18, emerged yesterday morning.

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Thornton bows out with a winner

Andrew Thornton enjoyed the perfect send-off to his riding career with a winner at Uttoxeter yesterday.

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Andrew Thornton reflects on long career as final rides loom

Andrew Thornton’s retirement at Uttoxeter today will signal the end of an era in weighing rooms up and down Britain.

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Relentless Aidan O’Brien on Derby march again

Boasting a CV featuring six Investec Derby victories would be good enough for many - that is unless you are on the brink of claiming a record-equalling seventh and go by the name of Aidan O’Brien.

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Oisin Murphy primed for Investec Derby action with Roaring Lion

Oisin Murphy is not afraid to celebrate on the big occasion and should Roaring Lion land the Investec Derby on Saturday, plenty more joyous scenes can be expected.

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Jessica Harrington dances to Alpha beat

In the past 18 months, Jessica Harrington celebrated numerous firsts: A first Irish Gold Cup victory, first Cheltenham Gold Cup success, first Irish Grand National, and became the most successful lady trainer in the history of the Cheltenham Festival.

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