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Hurricane Fly Retires – ‘A Legend of a Horse’

The time had to come, and most would surely agree that the decision is the correct one. However, a Jumps season without the wonderful Hurricane Fly is sure to feel a little empty. Over the past dozen years or so, he developed into one of the greatest hurdlers of all time. Completely dominant in Ireland […]

A double at Windsor for Harry Bentley on Saturday evening followed victory in the Group 3 Prestige Stakes on board Hawksmoor. The talented young rider continues to impress and has notched up four winners in the last two days from just seven rides. From West Sussex, his big break came at 16 when due to […]

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Fireglow is set to light up the 888Sport Prestige Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday. Mark Johnston’s two-year-old filly has shown a high level of form in her four starts and was last seen chasing home Blue Bayou in the Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket. The Prestige is a seven furlong Group 3 event for juvenile […]

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A two day meet continues today at Musselburgh, with the usual suspects hoping for more success at the Scottish track. O’Meara was among the winners yesterday, also saddling a second and a third. Bahamian Desert took the Ray Hawthorne Memorial Handicap, hardly a major prize for the trainer, but again a familiar story of a […]

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The Group 2 Celebration Mile from Goodwood is Saturday’s showpiece event. The race was first run in 1967 and has gone to many top-class milers in its time. One of the greatest, Brigadier Gerard, took the race in his dominant season of 1971, having already bagged the 2,000 Guineas, the St James’s Palace Stakes and […]

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It’s been announced that US Triple-Crown winner American Pharoah will next head for the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga. The race takes place on August 29 and will be his last prior to the Breeders’ Cup at the end of October. After another stunning piece of work at Del Mar, his owner Ahmed Zayat […]

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Last week’s focus was rightly on the York Ebor Meeting, and though the ‘Clash of the Summer’ failed to materialize, we still witnessed a terrific few days of top-class action.Though the Flat Racing season still has plenty to offer, I thought today I’d switch codes and take a look at how the summer jumps programme […]

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Two days into the York Ebor meeting and William Haggas already has four winners on the board; and this from just five runners. Many anticipated a strong showing from the Newmarket trainer, and Haggas has certainly delivered. Storm The Stars landed a deserved top-flight success on Wednesday with a gutsy win in the Great Voltigeur […]

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