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Video of 25/1 shot Serpentine winning 2020 English Derby

Video of Serpentine and jockey Emmet McNamara pulling off a big upset in the 2020 English Derby at Epsom, as the Curragh maiden winner of seven days ago made all to win Britain’s premier Classic. The 25-1 shot took an...

Geraghty, Henderson & McManus claim 29/1 double

The Barry Geraghty-ridden Dame De Compagnie (5/1f) fended off all challengers in the £100,000 Grade 3 Coral Cup. The Nicky Henderson-trained mare beat Davy Russell and Black Tears (12/1) by two and a quarter lengths, with Thosedaysaregone (10/1) a further...

Hawwaam leads home Mike De Kock 1-2 in Grade 1

The pre-race favourite Hawwaam (11/10f) claimed the Grade 1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes at Turffontein, South Africa, this afternoon for trainer Mike De Kock. In the colours of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, the five-year-old, rated by many observers...

Irish-owned Shishkin wins opening Grade 1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle

The Nicky Henderson-trained Shishkin made it three victories for four starts over hurdles with a thrilling victory in the £125,000 Grade 1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival. Ridden by Nico...

Chacun Pour Soi leads home Mullins 1-2 in Ladbrokes Dublin Chase

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Chacun Pour Soi, under Paul Townend, led home a Willie Mullins-trained 1-2 in The Ladbrokes Dublin Steeplechase, the second Grade 1 contest on the first day of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown. The 6/5 favourite beat stable companion and...

Murtagh, Carroll, Whelan and Colgan claim doubles on Wednesday

It was a case of doubles all round today as jockeys Ronan Whelan, Robbie Colgan and Gary Carroll had two winners each, while Johnny Murtagh, whose horses have been in very good form recently, also claimed a double. Racing began...

Jockey Liam Treadwell dies age 34

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Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell has died aged 34. A gentleman on the track, as well as off it he won one the biggest races, The Grand National. In 2009 Liam won aboard Mon Mome for trainer Venetia Williams....

Politologue gives owner John Hales his third Champion Chase

Politologue caused an upset with an all-the-way 6/1 success in the £400,000 Grade 1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the day two highlight. Trained by Paul Nicholls, the nine-year-old son of Poliglote jumped brilliantly under Harry Skelton and stayed on...

Royal Ascot timetable and Irish-trained runners for Friday, 19th June

Friday’s feature race at Royal Ascot is the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs. The race is off at 3.35pm and will have five Irish runners. Sky Sports Racing will again show every race with Virgin Media One and...

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