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Leopardstown: Order Of St George wins Saval Beg Stakes

Order Of St George: won the Saval Beg Stakes on Friday evening   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (    By Jack Haynes 7:40PM 3 JUN 2016  Report: Leopardstown, FridaySeamus & Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes (Listed), 1m6f, 4yo+ ASCOT GOLD CUP favourite Order Of St George enjoyed a straightforward return to action on Friday evening when breezing to victory in the ...

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USA: Beholder faces Stellar Wind in Vanity Mile

Beholder: faces her toughest assignment this year on Saturday   PICTURE: Jeff Gross/Getty Images    By Nicholas Godfrey 5:51PM 3 JUN 2016  Preview: USA, Saturday 1am (Sun) BSTSanta Anita: Vanity Mile (Grade 1) 1m, dirt, 3yo+ TRIPLE champion Beholder (Richard Mandella/Gary Stevens) faces the first proper test of her six-year-old campaign when she faces off against last year’s champion three-year-old filly ...

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O'Brien bids for Epsom Classic double with quintet

Aidan O’Brien: saddles five runners in the Investec Derby   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Tony O’Hehir 7:30aM 4 JUN 2016  US ARMY RANGER arrives at Epsom unbeaten in two starts but with plenty to prove as he leads Aidan O’Brien’s five-strong bid to land a sixth Investec Derby. Unraced last year, Ryan Moore’s mount was being talked about as a ...

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Derby factfile: All you need for the greatest Flat race

Epsom: hosts the historic Derby, first run in 1780   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (   By Peter Scargill 7:00aM 4 JUN 2016  The time has come for the greatest Flat race in the world – the Investec Derby. Here are ten facts about the Classic to help you make an informed choice when it comes to picking the winner… 1. The Derby ...

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Five memorable Derby winners from the last five decades

 By Peter Scargill 10:00PM 3 JUN 2016  A new name will be added to the illustrious Derby roll of honour on Saturday. We look back at some of the famous names already there. THE MINSTREL (above) – 1977Talent, athleticism and tenacity are what is required of a horse to win the Derby and this little battler had it all. He was ...

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Australia: Heavy rain forces Queensland Oaks to be abandoned

Over 7cm of rain fell at Eagle Farm forced the meeting to be called off   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (    By Mark Oberhardt/AAP Racing 11:34AM 4 JUN 2016  Australia: Queensland Oaks day at Eagle Farm in Brisbane was sensationally called off on Saturday after more than 70mm of rain hit the newly laid track in a period of five hours. ...

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USA: Grade 1 star Mshawish retired to stud after injury

Mshawish: captured Grade 1s on both the turf and the dirt   PICTURE: Leslie Martin    By Peter Scargill 12:10PM 4 JUN 2016  USA: Grade 1-winner Mshawish has been retired to stud after picking up a soft tissue injury while being prepared for the Met Mile at Belmont next Saturday. Trained by Todd Pletcher for Sheikh Joaan’s Al Shaqab Racing, Mshawish ...

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Harzand given green light to take chance in Derby after scare

Harzand (green): will run in this afternoon’s Classic   PICTURE: Alain Barr (    By David Baxter 2:37PM 4 JUN 2016  HARZAND will run in this afternoon’s Investec Derby, with connections satisfied the colt has suffered no ill-effects from spreading a plate on his way to the track. The Ballysax winner, generally an 8-1 chance for the race, had a front ...

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No delay as classy Postponed captures Coronation Cup

 By James Burn 3:24PM 4 JUN 2016  Report: Epsom, Saturday Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup (sponsored by Investec) (Group 1) 1m4f, 4yo+ POSTPONED, regarded by many as one of the world’s leading middle-distance performers, showed just why with an impressive success in the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup at Epsom on Derby day. More to follow …   Horse Racing News ...

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