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    Trainer Fergal O'Brien seeking bigger base after 60 winners in two seasons

    Trainer Fergal O'Brien says the increased number of horses he has to train on the back of two hugely successful seasons has prompted him to search for a new bigger base.O'Brien will continue to train from the Upper Yard at Grange Hill Farm near the Cotswold village of Guiting Power for the forthcoming jump season.O'Brien rents off the stable off Cathy Twiston-Davies and shares the gallops with her former husband trainer Nigel who trains in the neighbouring stable. Fergal O'Brien's string has increased from 25 to 100 and he needs more capacity But having had 25 horses when he moved ...

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    Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Friday, June 8

    Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Friday's meetings at Carlisle, Brighton, Stratford, Goodwood, Wolverhampton and Haydock.  Sportsmail's Robin Goodfellow provides his tips ahead of six race meetings on Friday CARLISLE ROBIN GOODFELLOW1.30 Rockin Roy2.00 Only Spoofing (nap)2.30 Me Before You3.00 Angels3.30 Davy’s Dilemma4.00 Sempre Presto4.30 Mister Moosah5.00 John Caesar GIMCRACK1.30 Yousini2.00 Alsvinder2.30 Me Before You3.00 Angels3.30 Airton4.00 I’m Improving4.30 Mister Moosah5.00 Zihaam BRIGHTON ROBIN GOODFELLOW 2.10 Crystal Deauville2.40 Thegreatestshowman3.10 Tigerwolf3.40 Roy Rocket4.10 Braemar4.40 King of Dreams5.10 Zapper Cass GIMCRACK 2.10 Crystal Deauville2.40 Kadiz3.10 Bernardo O’Reilly3.40 Hallingham4.10 Altra Vita4.40 King of Dreams5.10 Zapper Cass STRATFORD ROBIN GOODFELLOW 5.35 Ballinahow ...

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    Jockey Thornton to end 28-year career with four rides at Uttoxeter

    Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning jockey Andrew Thornton rides the final four races of a distinguished 28-year career at Uttoxeter on Wednesday.Thornton, 45, has recorded 1,006 British wins, one of an elite bunch of jump jockeys with more than 1,000.His biggest success came on Cool Dawn in the 1998 Gold Cup. His other major triumphs include the 1997 King George VI Chase on See More Business, 2007 Welsh National on Miko De Beauchene and 2001 Scottish National on Gingembre. jockey Andrew Thornton, aged 45, has won 1,006 races in the UK in a 28-year career Although operating on the southern circuit in ...

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    Study Of Man wins French derby in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly

    Study Of Man claimed Classic glory in the Qipco Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly.Pascal Bary's colt was among the leading contenders following an impressive display in the Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud last month and was always travelling strongly in midfield.He began to reel in the leaders early in the home straight under Stephane Pasquier and battled his way to the lead inside the final furlong. Stephane Pasquier riding Study Of Man win The Qipco Prix de Jockey Club at Chantilly Several horses attempted to peg him back as the post loomed, but Study Of Man, a son of Deep ...

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    Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Monday, June 4

    Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Monday's meetings at Leicester, Newton Abbott, Ayr and Windsor. Sportsmail's Robin Goodfellow provides his tips ahead of four race meetings on Monday LEICESTER  ROBIN GOODFELLOW2.10 Two Blondes2.40 Acrux3.10 Unforgetable Filly3.40 Gododdin4.10 Global Conqueror4.40 Shareef Star5.10 Tadaawol5.40 Kachumba GIMCRACK2.10 Oloroso2.40 Kody Ridge3.10 Di Fede (nap)3.40 Gododdin4.10 Global Conqueror4.40 Armed5.10 Twin Appeal (nb)5.40 Alba Del Sole NEWTON ABBOTT ROBIN GOODFELLOW 2.20 Grageelagh Girl 2.50 Bandsman3.20 Cultivator3.50 It’s Obvious4.20 Global Thrill4.50 Free Stone Hill5.25 Amour D’or GIMCRACK 2.20 Dancing Hearts2.50 Bandsman3.20 Red Tornado3.50 Royals And Rebels4.20 Bulletproof4.50 Salto Chisco5.25 Powerstown Park AYR ROBIN GOODFELLOW 6.00 Dream ...

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    Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum lining up a double for Masar with Epsom hero set for Irish Derby

    Trainer Charlie Appleby and owner Sheik Mohammed are lining up a Derby double for Saturday’s Epsom hero Masar.As the chestnut’s lengthand- a-half win sank in,Appleby revealed it was likely the first Derby winner to carry the Sheik’s Godolphin blue colours would head to the Curragh on June 30 to try to win the Irish equivalent.Having defeated the massed Aidan O’Brien ranks on Epsom Downs, the clash in Ballydoyle’s backyard could mean a defining re-match for Masar with beaten odds-on favourite Saxon Warrior. William Buick celebrates after winning Saturday's Epsom Derby with Masar Charlie Appleby (right) embraces his tearful wife after ...

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    Racegoers ejected from Hexham after fight breaks out in latest case of racecourse violence

    Racegoers were kicked out of Hexham on Saturday after a fight broke out in yet another case of violence at racecourses.A group of young men were photographed trading blows at the traditionally quiet Northumberland track. There were reports on social media that more than 20 people were fighting in the car park. One person who claimed to have seen a video of the incident wrote that it was a ‘20-a-side free for all, no police in sight’. Another said: ‘Great day at Hexham races almost spoilt by the fight in the car park, awful.’ Racegoers were kicked out of Hexham Racecourse ...

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    Jump jockey Harry Cobden facing up to two months on the sidelines after fracturing bone in his neck

    Jump jockey Harry Cobden is facing up to two months on the sidelines after fracturing a bone in his neck when unseated from Mick Thonic at Market Rasen on Friday.The 19-year-old, who was appointed No 1 jockey to 10-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls last month, fractured his C2 vertebra when flung into the turf after his Colin Tizzard-trained mount unseated him at the last fence.Cobden said: ‘I will hopefully be back in two months or so. I have to wear a neck brace to make sure everything heals properly. I will make sure I am A1 before I come back ...

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    Masar surges to Derby glory as Godolphin stable claims first win at Epsom

    Masar romped home in Britain's richest horse race, The Epsom Derby, to deliver a first triumph for Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum's Godolphin stable at Epsom Downs on Saturday.Masar, trained by Charlie Appleby, dominated the 239th running of the race to scoop the £920,000 ($1.2 million) first prize ahead of second placed Dee Ex Bee and Roaring Lion in third.Hot favourite Saxon Warrior could only finish fourth. William Buick celebrates after winning Saturday's Epsom Derby with Masar DERBY RESULT 1st Masar (W Buick) 16-12nd Dee Ex Bee (S De Sousa) 20-13rd Roaring Lion (Oisin Murphy) 6-1 Trainer Appleby was overjoyed with the victory, ...

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    Frankie Dettori dismisses talk he will retire after Derby

    Frankie Dettori has rubbished rumours that he will retire following Saturday's Investec Derby at Epsom.Rumours had been circulating the 47-year-old would call it a day after riding the Dermot Weld-trained Hazapour in the mile-and-a-half showpiece.But the multiple Classic-winning rider put to bed that speculation in the wake of his victory aboard the Martyn Meade-trained Wilamina in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes. Frankie Dettori celebrates his victory aboard Wilamina at the Princess Elizabeth StakesHe said: 'I'm not retiring. There is a rumour going around saying that I'm going to retire after the Derby.'I'm definitely not retiring and you definitely have another five years ...

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    Epsom Derby 2018 RECAP: Masar wins

    Kate McGreavy Host commentator Auto-update 17:05 That's it! It's over for another year! Masar romped home in Britain's richest horse race, The Epsom Derby, to deliver a first triumph for Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum's Godolphin stable at Epsom Downs on Saturday. Masar, trained by Charlie Appleby, dominated the 239th running of the race to scoop the £920,000 ($1.2 million) first prize ahead of second placed Dee Ex Bee and Roaring Lion in third. Hot favourite Saxon Warrior could only finish fourth. READ FULL STORY HERE However, you celebrate (or commiserate) enjoy the rest of your weekend! 16:53 Masar winning, ridden by William Buick and trained ...

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    Aidan O'Brien's joy as teenage son lands Oaks with Forever Together

    She was the only filly in the line-up never to have won a race before, but Forever Together turned the Investec Oaks into a procession — streaking home by four-and-a-half lengths on Friday.The 7-1 shot grabbed a favoured berth on the stand’s side rail in the home straight as the runners crossed the course in search of the best ground. And the Aidan O’Brien-trained daughter of Galileo pulled clear of 5-2 favourite Wild lllusion, while front-running stablemate Bye Bye Baby finished a further threeand- a-half lengths back in third. Forever Together trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Donnacha celebrate after winning the Oaks ...

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    The Derby 2018: Harry Dunlop bids to get it all right on the Knight To Behold

    At his palatial stable in County Tipperary, six-time Derby-winning trainer Aidan O’Brien has some of the best bred and fastest horses in the world.Of those 200 thoroughbreds, seven will run in the £1.5million Investec Derby, including hot favourite Saxon Warrior.John Gosden, who has second favourite Roaring Lion, is also in the 200 club over in Newmarket, as is William Haggas, who sends out his Chester Vase winner Young Rascal. Harry Dunlop's Knight To Behold will take on Saxon Warrior and Roaring Lion (above) And yet the established order could be turned upside down by a trainer who has never even saddled ...

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    Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, June 2

    Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Saturday's meetings at Worcester, Musselburgh, Doncaster, Hexham, Chepstow, Lingfield and Epsom Downs.  Sportsmail's Robin Goodfellow provides his tips ahead of seven race meetings on Saturday WORCESTER ROBIN GOODFELLOW1.45 Northandsouth2.20 Gustave Mahler2.55 Pearls Legend3.30 Black Kalanisi4.05 Easter Rocket5.00 Protek Des Flos5.35 Little Millie6.05 Malindi Bay GIMCRACK1.45 New Millennium2.20 Gustave Mahler2.55 Capitoul3.30 Skip Skool4.05 Earth Moor5.00 Katy P5.35 Timeforben6.05 Malindi Bay MUSSELBURGH ROBIN GOODFELLOW 1.40 Me Before You2.15 No Lippy2.50 Dynamic3.25 Unforgetable Filly4.00 Colour Contrast4.55 Royal Brave5.30 Great Fighter GIMCRACK 1.40 Allnite2.15 Red Balloons2.50 Dynamic3.25 Madeline4.00 Chinese Spirit4.55 Landing Night5.30 Tapis Libre DONCASTER ...

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    The Derby 2018: Sam Turner's guide to the runners for Epsom Classic

    Trying to stop Aidan O’Brien winning Classic races is a somewhat fruitless exercise, but the draw gods have tried their hardest to halt Saxon Warrior’s charge in Saturday's Investec Derby.More than 100 horses drawn in stall one have attempted to win over a mile-and-a-half at Epsom in double-figure fields since the turn of the century and none have succeeded. That is ominous for backers of the impressive 2,000 Guineas winner.Does Saxon Warrior possess the required qualities to overcome what appears a big handicap? Yes, of course he does. That fluent Newmarket victory is fresh in the mind and we witnessed a ...

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