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Black Caviar: The story of a wonder mare

When five childhood friends were holidaying on a houseboat on the Murray river in early 2007, the dinner conversation came round to the oft-held dream of owning a racehorse. 1,524 more words

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Sea The Stars, Frankel, Black Caviar, Camelot - Defining Greatness


Black Caviar, Frankel , Sea the Stars, Camelot; Who’s the greatest? It shouldn’t matter

He did it. On Saturday Camelot followed in the footsteps of Sea The Stars in completing back-to-back Classics when powering away to win the Epsom Derby by five lengths eased down. 1,053 more words

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Ante-post Derby 2012 Preview

Main Sequence: Unbeaten colt heads to Epsom an interesting contender (Photograph Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

  • Bonfire heats up Derby betting after victory in the Dante
  • Mickdaam set to be Richard Fahey’s first Derby runner after clinching the Cheser Vase…
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Ryan Moore to steal the show on Victoria Cup day at Ascot

Ryan Moore: Widely considered the best jockey riding in Britain ( Photograph: Roger Bamber/Guardian)

Ryan Moore is a notoriously hard jockey to please. Two years ago on winning the Oaks on Snow Fairy under a splendid ride, he famously muttered, when asked to explain his jubilation, ‘Well it’s not the Derby is it?’ That he went on to complete a memorable Epsom double when partnering Workforce to a fabulous victory in the season’s showpiece 24 hours later hardly brought out more than a smile. 1,235 more words

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The Bank Holiday Weekend Reflection: Five things that caught the eye

Camelot and Joseph O’Brien on their way to post before Guineas glory (Picture McGowan Racing)

1. Did Camelot match the hype in the 2000 Guineas? 1,964 more words

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QIPCO 2000 Guineas Preview: Play the French Trumpet

Guineas fancies: Trumpet Major & French Fifteen and current favourite Camelot

It seems like only yesterday that Frankel produced a staggering performance to claim the 2011 renewal of the 2000 Guineas but after a thrilling National Hunt season the flat’s first Classic is already upon us. 1,581 more words

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