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Whistle jacket

Not a best horse in the world run

Arrogate was only second to stablemate Collected in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar.

Defoe defiant

Newbury Saturday saw Defoe triumphant in the Geoffrey Freer over the 2700m and the St Leger seems to be the next target.

Red Cardinal at Deauville Sunday

This may be the last run before heading to Melbourne for the current Melbourne Cup favourite who runs in the G2 Prix Kergolay over 2800m.

Nurserey school at The Curragh

Well -almost. Some of the promising 2yo brigade will run Sunday in the Futurity, the Debutante and the Curragh Stakes.

Saving the best for last

That's the case with Sunday's Kranji card where the last race will be the BM97 over 1200m on the polytrack.

Sapporo Kinen on Sunday

There's sales on in Hokkaido so the Sapporo G2 is a popular race on the calendar.

Pacific Classic at Del Mar

This is the race in which Arrogate seeks redemption and to hold on to his "best racehorse" tag, which we feel should be "best racehorse on dirt".

Pre-York racing at Newbury

With the popular York festival starting next week, it can be said to kick off a bit further to the south at Newbury.

August Palio in Siena

The 16th August is a big date in Siena with the Palio Madonna del'Assunta to be run in the main square "Piazza del Campo".

Upsets in Japanese G3s

At Niigata the Sekiya Kinen was won by Maltese Apogee who started at 12.1 with second favourite Win Gagnant second and Danon Liberty third.

Another Doyle to the rescue

Hollie Doyle had stepped in to replace Michelle Payne at Ascot on Saturday and James Doyle was switched from Deauville to Berlin.

Thrilling finish to Jacques-le-Maurois

It wasn't a large field but nevertheless it provided a great finish when Al Wukair found the line just ahead of Inns Of Court and Thunder Snow.

Sioux Nation impresses

At The Curragh on Sunday Sioux Nation scored and impressive win over fav Beckford in the G1 for the 2yos over 1200m.

Home team wins Shergar Cup

Thanks to Fran Berry, who won the silver saddle too, winning two races and getting a second in a third. the GB & Ireland team won the Shergar Cup.

Strong nominations for Korea Cup and Sprint

For the first time horses trained in the US have been nominated to the KRA's big international meeting in September.

Two G3s in Japan Sunday

One on turf and one on dirt, and Niigata and Sapporo the venues.

Grosser Preis von Berlin at Hoppegarten Suday

Longines sponsor the 127th running of this G1 over the 2400m with 7 to run.

Jacques-le-Marois at Deauville Sunday

One of our favourite races of the year - the Haras Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques-le-Marois over the straight mile at Deauville.

Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh Sunday

This is a G1 over 1200m for the 2yos - both colts and fillies, and 8 will go to post.

Permian put down at Arlington

It's devastating to lose a horse on the track at any time but to lose one so far from home would be even worse.

Poon and the Predator oblige at Kranji

There were only 7 runners in BM89 at Kranji on Friday on the polytrack so it looked like Predator would be a good go.

Shergar Cup at Ascot

It's one of those fun days which has captured a wide audience of not necessarily serious race goers.

35th Arlington Million

Arlington Park's big day is on Saturday with some great racing in view, headed by the G1 Arlington Million.

Can Poon keep it going?

Matthew Poon has the chance of riding another winner before returning to Hong Kong in Friday's feature Race 5.

Forever Young wins Chairman's Trophy

Given an excellent ride by Benny Woodworth Forever Young, the Guineas winner, was able to add this G2 to the CV.

German Oaks to Lacazar.

The Peter Schiergen trained daughter of Adlerflug, Lacazar, was given a great ride by Andrasch Starke to win the Diana-Preis at Düsseldorf.

Brando outpoints Caravaggio

It was expected that Caravaggio could come to the Everest if he won the Maurice de Gheest at Deauville on Sunday.

Gun Runner impressive

Gun Runner proved too good for the rest in the Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday.

Galway Saturday

If Guanabara Bay had been unlucky on Tuesday be was even more unlucky on Saturday in the Ardilaun Hotel Handicap.

That was Glorious Goodwood 2017

It will be remembered mostly for the horrendous weather on the Wednesday when 37mm of rain fell on the track, leaving it on the soft side.

Chairman's Trophy at Kranji Sunday

There are two group races on the card for Sunday's meeting at Kranji- the Garden City G3 and the Charman's G2.

Deauville festival well under way

The Parisians and others have brought their buckets and spades to the beach at Deaville where in the mornings you can see horses training on the beach too

Preis der Diana-German Oaks

Düsseldorf will be the venue for this classic G1 over 2200m, a happy medium between the 2400 in England and the 2000m in France.

Whitney day at Saratoga

The G1 Whitney is one of the features of the Spa's festival and this year's edition looks like it could be a beauty.

Goodwood Friday/ Saturday

The rain has stayed away but the wind was still a factor and the going soft which led to the scratching of Frontiersman in the Glorious.

Whiskey Sour upstages Guiness

At Galway it was the Guiness Handicap but it was Whiskey Sour the drink or horse of choice winning for the second time in the week.

Whiskey Sour upstages Guiness

At Galway it was the Guiness Handicap but it was Whiskey Sour the drink or horse of choice winning for the second time in the week.

Tigris River wins Galway Hurdle

This was part of a double for Joseh O'Brien who is having a pretty good week.

No discontent with this "Winter"

She has made it "glorious summer" by winning her 4th G1 at Glorious Goodwood.

Favourite wins Galway Plate.

Balko Des Flos managed to keep his supporters happy winning Wednesday/s Galway Plate, one of the highlights of the week.

Not-so-glorious Goodwood

35mm of rain fell on Goodwood on Wednesday afternoon which turned the track into soft, softer and softest.

Atzeni 4-timer at Goodwood

Andrea Atzeni had a dream afternoon at Goodwood booting home 4 winners including all 3 of the group race winners.

Willie Mullins collects at Galway

Willie Mullins's Riven Light gave the trainer a nice win in the Colm Quinn over 1600m at Galway on Monday.

Galway and Goodwood up and running

Despite the weather this is a great time of the racing year to be in England and Ireland.