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International mission accomplished for York star Ulysses

All roads lead to the Breeders' Cup for Ulysses following a top-class performance that put his younger rivals in the shade in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York.

Brilliant Cracksman enjoys Great Voltigeur stroll at York

John Gosden was holding fire on committing Cracksman to a big end-of-season target after he finally came of age on the big stage in taking his rivals apart in the Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.

Wells Farhh Go digs deep to deny James Garfield in Acomb

Wells Farhh Go maintained his unbeaten record when getting up on the line to prevail in a pulsating finish to the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes at York.

Desert proves too hot for York opponents

Desert Law claimed his second win inside a week with a clear-cut success in the Symphony Group Handicap at York.

John Gosden feeling the pressure as Enable bids for Yorkshire Oaks glory

John Gosden believes there is plenty of pressure on Enable as she targets a fourth successive Group One victory in Thursday's Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

Roger Varian sweet on Madeline chance in Lowther

Roger Varian expects Madeline to be among those fighting out the finish in the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York on Thursday.

2017 Juddmonte International Preview

Seven go to post for the feature on Day One of York's Ebor Festival with the Richard Hannon-trained Barney Roy the headline act.

Enable team enjoying the ride ahead of Yorkshire Oaks

Connections of all-conquering filly Enable are in no rush to compare her to Frankel just yet but are already in "wonderful territory" ahead of Thursday's Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

Churchill on International mission at York after Goodwood wash-out

Aidan O'Brien admits Churchill's aborted trip to Goodwood was not the ideal preparation for a high-class renewal of the Juddmonte International at York.

Anthony Oppenheimer relishing Cracksman return in Great Voltigeur at York

Cracksman's owner Anthony Oppenheimer has reiterated it is "all about next year" for the Betway Great Voltigeur Stakes favourite

Dee Ex Bee buzzing for Acomb mission at York

Mark Johnston's Dee Ex Bee gets the chance to confirm the huge impression he made on debut when he runs in the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes at York on Wednesday.

Roger Varian - Exciting options open to Ajman Princess

Ajman Princess could take in both the Prix de l'Opera and the Qipco British Champions Fillies' and Mares' Stakes at Ascot.

Sylvester Kirk has Dollar gains as the big aim for Salouen

Sylvester Kirk has set his sights on returning Salouen back to France later in the year for a tilt at the Qatar Prix Dollar at Chantilly.

Champion 3YO Almanzor retired

Last season's champion European three-year-old, Almanzor, has been retired after a disappointing first-up performance.

Flymetothestars team issue ground warning ahead of Ebor date

Connections have warned that Flymetothestars is unlikely to run in the Betfred Ebor at York on Saturday unless it rains.

Decorated Knight team savouring International challenge at York

Decorated Knight carries the optimism of connections when he bids to turn around Coral-Eclipse form in Wednesday's Juddmonte International Stakes at York.

Cardsharp team hoping they hold winning Gimcrack hand

Connections of Cardsharp are hoping the decision to sidestep the Prix Morny will pay dividends in Saturday's Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack Stakes at York.

Jedd O'Keeffe on York weather watch for Galtres contender More Mischief

Jedd O'Keeffe has his fingers crossed the rain arrives in midweek ahead of More Mischief's planned outing in the British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes at York on Thursday.

Lightning Spear in pursuit of Celebration Mile double at Goodwood

Lightning Spear remains in contention to become just the second horse in history to register back-to-back victories in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood on Saturday.

Champion three-year-old Almanzor retired

Almanzor, last season's champion three-year-old, has been retired.

Stoute Sets Strong Team For Ebor Festival

Sir Michael Stoute will take a team brimming with talent to York for this week’s Ebor Festival which runs for four days from Wednesday.

Meehan has Newmarket as his target for Barraquero

Brian Meehan has Newmarket’s Group 1 races as his end of season target for his very useful juvenile Barraquero, who won the Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood earlier this month.

Ballet Concerto takes Sovereign gold at Salisbury

Ballet Concerto demonstrated his battling qualities as he gained a hard-fought success in the totepool Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury.

Queen's Trust team set sights on Enable clash in Yorkshire Oaks

Queen's Trust is on course to tackle multiple Group One winner Enable in next week's Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York.

Hugo Palmer considering Doncaster and Chantilly options for Home Of The Brave

Hugo Palmer is weighing up the options for Home Of The Brave ahead of his planned run in the Breeders' Cup Mile.

William Jarvis looking to Mrs Gallagher to hit St Hugh's target at Newbury

William Jarvis hopes Mrs Gallagher will be able to overcome a wide draw and show her true potential in the Bathwick Tyres St Hugh's Stakes at Newbury.

Clive Cox ready to fire twin assault on Nunthorpe at York

Profitable and Priceless are both set to line up for Clive Cox in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York next week.

William Buick to see specialist following Arlington Park fall

William Buick is set to find out the extent of the injury he sustained in America when he sees a specialist on Friday.

Wesley Ward Team Prepares For Ebor Festival

Brilliant American filly Lady Aurelia is settling in at York ahead of her bid to add the G1 Nunthorpe Stakes to her international record on August 25.

Jockey Havlin loses case against drug ban

Jockey Robert Havlin has failed to persuade a BHA disciplinary panel not to reciprocate the six-month ban given to him by France Galop for failing a drugs test.

Almanzor, Brametot disappoint at Deauville

French stars Brametot and Almanzor have been beaten in feature events at Deauville.

Almanzor disappoints as First Sitting claims Group Three glory at Deauville

Almanzor disappointed as British challenger First Sitting claimed a surprise victory in the Prix Gontaut-Biron at Deauville.

Fleet Review tops eight Futurity contenders for Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien is responsible for eight of the 13 horses to stand their ground at the confirmation stage for Sunday's Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes at the Curragh.

September still in the mix for Debutante date at the Curragh

September remains on course to put her unbeaten record and huge reputation on the line in the National Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

Different League expected to rise to Morny challenge for Palussiere

Trainer Matthieu Palussiere expects his Royal Ascot heroine Different League to raise her game when she puts her unbeaten record on the line in the Prix Morny at Deauville on Sunday.

Arlington ace Fanciful Angel under consideration for US sale

Fanciful Angel remains in the United States while his owners consider selling him following his fine effort in the Arlington Million.

Ed Walker sweet on Indian Blessing in Salisbury Listed heat

Ed Walker is expecting a bold show from Indian Blessing in her quest for Listed honours in the British Stallion Studs EBF Upavon Fillies' Stakes at Salisbury on Wednesday.

Top French colt Brametot clashes with Eminent at Deauville

Dual Classic hero Brametot is the star attraction in the Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville on Tuesday.

Aidan O'Brien makes plans for York's Ebor meeting

Aidan O'Brien feels that it is now or never to try Churchill over 10 furlongs in next week's Juddmonte International at York.

Martin Harley takes Kaspersky mount as Michelle Payne misses out through illness

Martin Harley will partner Kaspersky in Saturday's Betfred Hungerford Stakes after Michelle Payne ruled herself out due to illness.

All eyes on Deauville as Almanzor returns to action

Almanzor makes his long awaited return to action in the Prix Gontaut-Biron Hong Kong Jockey Club at Deauville.

Jockey Buick set to fly home to England

William Buick is set to fly home from America to England after injuring his back in a fall at Arlington Park in Chicago.

Silver Saddle hero Fran Berry rules at Shergar Cup

Fran Berry claimed the leading rider honours as his two winners helped the Great Britain and Ireland team to a decisive victory in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot.

Frankuus blooms with Rose of Lancaster victory at Haydock

Frankuus made all the running to impressively win the Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock.

Sweet success for Richard Hannon as Tajaanus takes Solera at Newmarket

Tajaanus fended off all-comers to take the Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket.

Sea Of Grace storms to Haydock honours for William Haggas

Sea Of Grace gained a first win for William Haggas and set herself up for some loftier targets in the autumn with a straightforward success in the Betfred TV/EBF Stallions Dick Hern Stakes at Haydock.

Jenny Powell shines on Azari at Haydock

Jenny Powell timed her run to perfection on Azari to win the Betfred Haydock Park Ladies' Trophy Handicap at Haydock.

Peace Trail makes perfect start for Charlie Appleby at Newmarket

Peace Trail made a winning debut with a game front-running success in the BBAG Premier Yearling Sales Maiden Fillies' Stakes at Newmarket.

Francis Of Assisi in 'good nick' for Rose of Lancaster at Haydock

Francis Of Assisi makes a rare appearance on a British racecourse when he runs in the Betfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock on Saturday.

Gordon Elliott fired up for Phoenix with sharpshooter Beckford

Beckford will put his unbeaten record on the line against seven rivals in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

Ken Condon sweet on Solera starlet Mamba Noire

Ken Condon is looking forward to seeing classy juvenile Mamba Noire test her powers over seven furlongs in the Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

Hollie Doyle on standby to replace Michelle Payne in Shergar Cup

Hollie Doyle has been placed on standby to replace Michelle Payne in the Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

Kerrin McEvoy ready to embrace Shergar Cup challenge at Ascot

British racegoers might be unfamiliar with some of the jockeys taking part in the Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday - but Rest of the World captain Kerrin McEvoy will not be one of them.

Saeed bin Suroor anticipating another big effort from Thunder Snow at Deauville

Saeed bin Suroor is "only looking forward" with Thunder Snow as the tough colt seeks the third Group One success of his career in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on Sunday.

Francis Of Assisi to run at Haydock

Francis Of Assisi will run in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock in preparation for a second trip to Australia.

Hollie Doyle on standby to replace Payne

Apprentice Hollie Doyle has been placed on standby in case she is needed to replace an ailing Michelle Payne in the Shergar Cup at Ascot.

Roly Poly unlikely to run in Jacques le Marois on Sunday

Roly Poly is a doubtful runner in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville on Sunday.

Spanish Steps surprises Johannes Vermeer in Ballyroan 1-2 for Aidan O'Brien

Spanish Steps could be seen next in the Great Voltigeur at York after causing a surprise when making all the running to give trainer Aidan O'Brien a one-two in the Grenke Finance Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown.

No rush to commit to Queen's Trust target after Nassau disappointment

Connections of Queen's Trust are in no rush to commit to future targets following her disappointing run in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.

Mick Halford has Irish Champions Weekend aim for Curragh scorer Riyazan

Mick Halford will aim his Curragh maiden winner Riyazan at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend.

Ed Walker on Ayr Gold trail with Stewards' Cup runner-up Aeolus

Ed Walker has pinpointed the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup as an ideal target for Aeolus.

Curlew River flows to Brighton success for Mark Johnston

Making successful raids to Brighton has become something of a habit for Mark Johnston and that trend continued after Curlew River struck in the Marathonbet Sportsbook Brighton Challenge Cup Handicap.

International jockeys excited ahead of Shergar Cup

Five international jockeys plus Hayley Turner, the UK's most successful female jockey of all-time, gave their thoughts ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup as Ascot this Saturday, August 12.

Mamba Noire primed for Sweet Solera Stakes

Irish raider Mamba Noire boasts the best form among a high class field of nine runners for the Group 3 German-Thoroughbred.com Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket’s Adnams July Course on Saturday (12th August).

Enable and Almanzor star among 49-strong Champion Stakes entry

Superstar filly Enable heads a stellar list of entries for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Richard Fahey sets out QEII aim for Ribchester on Champions Day

Richard Fahey has confirmed the Qipco Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in October as his "first choice" target for stable star Ribchester.

Big Orange and Order Of St George in line for rematch in Long Distance Cup

Big Orange and Order Of St George could face off again at Ascot with the pair both in the frame for the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup.

Karl Burke considers direct route to Champions Day with Quiet Reflection

Karl Burke has not ruled out heading straight to Champions Day at Ascot in October with stable star Quiet Reflection.

Journey could defend crown on Champions Day at Ascot

Journey could bid for back-to-back victories in the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot on October 21.

Hector Crouch escapes serious injury but missing winning ride proves painful

Hector Crouch left Brighton for precautionary X-rays after a crashing fall but admitted to feeling more pain from missing the winning ride in the feature race on the opening afternoon of the track's three-day summer festival.

Dermot Weld saddles Eziyra to Give Thanks glory at Cork

Eziyra ably justified 7-4 favouritism in the Give Thanks Stakes at Cork.

Sir John Lavery back in business at Cork

Sir John Lavery turned in a most impressive display to win the Platinum Stakes at Cork.

York and Leopardstown options open for Ulysses

Eclipse winner Ulysses will be dropped back in trip on his next start in either the Juddmonte International at York or the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Coneygree on course for Kerry National date at Listowel

All roads lead to Listowel for Coneygree after connections confirmed the popular chaser firmly on course for next month's Kerry National.

Gordon Elliott banks on Beckford in Phoenix Stakes at Curragh

Beckford could face up to 11 rivals when he puts his unbeaten record on the line in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

Expert team Eye-ing potential Curragh and Doncaster targets

Connections of ante-post Qipco 2000 Guineas favourite Expert Eye are weighing up an outing in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh.

Graffard hoping to bring French success in Sun Chariot Stakes

A star studded entry of 40 fillies and mares has been received for this year’s renewal of the Group 1 Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes run at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday, 7th October.

Aidan O'Brien cool on Prix Jacques le Marois raid with Churchill

Churchill is likely to swerve the Prix Jacques le Marois at at Deauville on Sunday in preference for a trip to York later in the month.

Owen Burrows targets Hungerford Stakes at Newbury as starting point for Massaat

Massaat is on course to make his seasonal return in the Betfred Hungerford Stakes at Newbury.

Charlie Appleby has Matron in mind for Wuheida

Charlie Appleby will drop Wuheida back down in trip for the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at the Curragh on September 9.

Peter Schiergen contemplates Chantilly mission with Lacazar

German Oaks winner Lacazar is likely to test the waters away from home in the Prix de l'Opera at Chantilly on October 1.

Caravaggio floored as Kevin Ryan looks to Sprint Cup with Deauville hero Brando

Kevin Ryan will target the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock for Brando after he claimed Group One glory in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville, where hot favourite Caravaggio proved bitterly disappointing.

Dream result for Brian Ellison with 1-2-3 in Galway feature

Last year's winner Dream Walker saw off stable companion Baraweez to provide trainer Brian Ellison with a fourth successive victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF 'Ahonoora' Handicap on the final day of the Galway Festival.

Arbre De Vie exacts revenge on Shaneshill at Galway

Arbre De Vie reversed Galway Plate form with stablemate Shaneshill to land the At The Races Chase at Galway.

Barry Geraghty back on top at Galway

Barry Geraghty's battle to be back from injury in time for the Galway Festival was rewarded as he claimed top National Hunt rider honours at the week-long meeting at Ballybrit.

Wuheida has to settle for third in German Oaks

British challenger Wuheida finished an honourable third in the German Oaks at Dusseldorf.

'Many options' for So Mi Dar after satisfactory Nassau return

Connections of So Mi Dar expect the high-class filly to "improve immensely" for her belated seasonal reappearance in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.

Caravaggio disappoints in French G1 race

Caravaggio has finished a disappointing sixth in the Prix Maurice de Gheest in France, throwing doubt on a trip to Sydney for The Everest.

Frankie Dettori and Dean Ivory claim Stewards' Cup with Lancelot Du Lac

Frankie Dettori sprang a 25-1 surprise on Lancelot Du Lac for trainer Dean Ivory in the Qatar Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.

Sir Michael Stoute tempted by 'one off fling' for Crystal Ocean in St Leger

Crystal Ocean was slashed in the betting on the St Leger after giving Sir Michael Stoute a 10th win in the Qatar Gordon Stakes at Goodwood with what was a taking performance in the Group Three heat.

Heat scorches to victory to give Andrew Balding more Goodwood success

Andrew Balding's glorious week continued when the Sussex Stakes-winning trainer struck with Scorching Heat in the Qatar Stewards' Sprint Handicap.

Delight for Mark Johnston as Soldier In Action strikes

Soldier In Action battled on bravely to get up in the shadow of the post to claim the Qatar Summer Handicap at Goodwood.

Ryan Moore and Mark Johnston take Goodwood titles

Ryan Moore clinched the jockeys' title at Glorious Goodwood with five winners thanks to having a sole success on the final day's card.

Ballyegan Hero edges out Only Mine in Galway thriller

Ballyegan Hero just got the better of a thrilling finish to the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle at Galway.

Hayley Turner to take advantage of claim

Trainer Francis Graffard has backed Hayley Turner to shine when Britain's most successful female Flat jockey relocates to France during the winter.

Progressive Battaash burns a trail to Goodwood glory

As sprinter Usain Bolt prepares for his swansong at the World Athletic Championships, racegoers at Goodwood saw Battaash continue his emergence as the new four-legged speed king.

Ryan Moore masters Betfred Mile opposition on World

Ryan Moore rode his third winner of the afternoon when landing the lucrative Betfred Mile aboard Master The World at Glorious Goodwood.

Poet's has the last word in Goodwood battle

Poet's Word was an authoritative winner of the Betfred Glorious Stakes at Goodwood.

Beat The Bank cashes in for Goodwood glory

Beat The Bank stamped his class on the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Caravaggio out to redeem his reputation at Deauville

Caravaggio is reported to be in good order ahead of his attempt to bounce back to winning ways in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville on Sunday.

Hidden Cyclone back out again after Monday mishap

Shark Hanlon is under no illusions about the task facing Hidden Cyclone in the feature event at Galway on Saturday.

Tigris River denies Swamp Fox in Galway Hurdle thriller

Tigris River got up in the shadow of the post to win the Guinness Galway Handicap Hurdle at the Ballybrit course.

Winter wonderland in Nassau Stakes

Winter handled the step up in trip to win her fourth Group One of the season in the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.

Barraquero shows quality to claim Richmond Stakes

Barraquero ultimately ran out an impressive winner of the Qatar Richmond Stakes in the famous Sangster colours at Glorious Goodwood.

Buick times it right to get Endless home in Lillie Langtry

William Buick produced Endless Time just in time to reward favourite-backers in the Markel Insurance Lillie Langtry Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Omen given good ride by Spencer to land Goodwood honours

For the second day running, Jamie Spencer won on his only ride of the afternoon as Good Omen outstayed his rivals in the Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap at Glorious Goodwood.

Charlie Hills has eyes on Goodwood glory with Battaash

Connections of Battaash are as much in the dark as anyone as to how the rain-softened ground will affect their exciting sprinter in the Qatar King George Stakes at Goodwood on Friday.

Goodwood - 2017 Nassau Stakes Preview

The rain has taken some of the gloss of this year's Nassau Stakes but there is still an interesting clash of generations set to go ahead of the Downs.

Here Comes When causes Sussex Stakes upset

The Andrew Balding-trained Here Comes When has handled the wet conditions best to beat odds-on favourite Ribchester in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.

Here Comes When upsets hotpot Ribchester in Sussex Stakes shock

Here Comes When got the better of hot favourite Ribchester to run out a shock 20-1 winner of in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood.

Havana Grey makes all for Molecomb triumph

Havana Grey claimed his fourth victory from just six starts with a determined front-running performance in the Bombay Sapphire Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood.

Londinium strikes to spark Goodwood double for Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston and Joe Fanning combined to land the Better Odds With Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap with Londinium.

Aidan O'Brien hoping for Winter warmer in Nassau Stakes at Goodwood

Dual Classic winner and Royal Ascot heroine Winter takes a step into the unknown in an enthralling renewal of the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.

Timiyan spearheads Gordon Elliott charge on Galway Hurdle

Gordon Elliott believes Timiyan has the right profile to provide the trainer with an elusive first victory in the Guinness Galway Hurdle.

Cardsharp holds all the aces for Mark Johnston in Richmond Stakes at Goodwood

Connections of Cardsharp are optimistic he can defy a penalty in the Qatar Richmond Stakes at Goodwood on Thursday.

Stradivarius floors gallant Big Orange in Goodwood Cup

Stradivarius looks another strong St Leger contender for John Gosden after downing Big Orange in the Qatar Goodwood Cup.

Breton Rock delivers knockout blow in Lennox

Breton Rock caused a 50-1 shock in the Qatar Lennox Stakes when coming from last to first at Glorious Goodwood.

Expert Eye looks the real deal after Vintage performance

Expert Eye looked a top-class prospect for Sir Michael Stoute in turning Goodwood's Qatar Vintage Stakes into a procession.

The Queen's Fabricate awarded Goodwood prize in stewards' room

Dark Red and Fabricate ensured the Qatar Goodwood Festival kicked off in controversial fashion when the latter was awarded the Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap in the stewards' room.

Teenager James Bowen eager to make most of Galway Plate chance

Fledgling jump jockey James Bowen is hoping to make the most of a tremendous opportunity just one month after turning conditional when he partners Lord Scoundrel in TheTote.com Galway Plate on Wednesday.

Ribchester team full of respect for Churchill ahead of big Sussex Stakes clash

Ribchester is out to strike a blow for the older brigade when he takes on dual 2000 Guineas winner Churchill in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday.

Big Orange ripe for Goodwood Cup

Qewy will put his credentials on the line for a return to Australia when he runs against Big Orange who is trying to win a third successive Goodwood Cup.

Henry Candy to make late call on Limato participation in Lennox Stakes

Henry Candy will walk the course at Goodwood before deciding whether to run Limato in the Qatar Lennox Stakes on Tuesday.

Marcus Tregoning gives Watheer the chance to shine in Vintage Stakes at Goodwood

Marcus Tregoning is hoping Watheer can put his bad-boy days behind him with a good run in the Qatar Vintage Stakes at Goodwood on Tuesday.

Baraweez back at Galway for BMW Mile bid

Galway regular Baraweez spearheads a double assault on the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap by Brian Ellison.

Ribchester and Churchill declared for Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood

Ribchester and Churchill take each other on in a mouthwatering clash for the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday.

Mick Appleby plans twin assault on Stewards' Cup at Goodwood

Culturati, Naggers and Orion's Bay were all notable withdrawals at the five-day stage for the Qatar Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.