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Kranji Mile post position draw reactions

On the left, the panoramic view from the new venue of the Kranji Mile Post Position Draw, the Cook & Brew Restaurant at the 33rd floor of The Westin, Asia Square, was simply breathtaking.

Battaash heads Temple Stakes at Haydock Park

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - Last year's winner Battaash heads a superb field of six for the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm), staged over five furlongs and the highlight of a terrific seven-race programme at Haydock Park on Bank Holiday Saturday, May 25.

Singapore star Lim’s Cruiser among strong international entry for Darley July Cup

Lim’s Cruiser, who on Saturday will bid to win Singapore’s top sprint, the Lion City Cup, for the third time, is one of 43 initial entries for the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket’s July Course on Saturday, 13th July.

Robert Havlin set to renew association with Calyx at Haydock

Support continues to come for Too Darn Hot in Irish 2,000 Guineas

All systems go for Magna Grecia in Irish 2,000 Guineas

‘Everything has gone well’, says O’Brien of Newmarket hero

Romanised on course for Queen Anne following Lockinge fourth

Royal Ascot on the agenda for Irish ace

Matterhorn out to prove turf prowess in Brigadier Gerard

Johnston’s prolific winner states credentials at Sandown

Dark Vision on recovery mission in Heron Stakes

Group Two winner bids to restate credentials

Sir Dragonet set to spearhead formidable O'Brien challenge for Investec Derby

Epsom Downs staged its annual Breakfast With The Stars media event this morning, Tuesday, May 21, ahead of the Investec Derby Festival on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1.

Too Darn Hot in Irish Guineas frame

John Gosden’s runner could yet tackle the Curragh Classic

O'Brien indicates Epsom could be favoured option for Sir Dragonet

Chester Vase winner is also in the French Derby frame

Telecaster team biding their time before making Derby call

Dante winner needs to be supplemented if he is to run at Epsom

Supplemented Qabala 'ready to go again' at the Curragh

Varian filly set for Classic rematch with Hermosa

Dettori in no rush to make decision on Oaks ride

Mehdaayih and Anapurna present a high-class dilemma

Kew Gardens and Lah Ti Dar set to renew rivalry at Epsom

Pair were first and second in last year’s St Leger

Goodwood Racecourse Media Release

Three outstanding days in prospect at Goodwood's May Festival Goodwood Racecourse is gearing up for three outstanding days of action with the May Festival, which runs from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25 inclusive.

Kachy and Calyx targeting major G2 sprint prizes at Haydock Park

A magnificent seven-race programme at Haydock Park this Saturday, May 25, is headed by the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm, seven confirmations) over the minimum distance of five furlongs.

Accidental Agent on course for Queen Anne defence

Johnson Houghton delighted with Lockinge comeback

Sandy Lane appeals as Commonwealth Cup prep for Calyx

Haydock Group Two ‘suitable’ for Gosden colt

Frankellina camp yet to make Oaks call

No rush to confirm plans for Musidora runner-up

Belmont bid in the offing for World Cup hero Thunder Snow

Godolphin star has American and Royal Ascot options

Battaash in mix to defend Temple Stakes title

Mabs Cross and Kachy in line to reppose at Haydock

O'Brien considering Hardwicke option for Southern France

York runner-up also has Gold Cup entry

Carriacou and Russell take 'Grand Steep' glory

Russell adds Auteuil victory to last month’s second Grand National success

Fox is Hannon's Champion in German 2000 Guineas

British raiders dominate in Cologne

Magna Grecia all set for Irish Guineas

O’Brien confirms Curragh plans for stable stars

The Tin Man primed for Windsor again

Fanshawe sprinter bids for third win in Listed contest

East confirmed for Irish Guineas

Filly went close in French Guineas on reappearance

So Perfect faultless in Lacken Stakes victory

O’Brien filly relishes sprint trip

Wild Illusion to gallop on Rowley Mile tomorrow morning

A trio of high-class fillies from the powerful Charlie Appleby stable will gallop at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 9am.

Super Stradivarius lands back-to-back Yorkshire Cups

Gold Cup repeat the next target

Magnetic Charm tees up Ascot bid for the Queen

York victory sees options open up at the Royal meeting

Good Vibes books Royal Ascot ticket with York success

Queen Mary target for David Evans-trained winner

Newmarket third Skardu on course for Irish 2,000 Guineas

But ground will be key to final decision

Jash all set for racecourse return in King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket

Exciting colt has not been seen since Middle Park in September

Burke hoping for Laurens lift-off in Lockinge

Filly bidding to ‘boss the boys’ over a mile this summer

Race Preview - 2019 Yorkshire Cup

The Racing and Sports Priceline for the 2019 Yorkshire Cup from York's Dante Meeting.

Joseph O'Brien pondering Investec Oaks options

Classic winner Hermosa plus impressive trial scorers Anapurna and Pink Dogwood feature among 22 fillies still engaged in the fillies' Classic, the Investec Oaks, following today's scratchings' deadline.

Lah Ti Dar gets the job done on Middleton return

Hard work – but Gosden filly back in business

Telecaster digs deep to foil Too Darn Hot in Dante

Derby quickly ruled out for beaten favourite

Garrus gets the better of Westow battle on the Knavesmire

Repartee another to impress in the sunshine

Stradivarius aiming to start season on winning note at York

John Gosden’s stayer goes for gold again in the the Yorkshire Cup

Johnston considering direct route to Ascot for Dee Ex Bee

Sagaro Stakes winner could go straight for the Gold Cup

Melbourne Cup runner-up Marmelo targets G1 Investec Coronation Cup

Top filly Magical is one of 18 entries going forward for the G1 Investec Coronation Cup, worth £425,000, at Epsom Downs on Friday, May 31, Investec Ladies' Day, details of which are revealed today.

Nausha grabs Musidora prize in three-way thriller

Roger Varian’s runner is narrow winner of York Classic trial

Invincible Army conquers York rivals in style

James Tate’s runner claims comfortable Group Two verdict

Too Darn Hot set to put Derby claims on line

Gosden’s former top juvenile ready just in time for Dante test

Enable set for Royal return as Coronation Cup challenge is ruled out

All roads lead to Ascot after Epsom option removed

Japan out to strengthen Ballydoyle hand further

Stellar Dante field also contains Too Darn Hot and Line Of Duty

Appleby hoping for swift Buick return

Jockey on the sidelines after feeling unwell

Race Preview - 2019 Duke Of York Stakes

The Racing and Sports Priceline for the 2019 Duke Of York Stakes at York's Dante Festival.

Carr hoping to find key to Aeolus on Saturday

Thirsk stages a competitive seven-race card on its annual Irish Day this Saturday, May 18, headlined by the £20,000 Constant Security Services Handicap (4.30pm, 24 entries) over seven furlongs.

O'Leary announces shock winding down of Gigginstown House operation

Family commitments mean Ryanair boss has ‘less and less time’ for National Hunt racing

Elliott still hoping for more great days after Gigginstown 'blow'

Trainer looks to future – with and without powerhouse owner

Gosden double-handed in pursuit of seventh Musidora victory

Sparkle Roll is Clarehaven first string

Too Darn Hot returns in top-quality field for Dante Stakes

Japan and Line Of Duty among the opposition at York

Invincible Army on the march at York

Knavesmire sprint ‘has been the plan’ since Doncaster win

Laurens all set to resume in Lockinge

Burke’s stable star one of 17 Newbury confirmations

Buick on sidelines

Godolphin jockey awaiting test results

Gosden mounts dual assault on Musidora prize

Entitle and Sparkle Roll both line up at York

Brando tops 10 in the hunt for York sprint honours

Invincible Army also takes his chance in the Duke of York Stakes

Broome adds further strength to O'Brien's powerful Derby hand

Another Derby trial success for Ballydoyle

Hamariyna impresses in Leopardstown trial

‘You’d be delighted with her…she’s real professional’

Persian King lives up to star billing in French Guineas

Seventh victory in Poulains for master trainer Fabre

Hazapour shines in Amethyst Stakes to set up Group One return

Queen Anne Stakes a possible target

Castle Lady stays unbeaten with Pouliches success

Classic landmark for Godolphin

Vega heading to Epsom following pleasing Chester effort

Hopes high for further progression next month

Anthony Van Dyck outlines Derby claims with Lingfield Trial triumph

Another Classic contender for Aidan O’Brien

Anapurna enters Oaks picture

Another trial winner for John Gosden

Stradivarius tops 12 in hunt for Yorkshire Cup honours

Top stayer bids to retain his crown at York

Mehdaayih likely to be given Epsom berth

Filly bolted up in Cheshire Oaks

East primed for Classic bid at ParisLongchamp

Connections anticipating bold show in the French 1000 Guineas

Fabre hoping King has his own coronation

Will decision to skip Newmarket be vindicated?

Franny Norton shines as Making Miracles lifts Chester Cup

Front-running triumph makes light of attritional conditions

Huxley hero Forest Ranger does it again

Repeat success on Roodee for Fahey ace

Final Song makes striking impression on Ascot debut

Albany Stakes at the Royal meeting favoured over Queen Mary

Sha La La is music to ears of Tom Dascombe at Chester

Local trainer hits the mark

Too Darn Hot headlines high-class Dante at confirmation stage

Line Of Duty and Japan set to be in opposition

Anthony Van Dyck aiming to put himself in Classic frame

Aidan O’Brien’s charge heads Derby Trial field

Race Preview - 2019 Huxley Stakes

The Racing and Sports Priceline looks at the 2019 Huxley Stakes from Chester.

Dee delight as Circus Maximus bolsters powerful Derby hand for O'Brien

No decision yet but ‘very possible’ Sir Dragonet will be added to Epsom field

Morando floors Kew Gardens in Ormonde Stakes

Impressive success for Balding and De Sousa

Full Authority looks an Ascot prospect with impressive Chester debut

Trip to Royal meeting on the agenda

Hopes high for Austrian School in Chester Cup

Tiger Roll’s brother has the talent for another big family win

Anthony Van Dyck headlines 10 contenders in Derby Trial

Aidan O’Brien’s runner goes for gold at Lingfield

Matterhorn ready to scale the heights in Huxley Stakes

Return to turf no concern – but soft ground not ideal

Sir Dragonet claims impressive Vase victory at Chester

Aidan O’Brien’s runner takes Group Three honours

Mehdaayih outlines Classic case with impressive Cheshire Oaks verdict

John Gosden’s runner comes home clear in Chester trial

Circus Maximus out to stake Classic claims in Dee test

Favourite is one of two contenders at Chester for Aidan O’Brien

Kew Gardens aiming to bloom in Ormonde return

Last year’s St Leger hero back in action at Chester

Austrian School among Chester Cup contenders

Willie Mullins runs Low Sun and Whiskey Sour in Roodee feature

Fabre's Persian King To Reign Over Longchamp

Andre Fabre has already been champion trainer in France an astonishing 29 times and yet again he heads the field in 2019, a lead that could be stretched if Persian King does what many anticipate he will do and that is to win the G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (1600m) at Longchamp in Paris on Sunday.

Race Preview - 2019 Cheshire Oaks

The Racing and Sports Priceline for the 2019 Chesire Oaks at Chester's May Festival.

Appleby hoping Line Of Duty can follow Masar

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping Line Of Duty can emulate stablemate Masar by winning the 2019 £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day and day two of the Investec Derby Festival.

Frankie Dettori salutes 'absolute professional' Pat Smullen

‘He is a great man in every way – a true gentleman’

Vega on Classic fact-finding mission at Chester

Oaks test for unbeaten Beckett filly

Norway spearheads O'Brien's three-strong assault on Chester Vase

Ballydoyle handler dominates Derby trial field

Duty calling in the Dante for confident Appleby

Demands of the Knavesmire expected to suit Breeders’ Cup winner

O'Brien to aim Magna Grecia and Hermosa at Guineas doubles

Curragh targets for Newmarket aces

Magical performance delights O'Brien

Classy filly makes no mistake in Mooresbridge Stakes

Guineas disappointment Advertise set to take French test

Swift return in store for Meade colt

Shelir enters Irish Guineas picture with Tetrarch strike

Return to the Curragh on the Agenda

Happen books Irish Guineas ticket with last-gasp Athasi triumph

‘Ryan said she won’t mind stepping up to a mile’

Hermosa lands Guineas double for O'Brien

Filly leads throughout in 1000 as Ballydoyle maestro wins again

Worth Waiting rewards Lanigan's patience in Dahlia Stakes

Fit-again filly provides stable’s first winner of turf campaign

Baghdad victory points way back to Ascot

Johnston colt convincing in Qatar Racing Handicap

Ballydoyle out to bag Curragh highlight again

Magical and Flag Of Honour among Mooresbridge quartet

York date in mind for Signora Cabello

Westow Stakes target for Quinn’s Queen Mary winner

Lyons filly stamps her authority on Listed event

Aidan O'Brien secures 10th 2000 Guineas success with Magna Grecia

Trainer’s son Donnacha partners impressive Newmarket winner

Communique makes all to lift Jockey Club honours

Mabs Cross retains Palace House crown at Newmarket

Michael Dods’ star defies penalty to make winning return

Cheltenham absentee Raffles gains Punchestown compensation

Festival glory at last for Nicky Henderson’s runner

Benie Des Dieux makes amends with clear-cut Punchestown victory

Cheltenham faller regains winning thread for Willie Mullins

Joseph O'Brien hoping Iridessa can provide Classic first

Filly is among the leading lights for Sunday’s 1000 Guineas

Race Preview - 2019 2000 Guineas

The Racing and Sports Priceline looks at the 2019 2000 Guineas from Newmarket.

Ten Sovereigns has stamina to prove in 2000 Guineas

‘You can’t be sure about the mile’ – O’Brien

Elsworth admits quick ground concern for Classic hope Dandhu

Newbury trial winner contests Sunday’s 1000 Guineas

Benie bids for Punchestown compensation after Cheltenham fall

Willie Mullins’ charge fell at the final hurdle last time

Mabs Cross defends Palace House crown on seasonal return

Mare must concede weight all round this year

Billesdon Brook returns in Dahlia Stakes

Shock Guineas winner back at Newmarket

Kew Gardens and Latrobe in the mix for Ormonde honours

Aidan and Joseph O’Brien make Group Three entries

Joseph O’Brien bidding for first British Classic triumph

Iridessa, who gave Joseph O’Brien his first British Group 1 victory when landing the bet365 Fillies’ Mile in October, will try to give her young handler an initial British Classic success when she is part of a 15-strong line-up for the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Sunday (5th May).

Five Years On: Memories Of The Exceptional 2014 Renewal Of The QIPCO 2000 Guineas

Today marks the fifth anniversary of one of the greatest renewals in the long history of the QIPCO 2000 Guineas, which will be run for the 211th time at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse tomorrow (Saturday 4th May).

Foxhunter hero Hazel Hill headlines Rowley trio

Britain's champion point-to-point trainer Philip Rowley saddles three runners as Cheltenham brings the curtain down on another successful season tomorrow, Friday, May 3.

Bin Suroor confident Royal Marine can improve

Twenty years on from his last victory in the race with Island Sands, trainer Saeed bin Suroor is convinced that Royal Marine can step up on his recent fourth place in the bet365 Craven Stakes in Saturday’s Group 1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse.

O'Meara triple-handed in Thirsk Hunt Cup

Thirsk's richest race of the season, the £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup, has attracted a maximum field of 16 declared runners for the 4.15pm off-time this Saturday, May 4.

Quiet confidence as O'Brien chases a 10th 2,000 Guineas win

Some say that the less you hear about horses from Aidan O'Brien's stable, the stronger their chances are.

Unowhatimeanharry regains Punchestown's Champion Stayers title

Fry veteran repeats 2017 victory

Magna Grecia heads 2000 Guineas field

Ante-post favourite one of 19 runners in Rowley Mile feature

Supasundae primed to defend Punchestown title

Tough opposition for Harrington’s hardy hurdler

Classic clues abound at Chester

Japan one of seven for O’Brien among 18 Vase possibles

Show Me Show Me in Chester mix

Show Me Show Me in Chester mix

Walsh hopes to remain part of Mullins' team

Great jockey reflects on retirement and future plans

Calyx wins G3 Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes

Calyx (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori, 1/3 Fav) had been off the track since winning the G2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2018, but made an explosive return to action when running away with the G3 Merriebelle Stable Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes.

Zaaki Takes Listed Queen Anne Stakes Trial

Frankie Dettori brought up a 133.3/1 treble on Royal Ascot Trials Day at his favourite racecourse when successful in the Listed Ascot Shop Paradise Stakes on the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Zaaki (9/1).

Dee Ex Bee Salutes in G3 Longines Sagaro Stakes (Gold Cup Trial) 2m

Last year's Investec Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee (Mark Johnston/William Buick, 11/8 Fav) laid down a marker for the G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot (G1, 2m 4f, £500,000, Thursday, June 20) with a very impressive success in the G3 Longines Sagaro Stakes.

Ventura Rebel Upsets in oyal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial

There was an upset in the opening Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial Conditions Race when Ventura Rebel (Richard Fahey/Paul Hanagan, 20/1) got up in the closing stages to deny 4/11 favourite Lady Pauline (Wesley Ward USA/Johnny Velazquez).

Attwater eyes local success for next month's Investec 'Dash' Handicap

Last year's winner Tanasoq is among 48 entries (up from 42 in 2018) for the £100,000 Investec 'Dash' Handicap over the world's fastest five furlongs (record time 53.69s) at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day, day two of the Investec Derby Festival.

Race Preview - 2019 Pavilion Stakes

The Racing and Sports Priceline for the 2019 Pavilion Stakes from Ascot.

Group One performers among entries for Goodwood this weekend

Goodwood Racecourse stages the Opening Saturday fixture this weekend, May 4

Fahey targeting Thirsk's most valuable race of the season

The richest race staged during the season at Thirsk takes place this Saturday, May 4, with the £40,000 Cliff Stud Thirsk Hunt Cup heading the seven-race programme.

Un De Sceaux defends Champion Chase crown with sparkling Punchestown performance

Willie Mullins’ popular veteran too good for favourite Min

Delta Work delivers for Elliott in Champion test

Punchestown glory for beaten Cheltenham favourite

Dee Ex Bee faces stamina test in Sagaro return

Derby second tackles Ascot feature

Barney Roy back in action at Ascot following failed stud career

Godolphin runner returns in the Paradise Stakes

Klassical Dream completes Festival double in style

Cheltenham winner follows up at Punchestown

Calyx team hope Ascot choice proves right

Colt could have run in the Guineas