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Aidan O'Brien on cusp of world record

Trainer Aidan O'Brien is on the cusp of a world record after equalling Bobby Frankel's 25 Group One winners in a calendar year with Hydrangea at Ascot.

Order Of St George goes the distance

Order Of St George has pulled off an unlikely victory to win the Group Two Long Distance Cup at Ascot.

Cracksman the champion at Ascot

The John Gosden-trained Cracksman has run out a dominant winner of the Champion Stakes at Ascot under Frankie Dettori.

Highland Reel to defend Breeders' Cup

Highland Reel will head a strong Breeders' Cup team for trainer Aidan O'Brien at Del Mar.

Aidan O'Brien has Derby big guns in line for Doncaster

Aidan O'Brien has nominated Saxon Warrior and The Pentagon as his likely runners in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday, when he could attempt to break the late Bobby Frankel's record for number of Group One wins in a year.

Derby prospect Kenya too hot for Killavullan Stakes rivals

Aidan O'Brien has yet another potential Classic contender for 2018 on his hands after Kenya took the step up to Group Three company in his stride in the Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown.

Bound rounds out treble for Aidan O'Brien at Leopardstown

Bound completed a Leopardstown treble for Aidan O'Brien by winning the Trigo Stakes.

James Cook discovers winning form at Leopardstown

James Cook got off the mark with a workmanlike performance in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C & G) Maiden at Leopardstown.

Frankel filly Contingent makes fine start at Leopardstown

Contingent made a sparkling start to her career with victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Leopardstown.

Ice Breeze foils Vazirabad in Prix Royal-Oak

Ice Breeze denied Vazirabad a third victory in the Prix Royal-Oak at Saint Cloud.

Firsts all round as crackling Cracksman puts in Champion performance at Ascot

There are few Group One races missing from the CVs of John Gosden and Frankie Dettori and there is now one less after Cracksman turned in a display of sheer brilliance in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Persuasive case is made with brilliant QEII performance

Persuasive headed into retirement on a high with a brilliant success in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Qipco British Champions Day.

Hydrangea gives Aidan O'Brien record-equalling victory at Ascot

Aidan O'Brien drew level with the late Bobby Frankel's world record of 25 Group/Grade One wins in a year when Hydrangea landed the Qipco British Champion Fillies And Mares Stakes at Ascot.

Record-equalling Aidan O'Brien looking to next opportunity after Ascot landmark

Aidan O'Brien is likely to throw plenty of ammunition at the three Group One races in Europe next weekend in an attempt to claim the world record for most top-level victories in a year outright.

Librisa Breeze shocks big names at Ascot to lift Champions Sprint honours

Librisa Breeze downed all the big names to win the Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

Order Of St George goes the distance in thriller at Ascot

Order Of St George pulled off an unlikely victory to get up close home in the Qipco Long Distance Cup at Ascot.

Godolphin To Retain Champion Owner Title

Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin will retain the Champion Owner title on QIPCO British Champions Day following a stunning year.

Silvestre De Sousa Crowned Stobart Champion Jockey

Jockey Silvestre De Sousa is to be crowned the Stobart Champion Jockey today.

Aidan O'Brien To Be Crowned Champion Trainer At Ascot

Aidan O'Brien will officially be crowned British Champion Trainer 2017 at QIPCO British Champions Day today at Ascot.

Librisa Breeze wins Champions Sprint

Librisa Breeze has upset some big names to claim the British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

Aidan O'Brien's 2017 Group One winners

Trainer Aidan O'Brien's Group One winners in 2017.

John Gosden challenges Cracksman to become a true Champion at Ascot

John Gosden hopes the decision to sidestep a clash with stablemate Enable will pay dividends for Cracksman in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Ken Condon hoping stable star Success Days can go out on a high at Ascot

Ken Condon feels Success Days is a "lively outsider" for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot now the ground has come in his favour.

Ribchester in top form as Richard Fahey dreams of QEII glory at Ascot

Ribchester bids to crown a memorable season with victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.

Star sprinter Harry Angel cranks up the revs for Champions Day

Clive Cox believes Harry Angel is the "finished article" as the speedster attempts to sign off a wonderful season with victory in the Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

John Gosden won't stop believing in Journey as filly bids for Ascot brace

John Gosden is banking on the "autumn" factor to help Journey defend her crown in the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

Ascot forecast gives Michael Bell 'a bit of a headache' with Big Orange

Michael Bell faces a difficult decision over whether to let Big Orange take his chance in the Qipco Long Distance Cup at Ascot.

Cracksman heads Dettori's Ascot rides

Frankie Dettori is looking forward to a stellar book of rides on Champions Day at Ascot.

Petit Mouchoir makes winning start over fences at Punchestown

Irish Champion Hurdle winner Petit Mouchoir made a pleasing debut over fences in the Coral.ie Bet & Watch Irish And UK Racing Live Beginners Chase at Punchestown.

Barry Geraghty relishing Minella Rocco reunion at Punchestown

Minella Rocco makes his first appearance since finishing second in last season's Cheltenham Gold Cup in the Irish Daily Star Chase at Punchestown on Thursday.

Death Duty takes next step on the chasing ladder at Punchestown

High-class hurdler Death Duty continues his education over fences in the Buck House Novice Chase at Punchestown.

Mick Kinane and Charlie Swan two of the star names in Punchestown Legends race

Mick Kinane and Aidan O'Brien are reunited in the John Shortt Legends Challenge Race at Punchestown on Thursday.

French ace Brametot primed for big run in Champion Stakes

Everything is in place for Brametot to run a good race in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, according to his connections.

Francis Graffard braced for Bateel battle at Ascot

Francis Graffard would like to see some rain ahead of Bateel's bid for glory in the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Star-studded Champion Stakes at Ascot

Cracksman and Barney Roy are among 17 horses confirmed for the Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Magical Memory team mulling Golden Rose goal at Lingfield

Magical Memory could have his attentions turned towards an All-Weather Championships qualifier next month after swerving an outing in Saturday's Qipco British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

Adrian Keatley expects London Icon to thrive at Leopardstown

Trainer Adrian Keatley is looking forward to testing London Icon at Pattern level in the Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Brendan Duke reveals sale of Warm The Voice to Hong Kong

Warm The Voice has been sold to continue his racing career in Hong Kong, trainer Brendan Duke told Press Association Sport.

Nigel Twiston-Davies on Stratford weather watch for Bristol De Mai

Nigel Twiston-Davies is praying for rain to allow Bristol De Mai the opportunity to make his seasonal reappearance at Stratford on Saturday.

Stuart Edmunds targeting Festival repeat for Domesday Book

Domesday Book, winner of last season's Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup, is unlikely to return to action until the second half of the season after meeting with a setback.

Emmaus digs deep on Leicester return to score for Roger Varian

Emmaus displayed admirable courage for a horse of so little experience when making a successful return from almost a year on the sidelines at Leicester.

Colin Tizzard ponders gameplan for Finian's Oscar

Trainer Colin Tizzard will consider a trip to Cheltenham in November for Finian's Oscar following his successful debut over fences at Chepstow on Saturday.

Amanda Perrett pays tribute to Ken Dooley at Windsor

Emotions were high at Windsor on Monday as Amanda Perrett saddled her first runners since her groom Ken Dooley was announced as the man who had tragically died at Kempton on Saturday night.

Big guns hold sway in star-studded list for Champion Stakes at Ascot

Cracksman and Barney Roy are among 17 horses confirmed for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Ribchester tops 17 contenders for QEII glory on Champions Day

Ribchester could face up to 16 rivals in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Star sprinter Harry Angel on track for Champions Day at Ascot

Harry Angel remains on course to try to land a third successive top-level victory of the season in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Evan Williams eyeing Fighting Fifth for John Constable after Cesarewitch flop

Evan Williams could step John Constable up to the top table for the first time in his career on his next start after earmarking the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle as a potential target.

Groom dies in accident at Kempton races

A stablehand has died in an incident at Kempton races after apparently being kicked by a horse in the stabling area.

Expert Eye reported to be 'fine' after Dewhurst reverse

Connections of Dewhurst Stakes disappointment Expert Eye remain baffled by his performance at Newmarket.

Poetic Rhythm hits right note in Persian War at Chepstow

Poetic Rhythm ran out a game winner of the totepool Persian War Novices' Hurdle when holding off Amour De Nuit at Chepstow.

Yulong Gold Fairy strikes it rich for Dermot Weld at Naas

Dermot Weld has high hopes for Yulong Gold Fairy next season following her victory in the valuable Foran Equine Irish EBF Auction Race Final at Naas.

Endless Acres injury blow for Charlie Fellowes

Charlie Fellowes has been left "gutted" after Endless Acres picked up a career-ending injury in the Betfred Cesarewitch on Saturday.

Aidan O'Brien trains Dewhurst first four

Aidan O'Brien has moved to within one winner of Bobby Frankel's Group One record in a calendar year with US Navy Flag's win in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Aidan O'Brien on cusp of world record after Dewhurst clean sweep at Newmarket

Aidan O'Brien moved to within one winner of matching Bobby Frankel's top-flight world record haul as US Navy Flag landed the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Ghaiyyath powers clear for Group Three honours at Newmarket

Ghaiyyath powered clear of his rivals in the Masar Godolphin Autumn Stakes at Newmarket.

Kew Gardens blossoms in Zetland test at Newmarket

Kew Gardens was a decisive winner of the Godolphin Flying Start Zetland Stakes at Newmarket.

Withhold storms clear in Cesarewitch for Roger Charlton and Silvestre de Sousa

Withhold landed a big gamble when he powered clear of his rivals in the Betfred Cesarewitch at Newmarket.

Finian's Oscar up and running over fences at Chepstow

Dual Grade One-winning hurdler Finian's Oscar ran out a wide-margin winner on his chasing debut in the totequadpot Novices' Chase at Chepstow.

Teruntum Star shines at York

Teruntum Star claimed top honours in the Coral Sprint Trophy at York.

Laurens wins Fillies Mile at Newmarket

Laurens has won the Group One Fillies Mile at Newmarket to deny the Aidan O'Brien-trained September by a nose.

Happily 'in good form' as Aidan O'Brien prepares triple raid on Fillies' Mile

Aidan O'Brien has stressed there is very little between his three runners in the bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket on Friday.

Verbal Dexterity forced to miss Expert Eye clash in Dewhurst Stakes

Expert Eye will face eight rivals in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday - with Verbal Dexterity a notable absentee.

Charlie Fellowes takes aim at Cesarewitch with market mover Endless Acres

The well-backed Endless Acres is one of 34 horses in a maximum field for the Betfred Cesarewitch at Newmarket on Saturday.

Henry Candy backs Limato to rise to Challenge at Newmarket

Henry Candy admits it has been a frustrating year with Limato ahead of his probable seasonal swansong in the Godolphin Stud And Stable Staff Awards Challenge Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

Ken Condon has high hopes for Romanised in French test

Ken Condon is not concerned about the drop in trip for Romanised in the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte on Friday.

Simon Crisford has Dark Rose Angel in bloom for Newmarket test

Simon Crisford does not see the drop in trip as a barrier to success for Dark Rose Angel in the Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

Frankie Dettori looking forward to 2018 campaign with Enable

Frankie Dettori has spoken of his delight at the news his "filly of a lifetime" Enable will stay in training next season.

Guineas favourite Expert Eye 'ready to go again' as Dewhurst date looms

Andrea Atzeni is relishing the chance to partner 2000 Guineas favourite Expert Eye again in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.

Ian Williams poised for double raid on Cesarewitch at Newmarket

Ian Williams will rely on dual-purpose performers London Prize and Byron Flyer to give him a first success in the Betfred Cesarewitch at Newmarket on Saturday.

Urgent De Gregaine in line for Cheltenham return after gallant Pardubice effort

Urgent De Gregaine is set to return to Cheltenham later this year following his narrow reverse in the Velka Pardubicka on Sunday.

Archie Watson planning Breeders' Cup adventure with Corinthia Knight

Archie Watson will saddle his first ever runner at the Breeders' Cup after giving Corinthia Knight the green light to contest Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club Juvenile Turf Sprint.

Brian Ellison has Exeter and Cheltenham options for Kelso winner Forest Bihan

Brian Ellison is weighing up an outing in the 188Bet Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter as the next port of call for Forest Bihan.

Jimmy Fortune calls time on riding career

Veteran English jockey Jimmy Fortune has called time on his 30-year career.

Siyoushake better than ever

Last year’s fourth, Siyoushake, is part of a three-pronged French raid on what is shaping up to be a red hot renewal of the £250,000 Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Saturday (7th October).

William Buick returns from injury at Ascot

William Buick will make his return from injury when he rides the Godolphin-owned Blue Point in the Group Three John Guest Bengough Stakes at Ascot.

Harry heads entries for Champions Sprint

The worlds highest-ranked sprinter, Harry Angel, heads the 25 nominations for the British Champions Sprint.

Tom George eyeing Haldon Gold Cup repeat with Sir Valentino

Sir Valentino is set to start the new jumps campaign attempting back-to-back victories in the 188Bet Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter on November 7.

Sceau Royal and Forth Bridge clash on fencing debuts at Warwick

There is an intriguing clash at Warwick on Thursday as smart hurdlers Sceau Royal and Forth Bridge make their fencing debuts in the Bet At racinguk.com Novices' Chase.

High-class hurdler Death Duty makes winning debut over fences at Tipperary

Death Duty made a winning debut over fences at Tipperary - but it was not without incident.

Take Cover likely to bypass Ascot outing in favour of Mercury date at Dundalk

Take Cover is set to skip an engagement at Ascot on Saturday and wait for the Al Basti Equiworld Mercury Stakes at Dundalk on October 20.

David Griffiths eyeing Dubai trip with Abbaye fourth Duke Of Firenze

Duke Of Firenze could have a spell in Dubai during the winter as reward for his fine effort in the Prix de l'Abbaye at Chantilly on Sunday.

Martyn Meade eager to test Chilean in Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster

Martyn Meade is looking to cap a breakthrough season with Chilean in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on October 28.

Mick Quinn hoping Great Hall can rise to Cumberland challenge

Mick Quinn will try to strike while the iron is hot with Great Hall in Saturday's Gigaset Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot.

Roger Fell keeps faith in Declan McDonogh for Burnt Sugar Ascot ride

Declan McDonogh will maintain his partnership with Burnt Sugar in the totescoop6 Challenge Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

Enable and Frankie Dettori rocket to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe glory

Enable saved the best until last as she capped a memorable season with a scintillating display in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.

Frankie Dettori out on his own with 'amazing' Arc angel Enable

He was desperate to play it down, but Frankie Dettori was kidding no-one.

Battaash batters Abbaye opposition

Battaash led his rivals a merry dance to claim Group One glory in the Prix de l'Abbaye at Chantilly.

Happily as the last laugh in Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere

Happily beat the boys in the Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Chantilly.

Wild Illusion looks good in Marcel Boussac victory

Wild Illusion caused an upset in the Total Prix Marcel Boussac at Chantilly.

Rhododendron back in full bloom

Rhododendron saw off stablemate Hydrangea to claim top honours in the Longines-sponsored Prix de l'Opera at Chantilly.

Galingari puts Barande-Barbe in limelight

Garlingari has evoked happy memories of grand warhorse Cirrus Des Aigles with his win in the Prix Dollar at Chantilly.

U S Navy Flag flies home for Aidan O'Brien and Seamie Heffernan in Middle Park

U S Navy Flag put up a gutsy performance to lead home a one-two for Aidan O'Brien in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.

Clemmie stakes Classic claims with clear-cut Cheveley Park success

Clemmie took a giant step to emulating the exploits of her full-brother Churchill with a resounding success in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.

Dolphin makes a big splash for Cambridgeshire surprise

Dolphin Vista plugged on admirably on the stands side to cause a 50-1 upset in the Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket.

Vazirabad gets the job done in Cadran at Chantilly

Vazirabad eventually stamped his class on the Qatar Prix du Cadran at Chantilly.

Call To Mind settles for second as Ice Breeze proves too hot at Chantilly

Ice Breeze outpointed British challenger Call To Mind to claim top honours in the Qatar Prix Chaudenay at Chantilly.