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John Gosden on jockey hunt for Cracksman in Irish Derby at Curragh

Connections of Cracksman are on the lookout for a jockey for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday.

Frankie Dettori sidelined for at least two more weeks due to arm injury

Frankie Dettori will not be back before the week of Newmarket's July Festival at the earliest, the jockey's manager Peter Burrell told Press Association Sport.

Clever Cookie heads weights for Northumberland Plate at Newcastle

Clever Cookie is likely to attempt to defy top weight in the Stobart Rail Northumberland Plate at Newcastle on Saturday.

Laura Mongan reveals St Leger hero Harbour Law is out for the season

Laura Mongan has been dealt a big blow with the news St Leger winner Harbour Law will not run again this season.

Richard Spencer eyeing Morny date for Coventry hero Rajasinghe

Rajasinghe could bid for Group One success in the Prix Morny at Deauville in August following his victory in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Declan Carroll has Gimcrack at York in mind for Santry

Declan Carroll has ruled out a potential crack at the Nunthorpe with Norfolk Stakes runner-up Santry - but he is still likely to head to the Ebor meeting at York for the Gimcrack Stakes.

Coolmore, Aidan O'Brien & Ryan Moore scoop top honours at Royal Ascot 2017

O'brien Crowned Qipco Royal Ascot Top Trainer.

Swedish championship tempts Turner

Britain’s most successful female jockey, Hayley Turner, who retired from racing in 2015 after a career that yielded multiple Group 1 successes, is set to return to the saddle for the inaugural Lady Jockeys’ Thoroughbred World Championship, presented by Chess Racing, at Bro Park, Stockholm, on the 4th July.

A Fantastic Royal Meeting

Guy Henderson, Chief Executive of Ascot Racecourse, commented after the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot 2017.

The Tin Man Too Strong

The James Fanshawe-trained The Tin Man (9/2) gained his second success at G1 level with a thrilling victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Idaho returns to form in Hardwicke

Aidan O'Brien wins his sixth race of the Royal Meeting, the one mile four furlong G2 Hardwicke Stakes, with Idaho. The success sealed victory in the 2017 QIPCO Royal Ascot trainers' title for the Ballydoyle trainer.

Royal Ascot 2017 - Diamond Jubilee Interview

James Fanshawe talks to the media after The Tin Man wins the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot 2017.

Royal Ascot 2017 - Idaho Interview

Winning trainer Aidan O'Brien talks to the media after Idaho wins the Hardwicke Stakes.

Snoano Upsets in Wolferton

Owner Martyn MacLeod celebrated success with his first ever runner at Royal Ascot as Snoano sprang a 25/1 shock in the Wolferton Handicap.

September Makes an Impact

The well-supported 11/8 favourite September provided Aidan O'Brien with his fifth victory of the week at Royal Ascot and 60th winner of the Royal Meeting with a smooth success in the Listed Chesham Stakes.

Royal Ascot 2017 - September Interview

Champion trainer Aidan O'Brien talks to the media after the win by Deep Impact filly September in the Chesham Stakes

Traveller chasing Wokingham history

The Robert Cowell-trained Outback Traveller bids to become the first horse since Selhurstpark Flyer (1997 and 1998) to win back-to-back renewals of the ultra-competitive Wokingham Handicap (5.00pm).

Crowley Confident of Royal Success

Jim Crowley is confident of a good performance from the William Haggas-trained Tasleet in today's feature race, the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Godolphin holds edge into Day 5

Godolphin will take a two-winner lead into the final day of the race to claim the Leading Owner Award at Royal Ascot 2017.

Winter Too Classy in Coronation

Winter confirmed her superiority in the three-year-old fillies' mile division with a decisive victory in the G1 Coronation Stakes, providing trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore with a quickfire G1 double following Caravaggio's success in the Commonwealth Cup.

2017 Royal Ascot - Ryan Moore Interview

Champion rider Ryan Moore talks to media after winning the G1 double atop Caravaggio and Winter on Day 4 Royal Ascot

2017 Royal Ascot - Winter Interview

Champion trainer Aidan O'Brien talks to the media after Winter's win in the G1 Coronation Stakes.

2017 Royal Ascot - Caravaggio Interview

Champion trainer Aidan O'Brien talks to the media after the win by Caravaggio in the G1 Commonwealth Cup.

2017 Royal Ascot - King Edward VII Interview

Mark Johnston talks to the media after preparing Permian to win of the King Edward VII Stakes

Caravaggio To Target The Everest

The Aidan O'Brien-trained and well-backed 5/6 favourite Caravaggio produced a spellbinding performance comprising speed and stamina to land the third running of the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

2017 Royal Ascot - Albany Stakes Interview

Winning trainer Matthieu Palussiere talks to the media after the win by Different League in the Albany Stakes.

Redemption For Permian

The Mark Johnston-trained Permian (6/1) showed the guts and determination traditionally associated with the Middleham handler's string to land the G3 King Edward VII Stakes.

League In Different Class

Different League lived up to her name in the G3 Albany Stakes when winning the juvenile fillies' race by neck, having made all. She and the second raced on the far side.

Punters In The Groove

Punters are looking to exact their revenge on day four of Royal Ascot 2017 following a good day for the bookmakers at Royal Ascot yesterday.

Candy Needs Firm Ground for Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the G1 feature on last day of the Royal Meeting, the race renamed in 2012 as part of The Queen's jubilee celebrations.

Unbeaten Caravaggio Set For Day 4

In its short two-year history, the Royal Meeting's day four feature, the six-furlong Commonwealth Cup (3.40pm), part of the British Champion Series, has already become an important championship race and stepping stone for top class sprinting three-year-olds before they take on their elders in the big G1 sprints later in the year.

Orange Squeezes For Bell

Big Orange put up the performance of the meeting to win the feature race, the G1 Gold Cup, at 5/1.

Coronet Crowned

Coronet's last-gasp victory at 9/1 in the Ribblesdale Stakes was the 42nd Royal Ascot win for her trainer John Gosden - but his first of this year's Royal Meeting.

Ben Battles for Saeed

Saeed bin Suroor registered his 36th winner at the Royal Meeting after 9/2 chance Benbatl gamely landed the 10-furlong G3 Hampton Court Stakes, giving Godolphin a fourth victory at Royal Ascot 2017.

2017 Royal Ascot - Michael Bell Interview

Michael Bell trainer of Ascot Gold Cup winner Big Orange talks to the media after a hard fought win.

2017 Royal Ascot - Gold Cup Winning Owner Interview

Winning owner Mr Gredley talks to the media after his horse Big Orange won the 2017 Ascot Gold Cup.

2017 Royal Ascot - John Gosden Interview

Winning trainer of Coronet in the Ribblesdale Stakes, John Gosden talks to the media after the race.

2017 Royal Ascot - Saeed bin Suroor Audio

Winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor talks to the media after winning the Hampton Court Stakes with Benbatl.

2017 Royal Ascot - Norfolk Stakes Interview

Winning trainer Aidan O'Brien talks to the media after Sioux Naytion's win in the Norfolk Stakes.

Sioux Nation Upset In Norfolk

The Ballydoyle team started the third day of Royal Ascot with a bang, taking the opening Norfolk Stakes with Sioux Nation who, racing on the far side of the track with just three other horses, came home by half a length from Santry at 14/1.

St George Out To Restore Order In Gold Cup

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Order Of St George attempts to record back-to-back victories in today's feature race of day three of the Royal Meeting, the G1 Gold Cup (4.20pm).

Highland Reels them in

Globetrotting superstar Highland Reel (9/4) stamped his class on the G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes with a game performance to provide Ballydoyle handler Aidan O'Brien with his 56th victory at the Royal Meeting and his first success of the week at the Berkshire venue.

Qemah Bounces Back

The Jean Claude-Rouget-trained Qemah (5/2 favourite) registered consecutive victories at Royal Ascot with a game success in the G2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.

2017 Royal Ascot - Aidan O'Brien Interview

Champion Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien talks to the media after the win by Highland Reel in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at 2017 Royal Ascot.

Sweet Heartache Takes Queen Mary

A classic example of racehorse syndication at its best was epitomised by the victory of Heartache for trainer Clive Cox in today's G2 Queen Mary Stakes over five furlongs.

2017 Royal Ascot - Harry Herbert Interview

Al Shaqab's Racing Manager Harry Herbert talks to the media after Qemah wins the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.

Rouget Conquers Jersey Stakes

2/1 favourite Le Brivido captured the opening race of day two of the 2017 Royal Meeting, the G3 Jersey Stakes, by a neck from 66/1 shot Spirit Of Valor.

2017 Royal Ascot - Jersey Stakes Interviews

Winning trainer Andre Fabre and jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot talk to the media after the win by La Brivido in the Jersey Stakes

2017 Royal Ascot Day 2 - Punters Go For Reliable Reel

Punters and bookmakers do battle once more on day two of Royal Ascot 2017 after honours were even on the first day of the Royal Meeting.

Day 2 Royal Ascot - Going News

The going for the second day of Royal Ascot 2017, Wednesday, June 21, remains Good to Firm following watering last night, with five millimetres put on the whole course after racing.

Cup On Agenda For Ascot Stakes Victor

Thomas Hobson will target the Melbourne Cup after winning the Ascot Handicap for trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ryan Moore. It is the third time the pair have teamed up to take the two miles, four furlongs contest.

Big Day For Godolphin At Royal Ascot

The powerful global racing and breeding operation of Godolphin dominated the first day of the 2017 Royal Meeting at Ascot winning two of the three group one races on the card.

Barney Avenges Guineas Defeat

Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation enjoyed a second winner on day one of Royal Ascot when Barney Roy landed the G1 St James's Palace Stakes.

Lady Reigns Supreme

Wesley Ward's speedster Lady Aurelia (7/2) produced a devastating display in the G1 King's Stand Stakes to land her second race in succession at Royal Ascot, following her victory in last year's Queen Mary Stakes and simultaneously provide her American handler with his eighth victory at the Royal Meeting.

Richard Hannon 2017 St James's Palace Interview

Winning trainer of Barney Roy Richard Hannon faces the media after taking the 2017 St James's Palace Stakes.

James Doyle 2017 St James's Palace Interview

Winning rider of Barney Roy in the 2017 St James's Palace Stakes James Doyle faces the media after his victory.

Spencer Guides Rajasinghe to Victory

Newmarket trainer Richard Spencer, in just his second-season with a licence, saddled his first Royal Ascot runner - and winner - when Rajasinghe landed the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes in course-record time.

Mutakayyef Runs a Blinder In Queen Anne Stakes

Mutakayyef finished second to 11/10 favourite Ribchester in Royal Ascot's opening race, the Queen Anne Stakes, while Deauville took third place.

Ribchester Fahey’s Best After Queen Anne Win

Trainer Richard Fahey described Ribchester as the best horse he has ever trained after the Godolphin-owned colt landed the G1 Queen Anne Stakes, the first race of Royal Ascot 2017, in a track record time of 1m 36.60s

2017 King's Stand Interview - Wesley Ward

Winning trainer Wesley Ward talks to the media after Lady Aurelia storms home to win the 2017 King's Stand Stakes.

2017 Queen Anne Stakes Interviews

Michelle Payne and Jane Chapple-Hyam talk to Gary Crispe after Kasperky runs fifth in the 2017 Queen Anne Stakes.

Key Carnival contenders in action at Royal Ascot

If history is anything to go by, several Spring Racing Carnival contenders will again emerge from Royal Ascot this week, with Racing Victoria (RV) looking to continue a long history of attracting leading horses and stables to its showpiece races.

Richard Fahey eager to tackle Queen Anne test with stable star Ribchester

Richard Fahey is relishing the prospect of saddling red-hot favourite Ribchester in the curtain-raising Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Churchill primed to extend Group One sequence in St James's Palace date

Aidan O'Brien reports Churchill's preparation to have gone to plan ahead of his bid for a fifth successive Group One triumph in Tuesday's St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Wesley Ward insists Lady Aurelia is ready to Stand and deliver at Royal Ascot

Wesley Ward has an inkling Lady Aurelia can take Royal Ascot by storm for the second successive year when she faces the cream of Europe's sprinters in the King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday.

Brother Bear sent to Coventry by Jessica Harrington

Jessica Harrington will break new ground when Brother Bear lines up as the likely favourite for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Ambitious Colin Keane sets focus on Royal Ascot honours

After setting the target of riding 100 winners in Ireland this season Colin Keane has more immediate glory in his sights at Royal Ascot.

Danny Tudhope expects Consequences to thrive at Royal Ascot

Danny Tudhope has high hopes Consequences can crown the jockey's great start to the season by providing him with a first Royal Ascot winner in the Norfolk Stakes on Thursday.

Royal Ascot To Be Available In 650 Million Homes Worldwide

Royal Ascot 2017 will be broadcast in 175 territories with a reach of 650 million households this week through Ascot's media rights arrangements with Pitch International and Racecourse Media Group (RMG).

French filly Senga wins the Prix de Diane

The Pasqual Bary-trained Senga has won the French Oaks during which leading Irish filly Rhododendron bled.

Rhododendron pulled up as Senga stars in French Oaks at Chantilly

Rhododendron reportedly bled from the nose and was pulled up in the Prix de Diane as Senga won a rough renewal of the Chantilly Classic.

Hugo Palmer and James Doyle back on top in Germany with Unforgetable Filly

Hugo Palmer and James Doyle won back-to-back renewals of the German 1000 Guineas when Unforgetable Filly did the business at Dusseldorf.

Churchill and Barney Roy clash in exciting St James's Palace

Churchill and Barney Roy will engage in an exciting rematch at Royal Ascot after both featured in a final field of eight runners for the St James's Palace Stakes.

Red-hot Ribchester heads big Queen Anne field

Red-hot favourite Ribchester will face 15 rivals in the curtain-raising Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Speedy Lady Aurelia faces 17 in King's Stand

Star American filly Lady Aurelia is just one of the main attractions in a final field of 18 runners for the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Brother bears down on Coventry rivals

Brother Bear is one of 18 juveniles declared for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Golden Apollo takes flight to land valuable York pot for Tim Easterby

Golden Apollo benefited from the frenetic pace to come through and get up close home to win the Catherine Kinloch Paver Memorial Macmillan Charity Handicap at York.

Josephine Gordon times it right to grab Ganton glory with Arabian Hope

Josephine Gordon produced Arabian Hope (6-1) with a well-timed run to land the Listed honours in the Best Western Hotels Ganton Stakes at York.

Tapis Libre sparks champagne celebration for Joanna Mason at York

Joanna Mason steered Tapis Libre to victory for a seventh time when taking the prize for lady amateur riders in the Queen Mother's Cup Handicap at York.

Battaash storms to Scurry success at Sandown

Battaash showed his rivals a clean pair of heels as he triumphed in the Randox Health Scurry Stakes at Sandown.

Line Of Reason takes Scottish Sprint Cup honours

Line Of Reason got up in the final strides to claim the William Hill Scottish Sprint Cup Handicap at Musselburgh.

Dunlop delighted as Robin Of Navan lands French prize

Robin Of Navan scored his first victory in 19 months as he lifted the Group Three La Coupe at Chantilly. scored his first victory in 19 months as he lifted the Group Three La Coupe at Chantilly.

Shutter Speed out to give John Gosden another Classic in France

Shutter Speed has looked every inch a top-class filly in her short career to date and gets the chance to prove it in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly on Sunday.

Order Of St George heads 18 still in the mix for Gold Cup glory

Order Of St George will face a maximum of 17 rivals as he attempts to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for a second successive year.

Mori and Alluringly head Ribblesdale contenders

Mori and Alluringly are among 15 fillies confirmed for the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday.

Mirage Dancer more likely for Hampton Court date at Royal Ascot

Mirage Dancer is set to contest the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot next week.

Creggs Pipes swerves Royal Ascot with Pretty Polly in mind

Andy Slattery has decided to skip Royal Ascot with Creggs Pipes and will instead wait for the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on July 2.

Enjazaat skips Royal Ascot date with Owen Burrows eyeing July run

Owen Burrows will bypass Royal Ascot with Enjazaat in favour of a tilt at next month's Arqana July Stakes at Newmarket.

Michelle Payne swotting up ahead of Royal Ascot ride on Kaspersky

History-maker Michelle Payne will be doing her homework ahead of her ride on Kaspersky in Tuesday's Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Irishcorrespondent set to headline Halford's Royal Ascot raiding party

Michael Halford expects to have three runners at Royal Ascot next week with Irishcorrespondent heading his team.

Luke Morris keen on Marsha claims in King's Stand at Royal Ascot

Luke Morris cannot to wait to let Marsha strut her stuff in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Jack Hobbs stars in Prince of Wales's Stakes list

Dubai Sheema Classic winner Jack Hobbs is among 17 horses left in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday following the confirmation stage.

Usherette and Mix And Mingle added to Duke of Cambridge line-up

Last year's winner Usherette and Chris Wall's Mix And Mingle have been supplemented for the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

Elas Ruby sparkles for John Gosden as she claims Newbury Listed honours

Elas Ruby enjoyed her moment in the spotlight when taking her form to a new level with victory in the Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes at Newbury.

2017 Royal Ascot - Michelle Payne Interview

2015 Melbourne Cup winning rider Michelle Payne talks to Gary Crispe ahead of 2017 Royal Ascot and her ride Kaspersky in the Queen Anne Stakes.

2017 Royal Ascot - Jane Chapple-Hyam discusses Kaspersky

Australian Newmarket-based trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam discusses the prospects of Queen Anne bound Kaspersky with Gary Crispe.

Dettori expects to ride in French Oaks

Frankie Dettori is expected to be fit to ride Shutter Speed in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.

Wesley Ward Faces The Media

Leading US trainer and seven time Royal Ascot winner Wesley Ward takes questions from the media after galloping nine horses at Ascot.

Ryan Moore After Lady Aurelia Work out

Champion rider Ryan Moore's brief assessment of Lady Aurelia after working at Ascot ahead of next week's 2017 King's Stand Stakes.

Talaayeb faces seven rivals at Newbury on Thursday

Newbury stages an eight-race card on Thursday, June 15, when the highlight is the £50,000 Listed Lord Weinstock Memorial EBF Stallions Stakes over a mile and a quarter for three-year-old fillies.

Top Owner Trophy to be awarded at Royal Ascot

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that a Royal Ascot Leading Owner Trophy will be awarded next week.

Vazirabad to miss Order Of St George showdown in Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Vazirabad will miss the Gold Cup next week after failing to recover from a setback he suffered during his last race at Chantilly.

Wesley Ward team set for Ascot workout after late change of plan

Wesley Ward will work his Royal Ascot team at the Berkshire track on Wednesday morning after cancelling a planned gallop in Newmarket on Tuesday.

So Mi Dar team in no hurry to map future plans after ruling out Royal Ascot run

Connections of So Mi Dar are in no rush to commit to future targets after she was ruled out of an appearance at Royal Ascot next week.

Saeed bin Suroor expects Thunder Snow to find life tough against Churchill

Saeed bin Suroor is under no illusions about the task facing Thunder Snow at Royal Ascot next Tuesday.

Medicean Man gears up for Royal Ascot swansong with Kempton gallop

Veteran sprinter Medicean Man warmed up for his final racecourse appearance at Royal Ascot with a gallop at Kempton on Tuesday morning.

Ian Williams could target Royal Ascot prize with London

London Prize could make a swift return to action at Royal Ascot next week following his runaway success at Goodwood on Sunday.

Terrakova on target for French Oaks

Trainer Freddy Head has high hopes for Terrakova in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.

Tropics given Salisbury aim ahead of July Cup bid

Veteran sprinter Tropics will be given an outing in the EBF Cathedral Stakes at Salisbury ahead of attempting to make it third time lucky in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Talaayeb A Big Talent For Burrows

Adam Houghton flags up three trainers who are in good form at present and picks out some interesting horses that may run for them in the coming days.

Bateel bounds to the summit in Pinnacle Stakes at Haydock

Bateel struck for French trainer Francis-Henri Graffard with a smooth success in the Betway Pinnacle Stakes at Haydock.

Absolutely So takes John of Gaunt glory at Haydock

Absolutely So stuck on determined fashion to lift the Group Three spoils in the Betway John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock.

Royal Ascot-bound Cardsharp plays an ace at Beverley

Cardsharp put up a game performance to make all the running in the Brian Yeardley Continental Two Year Old Trophy Conditions Stakes at Beverley.

'Big future' predicted for impressive Curragh winner Verbal Dexterity

Verbal Dexterity looked a horse with enormous potential in waltzing to victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at the Curragh.

Ken Condon hoping Elusive Beauty can bag Ballyogan honours

Ken Condon believes testing ground will not hinder Elusive Beauty's bid for black type in the Group Three TRM Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

Wesley Ward team in great shape for Royal Ascot adventure

American trainer Wesley Ward will arguably have his strongest squad yet when he sets his sights on Royal Ascot this month.

Richard Hannon in bullish mood ahead of Barney Roy-Churchill rematch

Richard Hannon is looking forward to having another crack at Qipco 2000 Guineas winner Churchill with Barney Roy in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Willie Mullins sets Shaneshill French Champion challenge at Auteuil

Connections of Shaneshill are hoping the recent spell of warm weather will be a positive factor ahead of his run in the Grande Course de Haies d'Auteuil, also known as the French Champion Hurdle.

Richard Fahey backs Growl to roar at Haydock

Richard Fahey believes Growl can take the step up to seven furlongs in his stride when he lines up for the Betway John of Gaunt Stakes at Haydock on Saturday.

Roger Varian wary of 'deep conditions' for Haydock hope Ajman Princess

Ajman Princess bids to continue her rich vein of form by registering her biggest win to date in the Betway Pinnacle Stakes at Haydock on Saturday.

Excellently Poised bids to get the show back on the road for Bryan Smart

Bryan Smart is hoping to put a stressful couple of weeks behind him with Excellently Poised in the Brian Yeardley Continental Two Year Old Trophy Conditions Stakes at Beverley.

Brendan Brackan leads by example at Leopardstown

Brendan Brackan (7-2) claimed his fourth success at Listed level with a dominant display in the Glencairn Stakes at Leopardstown.

Ulysses on course for Prince of Wales's test at Royal Ascot

Ulysses remains on target for a crack at the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Ruth Carr takes Royal Ascot off table for on-song Sovereign Debt

Ruth Carr has ruled Sovereign Debt out of the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Dean Ivory has Royal Ascot in mind for long-absent Librisa Breeze

Dean Ivory hopes to have Librisa Breeze ready in time to take his place in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Willie Mullins bids for Belmont Gold with Clondaw Warrior and Wicklow Brave

Willie Mullins launches a twin assault on the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes on Friday evening with Clondaw Warrior and Wicklow Brave.

Archie Watson to plot overseas journey with Epsom runner-up Absolute Blast

Archie Watson is eyeing a trip to Germany with Absolute Blast following her second place at Epsom last week.

John Gosden is ready willing Enable for Irish Oaks bid at Curragh

Enable will attempt to become a dual Classic winner in the Darley Irish Oaks next month.

Laura Mongan reports Harbour Law on target for Gold run

Laura Mongan reports Harbour Law to be on course for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on June 22 after declaring him to be "spot on" for the stayers' championship.

Charlie Fellowes to launch ambitious Ascot Gold Cup raid with Prince Of Arran

Charlie Fellowes plans to step Prince Of Arran up to the top table for the first time in his career in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.

Permian team wait on Royal Ascot call

Connections of Permian will only consider sending him to Royal Ascot if he is showing all the right signs at home.

Night seeking Leopardstown glory for O'Callaghan in King George V Cup

Michael O'Callaghan is excited at the prospect of Night Of Glory tackling a mile and a half for the first time in the King George V Cup at Leopardstown on Thursday.

Valentana team hoping for Leopardstown rain ahead of Glencairn outing

Willie McCreery is hoping the rain arrives to help Valentana in her quest for black type in the Glencairn Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday.

John Ferguson resigns from Godolphin as 'position was untenable'

John Ferguson has stepped down as chief executive and racing manager of Godolphin - bringing to an end a quarter of a century working for Sheikh Mohammed in various roles.

De Bruyne Horse sent to Coventry by Richard Hannon and Middleham Park

De Bruyne Horse remains firmly on course for the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot following his convincing victory in the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom on Friday.

Muthmir set King's Stand Stakes poser at Royal Ascot

Muthmir is in line to bid for sprint honours in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot following his victory at Chantilly on Sunday.

Mick Channon keen to run Harrison in Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

Harrison will have his stamina put to the test when he takes a step up in trip and class in the Ascot Gold Cup.

Hugo Palmer targeting Goodwood glory with Unforgetable Filly

Hugo Palmer is tempted to try Unforgetable Filly back over a mile before taking aim at the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate at Goodwood.

Promising Short Call booked for Royal Ascot bid

Mick Channon could make the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot the next stop for impressive maiden winner Short Call.

Martyn Meade mulling Eclipse assignment for Eminent

Martyn Meade is contemplating dropping Eminent back in trip for a tilt at next month's Coral-Eclipse at Sandown after ruling him out of an appearance in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

Andre Fabre outlines plans for Royal Ascot

Master trainer Andre Fabre is likely to have a small but select team of three for Royal Ascot - headed by Cloth Of Stars.

Karl Burke adamant Quiet Reflection will be a fitter horse at Royal Ascot

Karl Burke expects to see dual Group One winner Quiet Reflection "strip a lot fitter" than on her seasonal return when she runs in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Karl Burke sweet on Norfolk Stakes charge with Havana Grey

Havana Grey will be kept to the minimum trip at Royal Ascot after he was given the green light to contest the Norfolk Stakes.

Sylvester Kirk keeps the faith with unfortunate Derby runner Salouen

Sylvester Kirk will look to the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot with Salouen.

Jonathan Portman puzzled by Mrs Danvers problem

Jonathan Portman has yet to pinpoint what is troubling his stable star Mrs Danvers.

Consequences could bid for Santry revenge in Norfolk at Royal Ascot

Consequences could clash again with his York conqueror Santry in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 22.

English trainer David Nicholls dies at 61

Adrian Nicholls has led the tributes to David 'Dandy' Nicholls after announcing the death of his father at the age of 61.

Brametot wins French Derby for Rouget

The Jean Claude-Rouget-trained Brametot has come from last to win the French Derby at Chantilly.

Last-gasp Brametot completes Classic double with Prix du Jockey Club success

Brametot got up in the final strides to snatch victory in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly.

5 of the best horses trained by 'Sprint King' David Nicholls

David 'Dandy' Nicholls was dubbed the 'Sprint King' for a very good reason.

Aidan O'Brien raises Eclipse as an option for Derby runner-up Cliffs Of Moher

Wings Of Eagles and Cliffs Of Moher could go their separate ways for their next race after giving Aidan O'Brien a one-two in the Investec Derby on Saturday.

Aidan O'Brien in no rush to make Rhododendron plans

Aidan O'Brien will give Rhododendron a little time to recover from her Epsom exertions before deciding on the next race for the dual Classic runner-up.

Andrew Balding eyeing Caulfield Cup trip for Elbereth

Andrew Balding has raised the possibility of sending Elbereth on her travels later in the year after earmarking the Caulfield Cup as a potential long-term target.

Coronation date at Royal Ascot on Sea Of Grace's radar

Connections of Sea Of Grace hope to run the Classic-placed filly in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Kaspersky and Michelle Payne on target for Queen Anne date at Royal Ascot

Kaspersky remains on course for a tilt at the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, where he will be partnered by Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne.

Wings Of Eagles soars to shock Derby success for Aidan O'Brien and Padraig Beggy

Childhood dreams turned into reality for unheralded jockey Padraig Beggy after he gained a fairytale success aboard huge outsider Wings Of Eagles in the Investec Derby at Epsom.

Sovereign Debt cashes in for Diomed spoils

Sovereign Debt's incredible recent run continued in winning the Investec Diomed Stakes at Epsom.

John Gosden has the last Laugh in Princess Elizabeth

Laugh Aloud justified odds-on favouritism in effortless fashion to continue her progression in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom.

Caspian Prince reigns to register third Dash success

Caspian Prince won Epsom's Investec Corporate Banking Dash for a third time and for his third different trainer.

Drochaid delivers on Derby day at Epsom

Drochaid just held off the late lunge of Emenem to win the Investec Private Banking Handicap.

Solider proves brave in Epsom battle

Soldier In Action was a game winner of the Investec Out Of The Ordinary Handicap to give James Doyle an Epsom double.

Derby glory for Wings Of Eagles proves 'stuff of dreams' for bookmakers

Bookmakers were celebrating after outsider Wings Of Eagles swooped to conquer in the Investec Derby at Epsom.

Oaks glory for Gosden and Dettori as Enable foils Rhododendron at Epsom

It was a case of one down, one to go for trainer John Gosden after Enable completed the first piece of his Classic jigsaw puzzle with a decisive success in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.

Highland Reel digs deep to claim Coronation Cup glory

Highland Reel provided Aidan O'Brien with an eighth victory in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom.

De Bruyne Horse on the scoresheet in Woodcote

De Bruyne Horse was a decisive winner of the Investec Woodcote Stakes at Epsom.

Not So Sleepy strikes at Epsom despite nightmare passage

Not So Sleepy overcame trouble in running to claim a narrow success in the Investec Wealth & Investment Handicap at Epsom.

John Gosden banking on Cracksman to shine brightest in Derby challenge

John Gosden is hoping a "diamond" will emerge from the pack in what looks the most open Investec Derby for many years.

Big Derby hope Cliffs Of Moher heads strong squad at Epsom for Aidan O'Brien

Cliffs Of Moher leads a six-strong Aidan O'Brien team into battle for the Investec Derby on Saturday.

McPeek bullish about Darling's Investec Oaks' chance

American trainer Kenny McPeek is looking forward to saddling his first runner in tomorrow's Investec Oaks courtesy of Daddys Lil Darling.

19 go forward in Investec Derby

A total of 19 horses have been declared to run in Saturday's Investec Derby at Epsom Downs, which is the biggest field since 20 went to post in 2003 when Kris Kin (6/1) landed a huge gamble for Sir Michael Stoute and Kieren Fallon.

William Buick revved up to ride Permian in Derby at Epsom

When William Buick rode Permian to victory in a nursery at Windsor last August, it is fair to say he would not have envisaged that the pair would be reunited in the Investec Derby on Saturday.

Paddy Pilley 'excited' to make Derby debut aboard outsider Diore Lia

Paddy Pilley has spoken of his delight at picking up the ride on rank outsider Diore Lia in Saturday's Investec Derby at Epsom.

John Gosden wary of Rhododendron as Enable takes Oaks plunge at Epsom

John Gosden is under no illusions about the task facing Enable in the Investec Oaks at Epsom on Friday.

Brotherly love set to one side as Highland Reel and Idaho face off at Epsom

There will be sibling rivalry at Epsom on Friday as brothers Highland Reel and Idaho do battle in the Investec Coronation Cup.

Godolphin buy Ascot-bound Harry Angel

Godolphin have snapped up exciting colt Harry Angel ahead of his run at Royal Ascot later this month.

Brametot and Rivet clash again in French Derby at Chantilly

Brametot will attempt a Guineas and Derby double when he lines up in the Qipco Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly on Sunday.

Rhododendron tops Investec Oaks

Rhododendron takes on nine rivals in the £500,000 Group One Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Ladies' Day, Friday, June 2.

Churchill and Ribchester head exciting entries for Sussex Stakes

Europe's top milers Churchill and Ribchester star among 40 entries for the £1-million Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday, August 2, details of which are revealed today.