Riposte was an emotional winner for Lady Cecil

Joy meets sadness at greatest festival

Always remember the date – Thursday, June 20, 2013 – for what we witnessed at Royal Ascot on a memorable and historic day for British racing

The Duke of Edinburgh leaves the London Clinic on June 17, 2013

Duke of Edinburgh leaves hospital in good spirits after operation

He received numerous visits from his family, including the Queen, after being admitted for exploratory abdominal surgery

Haggas hope is primed for Plate

IT’S three weeks to the Northumberland Plate, and Sun Central can advertise his claims for the big Tyneside prize by landing the BetVictor Royal Ascot No Lose Hughes Stakes at Haydock.

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NUFC optimistic of takeover deal by end of month

ALAN Shearer remains in limbo and nobody has made a firm bid to buy the club, but optimism remains high that Newcastle United will have new owners by the end of the month.

Fashion takes a front seat on Plate Day

THE threat of rain was not enough to wither the infinite variety of fashions on offer at this year’s Northumberland Plate Day.

Hanagan lives up to his boyhood dream

AS a youngster, Paul Hanagan watched the races at Chester with his father, never dreaming that one day he would return there as a jockey and win the track’s most prestigious handicap.

A chance to relive magic moments of racing

RACING fans will have the chance next month to wine and dine and relive some of the magic moments involving trainers and jockeys in the North this year.

Lets Roll looks like a good bet for hat-trick

USUALLY the handicapper gives Lets Roll a chance by the time the Western meeting arrives and Chris Thornton’s gelding has taken full advantage for the past two years.

Secret's could be the best

WHILE he can be regarded as the best sprinter in Europe for what he has already achieved this season, the crowning moment for Sakhee’s Secret will come if he extends his unbeaten run in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock today.

O’Brien has the aces in a poor pack

THE Ascot executive plan to promote the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes more extensively in Europe next year after the latest renewal of their midsummer highlight failed to attract any runners from the current Classic generation.

Authorized to win Irish Derby

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WITH Authorized waiting for next Saturday's Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, the door is left open for Eagle Mountain to take the Irish Derby at the Curragh today.

Bookies fear the Fallon Factor in Ireland

Kieren Fallon is odds-on with most bookmakers to ride his first Classic winner since his return from suspension in the Budweiser Irish Derby tomorrow (correct).

Murtagh fills in for Dettori

Johnny Murtagh has the unenviable task of filling in for Frankie Dettori on board West Wind in the Audi Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh today.

O'Brien has a monopoly

Aidan O'Brien is responsible for nearly half of the field at the confirmation stage for Sunday's Budweiser Irish Derby at the Curragh.

Lee hits the jackpot

GRAHAM LEE was in top form at Hexham yesterday when he scooped an 291-1 hat-trick.

Brave Soldier has a Golden day

Soldier's Tale foiled an Antipodean sprint whitewash and gave trainer Jeremy Noseda the proudest moment in his training career when producing a power-packed display in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

No Overtime for Nightime

LAST year’s emphatic Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Nightime has been retired.

Golden Win For Soldier

Soldier's Tale foiled an antipodean sprint whitewash and gave trainer Jeremy Noseda the proudest moment in his training career when producing a power-packed display in the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Fab Five Secures Crown For Fortune

Jimmy Fortune was crowned leading jockey at Royal Ascot for the first time and walked away with the London Clubs International Trophy following five victories at the meeting.

The Pitmens Derby

The 'House Full' signs will be up at Gosforth Park next Saturday when Europe's richest two mile handicap, the John Smith's Northumberland Plate, will be up for grabs.


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