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Merchant Navy sails to narrow victory at Royal Ascot

Merchant Navy came out on top in a thrilling climax to a dramatic renewal of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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Winning jockey William Buick acknowledges Masar after the 16-1 shot's impressive victory. Picture: PA.

Mighty Masar eyes Derby double after Epsom victory

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh is the most likely next port of call for Masar following his heroics at Epsom on Saturday.

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Trainer Peter Bowen has scored a perfect five at Perth this year. Picture: Getty.

Henllan Harri holds off Beeves as Bowen team strike Perth gold

Henllan Harri and last year’s hero Beeves produced a grandstand finish in yesterday’s £40,000 Energy Check City Of Perth Gold Cup Handicap Chase, the richest race ever staged at the Scone track.

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William Buick celebrates crossing the line on Masar in the Derby. Picture: Warren Little/Getty.

Long wait over for Goldolphin as Masar wins Derby

The long wait for a first Investec Derby winner in the royal blue silks of Godolphin finally came to an end when Masar provided Sheikh Mohammed with the victory he has craved at Epsom.

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Vicente, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, wins last year's Coral Scottish Grand National. Picture: Craig Watson/PA

Vicente’s Scottish National hat-trick chances firming up

Paul Nicholls believes Vicente
has a “massive chance” of becoming the first horse in over a century to win three consecutive renewals of the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr on Saturday.

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William Buick rode Masar to win The bet365 Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Gordon Elliott’s Folsom Blue skips Ayr’s Scottish Grand National

Gordon Elliott’s Folsom Blue was a notable absentee among the final declarations for tomorrow’s Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr.

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Gordon Elliot and National winner Tiger Roll outside Shaw's Pub in Summerhill, County Meath. Picture: PA

Grand National: Tiger Roll’s win sinks in for Gordon Elliott

Gordon Elliott was still pinching himself the morning after claiming his second Randox Health Grand National.

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Winning jockey Davy Russell celebrates his triumph. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Tiger Roll clings on for victory in thrilling Grand National

Gordon Elliott promised to appreciate his second Randox Health Grand National success far more than he did his first after Tiger Roll clung on in a thriller at Aintree.

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Seeyouatmidnight is among the contenders to win. Picture: Getty

Scotland could be set for back-to-back wins at the Grand National

The old saying about buses – you wait ages for one and then two come together – might apply to Scottish winners of the Grand National come 5:15pm today.

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Stuart Coltherd’s Captain Redbeard ready for Grand National

Stuart Coltherd’s Captain Redbeard ready for Grand National

Five days before the Grand National, Stuart Coltherd stands atop Gala Rig, a hill two miles outside Selkirk. Below him, on a near cloudless, sunlit day, there are TV cameras trained on four horses as they go about their work. The lead horse, whose coat glows in the rare sunshine of a cold, inclement spring, is the main subject of attention, and Coltherd, as he surveys the scene, has difficulty believing it.

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Ridden by Donagh Meyler, Anibale Fly, right, won the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown in December. Picture: PA.

Anibale Fly can live up to his name in the Grand National

Tony Martin believes luck will be a crucial factor in determining how Anibale Fly performs in the Randox Health 
Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

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Sandy Thomson and his wife Quona with Seeyouatmidnight.

Can Seeyouatmidnight give Scotland another Grand National winner?

When I telephone Sandy Thomson, Seeyouatmidnight, the Berwickshire trainer’s Grand National hope, has just finished his last piece of work before Aintree. The 56-year-old Thomson is bullish. “He’s done a nice piece of work today – that’s the last he’ll do before the race. We’re very, very pleased, delighted with him, in fact. It’s all systems go for Aintree.”

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Christophe Soumillon rides Thunder Snow to Dubai World Cup glory. Photograph: AP

Local hero conquers on Brandon Castle at Musselburgh

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Jockey Richard Johnson punches the air after Native River won the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Colin Tizzard is popular winner of Gold Cup

No one is due in this game. Having spent an age getting to National Hunt’s high table, farming’s favourite trainer Colin Tizzard did not need telling that. He dreamt the Gold Cup dream with Cue Card only to see him fall three out in 2016, and last year thought his name might be on the trophy with Thistlecrack, who failed to make it to the line.

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Trainer Nicky Henderson saddles favourite Might Bite in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Picture: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Nicky Henderson eyes historic Cheltenham treble with Might Bite

Nicky Henderson already has enough golden memories of Cheltenham to keep his children, and grandchildren, entertained for hours when he finally calls it a day, puffs on his pipe in his armchair by the fire.

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Supasundae wins the Irish Champion Hurdle on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.

Supasundae is best bet to land Stayers Hurdle prize

Supasundae can claim his second Cheltenham Festival success in a fascinating renewal of the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle.

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Jockey Nico De Boinville celebrates after Altior's victory in the Champion Chase

Cheltenham: Altior ‘the freak’ wins battle of the big beasts

The agony, the ecstasy, those familiar extremes bookending the Cheltenham experience, found dramatic expression once again in the Champion Chase, the remarkable Altior augmenting his growing legend at the expense of Douvan, for whom so much was once promised.

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Gordon Elliott can strike with Cause of Causes at Cheltenham today.

Cheltenham: Monalee can turn on magic to land RSA honours

Monalee should have what it takes to claim a fascinating renewal of the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase on day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Barry Geraghty punches the air in delight after Buveur D'Air's victory in the Champion Hurdle.

Buveur D’Air forced to dig deep to retain Champion crown

Buveur D’Air had to show courage to go with his undoubted class to successfully defend his crown in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.

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Nicky Henderson likely to decide on Altior's participation in the Queen Mother Champion Chase today.

Altior doubt for Queen Mother chase after being found lame

Altior has suffered a fitness scare in preparation for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival tomorrow.

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