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Horse Racing

Jim Bolger: 'The Derby is the Derby. It's always very hard to win'

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Saturday June 1
Investec Derby
Epsom Channel 4 & Racing UK 4pm

Five years ago, the multiple classic-winning Irish trainer Jim Bolger brought his then stable star across the Irish Sea to take his chance in the Derby.

Cheltenham 2013: AP McCoy interview

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The most famous jumps jockey of them all may not ride as many winners as Barry Geraghty or Ruby Walsh at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, but AP McCoy has a job he wouldn’t swap for anything…

Frankel: The Greatest

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As famous horses go, few will ever surpass the feats of the great Frankel. After a final victory secured a perfect 14 from 14, Sport looks back on a glittering career through the eyes of those who know Frankel best



Horse Racing: QIPCO British Champions Day

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Saturday October 20
BBC One, Racing UK & At the races 1.30pm

The sporting gods do like to offer up cruel twists of fate on occasion: witness Donald Bradman falling for a duck in his final Test innings, when he needed only four runs to retire with an average of 100; see Zinedine Zidane butting his way into footballing infamy when seeing red in a World Cup final, his last ever professional game of football; and what else could explain us having to sit through the tedium of Adrian Chiles every time ITV broadcasts a match?

Horse Racing: Glorious Goodwood

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Tuesday July 31
Goodwood Racecourse
Channel 4 1.35pm

Next Tuesday marks the start of the five-day festival of racing that is Glorious Goodwood. So we asked Paul Kealy, betting editor of the Racing Post, to pick out three horses it might be worth lumping our hard-earned cash on…

Horse racing: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

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Saturday July 21
BBC Two 4.35pm

Three of the biggest names in flat racing have dominated recent runnings of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes – and they are set to do so once again at Ascot on Saturday, as horses trained by Aidan O’Brien, John Gosden and Sir Michael Stoute sit at the top of the betting for the 2012 renewal.

Tasty dish

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Tasty dish Meet Black Caviar, who this Saturday bids to usurp our own dear Liz in becoming the real queen of Ascot. The six-year-old Aussie wondermare runs in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the final day of the royal meeting tomorrow, and the bookies are currently offering odds of no better than 1/2 that she makes mincemeat of a top-class field of equine sprinters. But why is she such a big fish? Sport investigates.

Royal Ascot: expert view

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Tuesday June 19
BBC and At the Races, 2pm

Paul Kealy of the Racing Post picks out a few nags to keep an eye on...

Royal Ascot is always special, but the 2012 jamboree will be doubly so because the two best horses in the world will be lining up in Berkshire.

Royal Ascot: top of the jocks

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This year's Royal Ascot promises a fiercely competitive battle to be crowned the meet's top jockey. We look at six of the main contenders

Horse racing: JLT Lockinge Stakes, Newbury

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Saturday May 19,
Channel 4/Racing UK 3.40pm

Last Saturday, the unbeaten Australian wonder mare Black Caviar continued her extended journey into horse racing history with victory number 21 of an astounding career.

A week on, and her northern-hemisphere equivalent is set to make his own seasonal bow in tomorrow’s Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. That’s right people, Frankel is back.

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