Caravaggio maintained his unbeaten record with a superb display in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.
The six-furlong contest was billed as one of the races of the week, as the Aidan O'Brien-trained Caravaggio, so impressive in the Coventry Stakes at last year's meeting, took on a couple of major Godolphin-owned contenders in Harry Angel and Blue Point.
Just as he had done when bolting up in last month's Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock, Clive Cox's Harry Angel was soon racing enthusiastically at the head of affairs and ensured a strong pace.
Blue Point, trained by Charlie Appleby, had beaten Harry Angel in the Pavilion Stakes over the course and distance in early May and loomed up to challenge inside the final furlong.
Harry Angel managed to see him off on this occasion, but had no answer when the more patiently-ridden 5-6 favourite Caravaggio stormed by late on under Ryan Moore and there was three-quarters of a length between them at the line.
Harry Angel was in turn half a length in front of Blue Point, with the trio pulling nicely clear of American challenger Bound For Nowhere.
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Sizing John gave Irish trainer Jessica Harrington her first victory in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with her first runner when coming home a clear-cut winner of jump racing's blue riband prize.
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On the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival, Buveur D'Air ran out a brilliant winner of the showpiece Champion Hurdle, powering clear in the hands of jockey Noel Fehily to beat stablemate My Tent Or Yours, who finished second for the third time.
Fehily said of his 5-1 winner: "Early on I felt I was doing too much and I thought it took me a while to get him switched off.
"He's just a very good horse. It's just fantastic. It was a great performance."
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The racing fan was surprised to be told he had won close to half a million pounds as he had not checked the results.Read the full story ›
Ex-soldier Guy Disney paid tribute to his fallen colleagues as he won at Sandown, eight years after losing his lower leg in Afghanistan.Read the full story ›
Lucy Verasamy forecasts some wet and windy weather at first for this Saturday's live horse racing on ITV4, which comes from Sandown, Musselburgh and Wetherby (watch live on ITV4 at 1.30pm).
Many Clouds, winner of the 2015 Grand National, tragically collapsed and died after beating wonder horse Thistlecrack in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham.
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Kempton Park, home of the classic King George VI Chase, could be closed for housing redevelopment "from 2021 at the earliest", its owners the Jockey Club announced today.
The planned £500million of investments to be made in the sport in a 10-year plan proposed by the Jockey Club would see Kempton proposed as a future redevelopment site, with a new all-weather venue to be built if that idea goes ahead.
The Jockey Club's land at The Links in Newmarket is favoured as the location for a new artificial track, with the King George moving to Sandown.
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