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American Pharoah wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah crosses the finish line first in 141st Kentucky Derby.

Vincent O’Brien leads in his beloved Nijinsky after he had captured the British Triple Crown, a proud Lester Piggott in the saddle.

Northern Dancer – THE VAULT: Horse racing past and present

Posts about Northern Dancer written by THE VAULT: horse racing past and present

The Minstrel

Sunday Silenced

The Minstrel storms home in the 1977 Epsom Derby Sired by Northern Dancer, The Minstrel was ¾ brother to Triple Crown winner Nijinsky (Nijinsky’s dam, Flaming Page, was also the dam of Fleur, who was...

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Cheltenham Festival, top five legends to have graced the week: in pictures

In pics: the top five to have graced Cheltenham Festival.

One of my all time favourites, Irish champion 2 mile chaser Moscow Flyer, with Barry Gerraghty on board. Prone to the odd mistake, if he stayed on his feet he usually won.

One of my all time favourites, Irish champion 2 mile chaser Moscow Flyer, with Barry Gerraghty on board. Prone to the odd mistake, if he stayed on his feet he usually won.

It can be a muddy business! Davy Russell, Jan 2012

It can be a muddy business! Davy Russell, Jan 2012

Never Say Die, Crepello, St Paddy, Empery, Nijinsky, Roberto, Sir Ivor, Teenoso, The Minstrel

Lester Piggott's Derby Winners - Limited Edition Print

A limited edition print of artist Peter Deighan's painting of Lester Piggott's Derby Winners, part of a four picture set of all of Lester Piggott's Classic Winners.

Tiger Roll wins back-to-back Randox Health Grand Nationals

Tiger Roll wins back-to-back Randox Health Grand Nationals

Tiger Roll raced into the history books as he became the first horse since Red Rum to win back-to-back renewals of the Randox Health Grand Nationa...

Emotional finish for AP McCoy

It was clear to see, as the final furlong approached, there would not be a fairy-tale finish to an already magical career for AP McCoy, but the send-off he received from spectators proved they did not care about his finishing position. Sandown Park witnessed amazing celebrations for the man who has done so much for … Continue Reading →

McCoy memories from Pipe, Nicholls, Balding, McCririck and Fitzgerald

Five of racing's biggest names share their best memories of 19-time Champion jump jockey AP McCoy, who will be riding at his last Cheltenham Festival before retiring.