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Monday 8th October 2018

Enable and Dettori win Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for second year in a row

Frankie Dettori piloted odds-on favourite Enable to victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for the second year in a row at ParisLongchamp.

The four-year-old filly is the first British-trained horse to win Europe's richest race twice.

Sea of Class came from a long way behind to finish second by a short neck, with Cloth of Stars third.

Enable, trained by John Gosden, becomes the eighth horse to win twice, while Dettori now has six Arc victories.


 

Cheltenham Racecourse reunited with original Gold Cup trophy

Cheltenham Racecourse has been reunited with its original Gold Cup trophy, which dates back almost a century, and will present it to winners from 2019.

The trophy, first awarded 94 years ago, was offered to the course by a private owner who had kept it in a bank vault since the 1970s.

It will replace the current Gold Cup, which has been in use since 1972.

The original will now be mounted on a plinth bearing the names of every horse to have won the famous steeplechase.

It weighs 644 grams of nine carat gold and is plated in 18 carat gold to give it a rich colour.

Cider firm Magners has signed a four-year deal with Jockey Club Racecourses to replace internet service provider Timico as sponsor of the Gold Cup from next year.


 

Jockey Club's £1m Triple Crown bonus set to run for another year

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River and King George VI Chase champion Might Bite look set to be among those competing for the Jockey Club's renewed £1m Triple Crown bonus next year.

Connections of both horses have expressed an interest in taking on the challenge for the 2018-19 season, the Jockey Club says.

The Betfair Chase at Haydock, the King George VI Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup are the three races challengers must win to secure what is the largest bonus of its kind in jump racing.

In addition to the financial prize, also on offer is the Kauto Star Trophy, named in honour of the great chaser who won all three races over the 2006-07 season.


 

Royal Ascot 2018: Stradivarius wins Gold Cup at Ascot for Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori claimed his 60th Royal Ascot winner as Stradivarius took the Gold Cup after a thrilling finish.

Dettori was at his best on the 7-4 joint favourite, trained by John Gosden, to see off runner-up Vazirabad and long-time leader Torcedor in third.

It was the 47-year-old jockey's sixth Gold Cup win and he treated the 70,000 crowd to a trademark flying dismount.

Joint favourite Order Of St George, the 2016 winner and last year's runner-up, could only finish fourth.


 

Cheltenham Festival: Native River romps to Gold Cup success

Native River won a thrilling Cheltenham Gold Cup after an epic duel with Might Bite.

The 5-1 chance gave Dorset trainer Colin Tizzard his first victory in the race after some spectacular jumping under champion jockey Richard Johnson.

Favourite Might Bite (4-1), seeking a historic Cheltenham Festival treble for trainer Nicky Henderson, was a gallant runner-up, beaten by four and a half lengths.

Anibale Fly (33-1) finished third ahead of Road To Respect and Djakadam.