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Monday 14th August 2017

Shergar Cup: Jamie Spencer has 2000th win as Great Britain and Ireland triumph

Captain Jamie Spencer rode his 2,000th British winner on the flat as the Great Britain and Ireland side won the Shergar Cup at Ascot.

Fran Berry's triumph aboard the Tim Easterby-trained Golden Apollo in the six-furlong sprint clinched victory.

They won with 86 points, ahead of the Rest of the World side on 67.

Berry also won aboard Great Hall for trainer Mick Quinn, and the double secured him the Alistair Haggis Silver Saddle award for top jockey.


Enable wins King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Dual Oaks winner and race favourite Enable, ridden by Frankie Dettori, has won the prestigious King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

The 5-4 shot, trained by John Gosden, saw off the challenge of 9-1 Ulysses in second, with 8-1 Idaho in third.

Racing against older horses, the three-year-old added to her Oaks success at Epsom and in Ireland this year.

Last year's winner Highland Reel - Idaho's brother, priced at 5-1 - finished in fourth place.

Under rainy and overcast Berkshire skies, Enable impressed as she raced away from the four-year-old Eclipse Stakes winner Ulysses.

The summer event attracts some of the best horses from across the world, with this year's line-up for the mile and a half race proving no different.

Previous Group One winners Jack Hobbs, My Dream Boat and Ulysses were joined by Sixties Song, the latter travelling from Argentina.


Royal Ascot 2017: Winter and Caravaggio win for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore

Winter and Caravaggio gave trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore a big-race double at Royal Ascot.

The English and Irish 1000 Guineas winner Winter (4-9 favourite) took victory in the Coronation Stakes.

Unbeaten Caravaggio claimed the sixth win of his career with a brilliant turn of foot in the Commonwealth Cup.

Moore bided his time before pushing the classy 5-6 favourite past the talented Godolphin pair of Harry Angel and Blue Point.


One For Arthur wins Grand National 2017

One For Arthur became only the second Scottish-trained winner of the Grand National after a four-and-a-half-length victory at Aintree.

The 14-1 shot, ridden by Derek Fox and trained by Lucinda Russell, charged clear to finish ahead of Cause Of Causes (16-1) and Saint Are (25-1).

Jockey Fox only returned to riding this week having broken a wrist and a collarbone in March.

The 8-1 favourite Blaklion, who led for much of the contest, was fourth.

Gas Line Boy - a 50-1 outsider - was fifth with Becher Chase and Grand National Trial winner Vieux Lion Rouge (12-1) sixth.