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Saturday 24th June 2017

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.


 

Royal Ascot 2017: Highland Reel wins Prince of Wales's Stakes for Aidan O'Brien

Highland Reel showed his class to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

The 9-4 shot, ridden by Ryan Moore, fought past runner-up Decorated Knight, with Ulysses in third.

Highland Reel prevailed by one and a quarter lengths for the sixth Group One victory of his career and the 300th top-level triumph for his trainer.

Coming 19 days after his Coronation Cup win at Epsom, it was O'Brien's first success of the 2017 Royal meeting.

There were two French victories earlier in the day with Qemah winning the Duke of Cambridge Stakes after Le Brivido took the Jersey Stakes.


 

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.