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Talking Horses: Unbeaten Baaeed’s run draws comparison with Frankel

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It was always going to happen one day, and on Saturday afternoon the moment finally arrived. A little less than 10 years after Frankel completed a 14-race unbeaten career in October 2012, Baaeed’s name was dropped int...

Debut novelist wins £20,000 Dylan Thomas prize for No One Is Talking About This

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American novelist, poet and essayist Patricia Lockwood has won the £20,000 Swansea University Dylan Thomas prize for her “searingly witty and innovative take on modern day internet culture”. The prize, awarded to Lock...

Better Call Saul recap: season six, episode five – Jimmy’s fists do the talking

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Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching Better Call Saul season six, which airs on Netflix in the UK. Do not read on unless you have watched episodes one to five. So, Lalo has turned up! The waiting was becom...

Talking Horses: Emily Upjohn can prevail in strong Musidora renewal

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Just five runners go to post for the Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday but the field includes two of the first four fillies in the Oaks betting – Emily Upjohn and Life Of Dreams – as well as The Algarve, a potentia...

Women’s Super League: talking points from the final-day action

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“I’m not known for my worldie goals but the thing that I’m known for is getting it done when it matters”, the showboating but incredibly humble Sam Kerr said after her two goals in Chelsea’s 4-2 victory over Mancheste...

The Tories have had a poll disaster – so why are we talking about takeaway curry?

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Boris Johnson should, by rights, be fighting for his political survival this week. He has taken a thumping majority any Tory leader would envy and blown it in just over two years, with precious little to show for all ...

Talking Horses: New London can maintain perfect start in Chester Vase

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Aidan O’Brien has won nine of the past 14 runnings of the Chester Vase and a sole runner from his Ballydoyle stable in a four-runner field would have been the obvious favourite for this Group Three Derby trial for muc...

‘That time of the month’: golfer Lydia Ko stuns reporter after talking about period

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Lydia Ko, golf’s world No 3, has been praised for normalising the impact of periods on women in sport after rendering a male interviewer speechless with her answer to a question about some on-course treatment she rece...

Talking Horses: Appleby’s champion trainer defence takes some stopping

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Since the start of the 20th century, 39 trainers have won the championship on the Flat for the first time. Just five – Frank Butters, Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, Paddy Prendergast, Peter Walwyn and Aidan O’Brien – retained t...

‘We can’t stop talking about them’: Fijiana Drua revolutionise women’s rugby in Australia

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When Captain Cook spent time in Fiji in 1774, he and his crew were astounded by the “drua” – double-hulled boats that were then some of the most advanced sea vessels in the world. Elegant in their simplicity, they wer...

Pirate queens, heavenly twins and a curious talking horse – take the Thursday quiz

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If you were lucky enough to get a break over Easter then it may feel like Thursday has come around earlier than expected, and that the weekend is nearly here again. Before you can kick off your shoes and start winding...

Talking Horses: Shadwell shrinkage suggests racing entering a new era

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There have been few racehorse owners in recent decades who showed as much loyalty to their trainers as the late Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum, who died in March 2021. From his earliest days in the sport in the 1980s, being...

Talking Horses: Max Flamingo can take leap forward in Irish Grand National

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The 150-1 success of Freewheelin Dylan last year was a reminder that the Irish Grand National can be every bit as unpredictable as the original, and this year’s renewal also includes six runners who failed to complete...

Romantic aliens, talking hills and riddling rhododendrons – the week in art

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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster: Alienarium 5A futuristic installation that brings this artist’s style of image overload to bear on the pressing question: what if aliens fell in love with us? Serpentine South Gallery, Lon...

Talking Horses: Hello You can shine as Flat season finally kicks into gear

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For practical purposes, the 2022 British Flat season on turf will finally be off and running at 1.15pm on Tuesday, when 10 juvenile fillies are due to launch this year’s Craven meeting on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket....

Talking Horses: Jockey Club’s Playtech deal defence is very leaky

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A couple of months after causing widespread astonishment and dismay in the sport by selling some of its most precious naming and image rights to the gaming giant Playtech, Nevin Truesdale, the Jockey Club’s chief exec...

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