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Williamson 'excited' by chance to be first world Test champions

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson ‘excited’ by chance to be crowned the first world Test champions but India skipper Virat Kohli says Ageas Bowl final is just another match Inaugural World Test Championship final begins at the Ageas Bowl on Friday New Zealand reclaimed top spot in Test rankings by beating England last week The Kiwis will seek redemption for the World Cup final defeat at Lord’s in 2019 Virat Kohli’s

Mohaafeth runs at Royal Ascot despite ground worry

Late Derby absentee Mohaafeth gets the chance to strut his stuff in the Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday. William Haggas agonised over whether to run his exciting colt in the Classic following heavy rain the day before. He decided to keep his powder dry and aim for Ascot instead – yet with thunder storms forecast, the Newmarket handler fears his chance may be compromised again. However, there

Integrity boss reveals findings into Racing Victoria’s bungled Richard Laming case

Racing Integrity Commissioner Sean Carroll has raised concerns about Racing Victoria’s “inspection and investigation capability and capacity”. Carroll on Wednesday handed down the findings and recommendations of an own motion inquiry into RV’s bungled case against Richard Laming, Marnu Potgieter and MD Zeyaur Rahman. The 16-page report ends a four-month probe into why alleged stomach-tubing charges against the trio were sensationally withdrawn before the Victorian Racing Tribunal on February 25.

The Ascot favourite fit for a Queen!

The Ascot favourite fit for a Queen! Even Her Majesty loves Stradivarius, who bids for a fourth Gold Cup on Thursday, and Sportsmail spent a morning on the gallops with the horse once dubbed Mighty Mouse Stradivarius’ stamina and durability have propelled him to the brink of history  Seven-year-old seeking to win Ascot Gold Cup for the fourth consecutive year  He can also be first horse to claim five straight

Oxted and Cieren Fallon win King's Stand Stakes

Oxted returned to his brilliant best to run out victorious in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot. Roger Teal’s sprinter was reunited with an inspired Cieren Fallon – who had partnered him to success in the July Cup last season – and the young rider was able to stand up in his saddle to salute the watching crowd a few strides from the line. The five-year-old was surprisingly running

Ratings guru Gary Crispe rates Stay Inside and Anamoe the best of an exciting bunch of two-year-olds

Which of this season’s five exciting juvenile Group 1 winners would you prefer to own as a three-year-old? Converge joined the elite club with his dominant win in the JJ Atkins Stakes at Eagle Farm last Saturday. The others are Stay Inside (Golden Slipper), Artorius (Blue Diamond), Anamoe (ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes) and Captivant (Champagne Stakes). Each is an exceptional young galloper but Stay Inside and Anamoe are considered the

Raceday focus: Best bets, inside mail for Kensington

The Daily Telegraph’s Ray Thomas is confident a speedy daughter of I Am Invincible will to prove too quick for her rivals while a Godolphin filly will appreciate a drop in grade. The Form: Complete NSW Racing thoroughbred form, including video replays and all you need to know about every horse, jockey and trainer. Find a winner here! KENSINGTON BEST BET Race 3, No.4: SKEDADDLE Skedaddle is loaded with natural

ALEX HARTLEY: It's a tantalising test but I fancy England to pip India

ALEX HARTLEY: It’s a tantalising test but I fancy England to pip India… even though they have had little practice in what is a very different format England’s women take on India at Bristol in a one-off Test on Wednesday  Everyone wants to play Test cricket and that’s as true in the women’s game  It really is important for England to play more Test cricket and this will help  It

Royal Ascot: Poetic Flare out to uphold family honour with victory in St James's Palace Stakes

Poetic Flare bids to emulate his sire Dawn Approach by adding the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot to his 2000 Guineas success. Dawn Approach took both races for trainer Jim Bolger in 2013, and now his son seeks to maintain family honour and complete the same Group One double in a race that forms part of the Qipco British Champions Series on Tuesday. Poetic Flare has already had

John Gosden wary of threats to Palace Pier

John Gosden is taking nothing for granted as Palace Pier bids to double his Royal Ascot tally and justify short odds in the Queen Anne Stakes. The Kingman colt burst on to the Group One scene with a thrilling victory in the St James’s Palace Stakes 12 months ago, before then making it two top-level victories in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville. He lost his unbeaten record when