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Derby County: Administrators expect Clowes Developments’ takeover to be completed on Thursday

Derbyshire-based property group Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd are expected to have their takeover of Derby County approved on Thursday, the club’s administrators have said. Clowes had its bid for Derby County accepted over the weekend after it was earlier reported they would submit a bid to buy the Sky Bet League One club after purchasing […]

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Frankie Dettori: Jockey joins Hollie Doyle and Richard Kingscote in Marcus Klug’s German Derby squad as trainer sends seven

Trainer Marcus Klug has turned to a band of British-based jockeys as he prepares to saddle seven runners in this year’s Deutsches Derby. The Romanian-born horseman has won three of the past 10 renewals of the Hamburg Classic, taking his first title with Sea The Moon in 2014 before Windstoss won in 2017 and Weltstar […]

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Stone Age misses Sandown in favour of Belmont Derby

Stone Age will sidestep Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in favour of a trip to America the following weekend. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Galileo colt was hugely impressive in winning a Navan maiden and the Derby Trial at Leopardstown on his first two starts of the season, but could finish only sixth in the Derby at Epsom. […]

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Lionel set for a break after fruitless Curragh trip for Irish Derby

Lionel is set for a mid-season break after finding conditions too quick for his liking in the Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday. David Menuisier’s colt earned his tilt at Classic glory with victory in the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood last month, knuckling down to see off Aldous Huxley and Lysander on soft […]

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Derby County: Clowes Developments’ bid accepted by administrators with a provisional completion date of June 29

Derbyshire-based property group Clowes Developments (UK) Ltd has had its bid for Derby County accepted with a provisional completion date of June 29. On Friday, it was reported that Clowes would submit a bid to buy the Sky Bet League One club after purchasing the company that owned Pride Park Stadium from Mel Morris. Clowes […]

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Wayne Rooney informs Derby of decision to leave after ‘ownership developments’

“The joint administrators recognise that staff and supporters will be frustrated and equally disappointed by this news, but we all wish him, his wife Coleen and their four boys every success in the future and we are sure they will always be welcomed back. “All parties recognise the need to conclude a sale of the […]

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David Menuisier looking forward to Irish Derby challenge with Lionel

David Menuisier took Lionel to Kempton for a racecourse gallop last week ahead of his bid for Classic glory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday. Winner of the Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood, where he came from an unpromising position and finished strongly, the Lope De Vega colt is a general 10-1 […]

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Today on Sky Sports Racing: Chester headlines busy Saturday before Belmont Stakes featuring Kentucky Derby hero Rich Strike

Chester headlines a busy Saturday afternoon on Sky Sports Racing, featuring a pair of wide-open handicaps, before focus switches to New York and the returning Kentucky Derby hero. 3.20 Chester – Outgate heads competitive handicap feature In-form trainer William Haggas sends just one runner to Chester on Saturday but his representative appears to have a […]

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Mike Tindall playfully wears wife Zara Tindall’s hat at Epsom Derby

Mike Tindall added a little colour to his Epson Derby attire yesterday as he posed in his wife Zara Tindall’s hat during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend. The former rugby player, 43, took to his Instagram to share the cheeky snap with his 117k followers. He looked smart as he attended the Epsom Derby as […]

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French Derby: Vadeni too good for El Bodegon and Modern Games in Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly

The French Derby crown will stay on home soil this year after Vadeni saw off his British rivals in impressive style at Chantilly on Sunday. Charlie Appleby’s Modern Games was sent off the 9/4 favourite as he went in search of a French Classic double, having landed the Poule d’Essai des Poulains at ParisLongchamp last […]