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“Shock at Lingfield as the infamous Grand National stalling Battle Group actually started and beat a rival!”
When, a few days ago, I read that Battle Group - who had been retired due to having “lost the love for racing” in April this year - would return today, 23 July 2014, I was really mad. I think he deserved that retirement.
Welcome back Battle, stay healthy.
Photo: www.racehorsephotos.co.ukBattle Group and Brendan Powell at Cheltenham, 16 November 2013

Shock at Lingfield as the infamous Grand National stalling Battle Group actually started and beat a rival!”

When, a few days ago, I read that Battle Group - who had been retired due to having “lost the love for racing” in April this year - would return today, 23 July 2014, I was really mad. I think he deserved that retirement.

Welcome back Battle, stay healthy.

Photo: www.racehorsephotos.co.uk
Battle Group and Brendan Powell at Cheltenham, 16 November 2013

This little guy by Frankel, out of American Grade Two winner India, is the second Frankel-foal to be named. Now known as Frankly Speaking.
Photo: Enzina Mastrippolito 

This little guy by Frankel, out of American Grade Two winner India, is the second Frankel-foal to be named. Now known as Frankly Speaking.

Photo: Enzina Mastrippolito 

Encke, last seen in a race when he won the 2012 St Leger, spoiling Camelot's Triple Crown, returns to racing later this month at Glorious Goodwood. He worked at Newmarket last Saturday, 19 July 2014.
Photo: Doncaster Racecourse Facebook pageEncke and Mickaël Barzalona after St Leger victory, September 2012

Encke, last seen in a race when he won the 2012 St Leger, spoiling Camelot's Triple Crown, returns to racing later this month at Glorious Goodwood.
He worked at Newmarket last Saturday, 19 July 2014.

Photo: Doncaster Racecourse Facebook page
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ncke and Mickaël Barzalona after St Leger victory, September 2012

John Gosden three-year-old trio has been declared for Saturday’s, 26 July 2014, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. 
Romsdal, third in the Epsom Derby last time out, faces his stablemates Taghrooda, the Epsom Oaks heroine and only filly in the race, and King Edward VII Stakes winner Eagle Top. It is the first time they meet older horses.
Among their contenders are this year’s Coral Eclipse Stakes winner Mukhadram, and Hardwicke Stakes winner Telescope.
Photo: www.racehorsephotos.co.ukRomsdale after the Derby, June 2014

John Gosden three-year-old trio has been declared for Saturday’s, 26 July 2014, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. 

Romsdal, third in the Epsom Derby last time out, faces his stablemates Taghrooda, the Epsom Oaks heroine and only filly in the race, and King Edward VII Stakes winner Eagle Top. It is the first time they meet older horses.

Among their contenders are this year’s Coral Eclipse Stakes winner Mukhadram, and Hardwicke Stakes winner Telescope.

Photo: www.racehorsephotos.co.uk
Romsdale after the Derby, June 2014

William Buick celebrates after his first Classic victory on board of Arctic Cosmos in the 2010 St Leger.
Photo: PA

William Buick celebrates after his first Classic victory on board of Arctic Cosmos in the 2010 St Leger.

Photo: PA

Masked Marvel and William Buick after they crossed the wire first in the St Leger at Doncaster, September 2011.
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Masked Marvel and William Buick after they crossed the wire first in the St Leger at Doncaster, September 2011.

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Earl Of Tinsdale and William Buick win the Gran Premio di Milano at San Siro, June 2012.
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Earl Of Tinsdale and William Buick win the Gran Premio di Milano at San Siro, June 2012.

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Dream Ahead and William Buick win the Prix de la Forêt in 2012, at Longchamp.
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Dream Ahead and William Buick win the Prix de la Forêt in 2012, at Longchamp.

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Sajjhaa and William Buick win the Jebel Hatta at Meydan, March 2013.
Photo: Neville Hopwood/Getty Images Europe

Sajjhaa and William Buick win the Jebel Hatta at Meydan, March 2013.

Photo: Neville Hopwood/Getty Images Europe

Winsili and William Buick after the 2013 Nassau Stakes.
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Winsili and William Buick after the 2013 Nassau Stakes.

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