Diamondandrubies sparkles at Chester

Aidan O'Brien's filly looks a leading Investec Oaks contender after running out a most impressive winner of the Arkle Finance Cheshire Oaks at Chester. The 5-4 favourite was suitably revved up following two runs in April and had little issue taking this Listed affair by six lengths.

Fact of the week

jockeys flat championships


The new Stobart Jockeys' Championship kicked off last weekend, with £100,000 on offer for the most successful jockeys over the course of the season. The overall Champion will scoop £25,000, while the runner-up will collect £10,000, the winning-most jockey in the calendar year £15,000, and the leading apprentice £5,000. 

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Championship Profiles - The Contenders

Ryan Moore Champion jockey: 2006, 2008, 2009 Considered by many to be the best jockey around, the acquisition to the Ballydoyle ranks of Ryan Moore is a big coup.