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Only once in a generation does a horse create a buzz like this

By David Goldblatt   183

A winning team: trainer Henry Cecil, jockey Tom Queally and three-year-old colt Frankel

Usually the pinnacle of the British racing season is the Epsom Derby, which is held in early June. But this year all eyes will be on Royal Ascot, a few weeks after the Derby meeting. The focus of attention will be Thursday, traditionally Ladies’ Day. No doubt many members of the House of Windsor, old and new, will be putting in an appearance, but even they are going to be eclipsed. The racing world will only have eyes for the sporting alchemy of horse and trainer, in…

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