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Googling a runner Catherineofaragon 3.00 Navan The daughter of King Ferdinand II of Spain, Catherine of Aragon initially married Arthur Prince of Wales. Years after Arthur's death she became Queen of England and the first of six wives to Henry VIII. On England's break with the Church of Rome, they divorced - she could count herself lucky she didn't suffer a worse fate.

Easy as 1-2-3 1 Who trains ante-post 1,000 Guineas favourite Sentry Duty? 123 2 Which comedian owned 1994 Grand National winner Minnehoma? 3 Who trained 2000 Grand National runner-up Mely Moss? Answers on page 83

On this day ... April 25, 1970 Royal Toss (10st) won the Whitbread Gold Cup under Richard Pitman, beating Charter Flight (10st 11lb) by six lengths with top-weight and favourite Spanish Steps (12st) only sixth. Royal Toss, a 20-1 shot, was trained by Taunton permit-holder and butcher Tim Handel. Arts And Letters (9st 2lb), the reigning US Horse of the Year, won the Grey Lag Handicap at Aqueduct under Braulio Baeza. This was the only race won by Paul Mellon's colt as a four-year-old.

The List First European Group 1s of 2010 StanJames.com 2,000 Guineas (Newmarket) May 1 Prix Ganay (Longchamp) May 2 StanJames.com 1,000 Guineas (Newmarket) May 2 Lockinge Stakes (Newbury) May 15 Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Longchamp) May 16 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (Longchamp) May 16 Premio Presidente della Repubblica (Capannelle) May 16 Irish 2,000 Guineas (Curragh) May 22 Prix d'Ispahan (Longchamp) May 23 Prix Saint-Alary (Longchamp) May 23 Irish 1,000 Guineas (Curragh) May 23 Tattersalls Gold Cup (Curragh) May 23

Who am I? No wonder they've been fighting for my services. What with my record in both Guineas you'd definitely want me in the saddle. Whether it be for my back-to-back victories for Sir Michael in the 2,000, my pair of wins for Henry in the 1,000, or my double for Aidan one year, it's a weekend I've enjoyed. Given I haven't ridden in a Guineas for a few years, I need to make up for lost time. Answer on page 83 Compiled by Andrew Pennington, John Randall, Nicholas Godfrey and James Hill
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Apr 25, 2010
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