Irish Oaks: Enable wins at Curragh to become dual Oaks winner

Frankie Dettori rode Enable to victory in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh to complete a classic double, having also won the Epsom Oaks last month. The 2-5 favourite overhauled long-time leader Bengala to romp home by five and a half lengths from Rain Goddess (7/1), with Eziyra (20/1) third. The hugely impressive Enable became…

Thitikul, 14, could become youngest winner of professional event

Ladies European Thailand Championship third-round leaderboard -6 A Menendez (Mex); -5 A Thitikul (Tha); -2 A Boulden (Wal), P Sangkagaro (Tha), F Gustafsson Spang (Swe); -1 W Hillier (Aus) Level J Morrakotphan (Tha), K Lampert (Ger) Selected others:+3 E Givens (Eng); +5 F Parker (Eng); +6 L Hall (Wal); +9 G Cowley (Eng); +10 P…

Queen's Birthday Honours: Judy Murray and Heather Stanning become OBEs

Judy Murray and two-time Olympic gold medallist Heather Stanning have been appointed OBEs in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Murray, who has worked to grow tennis across Great Britain, has been recognised for services to tennis, women in sport and charity. Stanning, who retired in 2016, is recognised for services to rowing. Ireland rugby union…

Should the Players Championship become a major?

What makes a major? The question arises because it is becoming harder to find reasons why this week’s Players Championship will not eventually evolve to that elevated level. The four men’s majors are the benchmark of the game. The Open Championship is the world’s oldest and most prestigious event, the Masters has become the game’s…

Formula 1: McLaren-Honda looking for gamer to become simulator driver

Formula 1 team McLaren-Honda have launched a virtual racing competition, with a job as a simulator driver with the team as the prize. The winner will be offered a one-year contract to help improve the car, which is struggling with engine reliability. Executive director Zak Brown says now is the right time to connect the…

Josephine Gordon: 'Woman will become champion jockey within 15 years'

A woman will become champion jockey in Britain for the first time within the next 15 years, says leading apprentice rider Josephine Gordon. The 23-year-old, who is on the brink of turning professional, is eyeing a top-10 finish in the flat racing standings herself in future seasons. “There are more female riders around. It’s been…