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Makfi sprints to Guineas glory

LONDON — French challenger Makfi sprang a 33-1 surprise on Saturday to win Newmarket’s 2,000 Guineas, the first classic of the British horse racing season, as hot favourite St Nicholas Abbey trailed in sixth.

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Emirates Doncaster Mile produces thrilling finish

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McCoy breaks jinx

LIVERPOOL — Fourteen-times champion jockey Tony McCoy won the Grand National here at Aintree on Saturday for the first time in 15 attempts on Don’t Push It.

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