TDN Weekend

August 2017

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Dick Turpin was hanged on the Knavesmire. Centuries on from his demise, his equine QDPHVDNH FRXOG PDQDJH RQO\ ƬIWK SODFH behind Rip Van Winkle (Ire) in the 2010 run- ning of the Juddmonte International S., the crowning jewel of a glittering programme of races at the four-day meeting, which this year takes place from August 23 to 26. A passionate racing county, Yorkshire's links to the turf run deep, particularly at York, where one of the most celebrated rac- es of all time, known as the 'Great Match' was staged in 1851 between The Flying Dutch- man and Voltigeur–––the winners in the two previous years respectively of the Derby and the St Leger. Voltigeur, who was trained in Yorkshire, subsequently lent his name to the meeting's St Leger trial, now known as the G2 Great Voltigeur S., which was won last year by recent Royal Ascot winner Idaho (Ire). "People in this part of the world are pas- sionate about their racing. There's huge

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