The huge 1-5 favourite Supreme Soul weathered a stout challenge from his Governor’s Cup rival Sentient to score a two-length victory in the Boom Jamaica Derby at Caymanas Park on Saturday afternoon. 

Jubilant jockey James Doyle hailed Blue Point as an "unbelievable" horse after the five-year-old won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes to complete a Royal Ascot double.

After landing the King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday, winning that race for a second year, the Godolphin-owned horse triumphed in Saturday's showpiece race by a head from the fast-finishing Dream Of Dreams.

Kachy, who finished third, had set a rapid early pace, but Blue Point, trained by Charlie Appleby, took over at the front and the 6-4 favourite held on as Dream Of Dreams came barrelling up behind.

Doyle said: "That was pretty special. He gave me an unbelievable feeling.

"I said to Charlie after his last piece of work before the King's Stand that he's probably one of the quickest horses I've ever ridden and he certainly is that.

"It got a little bit hairy late on. The other day I was able to do things all by myself without any pressure but Kachy went off at a hell of a pace, and this fella is just so genuine, all he wanted to do was chase him down."

Choisir in 2003 was the last horse to win both Group 1 races at the meeting, and Doyle said the achievement by Blue Point "earmarks him as a real champion".

Defoe, the 11-4 favourite, fended off Nagano Gold to take victory in the Hardwicke Stakes, where last year's Derby winner Masar finished fifth.

Cape Byron landed the Wokingham Stakes to justify his 7-2 favourite status, while Daniel Tudhope - later aboard Dream Of Dreams - rode 25-1 shot Space Traveller to victory in the Jersey Stakes.

Pinatubo, another Appleby-trained horse, edged out favourite Lope Y Fernandez in the Chesham Stakes, while Cleonte was the 7-2 winner of the final race of the festival, the Queen Alexandra Stakes.

Hayley Turner became only the second female jockey to ride a Royal Ascot winner and Ryan Moore landed a double on the penultimate day of the famous meeting.

Thirty-two years after Gay Kelleway claimed a historic win aboard Sprowston Boy, Turner came out of the pack to claim victory in the Sandringham Stakes on Thanks Be.

Turner quit in 2015 but resumed her career last year after serving a three-month ban for breaching betting rules and her decision to come out of retirement has certainly paid off.

Thanks Be's triumph at 33/1 was also a first at Royal Ascot for trainer Charlie Fellowes on Friday.

Turner said: "Gay Kelleway is obviously the first and great respect to her, but it's nice the girls' changing rooms are full now. It was only a matter of time. It's a great winner for Charlie Fellowes as well.

"She had eight stone so I missed my tea and breakfast but it was certainly worth it."

The 6/4 Aidan O'Brien-trained favourite Japan earlier proved to be a class apart when bolting up to win the King Edward VII Stakes under Moore at 6/4.

Moore took his tally of wins for the week to five when he steered Baghdad (7/2) - saddled by Mark Johnston - home in the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes.

Watch Me, trained by Francis Graffard and ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot, sprung a 20/1 surprise in the Coronation Stakes, denying the well-fancied Hermosa in a setback for Moore and O'Brien.

Frankie Dettori claimed his seventh win of the meeting a day after his famous four-timer, striking on Advertise (8/1) in the Commonwealth Cup, while Daahyeh - ridden by David Egan - took the Albany Stakes for Roger Varian.

Stradivarius retained the Gold Cup as Frankie Dettori lit up Royal Ascot with an astonishing 449/1 four-timer to bash the bookmakers on Ladies' Day.

Dettori claimed a double on Wednesday and raised the roof time and again on another dream day for the esteemed Italian at a course where he won all seven races in a meeting back in 1996.

The John Gosden-trained Stradivarius bolted up to become the first horse since the great Yeats a decade ago to successfully defend the Gold Cup - sending 60,000 racegoers who were witnessing something special into a frenzy.

Dettori already had a treble in the bag by the time the five-year-old superstar, an even-money favourite, escaped from being cramped for room to charge up and beat Dee Ex Bee by a length.

"What an amazing horse, he's got me out of trouble. He's a horse for the occasion and I love him dearly," Dettori told ITV Racing after winning the biggest race of the meeting for a seventh time.

A seventh consecutive win for the magnificent Stradivarius made it four from four for Dettori, but he was denied a perfect day when he finished second behind Biometric (28/1) aboard the unsurprisingly well backed Turgenev in the Britannia Stakes.

Turgenev led a big field in the one-mile sprint until Biometric - trained by Ralph Beckett - stormed past under Harry Bentley on good to soft ground.

The Simon Crisford-trained A'Ali (5/1) got Dettori off to a winning start in the Norfolk Stakes and he doubled up his tally for the week when Sangarius (13/2), saddled by Michael Stoute, took the honours in the Hampton Court Stakes.

There was no stopping Dettori as Star Catcher (4/1) landed the Ribblesdale Stakes before Stradivarius took the spoils yet again, sending Gosden into the winners' enclosure for the second time of the day.

Aidan O'Brien celebrated a one-two-three in a King George V Stakes that was won by South Pacific after Biometric's success, but that did not take any gloss of a glorious day for Dettori with the Queen watching on.

Frankie Dettori steered Crystal Ocean to a maiden Group 1 victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes and complete a double at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

Dettori produced a masterful ride aboard the 3/1 shot in the feature race over a mile and two furlongs on day two, fending off favourite Magical.

The five-year-old travelled strongly throughout under Italian Dettori and stayed on strongly to make Michael Stoute the first trainer to saddle 80 Royal Ascot winners.

Magical, ridden by Ryan Moore, was unable to catch Crystal Ocean and Dettori punched the air after crossing the line in driving rain, winning by one-and-a-quarter lengths with Waldgeist taking third spot.

"I knew he stayed really well so I kicked early, I didn't hear anything coming and the rest is history," Dettori told ITV Racing.

Dettori started the day by winning the Queen Mary Stakes on Raffle Prize (18/1) before taking his magic number of Royal Ascot wins to 62 with Crystal Ocean.

The Andrew Balding-trained Dashing Willoughby showed why the colt had been backed in from 14-1 to 6-1 by storming to victory in the Queen's Vase.

Balding said the three-year-old had been "very lame" last weekend, but he recovered to dart home under Oisin Murphy.

Ryan Moore claimed his third win of the meeting on Southern Hills for Aidan O'Brien in the Windsor Castle Stakes, while Daniel Tudhope added to his day-one double with a success on the aptly-named Move Swiftly in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.

Afaak, ridden by Jim Crowley and trained by Charlie Hills, took the Royal Hunt Cup after the rain stopped and the sun finally came out.

Blue Point edged out 2-1 favourite Battaash to make it back-to-back victories in the King's Stand Stakes on day one at Royal Ascot.

The Charlie Appleby-trained 5-2 chance, ridden by James Doyle, got the better of his big rival for the second year in succession, winning by a length and a quarter. 

In the other Grade One race of the day, Circus Maximus, priced at 10-1, triumphed in the St James's Palace Stakes, holding off King of Comedy and 2-1 favourite Too Darn Hot.

It was a second win of the opening day for trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore, who earlier rode 15-8 favourite Arizona to victory in the Coventry Stakes.  

The first race of the day saw Daniel Tudhope ride the 14-1 David O'Meara-trained Lord Glitters to glory in the Queen Anne Stakes.

Tudhope subsequently claimed a second success with Addeybb in the Wolferton Stakes.

There was a surprise, meanwhile, in the Ascot Stakes when 12-1 shot The Grand Visir, ridden by Richard Kingscote, defeated Buildmeupbuttercup to deny Moore a third success.

Also this week; Brigadier Wood marches to victory at Garrison Savanah and Blue Navigator gets to winner's enclosure at Santa Rosa Park.

Aidan O'Brien celebrated a record-equalling seventh victory in the Derby after Anthony Van Dyck claimed victory at Epsom in a pulsating finish.

Anthony Van Dyck, a 13-2 shot, only just saw off Madhmoon and stablemate Japan after a late charge for the line down the inside on Saturday.

The victory gave jockey Seamie Heffernan, 46, a first triumph in the classic race at the 12th time of asking.

Anthony Van Dyck is owned by the Smith/Magnier/Tabor group, who have now won the race in two of the last three years.

O'Brien trained seven of the 13 runners in this year's race. Japan, as well as fourth-placed Broome, were his horses, and the Irishman had five of the top-six finishers. 

"It's incredible – I'm so delighted for everybody, I'm so privileged to be part of the team," he told ITV.

"There are so many people involved that I would like to thank. I'm so privileged, delighted and grateful to the team.

"I wasn't sure who would win, they were all there having a chance [in the closing stages]. I knew Kevin [Prendergast's] horse [Madhmoon] was there and I knew he would have him in tip-top shape, he was a very good horse.

"We were just hoping. So delighted to be involved in that part of the race and then Seamie's gave him a great ride. Until you cross the line you are never sure. These races are so competitive and so tough.

"Seamie's such a special fella, he has been placed so many times. I'm delighted for him. He has always been a world-class rider."

Favourite Sir Dragonet was also in contention but had to settle for fifth, while highly fancied duo Telecaster and Bangkok failed to make an impression.

O'Brien's seventh success means he ties three other trainers, including Fred Darling, with seven Derby wins.

This week, the exciting US import Stranger Danger hit the track again at Caymanas Park as a heavy favourite at 1-9 under ex-champion jockey Omar Walker for trainer Wayne DaCosta.

Country House won the Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security was stunningly disqualified on Saturday.

Maximum Security won the event running away, but soon after the race was over, an objection was made.

After a lengthy review, Country House – an outsider – was declared the winner.

The loss was the first of Maximum Security's career.

Rain and wet grounds played a massive factor as mud and water were flying everywhere throughout the run, but Maximum Security was in the lead early.

But when he started to make the final turn, a loud roar went up from the crowd potentially causing him to go off his line.

He got into two other horses and might have impeded Country House's path as well, leading to the disqualification.

Code of Honor finished second as a result of the DQ while Tacitus was third.

This is the first time a race winner has been disqualified in the history of the Kentucky Derby.

It was also the first time in seven years the race favourite has not won.

Early-race favourite Omaha Beach was scratched due to an entrapped epiglottis during the week which opened up the field considerably.

Country will now look to the Preakness on May 18 to win the second leg of the Triple Crown.

While there was a long drought between Triple Crown winners, two of the last four years have featured a single horse winning all three races (American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify in 2018).

The 7-5 favourite Supreme Soul delivered a stout winning performance with ex-champion jockey Shane Ellis aboard in the Jamaica 2000 Guineas on Sunday to give trainer Anthony Nunes a sweep of the weekend’s Classics at Caymanas Park.

The chestnut colt flew past his rivals down the homestretch to win by two lengths over stablemate Toona Ciliata (7-1) as the 3-2 second favourite and previously undefeated Run Thatcher Run faded to seventh. Supreme Soul clocked one minute 38.80 seconds for the one-mile trip.

“I can’t be any happier,” Nunes told SportsMax.TV after his one-two finish while his other starters Earn Your Stripes (4-1) and Tricky One (99-1) placed fifth and sixth respectively.

“I am happy with all my entrants, they all ran to the best of their ability,” added Nunes, who became only the third trainer in 25 years to win both Guineas Classics.

Supreme Soul, who endured his only career defeat on Boxing Day last December to Run Thatcher Run in the Supreme Ventures Jamaica two-year-old Stakes, avenged the loss with authority.

He broke briskly from post position 14 and uncharacteristically went for the lead, racing with the pacesetters for over a furlong before giving way to more pacey rivals.

Leaving the half-mile, Nunes’s pair of Toona Ciliata and Earn Your Stripes together with the 9-1 bet Father Patrick and a fast-moving Run Thatcher Run quickened toward the final bend with Supreme Soul three lengths off the pace and being whipped up by Ellis to stay within striking distance.

Run Thatcher Run had the biggest surge when the field straightened for the homestretch and briefly moved ahead of Toona Ciliata and Earn Your Stripes but Supreme Soul produced his winning run widest on the outside and was overpowering in the final furlong en route to his fifth win in six career starts.

Toona Ciliata held his gallop for the runner-up spot and the 15-1 bet Sentient closed steadily on the rails for third.

Supreme Soul’s win sets him up for a run at the Triple Crown and Ellis expects no obstacles in the 12-furlong Derby in June and the late July St Leger over 10 furlongs.

“There is no three-year-old in the country that can beat this horse going two turns,” Ellis boldly declared.

Nunes joins Gary Subratie with his 2011 wins Niphal (1000 Guineas) and Big Man Boyu (2000 Guineas) and Wayne DaCosta two years ago with She’s a Maneater (1000 Guineas) and Fearless Samurai (2000 Guineas) as trainers in the past quarter of a century to land the Guineas double.

The huge filly I Am Di One dwarfed her rivals with a smashing win in the Jamaica 1000 Guineas on Saturday afternoon at Caymanas Park under a confident front-running ride from Barbadian jockey Simon Husbands. 

Tiger Roll emulated the legendary Red Rum by winning the Grand National at Aintree for the second year in a row on Saturday.

Jockey Davy Russell rode the nine-year-old to victory once again as the horse trained by Gordon Elliott became the first to achieve the feat since Red Rum in 1974.

Tiger Roll moved clear at the front ahead of the final fence to entrench his status as an Aintree legend, with Magic of Light holding off Rathvinden despite a stumble on landing to finish second.

"I can't believe it," said Russell. "At my age now to win two Grand Nationals – wow. My dad came over this year to watch.

"Gordon has been so good to me over my career. What can I say."

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