Racing review: Hotpots and howlers from the last seven days in the world of horse racing

ANOTHER week has flown by in the world of racing. There's been plenty to discuss on and off the track.

Take a look at our latest instalment of Hotpots and Howlers, where we pick out the good, the bad and the downright ugly from the past seven days.


Once again, Aidan O'Brien and 'the lads' dominated the Derby at Epsom, with five of the first six home trained at Ballydoyle and carrying a variety of Coolmore silks.

But the real 'Daddy' on this occasion was the star stallion Galileo, himself a Derby hero in 2001 for O'Brien.

The super stud was the dad or grandad of 12 of the 13 runners in the Classic field, while he is the great uncle of Sir Dragonet, who was fifth.

His boy Anthony Van Dyck gave him a fourth Derby winner after Australia, Ruler Of The World and New Approach. His influence on racing and the breed can't be overstated, he is simply a giant.

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