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The turf

Cambridge, meet your first professor of racing lore

John Gosden is the man who knows it all

14 June 2014

9:00 AM

14 June 2014

9:00 AM

Watching the contestants parade at Epsom for this year’s Oaks, I remembered the great D. Wayne Lukas’s pronouncement on selecting fillies: ‘She should have a head like a princess, a butt like a washerwoman and walk like a hooker.’ The John Gosden-trained Taghrooda, listed a month earlier as the first of our Twelve to Follow this season, ticked all those boxes.

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