AuthorisedAuthorisedBig news from York this week was AUTHORIZED’S gob-smacking win over Europe’s best middle distance horses in the Juddmonte International (Gr.1). This is some horse, given the way he pulverized as good an athlete as DYLAN THOMAS, and multiple Group One winner, NOTNOWCATO.

King Letsie IIIKing Letsie IIIOne man who’ll have savoured the moment is His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho. Just last month, he bought a SAUMEREZ mare, and he’ll get some satisfaction from the knowledge that Authorized is from a daughter of Saumerez, no less.