THIS week I have chosen four stories from The Irish Field published on Saturday, May 7th, 2011. Two stories concern sales and what happened afterwards to the best-priced lots, one highlighted the first training success of a man who 10 years later was winning at Cheltenham, while the fourth celebrates a classic win for a now immortalised racehorse.

MANY people thought Frankel would win last Saturday’s Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.