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(Russian ˈʃɔləxəf)
(Biography) Mikhail Aleksandrovich (mixaˈil alɪkˈsandrəvitʃ). 1905–84, Soviet author, noted particularly for And Quiet flows the Don (1934) and The Don flows Home to the Sea (1940), describing the effect of the Revolution and civil war on the life of the Cossacks: Nobel prize for literature 1965


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Mikhail, 1905–84, Russian novelist: Nobel prize 1965.
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Monday's sale followed a big weekend for Rathbarry's jumps division, which was highlighted by the return of last season's high-class bumper performer Don Cossack, a son of new recruit Sholokhov who was a wide-margin winner on his hurdling debut at Navan on Sunday.
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O'Brien's other three acceptors - Sholokhov, Quarter Moon and Sorcerous - are doubtful starters.
Hawk Wing's stablemate Sholokhov had adopted his customary position at the head of the field in the one-mile Group One event.
Aidan O'Brien's star was sent off at 1-2 for the NetJets-sponsored race and looked to have the race at his mercy when taking over from his pacemaker Sholokhov a furlong out.
Dropping his colt at the back of the field, Dettori was happy to let Sholokhov set a blistering pace for stable companion Hawk Wing.
The 8-15 favourite passed the winning post two and a half lengths clear of stablemate Sholokhov, who had the same distance in hand of third-placed Equerry.
Kinane was always travelling smoothly on his horse and although he had to be pushed out to beat another stablemate, Sholokhov, by two and a half lengths, favourite backers were never in any danger of losing.