BBC Sport: Royal Ascot 2012 was the ‘most outstanding in modern times’
The 2012 Royal Ascot meeting both started and ended with a bang, with the two best horses in the world remaining undefeated–one emphatically, and the other by a narrow margin.
Frankel romped to a spectacular 11-length victory in the opening race of the meet, the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I). Black Caviar closed out the week with a victory that was just as dramatic, hanging on to win the Diamond Jubilee (Eng-I) by a diminishing head.
In between those two champions there were several more outstanding performances, from So You Think in the Prince of Wales’s, to Estimate providing The Queen with a long-awaited Royal Ascot victory in the Queen’s Vase.