Record entries for U.S. at Royal Ascot

by | 04.20.2011 | 5:29pm

With 11 nations represented among the entries at Royal Ascot including seven Group 1 races, U.S. horses accounted for 10 spots at the annual British meet.

“We're obviously delighted to have received such strong entries, from all around the world, in quality and quantity terms for the Royal Ascot Group 1 races,” Nick Smith, head of communications and International Racing at Ascot, said. “Twenty-two individual horses from outside Europe, many doubly engaged, is a record at the initial stage, and there are also two in the Ribblesdale and we're hoping to see some two-year-olds from the U.S.A. as well.

“The Americans steal the limelight somewhat but it is also particularly pleasing to see three entries from Japan, as we haven't had a runner from there since 2006, and of course to see the name of Singapore's star, Rocket Man (Viscount), amongst the entries.”

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