Ascot Racecourse

Officials Hopeful 2020 Royal Ascot Meet May Be Held Behind Closed Doors

On Tuesday, Ascot Racecourse’s Chief Executive Guy Henderson released the following statement about the 2020 Royal Ascot meeting: “For public health and safety reasons we have reached the difficult but unavoidable conclusion that Royal Ascot 2020 (June 16th – 20th) will not be able to take place as an event open to the public. This […]

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Weekend Lineup Features Jim Dandy, Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Races

The last weekend of July graded stakes slate includes three “Win and You’re In” events for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 1 and 2 at Santa Anita Park, plus an important Grade 2 event for 3-year-olds. The schedule kicks off Saturday morning at 10:40 ET with one of the biggest European races of the […]

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TVG To Air ‘Win And You’re In’ Ascot Race Featuring Enable

TVG, America’s horse racing network and the industry-leading advanced-deposit wagering platform, will be broadcasting the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO exclusively this Saturday both on-air and streaming via Champion Enable headlines the field of eleven rivals and will be trying to become the third horse in history to win two […]

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Turf Repeat? Enable Faces Stiff Challenge In ‘Win And You’re In’ Race At Ascot

The most anticipated race thus far in the European racing season will take place this Saturday, July 27 at Ascot when the superstar 5-year-old mare Enable (GB) faces off against a bevy of Group 1 winners including Crystal Ocean (GB), Dafoe (IRE), Anthony Van Dyck (IRE), Waldgeist (GB) and Cheval Grand (JPN) among 11 starters in the 1 ½-mile King George VI and Queen […]

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Olczyk, Eurton Join NBC Sports For Royal Ascot Coverage

Beginning June 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting at Ascot on NBCSN. Daily telecasts of the full five-day Royal Meeting will air on NBCSN through June 21, and the event culminates on NBC June 22, starting at 9 a.m. ET. In total, NBC Sports will present […]

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Swiss Spirit Colt Tops Tattersalls Ascot Breeze Up Sale

A Swiss Spirit colt costing £110,000 (US$144,835) topped a buoyant Tattersalls Ascot Breeze Up Sale where there was an increase in trade which produced a clearance rate of 86 percent. The aggregate of the sale concluded at £1,377,000 ($1,813,065), the median at £13,000 ($17,117) and the average of £20,552 ($27,060). The final lot of the […]

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Fighting Among Racegoers Stains British Racing For Second Straight Week

For the second consecutive weekend, brawling among racegoers marred a day at the races in Britain. The latest incident occurred Saturday at England’s prestigious Ascot Racecourse. Men dressed in suits were seen punching each other, with onlookers running for cover and security personnel trying to break up the skirmishes. Saturday’s fighting came a week after […]

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Dettori And Son Rocco Preparing For Shetland Pony Grand National At Ascot

Jockey Frankie Dettori was on hand at Ascot on Monday to help his son, Rocco, prepare for the Shetland Pony Grand National at Olympia in December, reports The two saddled up and went out on to the course where Dettori could give his son some pointers during a “race,” and Rocco later demonstrated his […]

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Royal Ascot To Honor Leading Owner Of Meet

Ascot Racecourse has announced that a Royal Ascot Leading Owner Trophy will be awarded next week. The competition will run alongside the established equivalents for jockeys and trainers. Those two awards are both kindly sponsored by QIPCO. Like the established jockeys and trainers awards, the champion owner over the week will be decided on straight wins, […]

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