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Four Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line At Royal Ascot

Britain will host the first races in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series to be run in Europe this year when the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting opens at Ascot Racecourse on Tuesday, June 18. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 86 stakes races, whose winners receive automatic starting positions and fees paid […]

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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 horsetalk.co.nz. 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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Record Number Of Overseas Entries For Royal Ascot Meet

A record number of overseas entries from eight countries feature among a total of 394 entries for the eight Group One highlights at Royal Ascot in June this year. There are 164 overseas entries in all, as against a previous best of 156 in 2013, including a record 35 from outside Europe (previous highest 27 […]

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Animal Kingdom, Johnny V. Get Acquainted with Ascot

Jockey John Velazquez and Animal Kingdom were reunited again Wednesday morning as the pair became acquainted with Ascot Racecourse ahead of their tilt at the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot next month. With trainer Graham Motion and several of the horse’s owners were also on hand, including Team Valor’s Barry Irwin and Arrowfield […]

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Longines, Ascot Racecourse Sign Partnership Deal

Ascot is delighted to announce that Longines, providers of race times at the racecourse since 2007, today becomes an official partner of the racecourse, through 2017. The Swiss watchmaker will continue to be official timekeeper at Ascot, but now will have an enhanced on-course presence. This will include a branded chronometer close to the winning […]

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‘Frankel Fever’ makes Champions Day a hot ticket

The expectation that Frankel will be wrapping up his career at Ascot on Qipco Champions Day has quickly led to the sellout of all of the premier enclosure tickets. Champions Day, which will play host to five group races, is scheduled for Oct. 20. Connections of the undefeated Frankel announced last week that their star […]

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