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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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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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Frankie Dettori to carry Olympic torch

It’s today been confirmed that one of horse racing’s most loved personalities will be carrying the Olympic Flame when it reaches the world-famous Ascot Racecourse, next Tuesday afternoon (July 10). Frankie Dettori, who is best known for his magnificent seven winners in one day at Ascot, will be passed the Torch as it makes its way […]

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Frankel preps for Ascot race; BC next year?

Undefeated colt Frankel continued his preparation Friday for next month’s Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on British Champions Day.  Trainer Sir Henry Cecil told reporters at a press conference following a workout at Newmarket that Frankel is doing very well and that his best is yet to come.  While Frankel won’t be coming for […]

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Cecil: British Champions Day will hurt future Breeders’ Cup entries

British trainer Sir Henry Cecil told reporters Friday that the major prize money offered during next month’s British Champions Day will eventually prove more appealing to many European trainers than shipping their horses overseas to compete in the Breeders’ Cup.  Reuters quoted Cecil as saying: “Champions Day is one of the best things that has […]

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