British racing

Few sporting events can match the rich history of Royal Ascot

This week Royal Ascot celebrates 300 years as the jewel in the crown of the English summer season. CNN’s Alysen Miller takes a look at the rich history, mystique, and pageantry that make Royal Ascot one of the world’s most important race meetings. “It’s this fantastic pageant: amazing carriages, wonderful colors, the best thoroughbred horses […]

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Epsom Derby favorite: Decision to run will come Friday

The connections of Epsom Derby favorite Carlton House say they will decide Friday whether the colt will run in Saturday’s classic.  The son of Street Cry, owned by Queen Elizabeth II, knocked a near-fore joint Monday, and while tests showed no damage, the camp is in wait-and-see mode until the day before the race.

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The “Budapest Bullet” storms into Britain

Hungary isn’t exactly known as being a hotbed of racing, but Hungarians have at least one horse with a reputation for brilliant speed and dominance.  Overdose, otherwise known as “The Budpest Bullet,” will put his 15-1 record on the line Saturday at Haydock when he makes his British debut. Hungarians are apparently in a feverish […]

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