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U S Navy Flag Gives O’Brien Fourth July Cup, Will Aim For Everest

U S Navy Flag provided Aidan O’Brien with a fourth July Cup after producing a scintillating front-running performance under Ryan Moore on Saturday at Newmarket. Moore went straight to the front of the group that raced down the middle of the track and he turned all of his rivals away up the hill to win […]

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Moore Crowned Leading Rider At Royal Ascot For Eighth Of Past Nine Seasons

Ryan Moore rode a Saturday double to leapfrog old rival Frankie Dettori in the race to finish top rider at Royal Ascot 2018 and receive the QIPCO Leading Jockey Award. Moore enjoyed a short head victory aboard Merchant Navy in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and also partnered Crystal Ocean to success in the G2 Hardwicke […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Club, Totepool Launch ‘Ascot World Pool’ For 2019 Royal Meeting

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in partnership with Ascot and Totepool, will launch a new Ascot World Pool for Royal Ascot in 2019.  The newly-established, pari-mutuel-based World Pool will offer a strong value proposition to customers in both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong on the Royal Ascot meeting. It also further positions Hong Kong […]

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Merchant Navy Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth In Narrow Diamond Jubilee Victory

Merchant Navy (AUS) edged City Light (FR) at the wire to win the six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot and earned an automatic berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is an international series of 82 stakes races, whose winners […]

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Alpha Centauri Dominates Coronation Stakes In Course-Record Time

Trainer Jessica Harrington broke her Royal Ascot maiden tag in style on Friday, her Mastercraftsman filly Alpha Centauri, owned and bred by the Niarchos family, winning the G1 Coronation Stakes by six lengths and in a course record time of 1m 35.89s from the Mark Johnston-trained Threading. Winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas, she was […]

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Eqtidaar Gives Stoute 78th Royal Ascot Win In Commonwealth Cup

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Shadwell operation landed its second G1 Commonwealth Cup since the race’s inception in 2015, when Eqtidaar won the latest edition for trainer Sir Michael Stoute. Eqtidaar followed in the hoofprints of Shadwell’s Muhaarar, who stepped up from his Royal Ascot victory in 2015 to become champion sprinter, unbeaten in a further […]

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Dettori Nails Royal Ascot Trio, Suspended Seven Days For Whip Use

Top class jockey Frankie Dettori won three races on opening day at Royal Ascot for trainer John Gosden: the Group 2 Coventry Stakes aboard Calyx, the Group 1 St. James’s Palace aboard Without Parole, and the Wolferton Stakes on Monarchs Glen. After the day’s races, the British Horseracing Authority announced that Dettori would be suspended […]

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Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races. The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows: Day […]

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Dettori Could Have Massive Royal Ascot Meet With Cracksman, Redkirk Warrior

Frankie Dettori, the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 56 winners, talked about how special Royal Ascot is to him. He said: “It was a year ago today that I broke my shoulder and it was awful. To me, Ascot is everything and to injure myself four days’ before it last year’s Royal […]

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Lady Aurelia ‘Very, Very Happy’ in Keeneland Work Toward Royal Ascot

Trainer Wesley Ward continued preparations for his Royal Ascot hopefuls at Keeneland on Saturday, led by Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s European champion Lady Aurelia, who worked 5 furlongs over the yielding turf course in 1:03.40. The turf works were delayed a day due to heavy rain in the Lexington area on Friday. A 4-year-old daughter of […]

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