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‘Superstar’ Blue Point Doubles Up At Royal Ascot To Win Diamond Jubilee

Godolphin’s Blue Point (IRE) joined a select band of horses to complete the double of Royal Ascot’s two historic sprint prizes when he added the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) to the King’s Stand Stakes (G1) he won four days earlier and secured a place in the field for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) via […]

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American Pharoah Colt Maven Unsold At Goffs, Expected For Thursday Start At Royal Ascot

Richard Ravin’s Maven made news as American Pharoah’s first winner in North America back in April at Aqueduct, and now the 2-year-old colt is scheduled to start in Thursday’s Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. On Monday, Maven went through the ring at the Goffs London sale, but was bought back for £725,000. He […]

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Magical Leads All-Star Cast In Search Of Breeders’ Cup Berth Via Royal Ascot

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 4-year-old filly Magical (IRE), second to Enable (GB) in last year’s Longines Breeders Cup Turf (G1), and unbeaten in three starts this year, headlines an all-star cast of eight runners in Wednesday’s 1 1 ¼-mile Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot, with the winner receiving […]

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Eight Group 1 Winners Face Off In Tuesday’s Queen Anne Stakes

Royal Ascot gets under way with no fewer than eight Group 1 performers crossing swords in Tuesday’s Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, which forms part of the Mile Category in the QIPCO British Champions Series and also offers an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Santa Anita Park. The first two […]

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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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Led By Stradivarius, Frankie Dettori Has ‘Tremendous Expectations’ For Royal Ascot Mounts

Frankie Dettori is the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 60 winners and he reflected on how special the Royal Meeting is to him. “I’m really looking forward to the meeting,” Dettori said on Thursday. “Me and John (Gosden) have gathered a pretty decent team and I’ve got some nice outside rides too. […]

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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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‘Hidden Disability’ Lanyards To Be Introduced At Royal Ascot Meeting

Ascot Racecourse is introducing hidden disability lanyards at the Royal Meeting next week, following the successful introduction of the concept at organisations such as Sainsbury’s, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. The sunflower is recognized as a symbol of hope in mental health and has been adopted as a way for venue representatives to identify visitors who […]

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Lady Aurelia’s Half-Sister Ruled Out Of Royal Ascot With ‘Minor Injury’

Lady Pauline, the Munnings half-sister to champion Lady Aurelia, will not be able to start in next week’s Royal Ascot meeting. According to bloodhorse.com, the juvenile filly suffered an injury during a workout overseas. “In her last work at Manton she came up with a real minor injury, which is unfortunately going to take us out […]

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Imprimis ‘Really Enjoying’ Cooler Weather Ahead Of Royal Ascot Try

American-based Imprimis and trainer Joe Orseno are preparing for their Royal Ascot debut in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes next week, and the 5-year-old Broken Vow gelding is definitely enjoying Britain’s cooler weather, according to racingpost.com. “Fortunately the horse has handled the trip fine and this weather is chilly for me coming from Florida, but […]

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