Four great Royal Ascot moments

Blue Point

ROYAL ASCOT is the most illustrious Flat horse racing festival in Britain. It has produced plenty of memorable moments down the years and many horses, trainers and jockeys have written themselves into sporting legend at the Berkshire track. In celebration of this magnificent event that takes place in front of The Queen, we take a …[Read More]

Dettori leading Royal Ascot rider after day one

Frankie dettori

FRANKIE Dettori recorded an 87/1 treble on day one of Royal Ascot and his 59th victory overall at the Royal Meeting, where he is the leading jockey after day one. It followed the impressive success of 8/1 shot Monarchs Glen, trained by John Gosden, also landing a treble on the day, in the concluding Listed …[Read More]

Royal Ascot 2018: Start planning now

royal ascot 2018

IT is a perfect mix. Horse racing and glamour. The old and the new. Royal Ascot 2018, with its rich heritage and history, has also moved into the modern era with its wonderful grandstand and state-of-the art facilities. The royal meeting is only a few months away and the secret is in the planning. Now …[Read More]

2017 Royal Ascot Thursday tips: Havana Grey is white hot

Havana Grey

KARL Burke knows a good horse when he sees one. Although his stable star Quiet Reflection is missing from Royal Ascot this week, he has a great chance of notching a winner for the north at the Berkshire track. HAVANA GREY has won two out of three and goes in the Norfolk Stakes on Thursday. …[Read More]

Royal Ascot five to follow

Frontiersman

THE bookies appear a tiny bit worried about this week’s Royal Ascot. Accumulators on the meeting’s red-hot favourites could cost them millions if the jollies all oblige. Ribchester, Churchill, Winter and Order Of St George will all be popular as punters play safe in their multiple bets. Looking for a bit of value, especially in …[Read More]

2017 Royal Ascot tips: Tuesday

2017 Royal Ascot tips

NOT for the first time, Tuesday looks likely to be the best day at Royal Ascot in terms of pure quality. The weather forecast is set fair for the week and the Coolmore and Godolphin battalions will try to repel the American invasion, led by sprint king Wesley Ward. Here’s a race-by-race look at Tuesday’s …[Read More]

Lady Aurelia eyes Royal Ascot double

Lady Aurelia

FEW sights in racing lifted the spirits more than the Royal Ascot success of Lady Aurelia in last year’s Queen Mary Stakes. She was like a bullet from a gun and her victory was the abiding memory from last year’s royal meeting. The flying American filly, trained by Wesley Ward, returns to Royal Ascot in …[Read More]

Who’s the underdog set to Sheikh up Royal Ascot?

Sheikhzayedroad

AS a horse racing meeting founded more than 300 years ago by Queen Anne, there’s no surprise to learn that Royal Ascot has maintained its blue-blooded connections to this day. The Queen stopped by in 2016 as part of her 90th birthday celebrations, and with renewals as prestigious (and as regal) as the Ascot Gold …[Read More]

Royal Ascot horses to follow

A DAZZLING international challenge will light up five days of the best flat racing in the world at Royal Ascot this week. Equine machines from the USA, Japan and across Europe will mount one of the strongest cosmopolitan teams at the five-day thoroughbred festival. American mare Tepin is strongly fancied for today’s curtain raiser, the …[Read More]

2015 Royal Ascot tips Day Five

CHESHAM STAKES: Probably the poorest race of the five days: it resembles a decent maiden. Ballydoyle has been well backed but is no value so a sporting each-way bet is DESSERTOFLIFE. Mark Johnston’s juveniles are in tip-top form and this grey filly looks overpriced at 16/1. Selection: DESSERTOFLIFE WOLFERTON HANDICAP: Mahsoob will be all the …[Read More]