A Royal Ascot like no other…

A Royal Ascot like no other… Royal Ascot in 2020 took place under unprecedented conditions, with the Covid-19 epidemic meaning the five-day spectacular was held behind closed doors for the first time in its history. Government guidelines meant that the limited attendees had to abide by the two-metre social distancing rule and wear face masks, […]

World Pool grows by nearly 50%

World Pool grows by nearly 50% In the absence of a Bet With Ascot on course venture, this year’s World Pool was promoted by the Tote off course as “Tote Superpools” which operated across all 36 races and saw 20 leading racing nations, including the UK, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, South Africa and the US […]

Dettori, Gosden and Hamdan Al Maktoum take leading jockey, trainer and owner titles

Dettori, Gosden and Hamdan Al Maktoum take leading jockey, trainer and owner titles A superb final day treble on Campanelle, Alpine Star and Palace Pier saw Frankie Dettori pip Jim Crowley in the race to be crowned top jockey at this year’s Royal Ascot. Both jockeys recorded six wins over the meeting, with Dettori taking […]

Saturday’s sectional times

Saturday’s sectional times Sectional Timing Data courtesy of Longines – please click on race title to access data 12.40pm Silver Wokingham Handicap 1.15pm Queen Mary Stakes 1.50pm Coventry Stakes 2.25pm Coronation Stakes 3.00pm St James’s Palace Stakes 3.35pm Diamond Jubilee Stakes 4.10pm Wokingham Stakes 4.40pm Queen Alexandra Stakes Longines Timing System – Royal Ascot Day […]

Hey Jonesy hands Ryan and Stott 94/1 sprint double with Wokingham success

Hey Jonesy hands Ryan and Stott 94/1 sprint double with Wokingham success Trainer Kevin Ryan and jockey Kevin Stott recorded a quickfire 94/1 sprint double when Hey Jonesy (18/1) landed Wokingham Heritage Handicap, following on from Hello Youmzain’s victory in the preceding G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Taking the lead after the first furlong, Hey Jonesy […]

Johnny Weatherby steps down as Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot today

Johnny Weatherby steps down as Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot today Sir Francis Brooke Bt. pays tribute: “After 23 years as a Trustee at Ascot and nine years latterly as Her Majesty’s Representative, Johnny steps down today. “He retires from this very special position with the gratitude of his fellow Trustees and directors, past and […]

Palace Pier maintains unbeaten record to take St James’s Palace Stakes

Palace Pier maintains unbeaten record to take St James’s Palace Stakes There was no stopping Frankie Dettori on day five of Royal Ascot as the jockey brought up a 150.25/1 treble when partnering Palace Pier to victory in the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes. Trained by John Gosden for owner Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al […]

Alpine Star continues family tradition in G1 Coronation Stakes

Alpine Star continues family tradition in G1 Coronation Stakes Alpine Star emulated her half-sister Alpha Centauri (the winner in 2018) when storming to victory in the G1 Coronation Stakes. The three-year-old Sea The Moon filly, homebred by the Niarchos Family, was making her first start of 2020 and was off the bridle from some way […]