Going update after racing on Tuesday

Going update after racing on Tuesday Day one of Royal Ascot began as Good to Soft all over, changing to Good on the Straight Course and Good, Good to Soft in places on the Round Course ahead of race six, the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (4.10pm). Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course at Ascot, said: […]

Tuesday’s sectional times

Tuesday’s sectional times Sectional Timing Data courtesy of Longines – please click on race title to access data 1.15pm Buckingham Palace Handicap 1.50pm Queen Anne Stakes 2.25pm Ribblesdale Stakes 3.00pm King Edward VII Stakes  3.35pm King’s Stand Stakes 4.10pm Duke Of Cambridge Stakes 4.40pm Ascot Stakes (Handicap) Battaash flies to King’s Stand Stakes victory Battaash clocked […]

First Royal Ascot success for Thore Hammer Hansen

First Royal Ascot success for Thore Hammer Hansen Day one of Royal Ascot came to a close with success for 16/1 shot Coeur De Lion in the Ascot Stakes, a handicap over two and a half miles. It was a second Royal Ascot success for trainer Alan King and a first for jockey Thore Hammer […]

Crowley’s day one dream continues as Nazeef lands Duke of Cambridge

Crowley’s day one dream continues as Nazeef lands Duke of Cambridge Jockey Jim Crowley’s dream start to Royal Ascot continued when he partnered 100/30 chance Nazeef to success in the G2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes, brining up a 118/1 treble on day one for the retained jockey to owner Hamdan Al Maktoum. It was a […]

Battaash makes it third time lucky in King’s Stand

Battaash makes it third time lucky in King’s Stand Having finished runner-up to Blue Point in 2018 and 2019, Battaash made it third time lucky in the G1 King’s Stand Stakes, the five-furlong highlight of Royal Ascot. The six-year-old gelding, owned and bred by Hamdan Al Maktoum, never looked in any serious danger today as […]

Pyledriver springs 18/1 King Edward surprise

Pyledriver springs 18/1 King Edward surprise Pyledriver saw off all comers to record an 18/1 success in the G2 King Edward VII Stakes over a mile and a half, marking the son of Harbour Watch as a live contender for the G1 Investec Derby (Epsom Downs, Saturday, July 4). It was a second Royal Ascot […]

Frankly Darling brings up Royal Ascot half-century for Gosden

Frankly Darling brings up Royal Ascot half-century for Gosden Frankly Darling was the very comfortable winner of the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes over a mile and a half, handing a 50th Royal Ascot success to trainer John Gosden and a 68th to jockey Frankie Dettori. The Anthony Oppenheimer homebred daughter of Frankel, the 11/8 favourite, came […]

Circus Maximus lands second Royal Ascot G1 with thrilling Queen Anne success

Circus Maximus lands second Royal Ascot G1 with thrilling Queen Anne success The Queen Anne Stakes saw Circus Maximus record a second G1 success at Royal Ascot. The Aidan O’Brien-trained four-year-old won the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot in 2019. Today the son of Galileo (the 4/1 favourite) had to battle hard in […]

Success for Motakhayyel as Royal Ascot 2020 gets underway

Success for Motakhayyel as Royal Ascot 2020 gets underway The Buckingham Palace Handicap over seven furlongs was the first contest of Royal Ascot 2020, which is being held behind closed doors for the first time ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the familiar blue and white silks of owner Hamdan Al Maktoum that […]

Early going news on day one of Royal Ascot 2020

Early going news on day one of Royal Ascot 2020 The going for day one of Royal Ascot 2020, Tuesday, June 16 is: Good to Soft  Ascot’s Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels said at 9.00am today: “We had some thundery showers up to around 8.00pm yesterday and we start the meeting on Good to […]