Going The Distance goes the distance in King George V Stakes

Going The Distance winning the King George V Stakes (credit: Megan Coggin)

Ralph Beckett saw a long-term plan come to fruition as Going The Distance swooped to victory in the Royal Ascot King George V Stakes, in which 19 horses ran, on Thursday, June 20th 2024. Ridden by Rossa Ryan in the colours of Marc Chan, racehorse Going The Distance (9/1) came with a sweeping run around the outside of the field and had enough in the tank to see off Neski Sherelski by half a length. Go Daddy, from William Muir and Christy Grassick’s stable, was a half-length back in third,…

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Royal Ascot 2024: Highlighting the Feature Races

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Royal Ascot, the epitome of British horse racing and high society, kicked off today, attracting thousands of spectators and participants worldwide. Known for its grandeur, Royal Ascot is a five-day event featuring 35 races and draws an average attendance of around 300,000 people each year. With over £7.3 million in prize money at stake, this event is a social highlight and a pinnacle of the racing calendar. Royal Ascot 2024: Highlighting the Feature Races You Shouldn’t Miss Feature Races of Royal Ascot 2024 include: The Queen Anne Stakes The Queen…

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Ascot Racecourse Supports to donate £5,000 to RoR

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Ascot Racecourse Supports to donate £5,000 to RoR for each Ryan Moore winner at Royal Ascot 2024 As part of the Ascot Racecourse Supports community and charity programme, for every race that Racing Ambassador Ryan Moore wins during Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse Supports will donate £5,000 to Retraining of Racehorses, British horse racing’s official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing. Ryan Moore has been the leading jockey at Royal Ascot ten times during his career, including last year when he partnered six winners, and in…

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Australian Sprinter Asfoora set for King Charles III Stakes at Ascot

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Asfoora will be looking to continue the strong record of Australian sprinters at Royal Ascot in the G1 King Charles III Stakes on Tuesday, 18th June.  Five of Australia’s seven Royal Ascot successes have come in the five-furlong highlight, courtesy of Choisir, Takeover Target, Miss Andretti, Scenic Blast and most recently Nature Strip in 2022. A dual G2 winner at Caulfield, Asfoora (feature image) has twice placed at the top level for Henry Dwyer, most notably behind Imperatriz in the G1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley in September.  The five-year-old had…

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Big Evs set for Group 1 King Charles III Stakes at Royal Ascot

Big Evs set for Group 1 King Charles III Stakes at Royal Ascot

Purchased at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint winner BIG EVS is set to line up in the Group 1 King Charles III Stakes at Royal Ascot. A top-class juvenile performer with all four of his victories coming at Stakes level, the Mick Appleby-trained colt returns to the royal meeting where connections enjoyed success in the Windsor Castle Stakes last season before tasting Group level success domestically and capping off his stellar season with a memorable victory at the Breeders’ Cup at Santa…

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Mick Channon: Irish horses are “the best in the world”

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Legendary racing trainer Mick Channon has hailed the Irish as “the best in the world” at breeding great racehorses and that Royal Ascot was always a meeting he would target with his horses as a trainer.  Channon, a former England striker with 46 caps for his country who turned to racehorse training full-time in the 1990’s, handed the keys over to his West Ilsey yard to son Jack in 2022 as he took a step back from the sport.  Ahead of Royal Ascot next week, Channon – who trained 19 Group…

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Enchanting Empress bound for Royal Ascot

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Amo Racing & Giselle De Aguiar’s unbeaten Listed National Stakes winner Enchanting Empress is bound for Royal Ascot with a number of races being weighed up for the exciting two-year-old, who was purchased at the Tattersalls Somerville Yearling Sale for 62,000 guineas from Llety Farms. The daughter of SERGEI PROKOFIEV is trained by Dominic Ffrench Davis at Amo Racing’s Felstead Court Stables in Lambourn, and Amo Racing’s Operations Manager Amy Drummond reflected on team Amo’s initial impressions of the filly: From the day we bought her at the Somerville Yearling Sale, the…

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Queen Elizabeth II Exhibition Now Available Online

queen elizabeth II Royal Ascot images presented at Ascot Racecourse

Howden and Ascot racecourse has announced a Getty-curated online presentation using carefully selected images of Queen Elizabeth II as a way to mark the one-year anniversary of her death (Friday, September 8th 2023). Previously available to those who attended Royal Ascot in June this year, the now virtual exhibition completes a year-long commemoration dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II who demonstrated an enduring commitment to horse racing throughout her lifetime. The virtual exhibition will be available from September 8th to December 8th, 2023. This provides a chance for those who couldn’t view…

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Royal Ascot Boasts New individual World Pool Race Turnover Record

Frankie Dettori wins the Gold Cup on Courage Mon Ami at Royal Ascot in 2023 (credit: Focus On Racing)

Royal Ascot Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes breaks record for World Pool turnover in a single race; Huge Tote pools offer exceptional value with Tote+ Win beating SP in 29 of the 35 races World Pool, the globe’s largest commingled horse racing pools, developed and run by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), delivered value for customers around the world like never before, with Tote+ Win beating SP in 83% of the 35 races across the five-day Royal Ascot meeting.  Saturday’s highlight, the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, broke the…

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Update: Going on Day 5 of Royal Ascot

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The going for day five of Royal Ascot, Saturday 24th June, is: Good to Firm GoingStick readings at 8am: Stands side: 7.9 Centre: 7.9 Far side: 7.8 Round: 7.0 Stalls: Straight Course: centre Round Course: inside Watering: Watered 5mm on the Straight Course and 4mm on the Round Course after racing on Friday. Weather: Dry overnight to 6.30am Saturday. Today is forecast to be dry and warm with temperatures getting up to 27c.  For access to the live weather station and for the latest Going info please go to Ascot |…

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