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Talking Horses: Royal Ascot may need to embrace change in troubled times

The event is adding a seventh race to its daily card but with racing’s future so uncertain, more ambition would be welcomeThere might be a crusty traditionalist or two who will see the permanent addition of a seventh race to the Royal Ascot daily card …

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Allart lights up the gloom at Ascot’s behind-closed-doors Christmas fixture

Henderson’s novice a smart winner on chasing debutMr Drogo cut for Festival after Supreme Trial winNicky Henderson does not pitch many horses straight into Grade Two company for their chasing debut, but the ones judged good enough in recent years inclu…

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Allart lights up the gloom at Ascot’s behind-closed-doors Christmas fixture

Henderson’s novice a smart winner on chasing debutMr Drogo cut for Festival after Supreme Trial winNicky Henderson does not pitch many horses straight into Grade Two company for their chasing debut, but the ones judged good enough in recent years inclu…

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Talking Horses: A socially distanced Royal Ascot in the 2021 social calendar

The showpiece Royal meeting next June will take place with social distancing measures still in force, believes the track’s CEOThe many challenges that still lie ahead for racing as it recovers from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic were placed in…

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King George: Gosden not expecting ‘sinister’ tactics as Enable faces three

Odds-on favourite faces trio of Aidan O’Brien runnersDettori will have ‘blank canvas’ in inevitably tactical raceJohn Gosden said on Thursday that he does not expect to “see anything too sinister” unfolding at Ascot on Saturday when Enable, the odds-on…

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Talking Horses: Moscrop banned after winning race at Perth on lame horse

The part-owner of Im Too Generous has defended Nathan Moscrop after the jockey was banned for 10 daysA dramatic novice chase at Perth on Tuesday left jockey Nathan Moscrop with a winner and a 10-day riding ban. The stewards decided that he had failed t…

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Royal Ascot’s week of drama cannot hide racing’s bleak bottom line | Greg Wood

Fully completed five-day meeting was a triumph for organisers but with very little raceday income, financial worries remainIt was a Royal Ascot that had everything except a crowd: a performance for the ages from Stradivarius in the Gold Cup, a winner f…

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Nando Parrado at 150-1 is biggest-priced winner in Royal Ascot history

Clive Cox-trained winner springs surprise in Coventry StakesWinner is the biggest-priced winner ever at Royal Ascot The final day of a busy and difficult Royal Ascot for punters brought the least expected winner in the event’s long history. Nando Parra…

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Royal Ascot 2020: final day – live!

Live updates from the final day of racingWichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clashFeel free to email Tony Paley or tweet @tonypaley 10.44am BST It’s overcast here in north London but apparently the sun is (or at least has been) shining …

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Royal Ascot 2020: final day – live!

Live updates from the final day of racingWichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clashFeel free to email Tony Paley or tweet @tonypaley 10.44am BST It’s overcast here in north London but apparently the sun is (or at least has been) shining …

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Talking Horses: Wichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clash

Wichita, narrowly denied in the 2,000 Guineas, can gain compensation in the big race on the final day of Royal AscotWichita (3.00) was denied victory in the 2,000 Guineas by mere inches. The Irish colt can gain compensation in the St James’s Palace Sta…

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Talking Horses: Wichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clash

Wichita, narrowly denied in the 2,000 Guineas, can gain compensation in the big race on the final day of Royal AscotWichita (3.00) was denied victory in the 2,000 Guineas by mere inches. The Irish colt can gain compensation in the St James’s Palace Sta…

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Frankie Dettori has 70th Royal Ascot winner on 30th anniversary of first

Veteran jockey steered Fanny Logan to Hardwicke successDettori: ‘It’s brilliant to have 70 – that’s a lot and I want 71 now’Frankie Dettori’s first Royal Ascot winner came in the meeting’s first race, the Queen Anne Stakes, in 1990. He had to wait just…

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Royal Ascot 2020: day four – live updates!

Updates from Friday’s card including Commonwealth CupTalking Horses: Varian can boost vintage Royal Ascot weekEmail Tony, tweet @tonypaley or comment below the line 11.22am BST Jim Crowley 6 winsRyan Moore 3James Doyle 2Frankie Dettori 2Andrea Atzeni 1…

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Royal Ascot 2020: day four – live updates!

Updates from Friday’s card including Commonwealth CupTalking Horses: Varian can boost vintage Royal Ascot weekEmail Tony, tweet @tonypaley or comment below the line 11.22am BST Jim Crowley 6 winsRyan Moore 3James Doyle 2Frankie Dettori 2Andrea Atzeni 1…

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Stradivarius joins racing greats with third Gold Cup in row at Royal Ascot

Horse lights up Royal Ascot with majestic 10-length rompDettori leads plaudits to one of the all-time great stayersAfter winning the Goodwood Cup on Stradivarius for the third year running last summer, Frankie Dettori suggested that one of the great st…

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Lord North leaves rivals standing for classy Royal Ascot success

James Doyle steers home Prince of Wales’s winnerHot favourite Japan unplaced after stuttering start Lord North became a well-backed winner of the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes, delivering victory for John Gosden in the feature race on day two at Royal Ascot…

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Circus Maximus denies Dettori and Terebellum in Royal Ascot thriller

Ryan Moore drives home winner of Queen Anne StakesFirst day of royal meeting takes place behind closed doorsCircus Maximus and Ryan Moore edged out Frankie Dettori aboard Godolphin’s Terebellum in a brilliant conclusion to the Queen Anne Stakes, the fi…

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Royal Ascot: day one – live updates!

Prestigious meeting begins with seven-race cardTalking Horses: Chris Cook’s Tuesday racing tipsEmail Tony, tweet or comment below the line 11.13am BST Frankie Dettori 67Ryan Moore 58Jamie Spencer 26William Buick 23Olivier Peslier 16James Doyle 13There …

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Horse racing desperately needs this fan-free Royal Ascot to be a one-off | Greg Wood

The Queen and the fashions will be missing but even diehard racefans will be hoping normal service is resumed next yearIt will not be long once ITV’s coverage of Royal Ascot is under way on Tuesday afternoon before someone who thinks that they are the …