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Champions Day 2019 at Ascot – live updates!

News, tips, race results and more from the days’ racingDettori holds the aces on Champions Day cardEmail Tony here or tweet @tonypaley 12.37pm BST Can you imagine Adam Gemili running up that Ascot straight? “I’m glad I’m not the one running today!”@Cha…

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Talking Horses: Frankie Dettori holds the aces on Champions Day card

Ascot has switched races on Champions Day to its jumps track but the supreme Flat jockey may come out on topWhen the Queen’s procession made its way down Ascot’s straight mile during the Royal meeting in June, the hurdles course on the inside of the ma…

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Talking Horses: inner track is the right one for Ascot’s Champions Day

The hurdles track is only a standby for Saturday but it routinely offers better racing ground in October than the Flat circuit“Hurdles track” is a description you won’t hear very much in the build-up to Champions Day, but Ascot’s hurdles track is indee…

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Nicola Currie gets Raising Sand up on the line to snatch International

• Britain’s two leading female jockeys fight out thrilling finish• Hollie Doyle second aboard big handicap favourite KaesoNicola Currie and Hollie Doyle, the two leading female jockeys in Britain this season, fought out the finish of the main supportin…

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Frankie Dettori and Enable dig deep to win epic King George at Ascot

• Crystal Ocean runner-up for second successive year• Dettori: “We gave the public the race they came to see”An outstanding renewal of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes fully lived up to its pre-race billing here on Saturday as Enable sta…

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James Doyle lands ride on Crystal Ocean for King George at Ascot

• Crystal Ocean is second-favourite behind Enable• King George will include at least half a dozen Group One winnersJames Doyle will climb aboard one of the best spare rides of the season on Saturday week, after he was booked to ride Crystal Ocean, the …

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Blue Point double at Royal Ascot may well be sprinter’s farewell to the turf

• Horse follows up Tuesday win in Diamond Jubilee Stakes• Trainer hints winner may now be packed off for stud careerWith about two inches to spare, Blue Point completed a double that had been done just once before and turned himself into the equine sta…

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Royal Ascot 2019: day five – live!

Tips, news, results and updates from the final day of the meetingTalking Horses: The Tin Man can win the Diamond Jubilee Email Tony here or tweet @tonypaley 12.00pm BST As revealed yesterday, Ladbrokes have given up on this having been stung this week….

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The racehorse auction in Prince William’s garden where millions change hands

‘It’s called the sport of kings for a reason,’ says head of Goffs, which runs the unusual sale before AscotOn one side of Jubilee Walk, a path that crosses Kensington Gardens towards Kensington Palace, children are laughing as they play on a wooden pir…

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Oisin Murphy prevented from riding at Salisbury after failing a breath test

• Alcohol limit less than half limit for drivers• Murphy booked for fancied Guildsman at Royal AscotA high-flying young jockey suffered excruciating embarrassment two days before Royal Ascot, Oisin Murphy failing a breath test for alcohol before racing…

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Royal Ascot 2019: Nicola Currie a good bet to end 32-year female drought

There has only ever been one woman jockey win at Royal Ascot but Currie on Raising Sand is well placed to double that numberHats, pageantry and winning jockeys with a Y chromosome: it is all part of the tradition at Royal Ascot. Lizzie Kelly, Bryony Fr…

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Talking Horses: Punchestown Festival and Royal Ascot Trials Day tips

Al Boum Photo can complete Paul Townend’s 12-month cycle of redemption in the Punchestown Gold Cup after last year’s inexplicable brain-fade on the same horseA quick rebrand has transformed Wednesday’s Sagaro Stakes meeting at Ascot into “Royal Ascot T…

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Talking Horses: Ascot ready to show off new sectional times display

The racecourse has spent years working to provide a large quantity of data for each race, available from next weekSagaro day at Ascot on Wednesday will see the launch of the track’s new “sectional times” display, first reported in The Guardian last sum…

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Paisley Park delivers Aidan Coleman early Christmas present in JLT Hurdle

• Coleman wins Grade One race for the first time• ‘I’m almost embarrassed it’s taken me this long’Whatever else the festive season brings for the connections of Paisley Park, they are unlikely to unwrap anything to match their first win in a Grade One …

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Cracksman wins the Champion Stakes in scintillating style at Ascot

• Frankie Dettori rides winner of big race on Champions Day• Roaring Lion and Stradivarius also win on card for GosdenCracksman was an emphatic winner of Ascot’s Champion Stakes for the second successive year. The winner, wearing blinkers for the first…

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Talking Horses: Blinkered Cracksman remains a serious threat at Ascot | Chris Cook

John Gosden’s four-year-old will be fresher than Crystal Ocean on Champions Day while Brando could continue his fine yearSoft ground will once more be a main factor in the calculations of every punter on Champions Day, Ascot having taken 40mm of rain l…

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Oisin Murphy: ‘Horses like Roaring Lion are so hard to get your hands on’

Young jockey, without a winner on Champions Day in five years, looks for a breakthrough in the QEII at Ascot on SaturdayRide. Sleep. Repeat. It has been the story of Oisin Murphy’s year, from the darkest days of January all the way through to Champions…

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Oisin Murphy: ‘Horses like Roaring Lion are so hard to get your hands on’

Young jockey, without a winner on Champions Day in five years, looks for a breakthrough in the QEII at Ascot on SaturdayRide. Sleep. Repeat. It has been the story of Oisin Murphy’s year, from the darkest days of January all the way through to Champions…

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Hayley Turner finally makes it to the top on Shergar Cup day

• Girls team win competition for second time in four years• ‘We’re against the best jockeys around and we’ve beat them’It was fun to ride those three Group One winners but, as it turns out, the greatest moment of fulfillment in the career of Hayley Tur…

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Talking Horses: the best Saturday TV tips for Ascot and Haydock | Chris Cook

Shady McCoy could record his first win of the year in the Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot, where Shaheen could also prosperIn the draw for Shergar Cup jockeys Ian Williams has got lucky by landing Adam Kirby for his talented old campaigner Shady McCoy (2.50)…