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Royal Ascot announces expanded running order with six extra races

Buckingham Palace Handicap returns for first time since 2014Eight races on the schedule for final Saturday of meetingThe stands will be empty but, in terms of the action on the track, this year’s Royal Ascot will be bigger than ever, six races having b…

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Royal Ascot set for go-ahead behind closed doors in traditional June slot

BHA reveals plans for Classics and Ascot from JuneGuineas on first weekend in June and Derby in JulyRoyal Ascot is odds-on to be the first major British sporting event to take place behind closed doors this summer after the British Horseracing Authorit…

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Royal Ascot set for go-ahead behind closed doors in traditional June slot

BHA reveals plans for Classics and Ascot from JuneGuineas on first weekend in June and Derby in JulyRoyal Ascot is odds-on to be the first major British sporting event to take place behind closed doors this summer after the British Horseracing Authorit…

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Cyrname upsets the odds with landmark victory over Altior at Ascot

• Challenger wins by two and a quarter lengths in remorseless run• Result ends Altior’s unbeaten record in jump racesAltior’s unbeaten record in jump races is no more, left behind in the Berkshire mud as the terrier-like chaser finally came up against …

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Talking Horses: Altior v Cyrname offers Henderson chance of early blow

Both horses have bigger targets than the Ascot Chase in the coming months and the Paul Nicholls yard’s November strike-rate is slightly downThrilling as it is to have a clash like Altior versus Cyrname so early in the jumps season, the outcome should p…

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Cyrname presents threat to Altior’s record-breaking winning run | Greg Wood

The duel at Ascot in the Christy 1965 Chase is likely to provide Altior with the toughest test since his hurdling debut in 2015If the secret of winning a battle is to fight it on a field of your choosing, then Cyrname should probably be favourite for h…

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Cyrname presents threat to Altior’s record-breaking winning run | Greg Wood

The duel at Ascot in the Christy 1965 Chase is likely to provide Altior with the toughest test since his hurdling debut in 2015If the secret of winning a battle is to fight it on a field of your choosing, then Cyrname should probably be favourite for h…

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Talking Horses: Magical key to continued success of Champions Day

The popularity of Champions Day is not purely down to the likes of Frankel after Ascott enjoys another packed houseA standing-room-only train journey down to Ascot on Saturday afforded plenty of time to consider both the continuing popularity of Britis…

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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…