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Royal Ascot 2017 – Ladies’ Day Photos

The Thursday of Royal Ascot is officially Gold Cup Day – but for thousands of racing fashionistas it is unofficially known as 'Ladies' Day'. As it is not an official Ladies' Day, there are no Best Dressed or Best Hat competitions – instead, racegoers vie to capture...

Royal Ascot 2017 Review – Tuesday Highlights

Royal Ascot 2017 set off at a blistering gallop on Tuesday 20th June, when the first race of the day – and the meeting – became a record breaker. Trainer Richard Fahey described Ribchester as the best horse he has ever trained after the Godolphin-owned colt landed the...

Royal Ascot 2017 Review – Wednesday Highlights

After drawing a blank on the first day, trainer Aidan O’Brien chalked up his first win of  Royal Ascot 2017 with globetrotting superstar Highland Reel (9/4) who stamped his class on the G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes under Ryan Moore. The five-year-old son of Galileo...

Royal Ascot 2017 Review – Thursday Gold Cup

The highlight of the whole Royal Meeting 2017 was undoubtedly the staying championship of the week, Thursday's G1 Gold Cup. The race was widely expected beforehand to be won by Aidan O'Brien's 2016 winner Order Of St George, but the popular jet-setter Big Orange,...

Royal Ascot 2017 Review – Thursday Highlights

Joseph O'Brien rode six Royal Ascot winners as a jockey, three of them Group Ones (So You Think, 2012 Prince of Wales's Stakes, Declaration Of War, 2013 Queen Anne Stakes, Leading Light, 2014 Gold Cup). His first Royal Ascot runner as a trainer, Now You're Talking,...

Royal Ascot 2017 Review – Friday Highlights

Friday's six-furlong G1 Commonwealth Cup for three-year-olds was hailed exceptional with three brilliant colts – Caravaggio, Harry Angel and Blue Point – producing world-class sprinting speed. The Aidan O'Brien-trained and well-backed 5/6 favourite Caravaggio produced...

Royal Ascot 2017 Review – Saturday Highlights

The battle for Royal Ascot's inaugural Leading Owner Award was set for a thrilling conclusion coming into the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot. At the start of the day, Godolphin held the advantage with six winners while Coolmore had a tally of four. Godolphin's...

Royal Ascot 2017 Review – Final Scores

O'BRIEN CROWNED QIPCO ROYAL ASCOT TOP TRAINER Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O'Brien scooped the QIPCO Royal Ascot Top Trainer Award for the eighth time and third in succession after a final day double provided him with his sixth victory of the 2017 Royal Meeting and 60th...
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