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Royal Ascot Ladies Day 2022

Thursday of Royal Ascot 2022 was Gold Cup Day and also ‘Ladies Day’. Fashionistas donned their best outfits and strutted their stuff on the most stylish raceday of the year. Taking place on Thursday 16th June 2022, EclipseMagazine.co.uk’s photographer Ian Yates (www.eyewhy.co.uk) was there to capture their looks. THE ROYAL PROCESSION The 1st Carriage delivered …

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Royal Ascot Gold Cup Day 2022 – Photos and Results

Thursday of Royal Ascot 2022 was Gold Cup Day with superstar Stradivarius bidding to emulate Yeats (2006–2009) by winning a fourth Gold Cup, the flagship race of the week. Reports from the races of the day, with photographs by Ian Yates (www.eyewhy.co.uk). 2.30PM NORFOLK STAKES (GROUP 2) Previous Next The Ridler provides Fahey and Hanagan …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Fashion Focus

Fashion comes to the fore at Royal Ascot each year and for 2022 the focus turned to the Royal Ascot Millinery Collective – and a rather special outfit design. ROYAL ASCOT MILLINERY COLLECTIVE Ascot Racecourse and Fenwick, Royal Ascot’s Official Millinery Sponsor, joined forces with12 of Britain’s milliners to present a collection of uniquely designed …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Charity Partners and Beneficiaries

Royal Ascot is renowned as a highlight of the British, racing and social calendars, but perhaps less well known is its work each year with charity partners, which has seen over £1m donated to beneficiaries.  ARMED FORCES – OFFICIAL CHARITIES FOR ROYAL ASCOT 2022 The three principal single Service Armed Forces charities, comprising the Royal …

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Royal Ascot: Ensuring the Safety and Welfare of Horses and Jockeys

The safety and welfare of horses and jockeys is paramount at Royal Ascot. In recent years several major changes have been made to the racecourse to improve welfare standards. ON TRACK During the redevelopment between 2004–2006, a safer race track was created by cambering the home and old paddock bends and removing the road crossing …

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Royal Ascot: All The Queen’s Horses

Nothing receives a bigger cheer at Royal Ascot than when Her Majesty The Queen’s famous silks are first past the post. Over the years many horses have carried those royal colours to victory. Terry Redhead looks back at five of them. Main photo: Her Majesty The Queen at Royal Ascot with Sir Michael Stoute, by …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Platinum Jubilee Plans

Ascot Racecourse has planned a series of special celebrations for Royal Ascot 2022 in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Synonymous with excellence and steeped in history, the spectacle that is Royal Ascot promises to bring five days of high-drama and sporting excitement to viewers, further enhanced this year with the newly named …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Racegoers’ Numbers Reduced in Main Enclosures to Improve Customer Experience

As part of a long-term ambition and following feedback from racegoers attending the smaller scale Royal Ascot in 2021, capacity numbers have been reduced across the three main enclosures for all five days of the Royal Meeting. In the Royal Enclosure, capacity on each day will be reduced by 1,000 people while the Royal Enclosure …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Record Prize Money to be Won this Year

Royal Ascot Prize Money will reach record levels in 2022, with £8,652,500 to be won. The Royal Ascot racing programme will once again feature the highest concentration of equine talent seen at any meeting across the world. Permanently expanded to 35 races in 2021, there are eight Group 1 races across the Royal Meeting and …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Andrew Balding on Returning to Royal Ascot after his Four Winners there in 2021

This article contains third-party links Multiple Group 1 and Classic-winning Flat trainer Andrew Balding has amassed over 250 wins across the last two seasons, including an incredible four winners at Royal Ascot in 2021. The Betway ambassador’s success at the Royal meeting was a career-best performance that saw him end the week on an equal …

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