Royal Ascot Racing

Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: Who Dares Wins takes concluding Queen Alexandra Stakes to give Tom Marquand first Royal Ascot success

Who Dares Wins landed the final race of Royal Ascot 2020, the marathon Queen Alexandra Stakes over an extended two miles and five furlongs. It was a second winner at the Royal Meeting for a horse owned by a Henry Ponsonby syndicate and a third for trainer Alan King. Jockey Tom Marquand was enjoying his …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: Hey Jonesy hands Ryan and Stott 94/1 sprint double with Wokingham success

Trainer Kevin Ryan and jockey Kevin Stott recorded a quickfire 94/1 sprint double when Hey Jonesy (18/1) landed Wokingham Heritage Handicap, following on from Hello Youmzain’s victory in the preceding G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Taking the lead after the first furlong, Hey Jonesy held on gamely to score by the minimum distance of a nose …

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Royal Ascot 2020 – Unprecedented Conditions for the Five-Day Spectacular

Royal Ascot in 2020 took place under unprecedented conditions, with the Covid-19 epidemic meaning the five-day spectacular was held behind closed doors for the first time in its history. Government guidelines meant that the limited attendees had to abide by the two-metre social distancing rule and wear face masks, but the five-day spectacular went ahead …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: Dettori, Gosden and Hamdan Al Maktoum take leading jockey, trainer and owner titles

A superb final day treble on Campanelle, Alpine Star and Palace Pier saw Frankie Dettori pip Jim Crowley in the race to be crowned top jockey at this year’s Royal Ascot. Both jockeys recorded six wins over the meeting, with Dettori taking the honours on countback thanks to four second places. Dettori, recording a seventh …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: Hello Youmzain digs deep to give Kevin Stott first Royal Ascot success in Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Hello Youmzain landed the second G1 sprint of his career when taking the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, handing jockey Kevin Stott a first Royal Ascot winner. The four-year-old Kodiac colt, who is owned by Haras d’Etreham and Cambridge Stud and trained by Kevin Ryan, landed the G1 Haydock Sprint Cup in 2019 and was also third …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: Palace Pier maintains unbeaten record to take St James’s Palace Stakes

There was no stopping Frankie Dettori on day five of Royal Ascot as the jockey brought up a 150.25/1 treble when partnering Palace Pier to victory in the G1 St James’s Palace Stakes. Trained by John Gosden for owner Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, three-year-old Kingman colt Palace Pier is now unbeaten in four …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: Alpine Star continues family tradition in G1 Coronation Stakes

Alpine Star emulated her half-sister Alpha Centauri (the winner in 2018) when storming to victory in the G1 Coronation Stakes. The three-year-old Sea The Moon filly, homebred by the Niarchos Family, was making her first start of 2020 and was off the bridle from some way out. Responding gamely to Frankie Dettori, Alpine Star took …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: 150/1 shocker in Coventry Stakes as Nando Parrado comes out on top

Nando Parrado became the longest priced winner in the modern era at Royal Ascot when defying odds of 150/1 to take the G2 Coventry Stakes. The two-year-old Kodiac colt had finished fifth on debut at Newmarket on June 4 and there was no hint of a fluke about his victory today. Always in a prominent …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: USA on the board as Wesley Ward-trained Campanelle takes Queen Mary

American trainer Wesley Ward sent out his 11th Royal Ascot winner when Campanelle took the G2 Queen Mary Stakes under Frankie Dettori. The daughter of Kodiac came out on top by three-quarters of a length from Sacred after a sustained duel in the closing stages. It was a fourth Queen Mary Stakes for Ward following …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: Fellowes and Buick both gain second winner of Royal Ascot 2020 as Chiefofchiefs lands Silver Wokingham

The fifth and final day of Royal Ascot behind closed doors commenced with the Silver Wokingham Handicap, a consolation race for those horses who missed the cut for the Wokingham itself later in the afternoon. It was seven-year-old Chiefofchiefs who came out on top, handing a second winner of the week to both trainer Charlie …

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