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These Racehorses Are All Recent Multiple Royal Ascot Winners

“Royal Ascot” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Dumphasizer This article contains third-party links To win at Royal Ascot just once with a horse is a big achievement, but to do it twice or more is truly something special. Unless they are geldings, Flat thoroughbreds don’t generally stay in training as often as their counterparts over jumps, so that is …

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Ascot King George 2020: Enable makes history with record third win

History was created at Ascot on Saturday 25th July when Enable (John Gosden/Frankie Dettori, 4/9 Fav) became the first horse ever to win the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes three times. The six-year-old Nathaniel mare was previously successful in the mile and a half midsummer highlight in 2017 and 2019. Before today, …

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Ascot ‘King George’ 2020: Enable pursues record third win

Mighty mare Enable will face three rivals, all trained by Aidan O’Brien, when she attempts to win a record third King George VI And Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot today (Saturday 25th July) at 3.35pm. The John Gosden-trained six-year-old, winner of the mile-and-a-half showpiece in 2017 and last year under regular rider Frankie Dettori, …

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Royal Ascot 2020: £400,000 Raised for Frontline Charities during Royal Ascot At Home

Royal Ascot 2020 proved the catalyst for £400,000 in fundraising activities with the racecourse’s own #StyledWithThanks programme contributing £166,000. The racecourse’s direct fundraising benefitted: The NationalEmergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund. The #StyledWithThanks campaign saw thousands of fans around the world dress up and …

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‘King George’ at Ascot to be run for £400,000

Ascot has announced that the “King George” on Saturday 25th July which is set to feature Enable’s historic bid for an unprecedented third win in the race, will be run for £400,000. Entry fees for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes will be set at the pre-Covid standard 1.25% Nick Smith, Director …

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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: At Home Fashion with Celebrities and Influencers – Day 5

As this year’s Royal Ascot draws to a close, it was still delightful to see such a terrific response to the #StyledWithThanks challenge. Ascot Racecourse is grateful to all the participants for helping celebrate Royal Ascot at Home and donating so generously to the fund-raising campaign. Today’s participants include Francesca Cumani, Rosie Tapner, Nicki Shields …

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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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