Royal Ascot 2013 – day four news

CROWD UP AGAIN   For the fourth consecutive day, there was an increase in attendance at Royal Ascot.   Today’s crowd came to 59,687, as compared to a day four attendance of 57,132 in 2012.     THE GOING REMAINS THE SAME   The going remains Good To Firm at the end of racing today.   Chris Stickels, Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, commented: “The going remains the same, Good To Firm, and we are not going to water tonight. The forecast is to possibly…

Royal Ascot 2013 – day three news

THE QUEEN WINS THE GOLD CUP Her Majesty the Queen was involved in one of sport’s great moments today when her filly Estimate won the Gold Cup, traditionally the most prestigious race at Royal Ascot. The Group One race, Europe’s premier long-distance event, had never been won by a monarch in its 206-year history, but Estimate lined up as 7/2 favourite and in a driving finish under jockey Ryan Moore held off Irish raider Simenon and France’s Top Trip. A gift to The Queen from…

Royal Ascot 2013 – day two news

AL KAZEEM WINS TODAY’S FEATURE & LIKELY TO RETURN TO ASCOT Al Kazeem rewarded the patience of his owner John Deer and trainer Roger Charlton by coming through to cut down the front-running Mukhadram close home to score by a neck in the Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. The victory gave his jockey James Doyle a first Royal Ascot success. The rider said: “I was only worried for a second, when we turned in. I thought that Paul Hanagan gave his horse a fantastic…

Royal Ascot 2013 – day one news

NEW DAWN AS APPROACH ROARS BACK FROM DEFEAT Classic winner Dawn Approach turned a nadir into triumph when rekindling the form that saw him win the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas. Clinging on by a short-head from runner-up Toronado, Dawn Approach took the St James’s Palace Stakes just 17 days after finishing last in the Investec Derby at Epsom. He gave jockey Kevin Manning a horrible ride that day, pulling uncontrollably, and while keen today the shorter one-mile trip played to his strengths when it mattered. Dawn…

Trevor Nelson stars on the last of Goodwood’s Three Friday Nights

Goodwood stages the third and final of its Three Friday Nights this week (Friday, June 21) when internationally-renowned DJ Trevor Nelson takes to the decks in the paddock after racing. A pioneer in the UK urban scene, Nelson continues to DJ around the world and been in residency at the famous Pacha nightclub in Ibiza for the past 10 years. Nelson’s skills have always been in his mixing and throughout his extensive career at BBC radio he has perfectly merged breakthrough tracks with classics to…

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