Royal Ascot 2013 – Media Guide

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Queen’s Vase to be run in memory of Sir Henry Cecil

Ascot Racecourse today announces that the 2013 Queen’s Vase, to be run next Friday, June 21, will be titled: “The Queen’s Vase In Memory of Sir Henry Cecil.” Jointly with the King Edward VII Stakes, the Queen’s Vase was the race in which Sir Henry had the most success with eight winners. He also holds the outright record in that race, with no other trainer having matched that tally. Along with the Gold Cup and the Royal Hunt Cup, the Queen’s Vase is one of…

Lots of news from today’s International Challengers Morning & Press Conference at Newmarket

Animal Kingdom, trained in America by Graham Motion, has won two of the world’s major races – the Kentucky Derby and the Dubai World Cup – and is now aiming to succeed at Royal Ascot next week. The five-year-old is running in the first race of the five-day meeting, the Group One Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile on Tuesday, June 18. Motion said: “What we are taking on is a huge challenge and he is probably a short price for what we are…

Top-class entry for Ascot’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair)

Very Nice Name on course for £1-million showpiece The £1-million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair), run over a mile and a half at Ascot on Saturday, July 27, is the summer showpiece of the European Flat season and regularly throws up a mouth-watering clash of the generations between the top middle-distance three-year-olds and older horses. Among the 29 entries for this year’s renewal is the unbeaten 2013 Investec Derby hero Ruler Of The World (7/1 with Betfair), who is one…

Royal Ascot ticket update

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that the Royal Enclosure is sold out on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday next week. The Grandstand is sold out on Thursday, with Friday close to sell out and Saturday likely to come close to capacity as Royal Ascot gets closer. The Silver Ring is sold out on Saturday. Charles Barnett, Chief Executive at Ascot, said; “It’s not uncommon for the Royal Enclosure to fill on Tuesday as that has historically been the most popular day but to sell out…

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