All the news and quotes on first day of Royal Ascot 2016

ROYAL ASCOT 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, JUNE 14 The going for day one of Royal Ascot 2016, Tuesday, June 14 (8.35am) has changed to: SOFT on all courses   It was previously Good to Soft (Soft in places on Round Course).   GoingStick readings at 8.15am today: Stands’ Side: 6.7 Centre: 6.5 Far Side: 6.7 Round: 6.1   There was four millimetres rain overnight up to 6.00am today.   Sunshine and showers are expected every day until Friday, when it is possible…

Newbury offers money back on tickets for Irish Night on June 23 if the Republic of Ireland beat Italy in Euro 2016

Newbury Racecourse announced today the launch of a limited ‘Euro 2016 Offer’, giving customers who book tickets for Pump Technology Irish Night Live on Thursday, June 23, the opportunity to have the cost of those tickets refunded should the Republic of Ireland beat Italy in their Euro 2016 encounter on Wednesday, June 22. The offer applies to both Premier Enclosure and Grandstand Enclosure tickets bought online using the Euro 2016 offer.   Outlining the thinking behind this initiative, Newbury’s Head of Communications, Andy Clifton, said:…

Three huge Sky Bet offers on day one of Royal Ascot

Sky Bet has three huge offers for day one of Royal Ascot – including paying FIVE places in both the Coventry Stakes (3.05pm) and King’s Stand Stakes (3.40pm). Standard each-way terms for the two races would be 1/5 1-2-3 but the Leeds-based firm are offering 1/5 1-2-3-4-5 for the two contests which both have 19 runners. In addition there is the offer in the first race, the Queen Anne Stakes (2.30pm), of money back if your selection finishes second or third. The Gurkha, favourite for…

Royal Ascot & Global Sprint Challenge media morning in association with Newmarket Racecourses

Royal Ascot & Global Sprint Challenge media morning in association with Newmarket Racecourses   Newmarket, Thursday, June 9, 2016   Profiles of leading overseas contenders plus Galileo Gold and Nemoralia and quotes from connections   Chris Stickels, Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, reported the ground to be currently Good, with the outlook for the week of the Royal Meeting, Tuesday, June 14 to Saturday 18, currently looking unsettled.   He said at 10.30am: “The Jet Stream is shifting unusually south at the moment, giving an…

Postponed features among 39 entries for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO)

Last year’s winner Postponed headlines 39 top-class entries for the £1.15-million Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on Saturday, July 23, details of which are revealed today.   The number of entries this year, which include 14 three-year-olds, is significantly up for the summer showpiece of the European Flat season, with 31 put forward in 2015, 35 in 2014 and 29 in 2013.   Five-year-old Postponed is bidding to become only the third dual winner of Ascot’s…

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