Jockeys Corey Brown, Per-Anders Graberg and Andrasch Starke look forward to Saturday’s Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot

Ascot Racecourse staged a media event aboard R S Hispaniola on London’s Victoria Embankment ahead of the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, staged at Ascot this Saturday, August 11. The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup is the world’s premier jockeys’ competition, a unique event where three top riders in each of four teams – Great Britain & Ireland, Europe, Rest of the World and The Girls – battle against each other in a thrilling six-race showdown. Jockeys Per-Anders Graberg and Andrasch Starke from the…

Stoute and O’Brien target King George glory at Ascot on Saturday

Ascot Racecourse held a media afternoon in the Rosewood Hotel in Holborn, London today ahead of the £1.25-million G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO on Saturday (3.40pm, July 28), the third richest race in Britain. Sir Michael Stoute is going for a record sixth King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO victory with Crystal Ocean and Poet’s Word. He commented about his strong challenge for the 12-furlong race in a filmed interview: “Both horses seem in good shape and their…

Crystal Ocean, Poet’s Word and Cracksman among 14 chasing King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) glory at Ascot on Saturday

Crystal Ocean, Poet’s Word and Cracksman among 14 chasing King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) glory at Ascot on Saturday Ascot stages Europe’s midsummer highlight on Saturday, July 28, the £1.25 million G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) (3.40pm) over a mile and a half. First run in 1951, the very prestigious contest has a tremendous history with legendary performers including Ribot, Nijinsky, Mill Reef, Brigadier Gerard, Dahlia, The Minstrel, Troy, Shergar, Dancing Brave, Lammtarra, Montjeu,…

All the news from the fifth day of Royal Ascot 2018

ROYAL ASCOT 2018 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 23     GOING NEWS ON THE MORNING OF THE FIFTH DAY   The going for the fifth day of Royal Ascot remains Good to Firm.   There was watering after racing yesterday, with four millimetres put on various parts of the track – the straight course and the bends turning in and out of the straight. It was dry overnight.   GoingStick Readings  Day                             Stands’ side    Centre             Far side          Round Saturday at 08.15       8.9                  …

All of the news from the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2018

ROYAL ASCOT 2018 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 22   GOING NEWS ON THE MORNING OF THE FOURTH DAY   The going for the fourth day of Royal Ascot remains Good to Firm.   The straight and round courses were watered after racing yesterday, with four millimetres put on all over. It was dry overnight.   Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course at Ascot, reported at 9am: “We put four millimetres of water on after racing yesterday, while it was dry overnight.  …

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