International jockeys & Hayley Turner excited ahead of Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday

Five international jockeys plus Hayley Turner, the UK’s most successful female jockey of all-time, gave their thoughts ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup as Ascot this Saturday, August 12. A media event was staged by Ascot Racecourse at London’s racing pub, the Sydney Arms in Chelsea. 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…

Galileo’s 2001 King George celebrated in Diamonds and Pearls series

  “What makes Galileo so different is his determination. His mental determination is more special than any horse we’ve ever seen. And most of his progeny have it, which is very rare.”   To mark the start of their sponsorship of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, in 2015 QIPCO launched the Diamonds and Pearls series. Each year the Diamonds and Pearls series recalls a vintage running of the race, this year its focus is the 2001 renewal.   Now recognised unequivocally as…

Double-seeking Highland Reel heads 16 remaining in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on Saturday

  Highland Reel (Aidan O’Brien IRE) heads the 16 five-day confirmations for the £1,150,000 G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO), Britain’s premier all-aged middle-distance contest which takes place over a mile and a half at Ascot on Saturday, July 29.   Successful by a length and a quarter in the 2016 renewal, Highland Reel is bidding to become only the third dual winner of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) following Dahlia (1973 & 1974)…

All the news from the fifth day of Royal Ascot 2017

ROYAL ASCOT 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 24   Early going news & non-runners on day five    The going for the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot 2017, Saturday, June 24, remains:   Good to Firm   There was no overnight watering and no rain. Four millimetres of irrigation was put on the whole course after racing on Thursday. Five millimetres of irrigation was applied to the whole course after racing on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Chris Stickels, Clerk of…

All the news from the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2017

ROYAL ASCOT 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 23   Early going news & non-runners on day four    The going for the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2017, Friday, June 23, remains:   Good to Firm (watered)   following watering last night, with four millimetres put on the whole course after racing. Five millimetres of irrigation was applied to the whole course after racing on Tuesday and Wednesday.   Ascot Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels commented this morning: “It is more breezy…

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