Six overseas countries represented as Royal Ascot Group 1 entries unveiled – Bill Mott, Wesley Ward, Harlan Malter, Francis Lui, Anthony Freedman and Bob Edwards talk about their hopes

Ascot Racecourse Media Release for immediate release, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Six overseas countries represented as Royal Ascot Group 1 entries unveiled   Bill Mott, Wesley Ward, Harlan Malter, Francis Lui, Anthony Freedman and Bob Edwards talk about their hopes Entries for the eight Group One races at Royal Ascot in June are revealed today, with representation from six overseas countries – Australia, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan and the USA. The potential raiders include 12 American entries, three each from Australia and Japan, plus…

Top Notch, Waiting Patiently and Coney Island among magnificent seven for Saturday’s Betfair Ascot Chase

Top Notch heads seven runners for an excellent renewal of the £150,000 G1 Betfair Ascot Chase over two miles and five furlongs at Ascot this Saturday, Betfair Ascot Chase Day, February 17. Top Notch (Nicky Henderson/Daryl Jacob) has won his last two starts in great style, including over the course and distance in the G2 Christy 1965 Chase in November, and tops Betfair’s market at 7/4. Trainer Nicky Henderson has saddled three Betfair Ascot Chase winners, including dual scorer Riverside Theatre, a record only bettered by…

Keeneland to sponsor Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes as part of new association with Ascot

    Keeneland to sponsor Group 3 Princess Margaret Stakes as part of new association with Ascot   LEXINGTON, KY (February 5, 2018) -Keeneland will sponsor the 2018 Princess Margaret Stakes (G3), a prestigious juvenile event on the British summer racing calendar, as part of a new association with Ascot Racecourse. The Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes, a 6-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies, will be held Saturday, July 28, at Ascot. Many of the outstanding U.S.-trained winners at Royal Ascot in recent years, including Cartier Award winner…

Coney Island set to return to Berkshire as entries revealed for £150,000 G1 Betfair Ascot Chase on February 17

Entries are revealed today for the £150,000 Betfair Ascot Chase, the richest Grade One (G1) contest of the Jumps season run at Ascot Racecourse, and staged in 2018 on Saturday, February 17, Betfair Ascot Chase Day. Run over two miles and five furlongs, the Betfair Ascot Chase boasts an outstanding roll of honour since its establishment in 1995. Martha’s Son, One Man, Teeton Mill, Tiutchev, Our Vic, Monet’s Garden, Voy Por Ustedes and Kauto Star all feature among the winners. Heading the 19 entries for…

Order of Running changes for Royal Ascot

  Ascot announced last week that prize money at Royal Ascot has increased to a record £7,305,000 (2017; £6,665,000). Minor order of running changes are confirmed today, following the EPC’s  (European Pattern Committee) confirmation of race planning changes in Britain related to Listed Handicaps. Royal Ascot has staged two Listed Handicaps in recent years – the Wolferton and Sandringham. Following consultation through the BHA Flat Pattern Committee, the Wolferton now becomes a straight Listed race and the Sandringham becomes a regular handicap. The Wolferton as…

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