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…

All the news from the third day of Royal Ascot 2017

ROYAL ASCOT 2017 RACENEWS RACECOUSE SERVICE THIRD DAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 22   Early going news & non-runners   The going for the third day of Royal Ascot 2017, Thursday, June 22, remains: Good to Firm (watered)   following watering last night, with five millimetres put on the whole course after racing. The same amount of irrigation was also applied to the whole course after racing on Tuesday.   GoingStick readings at 8.15am today: Straight Course – Stands’ side: 9.1 (8.7 yesterday; 8.6 Tuesday) Centre: 8.6 (8.4…

All the news from the second day of Royal Ascot 2017

ROYAL ASCOT 2017 RACENEWS RACECOUSE SERVICE SECOND DAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21   Early going news & non-runners   The going for the second day of Royal Ascot 2017, Wednesday, June 21, remains: Good to Firm (watered) following watering last night, with five millimetres put on the whole course after racing.   Chris Stickels, Clerk of the Course at Ascot, said this morning: “The ground remains Good to Firm after we put down five millimetres of irrigation overnight.   “We are expecting hot and dry weather…

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