Postponed headlines 10 in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on Saturday

  Postponed (Roger Varian) headlines 10 confirmations for what promises to be a superb renewal of the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (4.30pm) at Ascot this Saturday, July 23. Run for the 66th time in 2016, the all-aged mile and a half showpiece is worth a joint-record £1.215 million.   Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, Postponed triumphed by a nose from Eagle Top in 2015 and is unbeaten in three outings for trainer Roger Varian this season. He began the…

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

ROYAL ASCOT 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 18   GOING NEWS AT 9.30AM   The going has changed to Good to Soft (both courses) for the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot 2016.   The going was changed yesterday at 12.15pm to Good to Soft on the straight course and Good to Soft, Soft in places (both from Soft) and remained so the rest of the day. It was dry during the day yesterday. There was less than half a millimetre…

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

ROYAL ASCOT 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY, JUNE 17     GOING NEWS AT 9.30AM   The going remains Soft for the fourth day of Royal Ascot 2016. There was 1.5 millimetres of rain late yesterday.   GoingStick readings at 8.15am: Stands’ Side:    7.5 (7.2 yesterday at 8.15am; 6.6 Wednesday at 8.00am; 6.7 Tuesday at 8.15am) Centre:              7.0 (6.7 yesterday at 8.15am; 6.5 Wednesday at 8.00am; 6.5 Tuesday at 8.15am) Far Side:           7.3 (7.0 yesterday at 8.15am; 6.4 Wednesday at…

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

ROYAL ASCOT 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE THIRD DAY, THURSDAY, JUNE 16   GOING NEWS AT 9.30AM   The going remains Soft   for the third day of Royal Ascot 2016. It has been dry at Ascot since the end of racing yesterday.   GoingStick readings at 8.15am: Stands’ Side:    7.2 (6.6 yesterday at 8.00am; 6.7 Tuesday at 8.15am) Centre:              6.7 (6.5 yesterday at 8.00am; 6.5 Tuesday at 8.15am) Far Side:           7.0 (6.4 yesterday at 8.00am; 6.7 Tuesday at 8.15am) Round:             6.3…

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

ROYAL ASCOT 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE SECOND DAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15     GOING NEWS AT 9.30AM   The going remains Soft   for the second day of Royal Ascot 2016. It has been dry at Ascot since the end of racing yesterday.   GoingStick readings at 8.00am: Stands’ Side: 6.6 (6.7 yesterday at 8.15am) Centre: 6.5 (6.5 yesterday at 8.15am) Far Side: 6.4 (6.7 yesterday at 8.15am) Round: 5.8 (6.1 yesterday at 8.15am)   Forecast Sunshine and showers (up to five millimetres today) are…

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