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

ROYAL ASCOT 2016 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, JUNE 14 The going for day one of Royal Ascot 2016, Tuesday, June 14 (8.35am) has changed to: SOFT on all courses   It was previously Good to Soft (Soft in places on Round Course).   GoingStick readings at 8.15am today: Stands’ Side: 6.7 Centre: 6.5 Far Side: 6.7 Round: 6.1   There was four millimetres rain overnight up to 6.00am today.   Sunshine and showers are expected every day until Friday, when it is possible…

Royal Ascot & Global Sprint Challenge media morning in association with Newmarket Racecourses

Royal Ascot & Global Sprint Challenge media morning in association with Newmarket Racecourses   Newmarket, Thursday, June 9, 2016   Profiles of leading overseas contenders plus Galileo Gold and Nemoralia and quotes from connections   Chris Stickels, Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, reported the ground to be currently Good, with the outlook for the week of the Royal Meeting, Tuesday, June 14 to Saturday 18, currently looking unsettled.   He said at 10.30am: “The Jet Stream is shifting unusually south at the moment, giving an…

Postponed features among 39 entries for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO)

Last year’s winner Postponed headlines 39 top-class entries for the £1.15-million Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on Saturday, July 23, details of which are revealed today.   The number of entries this year, which include 14 three-year-olds, is significantly up for the summer showpiece of the European Flat season, with 31 put forward in 2015, 35 in 2014 and 29 in 2013.   Five-year-old Postponed is bidding to become only the third dual winner of Ascot’s…

Ascot announces new horsemen initiatives

Following the announcement in January that Royal Ascot will be run for a record £6.6m next week, (after an increase of £1m on 2015 values), Ascot Racecourse today unveils enhanced facilities and benefits for horsemen, for next week and beyond. Owners & Trainers Badging & Facilities – Royal Ascot The new Unsaddling Enclosure, equipped with equine misters, was completed and opened in April. The whole of the upstairs first floor of the Pre-Parade Ring building has been dedicated to Owners’ and Trainers’ dining facilities for…

Miss Temple City heading back to Royal Ascot

Miss Temple City (Graham Motion USA), who finished a close fourth in the 2015 Coronation Stakes for the USA, will be heading back to Royal Ascot this year with the £175,000 Group Two Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Wednesday, June 15) her target. Beaten just two lengths behind Ervedya (Jean Claude Rouget FR) last year, the four-year-old Miss Temple City recorded the biggest victory of her career last time out when taking the Grade One Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland on April 15, when she saw…

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