Harry Morley to succeed Mark Davies as a trustee of the Ascot Authority

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that Harry Morley is to be appointed a Trustee of the Ascot Authority.   He will assume that position on the retirement of Mark Davies, who has decided to step down as he is High Sheriff in Nomination for Warwickshire in 2017-2018.  Mark has served as one of three Ascot Trustees since 2002 and will retire after Royal Ascot this year.   Harry Morley, whose father David Morley famously trained Celeric to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot…

Ascot Racecourse launches three-year partnership with Berkshire Community Foundation

Year to begin with the Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase   Ascot Racecourse is proud to announce the launch of a three-year partnership with the Berkshire Community Foundation, starting with the running of the Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase this Saturday, January 21. The partnership will see Ascot supplement its existing charitable efforts, which have been headlined recently by raising over £750,000 for The Prince’s Countryside Fund over the last two years, with a specific focus on children and young people in the Berkshire area….

French star Alex De Larredya features among strong overseas entry for Ascot’s Christmas Weekend on December 16 & 17

  Entries are unveiled today for the three richest contests at Ascot’s exciting Christmas Weekend, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, December 16 and 17.   There are 26 entries for the Grade One highlight, the extended three-mile £100,000 JLT Long Walk Hurdle (2.25pm), staged on Saturday, December 17.   Yanworth (Alan King) is already a dual winner at Ascot, having taken the G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (2m) at this meeting last year and the G2 Coral Hurdle (nearly two and…

All the news from QIPCO British Champions Day 2016

Early Going News & Non-Runners on QIPCO British Champions Day   The going at Ascot for QIPCO British Champions Day 2016 is:   GOOD   GoingStick readings at 7.45am today: Straight Course: 8.9 Round Course: 7.8   Stalls: Straight Course: Centre Round Course: Inside   All races take place on the Outer Flat Course.   The Straight Course has been divided in two with a rail in the middle of the course – the far side will be used for today’s racing.   The rail…

Victory goes to The Rest Of The Word team at the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup

DUBAI DUTY FREE SHERGAR CUP RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE ASCOT, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016 GOING NEWS AT 9.15AM   The going has changed to: Straight Course: Good to Firm Round Course: Good to Firm, Good in places From Good (Good to Firm in places)   The GoingStick readings at 8.45am Straight Course: 8.8, Round Course: 8.0   Chris Stickels, Ascot’s Clerk of the Course, said: “The good places on the round course are going down the hill between the mile and a half start and the…

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