All the news from the first day of Royal Ascot 2018

ROYAL ASCOT 2018 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE FIRST DAY, TUESDAY, JUNE 19   Early going news & non-runners on first day of Royal Ascot 2018 The going for the first day of Royal Ascot 2018, Tuesday, June 19, remains:   Good to Firm, Good in places   It was dry overnight. A generally dry, warm and breezy week is forecast. The course was watered on Sunday morning to maintain the current going for today.   No further watering is planned before racing today.   Given the…

Record global distribution for Royal Ascot 2018

               RECORD GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION FOR ROYAL ASCOT 2018   This week’s Royal Meeting will be available to view in over 200 countries, headlined by extensive domestic coverage on ITV. The network will cover all 30 races over the five days, an arrangement unique to Royal Ascot, with an onsite team of over 250 people. RMG’s TV channel, Racing UK, will also show the race to 50,000 subscribers and in 6,000 pubs and clubs in the UK and Ireland. Globally,…

Ascot Racecourse and Longines sign Official Partnership Agreement

  To racenews racenews@compuserve.com ASCOT RACECOURSE AND LONGINES SIGN OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Ascot is delighted to announce that Longines, provider of race times at Ascot since 2007, has become an Official Partner of the racecourse. The Swiss watchmaker will continue its designation of Official Timekeeper, credited on ITV Racing, with an enhanced presence alongside Ascot’s existing Official Partners, QIPCO and Gigaset. This will include use of the Longines logo on the Grandstand and permanent on-course and off-course branding, throughout the year. The branded chronometer close to…

Lizzie Kelly joins Newbury Racecourse on summer placement

    Newbury Racecourse is delighted to announce that top Jump jockey Lizzie Kelly has joined the team on a summer placement to work across its remaining Flat fixtures in 2018. Her role will include becoming part of the raceday presenting team at major meetings, working alongside the marketing team developing the plans for some of the racecourse’s larger fixtures combined with ambassadorial duties around Ladies Day on Saturday, August 18. Lizzie Kelly has been a serial record-breaker and flagbearer for female jockeys on the…

All the news from the International Challengers Press Morning in Newmarket

For background information on the international challengers, please click HERE Ascot and Newmarket Racecourses staged the annual International Challengers Press Morning in Newmarket this morning, Thursday, June 14, and connections of the overseas challengers plus other leading hopes gave their thoughts ahead of Royal Ascot (Tuesday, June 19 to Saturday, June 23) and the Moët & Chandon July Festival (Thursday, July 12 to Saturday, July 14). Frankie Dettori, the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 56 winners, talked about how special Royal Ascot is…

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