Lots of news from today’s International Challengers Morning & Press Conference at Newmarket

Animal Kingdom, trained in America by Graham Motion, has won two of the world’s major races – the Kentucky Derby and the Dubai World Cup – and is now aiming to succeed at Royal Ascot next week. The five-year-old is running in the first race of the five-day meeting, the Group One Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile on Tuesday, June 18. Motion said: “What we are taking on is a huge challenge and he is probably a short price for what we are…

Top-class entry for Ascot’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair)

Very Nice Name on course for £1-million showpiece The £1-million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by Betfair), run over a mile and a half at Ascot on Saturday, July 27, is the summer showpiece of the European Flat season and regularly throws up a mouth-watering clash of the generations between the top middle-distance three-year-olds and older horses. Among the 29 entries for this year’s renewal is the unbeaten 2013 Investec Derby hero Ruler Of The World (7/1 with Betfair), who is one…

Royal Ascot ticket update

Ascot Racecourse is delighted to announce that the Royal Enclosure is sold out on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday next week. The Grandstand is sold out on Thursday, with Friday close to sell out and Saturday likely to come close to capacity as Royal Ascot gets closer. The Silver Ring is sold out on Saturday. Charles Barnett, Chief Executive at Ascot, said; “It’s not uncommon for the Royal Enclosure to fill on Tuesday as that has historically been the most popular day but to sell out…

Mappin & Webb announced as official silverware and trophy supplier to Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse, home of the Royal Meeting, today announces that Mappin & Webb has been designated the Official Silverware and Trophy Supplier for the world famous sporting venue. Mappin & Webb has had a 75-year association with Royal Ascot to date, having produced many of its historic race trophies and cups since creating the Gold Cup for the first time in 1938. The Gold Cup (1807), Ascot’s oldest surviving race, is one of only three races (30 in total) at the Royal Meeting for which…

Powell hoping to secure Fallon for Dark Emerald at Goodwood on Friday evening – Andy Cato of Groove Armada takes to the decks after racing

Goodwood Racecourse plays host to the second of Three Friday Nights this week (Friday, June 14) with Andy Cato of Groove Armada taking to the decks after racing when a quick change of scenery will transform the parade ring into a huge dance floor. Cato has recently released an 18-track collection album entitled “Time and Places”, an audio reminder of the history over the past 20 years of British dance music culture. Tickets were available today (Monday, June 10) from www.goodwood.com but booking in advance…

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