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2005 Races & Results

The Duke of Devonshire, The Queen’s representative at Ascot, looked back at the five days by saying: “we are delighted to have staged such a successful, popular and high quality Royal meeting at York this year, while Ascot’s redevelopment is taking place.

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The major races

Until 1945, the only racing that took place at Ascot was the Royal Meeting and many of the races run at today’s Royal Ascot featured in the earliest meetings. The oldest race is the Gold Cup which was first run in 1807 when it was won by Master Jackey, a three year old who had already won a race at Ascot twenty-four hours earlier.

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2004 Racing News
Papineau came from off the pace to land the Gold Cup for the Godolphin team. Rakti, runner-up in the Prince of Wales's Stakes 12 months ago, went one better in the Group One contest on Wednesday. Azamour made up for two Classic defeats with victory in the St James's Palace Stakes. Darryll Holland brought The Tatling with a tremendous late run down the centre of the course to lift the King's Stand Stakes.
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Ascot Racecourse
Ascot Racecourse, founded in 1711 is the world’s most famous racecourse. The very best Flat racing takes place at Ascot between March and October, with the main highlight undoubtedly being the internationally renowned Royal Ascot in June. The five-day meeting is a perfect opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere of Royal Ascot, particularly for those who may not have been able to attend before.
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York Gold Cup day tickets sell out

Gold Cup day tickets for the grandstand and Yorkshire course enclosures for the 'Royal Ascot' meeting at York 2005 have sold out, less than two days after going on sale.

York's Royal preparations going well
York's Royal preparations going well

Preparations are well underway for next year's Royal Ascot at York with the first stage of the course extension completed. In order to run races like the Gold Cup over two and a half miles and the Queen Alexandra Stakes, which is over a further two furlongs, the Knavesmire track had to be lengthened. A fully drained and cambered three furlongs had to be constructed to complete a full circuit of the course.

Train Chartering
Private Trains race to York for Royal Ascot 2005

Train Chartering is offering private Trains for charter or hire to Royal Ascot at York 2005, every day between 14th and 18th June 2005. Royal Ascot is moving to York Racecourse for 2005 because Ascot Racecourse is closing down for 20 months following the September Festival in 2004 for the main phase of a 180 million redevelopment. The 2005 Royal Meeting therefore needs a temporary home.

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