Royal Ascot News
Gallant Takeover Just Misses Target 24/06/06
Tuesday’s Australian-trained King’s Stand Stakes
winner Takeover Stand just failed in his bid to land a Royal Ascot
sprint double when finishing third to Les Arcs in the Golden Jubilee
Yeats Runs Away With Gold
Trainer Aidan O’Brien added a new chapter to his long list of successes
when Yeats, making his seasonal debut, ran away with the Gold Cup by four lengths
under Kieren Fallon.
Nannina Proves Herself Best Filly In Europe 23/06/06
finished two lengths clear of a glittering field featuring Europe’s
finest three-year-old mile fillies when winning the Group 1 Coronation
Stakes under Jimmy Fortune.
Takeover Target Gains
Rapturous Worldwide Acclaim 22/06/06
Takeover Target’s thrilling triumph in yesterday’s
King’s Stand Stakes - the first British leg of the Global Sprint
Challenge - stole all the headlines in the media’s Royal Ascot
coverage after the first day.
Highclere Plans Four Royal Ascot Runners After Primary
Thoroughbred Racing, the most successful racehorse multiple ownership
operation in Europe, looks set to have at least four runners
at Royal Ascot this week.
Meeting Prize Money Tops £3.5 Million
Prize Money for Royal Ascot, Tuesday
20th to Saturday 24th June, has been increased by 12.5% in 2006,
bringing the total on offer over the five days to £3,665,000
from £3,255,000. Across the board increases totalling £85,000
have been made to 11 races to ensure that no race at the Royal
Meeting is run for less than £55,000.