Royal Ascot News
Equiano reclaimed King's Stand Stakes crown
for Hills team
Starspangledbanner Blazes to Victory in Golden Jubilee 19/06/10
Following Starspangledbanner’s victory in the Golden Jubilee Stakes, connections were full of praise for the Australian-bred Choisir colt.
Harbinger Brings Doom for Bookies
Harbinger continued a great week for punters when become the 10th winning clear or joint favourite to score at this year’s Royal Ascot when landing the Hardwicke Stakes at odds of 8/11.
Lillie Langtry Crowned in Coronation
Aidan O'Brien and Johnny Murtagh finally got off the mark for Royal Ascot as Lillie Langtry ran out an impressive winner of the Coronation Stakes.
Monterosso Sweeps to King Edward Prize 18/06/10
Monterosso turned in an impressive display to land the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot for Mark Johnston and Frankie Dettori.
Rite Of Passage Strikes Ascot Gold
Dermot Weld's dual-purpose performer Rite Of Passage claimed Group One glory in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.
Hibaayeb Scores in Ribblesdale
Godolphin gained its second winner of the week when 4/1 joint favourite Hibaayeb was the easy three and three-quarter length victor of the Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes.
Approve Lands Norfolk Spoils
Approve made amends for defeat in Epsom’s Investec Woodcote Stakes when running out the ready winner of today’s Norfolk Stakes at 16/1.
Fabre and Guyon Have Final Word in Prince of Wales's Stakes 16/06/10
The 21-year-old French riding sensation Maxime Guyon starred on day two of Royal Ascot when - having his first ever ride in Britain - produced 5/2 favourite Byword to come with a perfectly-timed run to win the Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.
Strawberrydaiquiri is Fruitful in the Forest 16/06/09
Pulling hard and making all, Strawberrydaiquiri held Spacious by a short head in the Windsor Forest Stakes.
Maqaasid Breaks Track Record on Breezy Day
A third track record was broken on day two of Royal Ascot when Maqaasid won the Queen Mary Stakes for juvenile fillies.
Invisible Man Strikes for Godolphin
Invisible Man proved a revelation in first time blinkers as he gave Godolphin its first success in the Royal Hunt Cup and broke the track with a scorching time of 1m 37.16s for the straight mile.
Strong Suit Continues Great Day for Hannon 15/06/10
Some 35 minutes after last year’s Coventry Stakes winner Canford Cliffs led home a 1-2 for the Richard Hannon team in the St James’s Palace Stakes, his stablemate Strong Suit captured the 2010 renewal of the juvenile contest.
Canford Cliffs and Dick Turpin Give Hannon Palace 1-2 15/06/10
Trainer Richard Hannon gained a tremendous 1-2 in the third Group One contest of day one of Royal Ascot 2010, the St James’s Palace Stakes, with Canford Cliffs and Dick Turpin filling the first two places.
Equiano Reclaims King’s Crown for Hills Team 15/06/10
Equiano, successful in the same race in 2008 when only a three-year-old, proved he still has what it takes to mix it with the best sprinters in the world when winning the King’s Stand Stakes by a length and a half despite stumbling from the stalls.
Goldikova Imperious in Queen Anne
Royal Ascot got off to a fantastic start when the greatest mare of recent years, Goldikova, won her ninth Group or Grade One when holding off the fast-finishing Paco Boy by a neck to land the Queen Anne Stakes.
Ask Popular for Gold Cup as Punters Gear Up for Royal Ascot 15/06/10
Ask has been the main mover with totesport on the eve of Royal Ascot and Sir Michael Stoute’s entire is now 6/1 (from 7/1) for the Gold Cup on Thursday.
Australian, American & Hong Kong Horses Ready for Royal Ascot Next Week 11/06/10
Australian trainer Gary Portelli, a week into his first visit to Britain, said today that Gold Trail, the six-year-old sprinter he is targeting at Tuesday’s Group One King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, has never been happier.
Makfi Set to Confirm Guineas Form at Royal Ascot 07/06/10
Next Tuesday's Group 1 St James's Palace Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot, promises to be one of the races of the meeting with a potential rematch between the first, second and third home in last month's Stan James.com 2000 Guineas sure to provide a thrilling race.