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The Curragh on the final weekend of June is often the setting for revenge, an opportunity of Classic glory and the chance of affirmation of brilliance.
The Irish Derby often brings together the main principles from its Epsom counterpart earlier… Read More
Author Chris Pitt
‘Chandler’s Leap and other
stories from Warwick Racecourse’ is an intriguing treasure chest of stories
concerning the long history of Warwick Racecourse.
The stories date back to the
Great Fire of Warwick in 1694.
From the ashes,… Read More
Royal Ascot’s most prestigious sprint became the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2012 in recognition of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to throne in 1952. It was elevated to Group One status to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002… Read More
There are plenty of races at the Royal meeting which leave connoisseurs waxing lyrical over the quality of competition. Certainly down the years the Coronation Stakes has fallen nicely into that category.
The Coronation Stakes is a Group 1 contest with similar conditions to… Read More
The Commonwealth Cup is a new innovation at Royal Ascot, but one which has quickly caught the imagination of owners, trainers and breeders.
The race, over six furlongs, is a Group One contest for three year olds (including geldings) and… Read More
For many racing people Royal Ascot is all about the Thursday, traditionally “Ladies’ Day” and the day when the week’s showpiece race takes place: the Gold Cup.
The Gold Cup is of course a Group 1 … Read More
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is another race to have undergone plenty of changes in recent years and has evolved to become the centrepiece of the Wednesday of Royal Ascot.
The race takes place over a mile and a quarter… Read More
As the crowds gather for the opening day of Royal Ascot, one sometimes wonders how much the audience appreciates the quality of equine flesh on show.
The Tuesday of the Royal Meeting lays strong claim to be one of the… Read More