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Author:  erins isle [ Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:42 am ]
Post subject:  Royal Ascot Week 2021

Great racing, only once a year with exceptional horses and races:

Palace Pier, Battaash and the St. James's Palace Stakes, on the first day.

Enjoy!

Author:  Taffy [ Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:08 am ]
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April born Two year olds don't do well at Ascot, but Wesley Ward has the favourite from a wide draw (20)..TWILIGHT GLEAMING (February foal)
Favourite was second....won by QUICK SUZY

Author:  Taffy [ Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:34 am ]
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It is still lashing down here at Ascot, with half an hour to go before the inspection which will decide whether racing can go ahead on day four of the Royal meeting. Meanwhile, in a lively market on Betfair, with just over £60,000 matched thus far, the odds on racing being abandoned are down to 2-5, while a thumbs-up from the officials is 7-4 against and drifting.

There are seemingly a few options open to the track, with the first and most likely seeming to be that racing will be abandoned for today.

An alternative would be to run a five-race card on the straight mile, which was completely relaid when the grandstand was rebuilt 15 years ago and drains rather better than the round course. That could accommodate all but the King Edward VII Stakes and the Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes, both of which are run over a mile-and-a-half.And if there is no way to race today, it might be possible to run a 10-race card on Saturday, which would include the Commonwealth Cup, Coronation Stakes and King Edward VII Stakes from today’s card. With rain forecast to continue at least sporadically until the early hours of the morning, however, there is an obvious possibility that the track will remain unraceable on Saturday.
Guardian newspaper......Greg Wood

Author:  Taffy [ Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:40 am ]
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Royal Ascot gets go-ahead after inspection

The meeting at Royal Ascot was given the go-ahead on Friday after an inspection of the track under two hours before racing at 2.30pm following torrential rain overnight and during the morning.

Guardian newspaper

Author:  erins isle [ Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:23 am ]
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From good to firm to heavy today.

Other horses?

Author:  Taffy [ Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:02 am ]
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Ascot 5:00.....9 non runners :?

Author:  Joltman [ Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:59 pm ]
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Interesting week - I always learn a lot and realize how little I know about racing in GB and Europe.

Author:  Taffy [ Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:51 am ]
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Joltman wrote:
Interesting week - I always learn a lot and realize how little I know about racing in GB and Europe.

Banstead Manor Stud's Frankel came out on top in a diverse sires table for Royal Ascot in 2021, with three winners bolstered by two seconds and a third place.

The dual world champion was responsible for an opening day double courtesy of Wolferton Stakes scorer Juan Elcano and then a one-two in the Copper Horse Stakes with Amtiyaz and Dubious Affair.

Juddmonte's leading sire was also provided with Wednesday's Hampton Court Stakes scorer Mohaafeth - a poignant winner for the late Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell operation - while he was also responsible for two further placed runners in Coronation Stakes runner-up Snow Lantern and Queen Alexandra Stakes third The Grand Visir.

The redoubtable Dark Angel finished in the runner-up spot with three winners and a third place in another excellent week for Yeomanstown Stud's stalwart sire.

Author:  erins isle [ Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:07 pm ]
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Yesterday I watched the Irish Derby and what would have been a great race, it was a huge disapointment afterwards.
How is it possible that the winner bumped into two contenders at least and gets away with it? Is this racing?

Author:  Taffy [ Sun Jun 27, 2021 4:02 am ]
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erins isle wrote:
Yesterday I watched the Irish Derby and what would have been a great race, it was a huge disapointment afterwards.
How is it possible that the winner bumped into two contenders at least and gets away with it? Is this racing?

A stewards’ inquiry was launched here but victory was swiftly concerned, with the leading pair seven lengths clear of Wordsworth in third. The big disappointment of the race was the favourite, Aidan O’Brien’s High Definition, who was one of the first horses beaten.

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