Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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AP McCoy knighted on big day for Ireland

AP “Tony” McCoy, the legendary former British jump jockey, became the first jockey since Sir Gordon Richards in 1953 to be knighted. The 42-year-old Irishman, who was champion jockey 20 times during his distinguished career, became only the second rider...

Prince Charles is bitten by Racing Bug

AMONG all the news reports to emanate from the 2016 Royal Ascot Festival this week came the titbit that Prince Charles is apparently “hooked on racing”. According to a BBC report by CORNELIUS LYSACHT, the Queen's racing and bloodstock adviser...

French trainer’s Ascot double

QEMAH posted a welcome victory for France by landing the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget on Frida afternoon. Jockey Gregory Benoist won on the 6-1 chance from Nemoralia and Alice Springs. This was Rouget's second straight...

All respected the Order of St George

ORDER of St George, ridden by Ryan Moore, won the Gr1 Gold Cup over 4023m at Royal Ascot on Thursday after racing among the backmarkers for most of the race. The 10-11 favourite ran on strongly in the home straight...

Even Song completes O’Brien’s 50 at Royal Ascot

EVEN SONG made it 50 Royal Ascot winners for Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien after her impressive victory in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday. Even Song proved too strong for Ajman Princess in second place with The...

Another US-trained wins at Royal Ascot

US filly Lady Aurelia sprinted to a stunning seven-length triumph under Frankie Dettori in the Queen Mary Stakes on the second day of the Royal Ascot Festival. The 2-1 chance, trained by Wesley Ward, stormed to victory from the front,...

Tepin’s signifcant Royal Ascot win

"IT may have been the first race of 30 at Royal Ascot, but the success of Tepin is likely to prove the most significant of the week. For an established US star to travel to Britain and defy worryingly...

Jeff Lloyd is title-hunting in Brisbane, Australia

GOOD news from Brisbane, Australia, is that former South African Jeff Lloyd is in a close second place in the Queensland Premiership Table. With six weeks to go, “The Guv” has booted home 61 winners and trails log-leader James...

A Right Royal Time at Ascot this week

THE Royal Ascot Festival starts on Tuesday 14 June and runs for five days until 18 June. As always, this year's Royal Ascot meeting promises to be as exciting as ever. There will be a total of 30 top class...

The highs and lows of racing: Asmussen family back on top

HERE’s the latest story of deep lows and great highs, so often evident in racing. Midway through 2014, US trainer Steve Asmussen was Public Enemy Number One after being accused of mistreating horses. He hit rock bottom. In September 2015...