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Ascot 2017 Friday

The Commonwealth Cup G1 is the feature of Friday's card and Coolmore's Caravaggio will start at 10/11.

An Orange Gold Cup

In a thrilling Gold Cup Big Orange held on to his lead to deny the furious finish off Order of St George, last year's winner.

Gold Cup day Thursday

That's the fourth of the 4 Group races on Thursday's card and one of the big races of the week.

Highland Reel the highlight

Day 2 at Royal Ascot and the hot weather remained, The Queen managed to get from opening Parliament to the track in time incl wardrobe change to yellow.

Ascot Day 2 - Wednesday

Another hot day is expected and yesterday gentlemen were allowed to remove their jackets!

Like father like son

Ascot's Day 1 winner of the Coventry Stakes Rajasinghe is by Choisir and both he and Murillo, 3rd, were on our list.

Dettori out of Ascot

Frankie Dettori injured his arm last week at Great Yarmouth and it's causing him so much toruble he has had to pull out of Royal Ascot.

Ascot Opening Day

"Everyone who should be here is here" and this year's opening day of Royal Ascot looks like being fantastic.

Senga clears her name

She didn't do so well in the 1000 Guineas but Pascal Bary and Stephane Pasquier persuaded her owners not to give up on her.

Unforgettable Filly indeed

:Living up to her name, Hugo Palmer's filly won the German Oaks at Dusseldorf on Sunday.

No more Aerovelocity

He's been retired after a wonderful career and the two most associated with him both had 4-timers atr Sha Tin on Sunday.

Alibi gets second leg of 4yo challenge

There wasn't much chatter about him but Alibi just goes about his business and he's serious about it.

Good day for Argentinian breds at Chuchill Downs

Two of the three top races at Churchill Downs on Saturday went to Argentinian bred horses.

French Oaks 2017

One of the highlights of the French racing year, this Chantilly feature is famous for both the equine and human fillies adorning the track.

German 1000 Guineas at Dusseldorf

Hugo Palmer is hoping to raid this for the second year running, this time with Unforgettable Filly.

Best comes last at Sha Tin

The two last races on the card at Sha Tin on Sunday are Class 2 and sorry we can't see why a Class 3 is more important.

Patron's Bowl at Kranji

The second leg in the 4yo Challenge Series, the G1 Patron's Bowl is run over 1600m and looks to be super-competitive.

Back to Churchill Downs this Saturday

Now that the Triple Crown races are out of the way it's time to focus on some races for the more mature horses.

Historic Korean Oaks

At Busan on Sunday history was made when a female jockey won a Classic for the first time.

Dashing Blaze dashes away with Epsom Cup

At Tokyo Sunday the G3 over 1800m saw Dashing Blaze hold the favourite Astra Emblem to win by 1/2 length.

Still can't get Daniel home

We are not going to tip Daniel ever ever again - that should ensure that he gets a stack of wins!

Klug provides 1st and 3rd at Cologne

Colomano was the winner and Northsea Star the third in the Oppenheimer-Union-Rennen for the 3yos Sunday.

Upset in the Ballyogan

Upsets at the Curragh are not unusual especially when the going is soft or worse, and the G3 on Sunday provided another one.

Beat The Clocks does beat the field

At Sha Tin on Sunday Beat The Clock got the better of Limitless in the HKU Alumni Challenge Cup over 1400.

Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit, the elegant grey son of Tapit, got a very good ride and a very good run to overtake Irish War Cry and win the race.

No Epicharis but two G3s at home

Epicharis didn't make it in time to run in the Belmont Stakes which has to be a huge disappointment for connections and fans.

Oppenheim-Union-Rennen at Cologne Sunday

Fresh from their successful raid in the Belmont Gold Cup, Andreas Wöhler and Eduardo Pedroza come to this with Warring States 7/4.

Ballyogan feature of Curragh Sunday card.

The going will be soft - so what - for the 12 runners in this G3 over 1200m.

Can Beat The Clock beat the field?

Sha Tin's feature the HKY Alumni Challange Cup Class 2 will see if Beat The Clock can beat the competition.

Belmont to Melbourne

Red Cardinal, owned by Australian Bloodstock, won the G1 Belmont Gold Cup, an Invitational over 3200m

Belmont’s Big Day

At the moment Japanese runner Epicharis is still scheduled to run in the feature.

Belmont’s Big Day

At the moment Japanese runner Epicharis is still scheduled to run in the feature.

"Bring the races to the people"

Sweden is not unique in find difficulty in attracting crowds to their race meetings but there is one where the seem to have it right.

Belmont meeting starts Friday

Even though there will not be any Triple Crown this year, there is much that is interesting including the Invitational Belmont Gold Cup.

At Kranji this weekend

Friday's feature is race 7 for Benchmark 83 over 1200m on the turf track.

Booming Delight for all in Lion Rock

The G3 feature at Sha Tin on Sunday saw a delighted Sam Clippperton steer Booming Delight to victory for John Moore.

Satono Aladdin wins Yasuda Kinen

Last year's winner Logotype went to the front again this time round but he could not hold out against the finish of Satono Aladdin

Wings flying over Hoppegarten

Something about horses with "wings" in their names this weekend as the Diane-trial in Berlin went to Tusked Wings.

Brametot gets the double

Brametot added the Jockey-Club to his win in the Guineas and will now be heading towards the Arc.

Bal a Bali's great win the Shoemaker

Bal a Bali was a champ in his native Brazilwinning 4 G1s but no sooner had he arrived in the US than he went down with laminitis.

Quechua gains QEII Cup at Kranji

While it may not have been his favourite trip, Quechua shrugged off all the negatives and stormed through to win the G1.

That's what you call an upset

Wings of Eagles took off and collected another classic for Aidan O'Brien, starting at 40/1, in the Derby 2017.

Oaks trial at Hoppegarten Sunday

Called the Soldier-Hollow Diane-trial is G2 over 2000m with a field of 8 and a very open one at that.

Meanwhile at home...

With much attention in Hong Kong being placed on their runners in Tokyo on Sunday, there is still plenty happening at home.

Yasuda Kinen 2017

This G1 over the mile at Tokyo has attracted two overseas runners, both from Hong Kong.

Derby action moves to Paris

The Gi Prix du Jockey-Club or French Derby will be run at Chantilly with a field of 12.

Enable wins Oaks in thunderstorm.

Thunder and lightning all round and drama ensued before the race started when American filly Daddy's Lil Darling was scratched.

International Weekend in Seoul

It's the 60th Anniversary of South Korea and Turkey establishing diplomatic relations and we get the Turkey Cup on Saturday to celebrate this.

Many miles

Well, three of them in the US this Saturday starting off with the Penn Mile in Pennsylvania.

Epsom Derby 2017

Well the expected thunderstorm arrived at Epsom yesterday in time for the Oaks but the latest report still has the going as "good".

QEII Cup wekend at Kranji

While the feature race is on Sunday, Friday's card has a nice curtain-raiser in Race 7 over 1000m polytrack.

Will it rain on Epsom today?

And if so how much as heavy storms are forecast for the area. Several runners for both Friday's Oaks and Saturday's Derby are anxiously watching.