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Royal Ascot 2018

Merchant Navy wins Diamond Jubilee

Australian Group One winner Merchant Navy has prevailed in a tight finish to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the feature race on the final day of Royal Ascot.

Crowd Figures For Royal Ascot 2018

The table below outlines the tremendous crowd figures for this year's Royal Meeting and the comparisons with Royal Ascot 2017.

"A Fantastic Week" Says Henderson

Ascot Chief Executive Guy Henderson reflected on Royal Ascot 2018 which once again proved another stellar success.

Bacchus Wins Wokingham

Brian Meehan recorded his first Royal Ascot winner for six years when Bacchus sprang a 33/1 surprise in the Wokingham Heritage Handicap.

Merchant Navy Wins The Diamiond Jubilee

Merchant Navy, trained by Aidan O'Brien, won the last G1 of Royal Ascot 2018, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, by a short-head from the French-trained City Light.

Merchant Navy Wins The Diamond Jubilee

Merchant Navy, trained by Aidan O'Brien, won the last G1 of Royal Ascot 2018, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, by a short-head from the French-trained City Light.

Watson Clinches First Royal Ascot Winner

Trainer Archie Watson was understandably thrilled after landing his first ever Royal Ascot winner thanks to Soldier's Call, the 28-runner Windsor Castle Stakes.

King George "Likely" For Hardwicke Hero

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute celebrated his 11th triumph in the G2 Hardwicke Stakes after Crystal Ocean, owned by Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, landed the odds.

Arthur Kitt Like A "Phoenix Through The Flames"

It was a poignant success for connections after winning the seven-furlong Listed Chesham Stakes with Arthur Kitt

Chris Stickels Reflects On A Great Week

Ascot's Clerk of the Course Chris Stickels, presiding over his 13th Royal Meeting, said this morning: "I think this is the easiest Royal Ascot I have managed.

Possible Landmarks On The Fifth Day Of Royal Ascot 2018

John Gosden and Frankie Dettori lead the way in the respective races to land the QIPCO Royal Ascot Leading Trainer and QIPCO Royal Ascot Leading Jockey Awards.

A Record-Breaking Royal Ascot

The outstanding racing performance of the week came on day four in the Coronation Stakes

Alpha Centauri Wins Coronation Stakes

Trainer Jessica Harrington broke her Royal Ascot maiden tag in style today, her Mastercraftsman filly Alpha Centauri, owned and bred by the Niarchos family, winning the G1 Coronation Stakes by six lengths and in a course record time of 1m 35.89s from the Mark Johnston-trained Threading.

Sir Michael Captures Cup

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's Shadwell operation landed its second G1 Commonwealth Cup since the race's inception in 2015, when Eqtidaar won the latest edition for trainer Sir Michael Stoute.

Persian Floors King Edward Vii Stakes Rivals

Godolphin's good week continued - as did that of Darley Stud - when Old Persian, a son of Dubawi, won the G2 King Edward VII Stakes.

Going News On The Morning Of The Fourth Day

The going for the fourth day of Royal Ascot remains Good to Firm.

Official launch of the Longines Tracking System at Royal Ascot

Ascot (UK) / Saint-Imier (Switzerland), 21 June 2018 - Longines and Ascot Racecourse are proud to announce the official launch of the Swiss watch brand's innovative Longines Tracking System, which was successfully inaugurated during the prestigious Royal Meeting, on Wednesday 20th of June.

Stradivarius gives Gosden Ascot Gold Cup

Trainer John Gosden has added the Gold Cup to his illustrious CV with Stradivarius claiming the Ascot feature under Frankie Dettori.

2018 Diamond Jubilee Stakes: Race History

There was a famous winner recently in the Race History of the 2018 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday.

2018 Commonwealth Cup: Race History

It is only a short Race History for the 2018 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot on Friday.

2018 Coronation Stakes: Race History

Race History of the 2018 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot on Friday shows it as the fillies championship.

Crisford Wins One In His Own Right

Simon Crisford stood in the Royal Ascot winner's enclosure many times during his years as Godolphin's racing manager, but today he stood there for the first time as a victorious trainer.

Gosden Lands First Gold Cup

One of racing's greatest trainers landed his first G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot today.

O'Brien Works His Magic

Magic Wand's G2 Ribblesdale Stakes victory provided trainer Aidan O'Brien with a quick-fire 25/1 double, following immediately on the heels of Hunting Horn's Hampton Court Stakes success.

Moore Brings Up 50th Royal Winner

Ryan Moore rode his 50th Royal Ascot winner for one of the meeting's most successful partnerships when Hunting Horn landed the G3 Hampton Court Stakes over 10 furlongs.

Wesley Wards Off The Mark

British racing's finest American import, Wesley Ward, had not enjoyed the best Royal Ascot until Shang Shang Shang landed the G2 Norfolk Stakes.

Korean Option for Royal Ascot Placing

Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam was so delighted with the run of Circus Couture in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot on Day 2 that she is already planning a return trip to Korea in September.

A Classic Coronation In Store

The heroines of all three 1000 Guineas - the mile Classic races for three-year-old fillies run at Newmarket, the Curragh and Longchamp - meet on Friday (June 22) for the first time in the £500,000 Group One Coronation Stakes.

Possible Landmarks On Day 3 Of Royal Ascot 2018

Order Of St George attempts to win a second G1 Gold Cup (4.20pm) today.

Harry Angel threatened by overseas speedsters in the Diamond Jubilee

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the focus of Royal Ascot's Saturday swansong and as ever it has attracted an array of international sprinting talent for the 1200m G1 charge up the Ascot straight.

Royal Ascot Day 3 - Going Report

The going for the third day of Royal Ascot remains Good to Firm.

2018 Ascot Gold Cup: Race History

The storied race of the week is the 2018 Ascot Gold Cup run at Royal Ascot on Thursday.

Stoute Casts An Expert Eye Over Ascot

No sooner had Sir Michael Stoute created a new record by training a total of 76 winners at Royal Ascot with Poet's Word's G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes victory than he took the crown further out of his rivals' reach with a 77th success.

Marnane Won't Settle For Second

Trainer David Marnane struggled to contain his emotions after Settle For Bay won the £175,000 Royal Hunt Cup; it was only his second-ever Royal Ascot success (after Dandy Boy's 2012 Wokingham Handicap victory) and Settle For Bay has overcome a broken pelvis to win today.

McDonald storms home for first Ascot win

James McDonald has had his finest moment to date since returning to the saddle after taking out the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot on Expert Eye.

Poet Provides Stoute With Record

Sir Michael Stoute became the winning-most trainer at Royal Ascot after Poet's Word (11/2) provided the Newmarket trainer with his 76th victory at the Royal Meeting, getting the better of 2/5 favourite Cracksman in the G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes.

Botti Gains First Royal Ascot Winner

Newmarket trainer Marco Botti trained his first Royal Ascot winner when Aljazzi turned the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes into a procession.

Garden Blooms For O'brien

Aidan O'Brien completely dominated the G2 Queen's Vase, taking the first three places with Kew Gardens, Southern France and Nelson.

Going After The First

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Signora Is Leading Lady

The John Quinn-trained 25/1 shot Signora Cabello swooped late under Oisin Murphy to capture the first race on day two of Royal Ascot, the G2 Queen Mary Stakes.

Chelsea To Open Favourite run on Day 2

Punters and bookmakers head into battle on day two of Royal Ascot with honours even after yesterday's score draw.

Likely Landmarks For Day 2 Royal Ascot

Jockey Frankie Dettori, the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot, took his total number of winners at the Royal Meeting to 59 yesterday courtesy of a 86.75/1 treble on Calyx (Coventry Stakes), Without Parole (St James's Palace Stakes) and Monarchs Glen (Wolferton Stakes).

Stickels Waters for Day 2 Royal Ascot

The ground for day two of Royal Ascot remains Good to Firm following four millimetres of watering overnight

Race Preview - 2018 Ascot Gold Cup

The 2018 Ascot Gold Cup is shaping as a vintage renewal with a clash of the titans in the staying division set to take place in the 4000m contest.

Without Parole Justifies Everyone's Faith

Trainer John Gosden's St James's Palace Stakes victory with Without Parole was his 45th Royal Ascot winner, his second in the mile Group One race for three-year-olds (Kingman took it in 2014) and his second of the day, following Calyx's G1 Coventry Stakes success.

Gosden And Dettori Reign

Monarchs Glen's Wolferton Stakes win capped a fantastic day for trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori.

2018 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes: Race History

Many grand horses are part of the Race History of the 2018 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes run at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

Mullins Takes Fourth Ascot Stakes

Ireland's champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins saddled his sixth Royal Ascot winner, and his fourth in the Ascot Handicap, when Lagostovegas won the 2018 running of the staying handicap.

Audio News St James Palace Stakes Gosden Audio

Winning trainer John Gosden talks to the media after Without Parole's win in the St James Palace Stakes.

Audio News St James Palace Frankie Audio

Frankie Dettori talks to the media after winning the St James Palace Stakes on Without Parole.

Audio News Kings Stakes Buick Audio

William Buick fronts the media after winning the Kings Stand Stakes on Blue Point.

Audio News King's Stand Stakes Appleby Audio

Winning trainer of Kings Stand Stakes winner Charlie Appley talks to the media after the race.

Audio News The Coventry Stakes Audio

Winning trainer of Coventry Stakes winner Calyx talks to the media after the victory.

Audio News 2018 Queen Anne Trainer Audio

Winning trainer Eve Johnson Houghton talks to the media after winning the Queen Anne Stakes with Accidental Hero

Appleby Is True Blue

Fresh from the success of Masar in the Investec Derby, owner Godolphin, trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey William Buick teamed up to land the G1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot with 6/1 shot Blue Point.

Calyx Blooms In Coventry

Newmarket trainer John Gosden registered his 44th winner at the Royal Meeting after Calyx justified the hype and 2/1 favouritism to provide his sire Kingman, also trained by Gosden, with a first Group success in the G2 Coventry Stakes.

Going After The First At Royal Ascot

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Eve's Accidental G1 Winner

Accidental Agent's victory in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes was a first Group One and a first Royal Ascot triumph for trainer Eve Johnson Houghton.

Order Of St George faces Stradivarius in battle of stayers for Gold Cup

First run in 1807, the Gold Cup occupies a special place in the history of Royal Ascot. It is the traditional heart of the meeting and victory is highly prized.

Cracksman out to stretch G1-winning sequence after Epsom fright

Cracksman is Europe’s highest rated horse and in Wednesday’s featured G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes, Frankie Dettori’s mount will be out to confirm that lofty status just slightly dented 19 days earlier in the G1 Coronation Cup over a mile and a half at Epsom.

Royal Ascot – Day 1 Early News

The going for the first day of Royal Ascot 2018, Tuesday, June 19, remains good to Firm and good in places.

New Zealand Hopes High At Royal Ascot

New Zealand thoroughbred owners will be represented in three Group One races at the famed Royal Ascot meeting in England this week.

Ascot excitement building for Roger Teal and Tip Two Win

Guineas runner-up takes St James’s Palace challenge

Inexperience the concern as Calyx takes Coventry test

All eyes on Kingman colt

Lady Aurelia and Battaash primed to deliver in King’s Stand Stakes

Eagerly-awaited sprint showdown in store

No trip worries for Benbatl in Queen Anne Stakes

Top-notch renewal in store

2018 Queen Anne Stakes: Race History

One of the greatest performances of all time came in the Race History of the 2018 Queen Anne Stakes run at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

2018 King’s Stand Stakes: Race History

The Race History of the 2018 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday shows this has been Australia’s race.

2018 St James’s Palace Stakes: Race History

Many superb 3yos line the page of the Race History of the 2018 St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Record Global Distribution For Royal Ascot 2018

This week's Royal Meeting will be available to view in over 200 countries, headlined by extensive domestic coverage on ITV.

Race Preview - 2018 King's Stand Stakes

The 2018 King's Stand is shaping as a thrilling showdown between two of the fastest horses on the planet.

McDonald Set For A Big Week At Royal Ascot

James McDonald has a gilt-edged chance to secure his first Royal Ascot win this week.

Charlie Hills backs Battaash to stay composed in King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot

Star sprinter ready to roll in big race

Stars align for St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot

Without Parole, Tip Two Win and Romanised declared in 10-strong field

Rhododendron heads Queen Anne declarations at Royal Ascot

Ballydoyle filly features amongst a field of 15

One trainer, one jockey, one horse and one race to watch this weekend

Harry Angel will head Clive Cox's Royal Ascot team next week but the Lambourn-based trainer will run another smart sprinter this weekend in the form of Koditime.

Gosden star Lah Ti Dar ruled out of Ribblesdale

Lah Ti Dar, a strong fancy for the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, has been ruled out of the race by trainer John Gosden.

Golf ace Justin Rose teeing up Royal Ascot visit to watch Hunt Cup hope

Golf star Justin Rose is expected to be at Royal Ascot on Wednesday to cheer on Master Merion, the horse his wife Kate part-owns, in the Royal Hunt Cup.

Redkirk Warrior to gallop on July Course Saturday

Redkirk Warrior, who holds entries in both the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the Group 1 Darley July Cup, will take part in a racecourse gallop at 8.00am tomorrow (Saturday) at Newmarket’s Adnams July Course.

Ben Hayes and Frankie Dettori Face The Media

Ben Hayes and Frankie Dettori take questions about Redkirk Warrior and other runners at 2018 Royal Ascot.

Charlie Appleby Newmarket Press Conference

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby outlines his Royal Ascot team and reflects on the Epsom Derby win by Masar at the Newmarket Press Conference.

International Challengers Press Conference in Newmarket

Ascot and Newmarket Racecourses staged the annual International Challengers Press Morning in Newmarket this morning, Thursday, June 14,

Lady Aurelia chases back to back King’s Stand Stakes

American trainer Wesley Ward heads to Royal Ascot with Lady Aurelia running in the King’s Stand Stakes.

Century Dream added to Queen Anne field

Simon Crisford’s charge set for Royal Ascot opener

Charlie Hills hoping Battaash can keep his cool ahead of Ascot test

Star sprinter primed for King’s Stand Stakes at the Royal meeting

Equilateral team confident he can rise to Commonwealth Cup challenge

Trainer Charlie Hills eager to try promising colt in Group One heat

Richard Fahey readies strong team for Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot

Leading trainer also set to be well represented in Wokingham

Donnacha O'Brien: Order Of St George would be my dream Royal Ascot ride

With two Classics already added to his CV this season, Donnacha O'Brien is now on the hunt for a Royal Ascot winner.

London Icon Royal Ascot plans in limbo

Adrian Keatley forced to play waiting game

Librisa Breeze blowing hot for Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot

Dean Ivory’s star ‘seems good at home’ ahead of big sprint on Saturday week

Zonderland ready to roll in Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot

Clive Cox’s inmate in good order for big day

Charlie Appleby happy to forgive Hawkbill

Dual Group One winner flopped at Epsom

Royal Ascot still gets the juices flowing for Frankie Dettori

Legendary jockey has some top mounts to look forward to

Clive Cox has no Ascot fears for Harry Angel

Leading sprinter has yet to win at Royal venue

John Gosden excited by young Legend

Two-year-old looks a major player

Willie Mullins planning Royal Ascot assault

Champion National Hunt trainer sets sights on Flat

Promising Calyx provides Kingman with first winner at Newmarket

Gosden colt could be in the Ascot mix

Jungle Inthebungle in Ascot picture following Beverley success

‘We might have a look at the Windsor Castle now’

D’Bai sets Diamond Jubilee poser for Charlie Appleby at Haydock

Royal Ascot feature ‘might just be run to suit’

Aussie speedster Redkirk Warrior arrives ahead of Ascot date

Sprinter housed in same box as Black Caviar

David O’Meara has Royal Ascot options for Lord Glitters

Doncaster second ‘on target’ for big meeting

William Haggas decides against Royal Ascot with Young Rascal

Derby seventh will not run in the King Edward VII Stakes

National Stakes winner Vintage Brut set for Ascot sale

More to come’ from exciting youngster

Life Of Riley bidding to book Ascot ticket at Beverley

Windsor Castle in sight

Nick Smith discusses Royal Ascot prospects

Head of Royal Ascot Communications Nick Smith outlines the chances of the Australian contingent at the royal meeting this year.

No Royal Ascot for Aussie juvenile bred to northern hemisphere time

Rosemont Stud's dream to travel a northern-hemisphere bred two-year-old to race at Royal Ascot has been thwarted, with Starspangledbanner filly Luck Favours not making the trip to Britain this week as scheduled.

Luck Favours ruled out of Royal Ascot

Luck Favours has spiked a temperature and will not make the trip to England for the Royal Ascot meeting.

Diane and Ribblesdale options for Oaks second Wild Illusion

Charlie Appleby considering Chantilly and Ascot entries

Mission Impassible lifts Prix de Sandringham prize

No joy for Ellthea and Altyn Orda

Experience to guide baby at Royal Ascot

Two-year-old Luck Favours will have the experienced Redkirk Warrior as a travelling companion when she heads to England for the Royal Ascot meeting.

Wilamina delights in Princess Elizabeth Stakes

Straightforward for Dettori at Epsom

Cracksman made to battle for Coronation Cup glory

Salouen just denied famous success in Epsom thriller

Cosmic Law is out of this world in Woodcote Stakes

Fahey colt rockets into Royal Ascot picture