Ascot Racecourse

No Nay Never's Little Big Bear Best In The Windsor Castle

The subject of a momentous gamble in Wednesday's Listed Windsor Castle S., Ballydoyle's Little Big Bear (Ire) (No Nay Never--Adventure Seeker {Fr}, by Bering {GB}) duly delivered to maintain the 100% record of the TDN Rising Stars in Royal Ascot's two-year-old contests. Hammered into 6-5 favouritism to get Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore off the mark for the week, the impressive Naas maiden winner raced near the pace far side before being sent forward with hands and heels passing halfway. In the end, the imposing bay had to fight to...

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New Bay's Saffron Beach Wins The Duke of Cambridge

Wednesday's G2 Duke of Cambridge S. offered another episode of stalls drama that seems to have dogged the first two days of Royal Ascot, but by the time Saffron Beach (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) had come home alone there was a sense that Sibila Spain (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) would have needed wings had she not been removed from the contest after going down in the gates. Making her European return under a five-pound penalty due to her winning exploits in Newmarket's G1 Sun Chariot S. in October, the Jane Chapple-Hyam-trained...

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State Of Rest Makes All In The Prince Of Wales's

Wednesday's G1 Prince of Wales's S. came down to a display of supreme jockeyship, but it was not Moore or Dettori or even Demuro who provided it but Shane Crosse, whose masterclass from the front on the under-rated State of Rest (Ire) (Starspangledbanner {Aus}) proved the difference in such a tight Royal Ascot encounter. The race is a qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf at Keeneland in November. While Frankie fumbled with the blindfold on Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) as the gates opened and lost all chance there,...

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Dubawi's Eldar Eldarov Edges The Queen's Vase

Wednesday's G2 Queen's Vase was staged over 14 furlongs, but it took a pixel study for the judge to call it as TDN Rising Star Eldar Eldarov (GB) inched out Zechariah (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}) to continue the fine week for Dubawi (Ire). KHK Racing's unbeaten colt had launched his season with a win over 10 furlongs on Newcastle's Tapeta May 24, but Roger Varian had plumped for this staying test of all the options here and ultimately was fully justified as the £480,000 Arqana Breeze Up graduate needed every yard...

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Queen Mary Glory For Showcasing's Dramatised

Making it two-for-two for the TDN Rising Stars in Royal Ascot's juvenile prizes, Clipper Logistics' Dramatised (Ire) (Showcasing {GB}--Katie's Diamond {Fr}, by Turtle Bowl {Ire}) put up an impressive display in a fast time in Wednesday's G2 Queen Mary S. under an in-form Danny Tudhope. Handed the monicker after her dynamic four-length debut win at Newmarket Apr. 29, the filly that Karl Burke regards as the fastest he has had through his hands was backed into 5-2 favouritism and raced near the front line towards the stand's side early. Committed...

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Royal Ascot Coverage Available Worldwide

Over 20 broadcasters will broadcast the live action from Royal Ascot's five-day meeting from Tuesday through Saturday. ITV Racing is the host broadcaster, which will offer a five-hour programme each day. Sky Sports Racing and Virgin Media will also show all of the action to UK and Irish audiences. In America, Peacock, the digital arm of NBC, will broadcast the first four days and NBC will broadcast on Saturday. Racing.com will be transmitting from the course for Australia alongside Green Channel for Japan. Other broadcasters on site include: Nordic Entertainment...

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Ascot's Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting

Ascot Racecourse and the Crown Estate welcomed a total of 70 schools at a ceremony to celebrate 70 new oak trees planted as part of The Queen's Green Canopy 'Plant a tree for the jubilee' project at Windsor Great Park. The trees have been planted next to the Royal Procession route from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse, along Duke's Lane. Nick Smith, Director of Racing and Public Affairs at Ascot Racecourse, said, "We were thrilled to welcome all 70 schools to the ceremony in celebration of this project which will...

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Jukebox Jury's Princess Zoe Prevails in Sagaro Thriller

Winless in seven starts since capturing ParisLongchamp's 2020 G1 Prix du Cadran, last term's G1 Gold Cup runner-up Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) bounced back in style on seasonal return to claim a thrilling victory in Wednesday's two-mile G3 Longines Sagaro S. at Ascot. The 7-year-old mare claimed a rail position after the early strides and raced third passing the judge first time. Biding her time throughout, the 17-2 chance was bustled along to find an open lane off the home turn and stayed on relentlessly under a drive...

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UK Racecourses To Plant Over 700 Trees For Queen's Green Canopy

British racecourses are doing their part in the Queen's Green Canopy initiative with the goal of planting more than 700 trees by the end of 2022. The Queen's Green Canopy, which marks her Platinum Jubilee, invites people from across the UK to "Plant a Tree for the Jubilee". A total of 23 British racecourses have confirmed their participation, with the official tree-planting season taking place between October and March, and then beginning again in October through to the end of the Jubilee year. Ascot Racecourse and the Crown Estate jointly...

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Lisa Perrin Appointed Non-Executive Director of Ascot Racecourse

Lisa Perrin has been appointed a Non-Executive Director of Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited by Ascot Racecourse. Her role will begin after Royal Ascot (June 14-18). She replaces Guy Davison, who started in his Non-Executive Director role in July of 2015. Currently the Managing Director of International Production for ITV Studios which she has held since 2020, Perrin is responsible for their production labels across France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Australia, the Nordics and Israel. Perrin had previously held senior leadership roles at Endemol Shine Group culminating in her position as CEO,...

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Ascot and RaceTech Agree to Contract Extension and Ascot World Feed

A bespoke Ascot world feed has been added to a new two-year agreement extension between Ascot Racecourse and RaceTech. The agreement covers a full range of high grade technical and broadcast services , such as photo finishes, across all 26 racedays in the calendar, including Royal Ascot in June. There will also be live tracking and timing graphics on Ascot TV. The world feed, which will be available on all five days of Royal Ascot, QIPCO King George Diamond Day and QIPCO British Champions Day, will be distributed to various...

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Ascot to Reduce Attendance at Royal Meeting

Crowd capacity numbers will be reduced at Royal Ascot beginning in 2022, Ascot Racecourse announced on Thursday. After feedback from racegoers attending the smaller scale Royal Ascot in 2021, attendance caps will be instated across the Royal Enclosure, Queen Anne Enclosure, and Windsor Enclosure for the five-day meeting from June 14-18, 2022. In addition to reducing capacity in the Royal Enclosure by 1,000 guests (-7%) to 12,500, a new area for circulation has been added-the Royal Enclosure Gardens. The Queen Anne and Windsor Enclosures have been reduced by 4,150 (20%)...

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