Royal Ascot 2020

Ascot Braced for Super Saturday

   After the quintet of thrilling Group 1 contests this week at Royal Ascot, Saturday sees a triple treat as the G1 St James's Palace S., G1 Coronation S. and G1 Diamond Jubilee S. provide the ultimate closing act. It is the St James's Palace which entices the most, with the May 6 G1 2,000 Guineas second and third Wichita (Ire) (No Nay Never) and Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) re-enacting their Classic encounter as TDN Rising Star Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) joining in for good measure. On last year's form,...

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U.S.-based Sharing Takes Aim at Royal Ascot

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway Stable's Sharing (Speightstown), winner of last fall's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita, remains on course for Royal Ascot's G1 Coronation S. June 21. Sharing, winner of the May 23 Tepin S. at Churchill Downs, is trained by Maryland-based Graham Motion. "She is doing really well since she last ran," said Motion. "The weather here has been beautiful and I think that has really helped. Everything has been going pretty smoothly so far." Victorious in three of four starts last season, including...

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Video Launched to Promote Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is the focus of a new cinematic, Netflix-style brand campaign (click here to view) to promote the iconic racemeeting, held at Ascot Racecourse from June 16-20, 2020. Created by independent creative agency isobel, the campaign invites us all to 'Be Part of the Drama.' Ascot and isobel partnered with production company Chief and director Yoni Weisberg to develop the concept-two racegoers meet at one of the highlight events on the annual social calendar. Jockey Hayley Turner, who became the second female ever to ride a Royal Ascot winner,...

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