Tag: Campanelle

Campanelle (left) and Dragon Symbol needed a photo finish and stewards' inquiry to decide the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. Campanelle prevailed after Dragon Symbol was cited for interference. (Image: Rex Features)

Royal Theater at Royal Ascot: Ward, Campanelle Win Commonwealth Cup

Having stewards elevate Campanelle to victory was a novel way for trainer Wesley Ward to win his 12th Royal Ascot race. But after the American trainer endured a less-than-regal slog at Royal Ascot this week, Ward was not throwing this Group 1 Commonwealth Cup victory back. Off as the 5/1 […]

Lord North took command of last year's Prince of Wales's Stakes. Yet he's not the favorite for Wednesday's lone Group 1 race at Royal Ascot. (Image: Racenews)

Can Defending Champion Lord it Over Love in Prince of Wales’s Stakes?

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes gives you defending champion Lord North with leading jockey Frankie Dettori and standout trainer John Gosden getting an assist from his son, Thady. What could possibly go wrong for the 5-year-old gelding in Royal Ascot’s Day 2 marquee race? Well, that’s what Love’s got to […]

After winning her Royal Ascot debut last year, Campanelle returns for bigger game: the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup. She is one of 11 American horses entered in the prestigious meet, which begins next Tuesday. (Image: Focusonracing)

As Usual, Ward Leads the American Contingent Into Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot’s 11-horse American invasion hit the Newmarket stables on Wednesday, six days before the five-day meet opens next Tuesday. Nine of those horses come from Wesley Ward’s barn, which shouldn’t be surprising since Ward is the usual American invader to Ascot’s premier meet. Dating to his first victory in […]

The 2020 Royal Ascot Meet ran without fans, pomp or pageantry. The prestigious week off racing will run in front of 12,000 daily fans June 15-19. (Image: Edward Whitaker/Racing Post/Breeders' Cup)

Royal Ascot Meet Returning Some Pomp, Admitting 12K Fans Daily

The Royal Ascot Meet carries a well-earned reputation as one of the biggest parties in world horse racing. And the English racetrack will resume its party host duties this year when it admits 12,000 fans daily to the five-day meet. The British government selected the track as one of its […]