Tag: Royal Ascot

First, Hollie Doyle captured her first Royal Ascot title in June. Now, the 23-year-old became the first British female jockey to win five races in a day. (Image: Royal Ascot)

Take Five: British Jockey Hollie Doyle Makes History at Royal Windsor

British jockey Hollie Doyle’s remarkable 2020 season can’t be considered a breakout campaign in light of her record 116 victories last year. But Saturday at Royal Windsor, Doyle broke out bigger than ever, becoming the first woman in the history of British horse racing to win five races in one […]

This is what a 150/1 shocker looks like at the finish line. Nando Parrado pulled off the biggest upset in Royal Ascot history when he won the Coventry Stakes at 150/1. (Image: The Sporting Life)

Crash Survivor Namesake Nando Parrado Pulls 150/1 Royal Upset at Ascot

The horse was named for a survivor of the infamous 1972 plane crash in the Andes, which made Nando Parrado such an international celebrity that Ethan Hawke played him in the movie. And the horse Nando Parrado became an instant celebrity Saturday, becoming the biggest longshot to win a race […]

Sharing and jockey Manny Franco took home the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf last year. Trainer Graham Motion will be even more excited should she win Saturday's Royal Ascot Coronation Stakes. (Image: Horsephotos.com)

Greedy for Victory, Sharing Seeks Motion’s First Royal Ascot Triumph

Graham Motion understands the complexity of what lies ahead for him and his star filly, Sharing, in Saturday’s Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. It’s one thing to beat two of Europe’s best juvenile fillies on your home turf in America. It’s quite another to tangle with some of […]

An Irish-bred horse who never raced in the land of his name, Japan goes for his second Royal Ascot victory in Wednesday's Prince of Wales's Stakes. He won last year's King Edward VII Stakes. (Image: Coolmore Farm)

Japan Rises at Royal Ascot’s Prince of Wales’ Stakes

Even with him remaining in Ireland, Aidan O’Brien remains ever-omnipresent over the Royal Ascot meet. And even with her remaining at Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth II remains ever-hopeful she can add to her victory total at Europe’s richest racing meet. O’Brien, the most dominant trainer in Europe, sends 5/4 favorite […]

There will be no royal entrances at Royal Ascot this year. Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter, Princess Anne, are sitting this one out due to the coronavirus. (Image: Adrian Dennis/Getty)

Royal Ascot 2020: No Pomp, Plenty of Circumstance for Top Horses

There will be no Royal procession at Royal Ascot this year. The 220,000 finger sandwiches, 120,000 buttermilk scones, and 80,000 cups of tea consumed last year won’t be challenged this year. And the Royal Ascot purses took a royal trimming, sliced by 55% to £3.68 million from the planned £8.095 […]

Hitting a profitable bet at Royal Ascot could make you leap for joy like Frankie Dettori did after winning the Gold Cup aboard Stradivarius last year. Value bettors worldwide have access to the Royal Ascot World Pool through the Tote. (Image: Bryn Lennon/Getty)

Royal Ascot Invites Bettors to Plunge Into the World Pool

Bettors in 10 countries will have an easier time getting action on this week’s Royal Ascot meet, courtesy of a joint venture between the British Tote and various worldwide betting entities that instituted the Royal Ascot World Pool. Combined with the tote, the World Pool creates a single betting pool, […]

The 1,000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, one of the English Classics, highlights English racing's first week back. (Image: Mark Westley)

Amid Financial Woes, British Horse Racing Returns With Busy Week

British horse racing returns Monday, coming back to the sporting forefront with a 10-race Newcastle card that opens the gates for the rest of the country’s 59 racetracks. Newcastle’s Monday card, which will run spectator-free, maxed out with all 10 races starting the full complement of 12 runners. The meet […]

Betting shops around England plan to get a jump on reopening before the Royal Ascot meet begins June 16. The UK government allowed books to reopen June 15. (Image: Thomas Lovelock/Silverhub)

Bookmakers Get Government Approval to Reopen in Time for Royal Ascot

Bookmakers throughout England received welcome news on Monday when British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced all “non-essential” shops may reopen as early as June 15. That would allow books to take bets the day before the Royal Ascot meet opens. This, of course, hinges on non-essential retail outlets – which […]

Even with the six extra races, Queen Elizabeth's 2017 Royal Ascot entrance won't be duplicated this year. (Image: Getty)

Royal Ascot Adds Six New Races to Revamped 2020 Meet

In this time of COVID-19, Royal Ascot won’t have the Queen in attendance this year. It won’t have stylishly dressed fans in the grandstands and boxes. But, the Royal Ascot meet will have six extra races, giving punters more options throughout the five-day meet. The revamped card for the June […]

Newmarket's Rowley Mile track won't be grounded if UK racing resumes June 4. Two Classics: the 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas, are tentatively scheduled. (Image: Festivals of Racing)

UK Racing to Return with Major Races Out of the Gate

Nonplussed by the British Government’s announcement that live sports won’t resume until June 1, at the earliest, the British Horseracing Authority released a tentative schedule of major races that gets matters going in a hurry. The UK racing schedule opens with the first two Classics – the 2,000 Guineas and […]

British Race Officials Extend Racing Shutdown Past Target Date

British Race Officials Extend Racing Shutdown Past Target Date

With no new date established to resume racing, the British Horse Racing Authority this week extended its coronavirus shutdown to sometime after May 1. But the BHA did leave wiggle room to resume racing without spectators in May. This wiggle room did not spare York Racecourse officials from canceling their […]

Queen Elizabeth II, seen arriving with Princess Alexandra for the 2018 Royal Ascot meet, is a fixture at Royal Ascot's summer meet. It may run behind closed doors this year. (Image: NBC Sports)

With Other English Races Shelved, Royal Ascot May Run Behind Closed Doors

With the other four British Classic races postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal Ascot plans on racing ahead with its June 16 opening for now – albeit behind closed doors. This announcement came almost simultaneously with Jockey Club officials postponing the first four Classic races on the British racing […]