The most exciting moments of Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is fast approaching with the highlight of Britain’s flat racing season taking place from Tuesday June 14th to Saturday June 18th. Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England, hosts Royal Ascot every year, and this year promises to be even more exciting with 35 races over five days of top-class action.

This major fashion and social event attracts over 300,000 racing fans from around the world – including the Royal Family – all eager to watch Britain’s most valuable racing meeting. Ascot features the best flat horses from Britain and Ireland, as well as top racers from France, Australia, Hong Kong and the United States.

The five best races at Ascot:

Tuesday: The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1)

Age: 4 years and over

Prize fund: £600,000

Distance: A mile

Wednesday: The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1)

Age: 4 years and over

Prize fund: £1,000,000

Distance: One thousand and two furlongs

Thursday: The Gold Cup (Group 1)

Age: 4 years and over

Prize fund: £500,000

Distance: Two thousand and four furlongs

Friday: The Coronation Stakes (Group 1)

Age/sex: 3 year old fillies

Prize fund: £500,000

Distance: About a mile on the “old mile” course

Saturday: The Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1)

Age: 4 years and over

Prize fund: £1,000,000

Distance: Six stages

This year’s favorites

This year’s Royal Ascot encounter has exciting clashes for racing fans, including Kyprios against Trueshan in the Gold Cup, and Adayar taking on Lord North in the Prince of Wales Stakes.

American trainer Wesley Ward thinks his horse, Golden Pal, may be lucky for the third time on the British turf, with the horse an early favorite in the King’s Stand Stakes. A lively frontrunner, he made an impressive comeback in the Grade 2 Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland on April 9.

Racing fans can catch up on the latest Royal Ascot odds at a online sports betting.

Royal Ascot’s most memorable moments

Victory of Black Caviar

The 2012 Diamond Jubilee Stakes saw a memorable win for Australian mare Black Caviar. The horse was already a huge success in her home country, and with 21 consecutive wins to her name, she was a favorite with bookmakers. However, the race is particularly memorable because not everything went according to plan.

Black Caviar came out early with a great start and had what looked like an unassailable lead for the vast majority of the race. Victory seemed certain as the peloton entered the final stages, but then everything changed.

As his lead began to fade and the field closed in, defeat seemed inevitable, but thanks to jockey Luke Nolen, Black Caviar found that extra something that all great horses have, and sealed victory number 22.

The big winner of Choose

Relatively unknown before this run, Choisir entered the 2003 King’s Stand Stakes with little expectation among the huge crowd. But after a devastating speed turn, Choisir turned the race upside down and came well back from the field. That same year, he won the Golden Jubilee Stakes and cemented his name in Ascot legends.

He managed to stun the spectators at Royal Ascot by showing speed and skill that no one had anticipated. He didn’t give the other horses a chance the whole race. Later the same year he finished second in the July Cup at Newmarket.

frankel

The 2012 Queen Anne Stakes is famous for the incredible sight of Frankel dominating his rivals and heading home to win by 11 lengths. The unbeaten British horse led after two furlongs and never looked in danger of losing the lead, galloping to a comfortable victory.

By posting a margin of victory rarely seen at this level of racing, Frankel proved to be one of the true superstars of British racing. The horse trained by Henry Cecil, ridden by jockey Tom Queally, achieved the highest score ever for a flat horse in the history of Timeform, which ranked him as the best in the world.

Lady Aurelia and Frankie

2-year-old American Thoroughbred Lady Aurelia entered the 2016 Queen Mary Stakes after a maiden victory at Keeneland in her home country, and lured Frankie Dettori on her Ascot debut.

Starting the race strong, she took the lead in no time and never looked back. Her devastating sprint left the rest of the field in her wake as she crossed the finish line with a seven-length gap for second place.

A year later, Lady Aurelia returned to Ascot and recorded yet another victory with victory over the boys in the King’s Stand Stakes.

Royal Ascot offers racing fans epic entertainment, featuring the best horses from around the world and the best-dressed crowd you’ll ever see. With shocking wins and shocking losses both guaranteed, this five-day event creates edge-to-the-seat excitement for fans and turf horse racing legends alike.

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