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Karen Sargeant

Royal Ascot 2020 Day 4: Classy performance from Golden Horde to take G1 Commonwealth Cup

Friday’s G1 highlight, the Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs, saw a decisive victory for 5/1 chance Golden Horde. It was an eighth Royal Ascot victory for both trainer Clive Cox and jockey Adam Kirby. Always travelling well, the son of Lethal Force held a clear advantage a furlong from home and was never threatened as …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 4: Landmark 70th success for Dettori as Fanny Logan takes the Hardwicke

Frankie Dettori was in the winner’s enclosure for the 70th time at Royal Ascot after four-year-old filly Fanny Logan landed the G2 Hardwicke Stakes over a mile and a half. Dettori delivered the daughter of Sea The Stars with a perfectly timed challenge entering the final furlong and the 17/2 chance went on to score …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 4: The Lir Jet powers home to take Norfolk honours

It looked as if American challenger Golden Pal (Wesley Ward/Andrea Atzeni, 12/1) had the G2 Norfolk Stakes in the bag but a strong run from 9/2 chance The Lir Jet (Michael Bell/Oisin Murphy) in the closing stages saw the latter get up to score by a neck.  It was an eighth Royal Ascot victory for …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 4: Dandalla gives Ben Curtis first Royal Ascot success with dazzling Albany victory

Dandalla made it two wins from as many starts when powering to an impressive victory in the G3 Albany Stakes over six furlongs, handing jockey Ben Curtis his first Royal Ascot win. Owned by Nick Bradley Racing & Elaine Burke, the daughter of Dandy Man took up the running well over a furlong from home …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 4: Art Power so impressive in Friday’s opening race

The five-furlong Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap got proceedings underway on day four of Royal Ascot 2020. Despite being a 21-runner handicap for three-year-olds, the contest was turned into something of a procession as red-hot 6/4 favourite Art Power came home three and a half lengths clear. It was a sixth Royal Ascot winner for trainer …

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Royal Ascot 2020: WIN Francesca Cumani’s Raceday Outfits

During Royal Ascot 2020, the racecourse is organising activities to supplement the televised racing in this Ascot behind closed doors. Many activities have a fundraising element in support of Ascot’s own fundraising campaign in aid of those affected by COVID-19. Francesca Cumani of ITV Racing & her stylist Sarah Kate Byrne are thrilled to launch …

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Royal Ascot 2020: At Home Fashion with Celebrities and Influencers – Day 3

Day three of Royal Ascot continues to see a growing collection of stylish ladies rising to the #StyledWithThanks challenge including Suzannah Crabb, Scarlett Gray, Natalie Pinkham and Ellie Lines. For pictures from Day 1 click here. For pictures from Day 2 click here. Part of the racecourse’s wider ‘Royal Ascot At Home’ campaign, the Royal …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 3: It is Crowley again as Khaloosy takes Britannia

Jockey Jim Crowley chalked up win number six of Royal Ascot 2020 as Khaloosy recorded an impressive four and a half length victory in the mile Britannia Heritage Handicap. It was also a near 35/1 double on day three for the Ascot-born jockey following the success of Molatham in the G3 Jersey Stakes. It is …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 3: Lightning strikes twice as Turner & Fellowes combine for another 33/1 Sandringham success

Trainer Charlie Fellowes and jockey Hayley Turner won the mile Sandringham Handicap for the second year in succession as 33/1 chance Onassis came home a length and a quarter in front. A year ago, the trainer and jockey had combined to take the mile contest with Thanks Be, who was also returned at 33/1. Onassis …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 3: Superstar stayer Stradivarius is simply imperious with Gold Cup hat-trick

Superstar stayer Stradivarius was simply imperious as he won the G1 Gold Cup for the third consecutive time for owner Bjorn Nielsen, trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori. The six-year-old Sea The Stars horse joins Sagaro (1975, 1976, 1977) as a triple Gold Cup winner with only four-time scorer Yeats (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, …

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