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Royal Ascot features five days and 30 races valuing exceptional quality of quantity.
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Gary West — as only he can — reflects on Royal Ascot: In 1711, during a carriage ride from Windsor Castle, Queen Anne realized that Ascot Heath would be an ideal location for a racecourse. And so it was a few weeks later. Horses raced at Royal Ascot 21 years

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By Gary West, for In 1962, a former bookmaker from Cleveland caused a brouhaha when he traveled to Paris with a diminutive racehorse and, somewhat shockingly, the boldly stated goal of winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Asked why they were there, Jack Price said he just figured

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By Gary West Whether you’re a devoted fan of American racing or simply a casual observer, you had to notice: More races are being run on the turf than ever before. And for a very good reason: The racing is better there. For many years, horse racing has been blind

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