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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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Idaho's victory clinched the Royal Ascot training title for Aidan O'Brien.
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Bob Kieckhefer wraps up closing day of Royal Ascot, coverage presented by Fasig-Tipton, home of the Sept. 10 Turf Showcase yearling sale: Idaho, September and The Tin Man were the heroes of Saturday’s final day of Royal Ascot 2017 and their victories are likely to set up some classic confrontations

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Today’s Royal Ascot notes as supplied by Ascot Race Course: This year has been a good Royal Ascot for the international runners, but it is not yet as successful as the record-breaking 2016. Last year, the internationally-trained horses (including Ireland) won a total of 14 races, the best-ever score for

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Correspondent Bob Kieckhefer will be doing daily Royal Ascot recaps for TurfTalk360, particularly how the Americans are doing. Here is a Royal Ascot press release on where to watch: Royal Ascot 2017 will be broadcast in 175 territories with a reach of 650 million households this week through Ascot’s media

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Bob Kieckhefer’s worldly view of this weekend’s turf stakes: It’s Derby week at Epsom. The rest of the world has some nice races, too. There’s the Group 1 Yasuda Kinen in Japan, a clutch of big turf races from Pennsylvania to California in the United States, Group 1 events in

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Ireland: Churchill completes English-Irish Guineas sweep Churchill might have been the favorite for next week’s Derby. Instead, he completed a sweep of the UK 2,000 Guineas races with a handy win over soggy going in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. The Galileo colt, with Ryan Moore riding

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Saturday proved a huge day for prominent owner Sol Kumin, who through his various partnerships won three major stakes: Lady Eli in the Grade 1 Gamely and Illuminant in the Grade 2 Monrovia, both at Santa Anita, along with Cowboy Culture in Chicago’s Arlington Classic. The details: Lady Eli: ‘Her

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FRANKLIN, Ky. (Saturday, May 13, 2017) —Kentucky Downs’ five-date all-turf meet in September has topped the 2017 HANA Racetrack Rankings for the third consecutive year. The rankings, in their ninth year, are based on an algorithm using factors indicative of horseplayer betting value, gleaned from both empirical and academic study,

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