Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot  Royal Ascot, for most the highlight of the racing year. If going to the races wasn’t enough, at Royal Ascot you get to dawn the top hat and tails, and become part of what Royal Ascot is.

Away from the top hat and tails, Royal Ascot is the meeting point for all the top equine falt horses that the world has to offer, from Ireland to American and everything in between you is sure to find the best that horses that the world has to offer.

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Royal Ascot Highlights

The King Stand (5 furlong) – Group 1

The King Stand is our first chance to witness all the top sprinters in the world go flat out from the drop of the flag to the finishing line. The race is open to 3 years old and up. So, this is a chance for us to see if the good 2-year-old sprinters of last season have trained on and how they will fare against the big boys of sprinting.

The Prince Of Wales (1 mile) – Group 1

The Prince of Wales over 1 mile where you might find last season Derby winner take his chance along with placed horses in that race. They will have to be on top of their game to cope with some high class and experience rivals. Last year we saw Poets Word turn over in some people’s eyes the banker of the week in Cracksman.

Will we see another shock this year?

The Queen Mary (5 furlongs) Group 1

The Queen Mary Stakes is a Group Two race for two-year-old fillies and is run over five furlongs. Because it is open only to two-year-olds, the Queen Mary Stakes is a very difficult race to find the winner of, some runners could be making their racecourse debuts and the others will be lightly raced. However, it is always wise to pay attention to American trainer Wesley Ward who always aims his top sprinters for this meeting, with winners such as Lady Aurelia and Acapulco winning in recent years. It is an exciting race from the perspective that it gives fans a first glimpse of the highly regarded fillies from the leading stables.

The Gold Cup – (2 miles 4 furlongs) – Group 1

The Ascot Gold Cup is the ultimate test for any staying horse on the flat. You might have a top class horse over 1 mile 6 furlongs but can he handle the step up to 2 miles 4 furlongs. You need a horse with talent, class, staying power, but most import they need to have bottle and the will to win. Your horse wins the Gold Cup, you will forever be known as…The Gold Cup winner.

The Albany Stakes – (6 furlongs) – Group 3

We kick off the day with the Albany Stakes over 6 furlongs. First introduced to Royal Ascot in 2002, the Albany Stakes is a race for two-year-old fillies and provides useful pointers to some of the leading two-year-old fillies for the remainder of the season and into the following season. There have been big price winners in the betting in recent years so my advice is don’t let the SP put you off.

Conclusion

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Celebrate Royal Ascot with top racing-inspired slot games

Horse racing is one of the world’s oldest and best-loved sports. Over six million of us enjoy a day at the races every year, and we spend an estimated £4.3 billion on bets alone. But the racecourse isn’t the only place you can place a cheeky flutter on the horses these days. You’ll now find a wealth of horse racing-inspired slot games to play online.

Spin alongside eight-time champion jockey Peter Scudamore in NetEnt’s Scudamore’s Super Stakes. Enjoy classic pub fruity vibes with a racing twist in IGT’s Champion Raceway. Or ride away with one of three big jackpots in Ascot: Sporting Legends, Playtech’s new release for 2019.

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Celebrate Royal Ascot with top racing-inspired slot games

BHA – Building a Brighter Future for our Sport, our Horses and our People?

BHA – Building a Brighter Future for our Sport, our Horses and our People?  In the days when the Jockey Club still governed and regulated horse racing in Britain, John Francome once referred to stewards as ‘Cabbage Patch Dolls’. The former champion jockey was, of course, likening the voluntary referees to the line of soft-sculptured, potato-faced toys that were ‘adopted’ by small children worldwide in the early Eighties. He may have had a point but, in any case, the Jockey Club ceased to have any responsibility for running the sport over a decade ago, following the merger of the British Horseracing Board (BHB) and the Horseracing Regulatory Authority (HRA), to form the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), in July, 2007.

However, the latest ‘refereeing decision’, as it was described in BHA statement, and its supposed justification has, once again, put the stewards – many of whom are still voluntary – at odds with racing professionals. On Sunday, January 26, 2019, stewards at Uttoxeter fined Worcestershire trainer Henry Oliver £140 for waving his arms at his steeplechaser Burrenbridge Hotel, who was mulish at the start of SWUK Steel Decking Handicap Chase. Oliver himself described the fine as ‘petty’, although he added, ‘The same steward had me in for a horse at Bangor recently and told me I was running it over the wrong trip, so I don’t know why the stewards don’t train the horses themselves.’

Another former champion jockey, Sir Anthony McCoy, went a stage further, branding the decision ‘embarrassing rubbish’, while the subsequent assertion by the BHA, later retracted, that horses race ‘of their own free will’, left reigning champion trainer Nicky Henderson ‘in despair’. Barbury Castle trainer echoed that sentiment, describing the BHA as ‘becoming a laughing stock’ and expressed his annoyance at ‘being dictated to by people who seem to have no understanding of the horse.’

In light of the recent figures on equine fatalities, which revealed that 202 horses died on British racecourses in 2018, at a rate of 0.22% per runner – the same as recorded in 2014 – Brant Dunshea, Chief Regulatory Officer at the BHA, has called for a consolidated effort from the racing industry, as a whole, on the safety issue. However, if recent performance is anything to go by, the BHA seems as woefully out of touch with contemporary horse racing as the Jockey Club ever was. What Mr. Dunshea & Co. need, first and foremost, is a mighty public relations effort to restore confidence in their competency and expertise.