Her Majesty Sadly Missed at Royal Ascot but Wow What Racing in Her Absence
The third day of The Royal Meeting was a nightmare for Frankie Dettori with nothing going right for the jockey. We thought that The Queen would attend the meeting today, but sadly She declined, much to the sorrow of the huge crowd. Princess Anne took her place and presented the prize for the Gold Cup, the Blue Ribband of the meeting in Her Majesty’s place.
Aside from The Gold Cup, over 2 ½ miles in which there were nine runners including the final outing for Stradivarius, the 8 year old stallion at Ascot. Despite the horses’ enormous popularity, he was applauded everywhere he went, The Strad did not start favourite. That honour went to Kyprios trained by
This article has been moved to our www.horseview-annualreview.com site, our comprehensive European Equine Annual Review for racing, horse trial eventing, showjumping and dressage. Our review is probably the best in the world this year with so much information so do please click the button ‘read more’ above which will give you loads more information.
Please do NOT log in or try to join this site below but click on the button above for more information.
You need to be logged in to view the rest of the content. Please Log In. Not a Member? Join Us
The editor Bernard Simpson has been involved with horses and the industry for over 40 years. Together with his wife, he bred many flat racehorses including some which were Royal Ascot winners. He is also experienced in equine media using video, photography and journalism. Bernard currently lives in Wiltshire. He and guest authors now present this blog and hope you like our articles.
If you have any equine ideas you wish to discuss or promote, we are always interested to learn about them. Please email us with your thoughts if you wish, using our contract page. Many thanks.