Her Majesty Sadly Missed at Royal Ascot but Wow What Racing in Her Absence

The Princess Royal – represented The Queen

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.

Day Three

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

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