ROYAL ASCOT: DAY 2 – THE FUGUE TOO FAST

Highlight of the second day at Royal Ascot was the ten furlong Prince of Wales’s Stakes (gr. I). The odds-on favorite was last year’s co-world champion Treve (Motivator), despite having her unbeaten record when going down to the redoubtable Cirrus Des Aigles on her reappearance this year. However, Treve was

ROYAL ASCOT DAY V – TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY

The final day of what had otherwise been a wonderful Royal Ascot was marred by the death of Thomas Chippendale, who collapsed and died—apparently of a heart attack—shortly after winning the 1 1/2-mile Hardwicke Stakes (Eng-II). Successful last year in the King Edward VII Stakes (Eng-II) over course and distance,

ROYAL ASCOT DAY III – FIT FOR A QUEEN

U.S.-trainer Wesley Ward, who nearly took yesterday’s Queen Mary Stakes (gr. II) with Sweet Emma Rose (City Zip), gained compensation at Royal Ascot today with the Scat Daddy colt, No Nay Never in the Norfolk Stakes (gr. II). Ward’s two-year-olds usually break like greased lightning, but No Nay Never dwelt leaving the stalls. He was

ROYAL ASCOT – DAY FOUR: FALLEN FOR DANSILI

The expression “pace makes the race” is a common one in the U.S., but it also sums up the feature race on the fourth day of Royal Ascot, the Coronation Stakes (gr. I), run over a mile for three-year-old fillies. On soft ground the 1,000 Guineas (gr. I) winner, Homecoming