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,

NEW APPROACH HEADS THE EUROPEAN FRESHMAN

The weekend saw New Approach, become the first European-based freshman sire of 2012 to be represented by a group one winner, his son Dawn Approach taking the Vincent O’Brien Stakes (formerly National Stakes) (gr. I) by 4¾ lengths. This was the fifth win in five starts for Dawn Approach, who