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Captain SedgwickImage supplied by PRO Syndicates
By Connor Heaps at Personal Racehorse Owners (PRO) Syndicate
It’s been an interesting journey for the owners of Captain Sedgwick so far and you can’t help but feel it’s only going to get better.… Read More
Royal Ascot’s most prestigious sprint became the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2012 in recognition of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to throne in 1952. It was elevated to Group One status to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002… Read More
Contre TousImage supplied by PRO Syndicate
It’s been a very exciting week for PRO so far, we’ve recently acquired a fantastic chasing prospect called ‘Contre Tous’ who’s going to be trained by Yorkshire based trainer Brian Ellison. He was in… Read More
There are plenty of races at the Royal meeting which leave connoisseurs waxing lyrical over the quality of competition. Certainly down the years the Coronation Stakes has fallen nicely into that category.
The Coronation Stakes is a … Read More
For many racing people Royal Ascot is all about the Thursday, traditionally “Ladies’ Day” and the day when the week’s showpiece race takes place: the Gold Cup.
The Gold Cup is of course a Group 1 … Read More
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is another race to have undergone plenty of changes in recent years and has evolved to become the centrepiece of the Wednesday of Royal Ascot.
The race takes place over a mile and a quarter… Read More
As the crowds gather for the opening day of Royal Ascot, one sometimes wonders how much the audience appreciates the quality of equine flesh on show.
The Tuesday of the Royal Meeting lays strong claim to be one of the… Read More
Like many of the races at Royal Ascot, the Queen Anne Stakes has been through a number of changes down the years.
Today the race commemorates Queen Anne, the founder of Ascot Racecourse, having been run as the Trial Stakes… Read More