Talking Horses: Royal Ascot will cost a packet but track couldn’t be happier

By: Greg Wood Monday 14 June 2021

The Queen may not be there every day but racing will rejoice with the bigger crowd representing a huge stride forward for the sport

Even with the daily schedule increased to seven races from the traditional six, Royal Ascot 2021 will not be the biggest as there were 36 races 12 months ago. Whether it will be one of the best remains to be seen, though the early signs – fine weather, fast ground and a long list of exceptional horses lined up to run – are promising.

There is one certainty before the Flat season’s most glamorous and prestigious race meeting: from Ascot’s point of view, it will leave the biggest hole in their balance sheet of any event in its 250-year history.

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Thirsk 1.05 Cardiff 1.40 Mutanaaseq 2.10 Tricorn 2.45 Motawaajed 3.20 Midnite Bridge 3.55 Trinity Lake 4.30 Asjad 5.10 Albegone

Stratford
1.20 Princess Ruby 1.50 Nye Bevan 2.20 Sir Tivo 2.55 Hooper 3.30 Mackie Dee 4.05 Gregor

Royal Ascot
2.30 Palace Pier 3.05 Berkshire Shadow 3.40 Winter Power 4.20 Lucky Vega (nb) 5.00 Elysian Flame (nap) 5.35 Solid Stone 6.10 Arthurian Fable

Beverley
5.30 Neat And Dandy 6.05 Desert Dream 6.40 Judicial 7.10 Kylie Rules 7.40 Motorious 8.10 Act Of Magic 8.40 Elusive Heights

Brighton
5.45 Big Time Maybe 6.20 Amber Dew 6.50 Shoot To Kill 7.20 Elvic 7.50 Keeper 8.20 Regulator 8.50 Bahia Star

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