Royal Ascot 2019

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Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:11 pm

Hailey Turner became the first female jockey since Gay Kelleway in 1987 and only the 2nd ever (?!?!) to win at Royal Ascot when she won the Sandrigham Stakes on Thanks Be at 33-1
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:50 pm

carole wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:11 pm
Hailey Turner became the first female jockey since Gay Kelleway in 1987 and only the 2nd ever (?!?!) to win at Royal Ascot when she won the Sandrigham Stakes on Thanks Be at 33-1
Neato!
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:56 pm

This may be a dumb question, but why don't they have "ponies" and outriders during their meets?

Is it just the way they do things or do they have a specific reason?
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:01 pm

Charlie wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:56 pm
This may be a dumb question, but why don't they have "ponies" and outriders during their meets?

Is it just the way they do things or do they have a specific reason?
I suppose it might be because each trainer has their own yard and they train at training facilities rather than on racecourses (though on occasion a horse will get a piece of work in on a racecourse). So although I'm sure race tracks have stabling facilities, they're not suited to housing outrider ponies, unless each trainer had their own but that would mean lots of travelling and lots of extra costs.
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:03 pm

They never have. The US and/or Canada are the only ones that do.
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:28 pm

I know better than to ask for colored saddle cloths, but..
How about some chicklets?
And while we 'mericans are at it, how about some fractional times displayed during the race,?
And finally, how about a little map of the track in the corner of the screen so we know where they are?
Thanks in advance. ;)
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:35 pm

stark wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:28 pm
I know better than to ask for colored saddle cloths, but..
How about some chicklets?
And while we 'mericans are at it, how about some fractional times displayed during the race,?
And finally, how about a little map of the track in the corner of the screen so we know where they are?
Thanks in advance. ;)
BBC used to do fractional times when they covered all the major horse racing days. And with field sizes being as big as in the 30's sometimes, I don't think the little map will be happening anytime soon unfortunately ;)
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:38 am

Lah Ti Dar has been scratched from the Hardwicke (G2). One less chance for Frankie to claim the jockey’s title.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:59 am

Last year’s Derby hero Masar makes his seasonal debut in the Hardwicke. The field has shaped up pretty well with Grade 1 winner on last start Defoe also in the field.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:04 am

What is the difference between a regular handicap and a "Heritage Handicap"?
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:54 am

I love Defoe but really I was screaming for Nogano Gold in the Hardwicke.

Also, not really a fan of the "X longshot finished second so that means the winner isn't that good" mentality.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:07 am

Yea I agree, Defoe has clearly found his stride this season and he had some good horses behind him, Nagano Gold may also be a lot better than everyone expects.

I hope more and more trainers and owners from the so called 'Division 2' racing countries bring over their horses for a crack at some of the big races. Being from Poland originally, I would love for them to get more involved in the big leagues.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:10 am

Wait a minute...Blue Point is racing again today?

EDIT: Holy s%$t.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:23 am

He won!!! He's done the double!!
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:23 am

What an amazing horse!
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:43 am

Galileo, Sea The Stars, Bated Breath tied with 3 winners each at Royal Ascot with no more runners for any of them.

Shamardal who had Pinatubo today and Blue Point on Tuesday/today could get his 3rd individual winner with Cape Byron in the next race, the Wokingham.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:50 am

I don't know Edzo, I think the USA has a fair amount of turf racing nowadays.
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carole wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:43 am
Galileo, Sea The Stars, Bated Breath tied with 3 winners each at Royal Ascot with no more runners for any of them.

Shamardal who had Pinatubo today and Blue Point on Tuesday/today could get his 3rd individual winner with Cape Byron in the next race, the Wokingham.
Dang.
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Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:02 pm

carole wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:43 am
Galileo, Sea The Stars, Bated Breath tied with 3 winners each at Royal Ascot with no more runners for any of them.

Shamardal who had Pinatubo today and Blue Point on Tuesday/today could get his 3rd individual winner with Cape Byron in the next race, the Wokingham.
And he's done it! Quite a day for Shamardal!
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carole wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:43 am
Galileo, Sea The Stars, Bated Breath tied with 3 winners each at Royal Ascot with no more runners for any of them.

Shamardal who had Pinatubo today and Blue Point on Tuesday/today could get his 3rd individual winner with Cape Byron in the next race, the Wokingham.
Racing Post has named (or claimed?) that Shamardal is the leading sire for 2019, as they are counting Blue Point's two wins.
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