a Lady’s day at Ascot

words of praise and hopes for things to come traversed the sea before the royal meet the bluegrass, knowing well its equine sum had never seen four hooves so young so fleet but waters deepened on the other shore and in the bog none knew if form would hold so challengers who numbered four by... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: Gold Cup Preview

Headlining tomorrow's card at Royal Ascot is my favourite race of the meet: the Gold Cup. Order of St George looks like the one to beat...but it will be his first try at the demanding twenty-furlong trip...or, anything past fourteen.  Will that matter?  Will I side with him anyway, or will I look for another... Continue Reading →

Picks and Ponderings: more Ascot!

Friday's card at Royal Ascot features a pair of Group I races for three-year-olds, and Paul Mazur and I look at both of them over at Picks and Ponderings. I take a look at the Commonwealth Cup, a new race on the Royal Ascot calendar for sophomore turf sprinters.  That race contains a pair of... Continue Reading →

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