News About: Royal Ascot Carnival

McDonald Pleased With Holler Ahead of Diamond Jubilee Stakes

McDonald Pleased With Holler Ahead of Diamond Jubilee Stakes

17 Jun, 2016

Jockey James McDonald has been thrilled with the form shown by Holler since his arrival in the UK and is confident the three-year-old will prove tough to beat in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1207m) at Royal Ascot this weekend.

Holler is primed for a big performance in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal …

New Jockey for Brazen Beau in July Cup

New Jockey for Brazen Beau in July Cup

29 Jun, 2015

Craig Williams partnered boom colt Brazen Beau to a close second in the featured Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200m) on the final day of the 2015 Royal Ascot Carnival, but has revealed he has not been retained for the ride on the three-year-old for next month’s Group 1 July Cup (1207m) at Newmarket.

Brazen …

Snitzerland looking for Spring Group 1 win, then Royal Ascot

Snitzerland looking for Spring Group 1 win, then Royal Ascot

15 Jul, 2013

A Spring Group 1 victory for Snitzerland could lure prominent owner Neil Werrett to return to England to claim another win at the prestigious Royal Ascot Carnivalin June.

A Royal Ascot trip could be on the cards for the Gerald Ryan trained Snitzerland. Race Horse Photos Australia.

Werrett was one of the driving forces that …

Sea Siren Steps Out for Australia in Diamond Jubilee

Sea Siren Steps Out for Australia in Diamond Jubilee

22 Jun, 2013

Twelve months ago all-conquering mare Black Caviar brought thousands of Australians to Royal Ascot and had the adoring public at home glued to their TVs in the middle of the night.

Sea Siren will be out to follow in Black Caviar's footsteps at Royal Ascot. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia.

She gave everyone a …

Cumani’s Cox Plate Hope Afsare Returns at Royal Ascot

Cumani’s Cox Plate Hope Afsare Returns at Royal Ascot

19 Jun, 2013

Luca Cumani’s one-time Cox Plate hopeful Afsare will make a long-awaited return for the high profile international trainer in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (2000m) at Royal Ascot tonight.

Afsare will take on a number of stars including 2011 Melbourne Cup runner-up Red Cadeaux (outside). Photo by: Taron Clarke.

The six-year-old was set …

Jump-Out has Shamexpress Primed for Royal Ascot

Jump-Out has Shamexpress Primed for Royal Ascot

31 May, 2013

An 800m hit-out down the Flemington straight this morning has Shamexpress at the top of his game ahead of his international test in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes (1000m) at Royal Ascot on June 18.

Shamexpress is on track for Royal Ascot. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett.

The three-year-old took on seven horses and showed …

Epaulette could be surprise Royal Ascot visitor

Epaulette could be surprise Royal Ascot visitor

27 May, 2013

Doomben 10,000 winner Epaulette could be a surprise Royal Ascot visitor if Darley rule against a start in the Group 1 $1.36m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on June 8.

Epaulette winning the Doomben 10,000 at Doomben. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Epaulette is expected to get around the 56kg mark for the Stradbroke …

Buick to ride Ortensia in July Cup

Buick to ride Ortensia in July Cup

9 Jul, 2012

Australian trainer Paul Messara has snapped up in from local jockey William Buick to ride Ortensia in the Group 1 £400,000 Darley July Cup (1200m) at Newmarket on Saturday.

Ortensia (pictured) will be ridden by local jockey William Buick in the July Cup - photo © Taron Clarke

Top Aussie jockey Craig Williams is Ortensia’s …

O’Shea has Foxwedge ready for Lightning

O’Shea has Foxwedge ready for Lightning

14 Feb, 2012

Sydney trainer John O’Shea is ready to match up his smart three year old Foxwedge against Black Caviar in the Group 1 $750,000 Coolmore Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

The fact that rival trainer Peter Moody has changed tact with Black Caviar hasn’t deterred O’Shea from sticking to his original plans and starting …