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Royal Ascot weather watch

Ascot's forecast leading into the five day Royal Ascot meeting beginning on Tuesday - rain forecast for Tuesday, showers for Wednesday, partly cloudy for Thursday and Friday and mostly sunny for Saturday

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UK racing looks at Royal Ascot Day One

On to the racing and what a cracker to start with as up to sixteen go to post over the straight mile for the Queen Anne Stakes - at the risk of looking stupid(er), I cannot really see why Le Brivido trades as the favourite even if he was unlucky in running when behind four of these at Newbury last time out and if there was any value, we are too late to take advantage

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Oisin Murphy's failed breath test unlikely to threaten title aspirations

Oisin Murphy's failed breath test is understood to have fallen well within the BHA's 'lower level' for the offence, in which case the matter is likely to be fast-tracked for resolution without a disciplinary hearing and without further penalty.

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Rail strike latest: see the revised Waterloo to Ascot train timetable here

Racegoers travelling by train to Royal Ascot this week face travel disruption after it was confirmed on Monday afternoon that a five-day strike will start at midnight, although a spokesperson said the service from London Waterloo would be relatively "comprehensive".

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Classic hero Phoenix Of Spain looking to follow up in St James's Palace Stakes

As a two-year-old Phoenix Of Spain was very good. As a three-year-old he could be much more than that. He seeks to hammer home that point when venturing to Royal Ascot with the chance to stamp himself king of the Classic milers.

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Blue Point bidding to join exclusive list of dual winners in King's Stand

Blue Point carries Godolphin's highest hopes as he bids to become just the fourth dual winner of the King's Stand Stakes in modern times and the second in that period to win the race in successive years following Sole Power's brace in 2013 and 2014.

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Lockinge fifth Le Brivido treads familiar path for Aidan O'Brien in Queen Anne

Aidan O'Brien's three previous winners of the Queen Anne Stakes were well beaten before their Royal Ascot victories and the trainer is hoping it will be a familiar story in the royal meeting's curtain-raiser with Le Brivido.

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Arizona another Coventry favourite for a race Aidan O'Brien has made his own

Aidan O'Brien's first two Royal Ascot wins were both in the Coventry Stakes, a race he has come to dominate with eight victories. Harbour Master, his first winner in 1997 in a list that includes Fasliyev, Henrythenavigator, Power and Caravaggio, was a 16-1 chance despite arriving unbeaten.

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Royal Ascot: straight course now good with drying conditions set to continue

Conditions are continuing to dry out in the lead up to Royal Ascot with good now prominent in the going descriptions for both the straight and round courses, although thundery showers are forecast for day one of the prestigious meeting.

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Royal Ascot: confirmed runners and riders for the Prince of Wales's Stakes

The Prince of Wales's Stakes looks set to live up to its billing as the race of Royal Ascot 2019 after a stellar field of eight was confirmed for Wednesday's highlight.

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Global broadcast reach for Royal Ascot

Entries from nine countries have helped boost global interest in Royal Ascot 2019, which will be broadcast in around 200 countries and available in over 650m homes worldwide.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

King for a Day upset Maximum Security in Sunday's Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park, further complicating the race for 3-year-old honors, while Seeking the Soul won a spot in the Breeders' Cup Classic with a victory in the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs Saturday night.

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Ascot urges racegoers to seek travel alternatives ahead of rail strike chaos

Hang on to your top hats and fascinators – racegoers travelling by train to Royal Ascot face delays and disruption as a four-day strike by rail staff is set to begin on Tuesday.

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Here comes Royal Ascot

It's the event around which the Her Majesty the Queen structures her year, the week that lures thoroughbred champions from around the world, the week that pits the best against the best and makes heroes and champions.

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Channel leads new wave for Boudot, Graffard and love-struck owner Barros

From the moment winning jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot hurled his helmet into the crowd, it became obvious youth was having its day in the sun, as Channel made her rising star of a trainer and first-time owner Classic heroes in the Group 1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly on Sunday.

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Doyle gears up for Royal Ascot with Group race double on Al Hilalee and Vintager

Charlie Appleby and James Doyle will head to the most important week of the summer with the wind in their sails after picking up a fine double on the Prix de Diane undercard at Chantilly on Sunday.

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Oisin Murphy misses Salisbury rides on Sunday after failed breath test

Ahead of the biggest week of the Flat racing calendar, jockeys' championship leader Oisin Murphy was forced to miss five rides at Salisbury after failing a breath test for alcohol on Sunday.

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Over 150 horses barred from running in Japan after contaminated feed discovered

Over 150 horses were banned from racing in Japan over the weekend after the emergence of a possible prohibited substance in a popular feed additive.

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Royal Ascot: confirmed runners and riders for the King's Stand Stakes

Blue Point, Battaash and Mabs Cross, last year's 1-2-3 in the King's Stand Stakes, will renew rivalry as they head 12 declarations for the 5f Group 1 contest on the opening day of Royal Ascot

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Doyle delight: rider on Sea Of Class in Prince of Wales's after Masar switch

James Doyle on Saturday described himself as ecstatic after keeping the ride on Prince Of Wales's hope Sea Of Class following the decision to aim Masar at the Hardwicke Stakes.

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