ANIMAL KINGDOM'S bid to add a Royal Ascot success to his haul of big-race wins will come in the Queen Anne Stakes this summer after connections opted for the prestigious mile contest over the two-furlong longer Prince of Wales's Stakes.
RITE OF PASSAGE is on track for another crack at the Gold Cup after working post-racing on Monday at the Curragh.
ALL TOO HARD (John Hawkes/Dwayne Dunn) waved goodbye to his fans in his homeland with a terrific stretch run to catch frontrunning Rain Affair and set up an ambitious tilt at the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
ROYAL ASCOT will feature prize-money of £5 million for the first time this year, while the Windsor Forest Stakes has been renamed to commemorate the new title given to Prince William.
AUSSIE ace Black Caviar is expected to race on despite sustaining some soft tissue injuries during her heart-stopping victory in Saturday's Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
BLACK CAVIAR came within a whisker of losing her unbeaten record after jockey Luke Nolen dropped his hands in the closing stages and seemed to miss Moonlight Cloud sneaking up the stands' side rail.
SIMENON left his rivals for dead for a second time this week as he added the Queen Alexandra Stakes to his win in the Ascot Stakes on Tuesday.
DANDY BOY ended an Irish drought in the Wokingham stretching way back to 1985 as he landed a second big handicap at Ascot for David Marnane.
SEA MOON produced a blistering display to credit Sir Michael Stoute with his second Royal Ascot winner of the week in the Hardwicke.
FRANKIE DETTORI bagged a second winner at Royal Ascot this week as Tha'ir powered clear of his rivals in the final furlong of the Chesham Stakes to win by two and a quarter lengths.
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THINK Flat racing and most think of Royal Ascot. The hats - running the gamut from stunning to misguided - the pageantry, the Queen in her carriage, the tops 'n' tails, the champagne on lush green lawns and, not forgetting, the incredible racing come together to form one of Britain's most iconic sporting events.
Over five days in mid-June the nation's great and good descend upon the royal racetrack for an occasion rich in every sense - in heritage, in sporting merit,and in the vast array of wealth represented by the crowds of dukes, earls and oligarchs strutting before the grandstand.
For mere mortals Royal Ascot is a chance to watch and wonder at the elaborate outfits donned at the Berkshire racecourse and watch in wonder as the cream of British and Irish Flat talent square off against each other and - increasingly - the steady stream of raiders from Australia, America and other corners of the globe.