Kentucky Derby vs. Royal Ascot: Contrasting the Prestige and Traditions of Two Iconic Events

Kentucky Derby vs Royal Ascot. Images of horses racing

Americans have Derby Day, while the British counterpart is the Royal Ascot. The Royal Ascot is similar to the Kentucky Derby but spans over a week and includes the presence of different members of the royal family, elegant carriages, and, of course, extravagant hats. – no insight into mint juleps as of yet. Each race is separated by over 4000 miles, but the prestige and traditions are uncanny, and as two of the most prolific horse events worldwide, comparisons are often made.  Kentucky Derby: Did you know Dating back to 1875,…

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Frankie Dettori Says Farewell to Royal Ascot Following Magical Week

Frankie Dettori image credit By Paul Friel from Guildford, UK - Flickr, CC BY 2.0,

In what was his final appearance at Royal Ascot, it was another excellent week for Frankie Dettori at the meeting. He had four winners across the five days, bringing his career tally to 81 winners at the international event. The highlight for Dettori was his success on board Courage Mon Ami in the Ascot Gold Cup, the feature contest of the week. It was a record-extended ninth triumph in the 2m4f race and it showed he remained at the top of his game.  The 52-year-old gave his horse a patient…

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Last minute tips for Royal Ascot

last minute Royal Ascot tips

Looking for some expert last-minute tips for Royal Ascot? Here, Sam Boswell, racing expert from online bookmakers BetVictor gives us the latest market movers ahead of the opening day at Royal Ascot. Queen Anne Stakes – Inspiral at 2/1 The Queen Anne’s Stake is the next stop in Frankie Dettori’s farewell tour during the Royal Ascot. It gives him an excellent opportunity to get off the mark to an absolute flyer. Inspiral is the 2/1 favourite. This will be her first run in the season, but she did win at the Royal Ascot…

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