by Dustin Fabian
June 19, 2017
We’re three days into the Royal Ascot meet, and the racing couldn’t be any more exciting. Top-class runners like Highland Reel, Lady Aurelia, Ribchester, Qemah, Big Orange and Barney Roy have already visited the winner’s circle, with six more graded stakes races on tap Friday and Saturday:
Friday, June 23
Race 1 (9:30AM ET) – Albany Stakes (Gr III)
Race 2 (10:05AM ET) – King Edward VII Stakes (Gr II)
Race 3 (10:40AM ET) – Commonwealth Cup (Gr I)
Race 4 (11:20AM ET) – Coronation Stakes (Gr I)
Saturday, June 24
Race 3 (10:40AM ET) – Hardwicke Stakes (Gr II)
Race 4 (11:20AM ET) – Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Gr I)
The United States is represented both days. On Thursday, Wesley Ward sends out a pair of runners – Keeneland maiden breaker, Fairyland, and Belmont maiden breaker, Princess Peggy, in the Norfolk. Ward sends out two-time winner, Bound for Nowhere, in the Commonwealth Cup and Mark Casse’s La Coronel runs in the Coronation. On Saturday, the lone US runner is Long On Value, who goes out for Bill Mott in the Diamond Jubilee.
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