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Royal Ascot Reports

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 19: Queen Elizabeth II watches as horses are led into the parade ring during Royal Ascot 2021 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2021 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images for Royal Ascot)

Forget the G7 and President Biden - the Queen gets back to the serious business

Tom Peacock on a day of near misses for the meeting's most famous attendee




Race Reports

Racing Pioneers

Martin Charles Pipe CBE: the former bookmaker who changed the face of jump racing forever

'Some people wouldn't accept what we did, but it was all for the good of horses'

Peter Thomas talks to the man who changed the landscape of jump racing for good



Summer bloomer: Sir Michael Stoute is hoping to extend his record haul of 81 winners at Royal Ascot

'Life moves on' - Sir Michael Stoute looks forward after his most painful year

Peter Thomas talks to the trainer about love, loss and Royal Ascot winners

Flat Stable Tours

Tom Clover: training out of Kremlin House Stables in Newmarket

'The three-year-olds and juveniles look particularly exciting'

John O'Hara talks to the Newmarket trainer about his team for 2021

Racing Explained

Best of Members' Club

Legendary racehorse trainer Mick Easterby outside his farmhouse at New House Farm in Sheriff Hutton near York Pic: Edward Whitaker 30.6.20

'I'm a legend, you see' - read our 2020 interview as Mick reaches a big landmark

'I threw myself down and cried my eyes out' - inside the mind of AP McCoy

'It's as close as fat old middle-aged men get to playing in the Premier League'

'I did feel I'd had enough of it all' - inside the mind of Paul Nicholls

'I should have been banned for life' - Nicky Henderson opens up to Alastair Down

Mark Johnston: 'But for Charlie, I might think it was time to pack up and run'

Derek Thompson: I don't know why I did it but now people say I'm Alan Partridge

Nick Luck: 'I said then I could die a happy man. And weeks later I nearly did'

Britain's most exclusive bookmaker on why other firms are getting it so wrong

'I had a lot of money on Frankel that night - I just couldn't see him beaten'

'I've been through five bank accounts in ten years' - the life of a pro punter

'It wasn't a natural fit - I'm not somebody who likes to be centre of attention'

'You notice the bets, see they're linked and soon work out it's Barney Curley'

Pro punters, hapless tipsters and wind-ups: an oral history of the Betfair forum

'It's nice to be popular. It's better than having stones thrown at me, anyway'

The 73-year-old jockey: how one incredible man fought tyranny, time and the mob

Jenny Pitman: the pioneer who revolutionised her sport and smacked Jamie Osborne

Richard Dunwoody: no need to pity the man ripped away from a sport he changed

'I had one owner who was homophobic - he moved five horses but I won't grovel'

Ryan Moore: examining the two faces of the world's number-one jockey

E.W. Terms