Racing, and more specifically Irish racing, is bracing itself for a backlash following the scheduled airing of the BBC’s Panorama programme on Monday night which will claim “thousands” of racehorses are being sent to slaughter in Britain annually. Panorama: The Dark Side of Horse Racing has, advance publicity for the programme says, obtained figures which show 4,000 racehorses “most of them but not all trained in Ireland”,’ have been put down in the only British abattoir licensed to shoot horses
Sir Michael Stoute knows how to write the perfect Royal Ascot script delivering storied tale at this place for four decades and counting.
Big personalities Frankie Dettori and Oisin Murphy are the Chuckle Brothers of the jockey weighing room and while racing is a serious business, the latter finally got the last laugh at Royal Ascot.
Royal Ascot started in glorious sunshine on Tuesday and finishes on near sodden ground on Saturday. Here is your guide to the fifth and final day of one of flat racing’s finest meetings. Royal Ascot 2021 tips and best bets for day 5 2.30pm Chesham Stakes POINT LONSDALE shaped like a colt of Group 1 potential earlier this month, having put up one of the 2-year-old performances of the season when romping away with a 7f maiden at the Curragh, with the clock backing up the deep impression left visua