News About 2013 Royal Ascot

Dandino Still on Track for Spring Cups 2013 Down Under

Dandino Still on Track for Spring Cups 2013 Down Under

A brave run in a somber edition of the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes (2414m) at Royal Ascot over the weekend has seen connections of the European-trained, Australian-owned Dandino confirm their trip down under to contest the 2013 Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

In a race marred by the sudden post-win death of the Hardwicke champ Thomas Chippendale, Dandino pulled ...

O’Brien Sees Melbourne Cup 2013 Light Again

O’Brien Sees Melbourne Cup 2013 Light Again

Ace Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien could be set for his first Melbourne Cup Carnival in half a decade following the success of his possible 2013 Melbourne Cup contender Leading Light at Royal Ascot over the weekend.

Ballydoyle stable’s O’Brien travelled down under back in 2008 making a three horse assault on that year’s edition of the ‘race that stops a ...

2013 Melbourne Cup Hope Mount Athos Primed for Royal Ascot

2013 Melbourne Cup Hope Mount Athos Primed for Royal Ascot

Mount Athos is set to add some extra interest for Australian viewers at at the Royal Ascot Carnival, with the 2013 Melbourne Cup fancy to contest the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes (2400m) on Saturday.

Mount Athos will run at Royal Ascot on Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

High profile international trainer Luca Cumani has already confirmed the six-year-old will ...

Dunaden Connections Take Side Glance at Cox Plate 2013

Dunaden Connections Take Side Glance at Cox Plate 2013

Their former Melbourne Cup champion Dunaden may have been ruled out of a third trip down under for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival riches but Sheikh Fahad’s Pearl Bloodstock are still eying off the 2013 Cox Plate prize with their progressive galloper Side Glance.

2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden (pictured) will target the Prix de l'Arc Triomphe this ...

2013 Royal Ascot Agenda for Shamexpress

2013 Royal Ascot Agenda for Shamexpress

Australia may have lost its biggest possible contender for the Royal Ascot 2013 Carnival in England mid-year with turf darling Black Caviar retired last week, but there is still expected to be a number of top-notch Aussie sprinters nominated for the festival’s features including recent Newmarket Handicap winner Shamexpress.

Newmarket Handicap winner Shamexpress is 2013 Royal Ascot-bound. Photo: Sarah ...