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Old 06-24-2012, 04:30 PM
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I suppose one reason why Black Caviar only just won the race might have been the fact that she tore two muscles in her back during the race. An injured horse will not perform to the best of her ability I am sure that you will all admit.

Black Caviar tears two muscles in Diamond Jubilee Stakes win at Royal Ascot | thetelegraph.com.au
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:36 PM
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Wasn't the Diamond Jubilee Stakes the only one Black Caviar actually took part it? At least, it was certainly her only target one.
All in all, considering her injuries, the jockey's error, difficult travel and other issues, Black Caviar's victory was not only deserved, but quite an accomplishment.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:47 PM
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Yes Black Caviar flew to the UK to run that single race and is already preparing to return home. She is now in quarantine.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:39 PM
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There was a possibility that she might run in a race at Newmarket as well but it was dependent on how things went at Ascot.
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G'day there. We are looking at being in London on the 18th of June and the kids are wanting to see the Queen. They can't understand why they can't see her at the Palace. I notice that Ascot races start on the 18th (our last day) and was considering Silver ring tickets to the races. Does anyone know what sort of view we would get of the parade (horse and carriage not parade ring )?
I have read that the Queen actually travels by H & C from the palace. Maybe they is a vantage point on the way we could set up at? I assume thought that this would be very crowded and due to security a bit of a nightmare. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:30 AM
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She does arrive by carriage, but she leaves Windsor Castle by car and transfers to the carriage close to the racecourse. I'm not sure if any of the area in between is open to the public.
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Thanks for the reply. I guess I just need to hope now someone has actually been to the race meeting and can assist.
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Below is a video to the Queen's carriage procession from last Day 4 of Royal Ascot last June. If I interpret the video correctly, the royal procession does pass by the Silver Ring lawn, so you potentially could get a faraway glimpse of the Queen and her party.


This link has a link to a map of the racecourse at Royal Ascot.
Ascot Racecourse : royal*ascot****
As you can see, the Silver Ring lawn is next to the Grandstand Admission area. If I am correct in interpreting the video, the royal procession passes by the Silver Ring, Grandstand Admission area, then past the Royal Enclosure lawn, before passing underneath the Grandstand. Then the procession takes a turn around the parade ring.

At this link, there is a description of the types of tickets available for Royal Ascot. The Silver Ring is described as,
"Silver Ring
With a less formal atmosphere, the Silver Ring at Royal Ascot is a separate admission area that does not provide access to the Parade Ring or the main Grandstand. The Silver Ring still provides an excellent position to watch the Royal Procession and the racing action. There are a variety of places to eat, drink and place a bet.

Other highlights of a Silver Ring ticket include:
• Over 2,000 free seats available from which to view the racing
• Big Screen TVs
• Live music entertainment each day
• Lawned area with many bars and food outlets including a Pizza Express."

Also, please see the discussion at this link on the differences between the Grandstand and Silver Ring, particularly the comments made by "jennywales."

So I think there is a chance your family could catch a glimpse of the royal procession that day, but you will be competing with many other people (and potentially umbrellas if it's raining).
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G'day there. We are looking at being in London on the 18th of June and the kids are wanting to see the Queen. They can't understand why they can't see her at the Palace. I notice that Ascot races start on the 18th (our last day) and was considering Silver ring tickets to the races. Does anyone know what sort of view we would get of the parade (horse and carriage not parade ring )?
I have read that the Queen actually travels by H & C from the palace. Maybe they is a vantage point on the way we could set up at? I assume thought that this would be very crowded and due to security a bit of a nightmare. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Welcome, I see you're new here.

Have you tried viewing Royal Ascot's website? They should have lots of information for you. Here's the link: http://www.ascot.co.uk/?page=royal_ascot
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Very pretty and well-made video,I was especially impressed by the creative hats! Does anyone know who designed the hats in the video?

I completely understand the regulations and strict dress code-very important for such a prestigious event,but I don´t understand why they ban fascinators?
To me fascinators are also a glamourous hat-wear and some are more artistic than a simple hat!
For ladies with a small hat or young girls I find fascinators more suitable than hats, but who knows what lead the organising team to decide to issue a "no-fascinators" law?

Another video with glamourous hats about the Ascot campaign:
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:03 AM
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Royal Ascot hats:
(fashion show starts around 00:30, enjoy!

Beautiful but less extravagant fashion for ladies:
Royal Ascot catwalk with Amanda Wakely, a British designer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&fe...&v=mn_QNloxag8
( watch 1:58,elegant graphite silk dress-very pretty!)
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Aren´t they contradicting themselves? The Duchess of Cambridge appears mainly with fascinators I wish she would switch to real hats.
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Aren´t they contradicting themselves? The Duchess of Cambridge appears mainly with fascinators I wish she would switch to real hats.
Catherine's hats are bigger than fascinators and smaller than actual hats. She wouldn't get passed with her dainty little circle things she wears.
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Royal Ascot is just a week away, unfortunately horse racing has been dealt a blow this morning;

BBC Sport - Sir Henry Cecil: Legendary trainer dies aged 70

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The Queen's representative at Royal Ascot has paid tribute to trainer Sir Henry Cecil, who died this morning aged 70 from stomach cancer

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Johnny Weatherby, the Queen's representative at Ascot: "It is very sad to hear of the loss of Sir Henry Cecil this morning."

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He has been an intrinsic part of racing and Royal Ascot for the whole of his career."

Sir Henry Cecil obituary | Sport | The Guardian

Sir Henry Cecil dies after cancer battle | Mail Online

I am a big fan of horse racing and he was a fantastic trainer.

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Just heard on the news about this, very sad to hear and so close to Ascot. Horse racing has lost a great man, but he not doubt leaves a legacy behind. :)
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:30 AM
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There'll be a spare seat in the Queen's carriage at Ascot today in the absence of Prince Philip. Charles and Camilla will share her carriage

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Prince Andrew, his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, the Michaels, the Linleys, Tim and Lady Helen Taylor are in the carriage procession too.
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Will be so odd to see the spare seat beside the Queen, but nice that it hasn't been filled by anybody else.

Looking forward to seeing the carriage procession and love to see the Linley's and the Taylor's in the carriages.
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Will be so odd to see the spare seat beside the Queen, but nice that it hasn't been filled by anybody else.

Looking forward to seeing the carriage procession and love to see the Linley's and the Taylor's in the carriages.

Well there 'll be a spare seat INSIDE the carriage but i guess we 'll see Camilla beside the Queen in the same configuratin seen last year and yesterday (aka the Queen alone is invited to seat in her son's carriage).
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Some new sculpture in time for Royal Ascot this year. I love the first two, and after a lot of looking, I figured out the third.

http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/170...7kru89jA%3d%3d

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/170...ATRN15Gw%3d%3d

http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/170...J7MelBxQ%3d%3d
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Some new sculpture in time for Royal Ascot this year. I love the first two, and after a lot of looking, I figured out the third.

http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/170...7kru89jA%3d%3d

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/170...ATRN15Gw%3d%3d

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All three are access denied for me.
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