Royal Ascot day five – In Pictures

Back where she belongs

The Queen was a notable absentee from the first four days but looked thrilled to be back on course, seen here with John Gosden and Frankie Dettori
The Queen was a notable absentee from the first four days – but looked thrilled to be back on course, seen here with John Gosden and Frankie Dettori (David Davies/PA)

That’s more like it

It was a very different scene on Saturday to the downpours that could have seen the Friday action abandoned
It was a very different scene on Saturday to the downpours that could have seen the Friday action abandoned (Steven Paston/PA)

Although that wasn’t in the script

Protestors handcuff themselves to the railings and display a 'Racing To Extinction' banner designed to attract the attention of the Queen, who was nowhere near the incident. The protestors were ejected, with no disruption to racing
Protestors handcuff themselves to the railings and display a ‘Racing To Extinction’ banner designed to attract the attention of the Queen, who was nowhere near the incident. The protestors were ejected, with no disruption to racing (Steven Paston/PA)

Nothing left to chance

John Gosden (centre) walks the track with his son, Thady and Frankie Dettori (right)
John Gosden (centre) walks the track with his son, Thady and Frankie Dettori (right) (David Davies/PA)

A new star is born

David Menuisier's Wonderful Tonight continued her progression with a smart performance in the Hardwicke
David Menuisier’s Wonderful Tonight continued her progression with a smart performance in the Hardwicke (David Davies/PA)

 A wave of blue

Creative Force beats Godolphin stablemate Naval Crown in the Jersey Stakes
Creative Force beats Godolphin stablemate Naval Crown in the Jersey Stakes (Steven Paston/PA)

 If at first you don’t succeed…

Having been beaten in photo-finishes for the last two years, Dream Of Dreams finally won the Diamond Jubilee
Having been beaten in photo-finishes for the last two years, Dream Of Dreams finally won the Diamond Jubilee (David Davies/PA)

 Where will his improvement end?

Rohaan (left) came from last to first to win the Wokingham, to continue his rise through the ranks
Rohaan (left) came from last to first to win the Wokingham, to continue his rise through the ranks (Steven Paston/PA)

 First of many?

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy was crowned top jockey at the meeting for the first time, thanks to this victory on Foxes Tales
Champion jockey Oisin Murphy was crowned top jockey at the meeting for the first time, thanks to this victory on Foxes Tales (David Davies/PA)

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