Royal Ascot day two – In Pictures

Love conquers all – Act Seven

Love's triumphant return in the Prince of Wales's Stakes was her seventh career victory on her first start in 300 days, and worth the wait for trainer Aidan O'Brien - whose success in the Group One feature was his 75th at Royal Ascot, putting him level with the late, great Sir Henry Cecil
Love’s triumphant return in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes was her seventh career victory, on her first start in 300 days, and worth the wait for trainer Aidan O’Brien – whose success in the Group One feature was his 75th at Royal Ascot, putting him level with the late, great Sir Henry Cecil (Steven Paston/PA)

Dettori ticks off another milestone

rankie Dettori beat Aidan O'Brien to 75 at Royal Ascot - by 40 minutes - as the Italian won the preceding Duke of Cambridge Stakes on John and Thady Gosden's 22-1 shot Indie Angel
Frankie Dettori beat Aidan O’Brien to 75 at Royal Ascot – by 40 minutes – as the Italian won the preceding Duke of Cambridge Stakes on John and Thady Gosden’s 22-1 shot Indie Angel (David Davies/PA)

Royal Ascot is real again

The return of a crowd was most welcome, and perhaps slightly surreal, on day one of Royal Ascot 2021 - by day two, the sight of spectators started to feel real again
The return of a crowd was most welcome, and perhaps slightly surreal, on day one of Royal Ascot 2021 – by day two, the sight of spectators started to feel real again (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Cromwell – man for all seasons

Gavin Cromwell has long proved himself a top trainer over jumps, and is pretty adept on the Flat too - but broke new ground with his first Royal Ascot success when Quick Suzy won the Queen Mary Stakes for him and jockey Gary Carroll
Gavin Cromwell has long proved himself a top trainer over jumps, and is pretty adept on the Flat too – but broke new ground with his first Royal Ascot success when Quick Suzy won the Queen Mary Stakes for him and jockey Gary Carroll (David Davies/PA)

Kemari cracks Vase for Appleby

The Group Two Queen's Vase had previously eluded top trainer Charlie Appleby - but not any more, thanks to Kemari and jockey William Buick
The Group Two Queen’s Vase had previously eluded top trainer Charlie Appleby – but not any more, thanks to Kemari and jockey William Buick (David Davies/PA)

Marco Ghiani is a rising star

Godolphin had a double after the Royal Hunt Cup - notable for a breakthrough Royal Ascot success for up-and-coming, and ever-smiling, jockey Marco Ghiani as Real World won for trainer Saeed bin Suroor this tim
Godolphin had a double after the Royal Hunt Cup – notable for a breakthrough Royal Ascot success for up-and-coming, and ever-smiling, jockey Marco Ghiani as Real World won for trainer Saeed bin Suroor this time (David Davies/PA)

… and so is Laura Pearson

Laura Pearson is still a 5lb claimer, but Royal Ascot star too as she became just the forrth female jockey to win at the meeting - at her first attempt, on Lola Showgirl for trainer David Loughnane in the closing Kensington Palace Stakes
Laura Pearson is still a 5lb claimer, but a Royal Ascot star too as she became just the fourth female jockey to win at the meeting – at her first attempt, on Lola Showgirl for trainer David Loughnane in the closing Kensington Palace Stakes (David Davies/PA)

Other Recent Posts by This Author:

Your first 30 days for just £1
0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.