Afaak makes it third time lucky with Hunt Cup win

They say the best way to achieve success is to try, try and try again and Afaak proved that motto correct by landing a big-field Royal Ascot handicap…

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Crystal Ocean gets his Group 1

If there was a horse in training who indisputably deserved a first Group 1 success it was Crystal Ocean. After gallantly galloping through ground that pummelling rain threatened to turn into an ocean, he absolutely deserved this one. Perhaps at no point during this soggy Royal Ascot did the rain pour as hard as during the Prince of Wales's Stakes. Yet as hard as it poured, Crystal Ocean tried harder.

King’s Stand hero Blue Point could bid for bold double in Diamond Jubilee

Blue Point, brilliant winner of the King’s Stand Stakes on Tuesday, could bid to land the Group 1 sprint double at Royal Ascot on Saturday in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. The Godolphin five-year-old defeated Battaash and Mabs Cross for a second year running in the 5f King’s Stand Stakes, his third win at the top level and his fourth from five runs at Ascot.

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You are spoilt for choice with our Lambourn trainers

THE Lambourn Valley, situated in the north-east corner of Berkshire, is recognised as one of the major racehorse training centres in the country.

With its superb facilities and wide-ranging gallops covering in excess of 500 acres and with more than 30 trainers to choose from – your racehorse could not be in a better place whether it be a flat or National Hunt horse. Our new website is here to provide the latest information of the day-to-day goings on in Lambourn plus quotations from all the day’s runners from our trainers (when available).

There is also information and contact details for all our trainers; the history of training horses in Lambourn; where to stay; our annual Lambourn Open Day – which is held on Good Friday (March 30th, 2018) and all the latest news.

Afaak in the winners enclosure after winning the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot for trainer Charles Hills. Photo: Steve Davies
Afaak in the winners enclosure after winning the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot for trainer Charles Hills. Photo: Steve Davies