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Royal Ascot 2015: The first day of racing

The first day of Royal Ascot 2015 got under way on Tuesday with some of the biggest familiar sporting stars around to enjoy themselves at one of the most prestigious race meetings in the calendar year.

It is expected £100 million will be spent on racing bets over the course of this anticipating event, which attracts some of the best jockeys and trainers in the world. read more

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Royal Ascot 2014 Preview

Not only is Royal Ascot a highlight of the flat racing calendar, it is also a unique social event with traditions dating back hundreds of years. Founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, the first race was run along an open area in what is now known as Ascot. To this day, that first meeting is commemorated by the annual running of the Queen Anne Stakes during Royal Ascot. read more