UK RACING: Three races to savour at Royal Ascot

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Royal Ascot goes ahead on Tuesday (June 16) despite being behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here AFP Sport picks out three races which could light up the five-day meeting: TUESDAY King's Stand Stakes - Punters believe this is the year that top sprinter Battaash will add the […]

UK RACING: Royal Ascot lacks special feeling this year, says leading trainer Johnston

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Stripped of its immaculately-dressed crowd and with reduced prize money due to the coronavirus pandemic, it may be hard to feel "Royal Ascot is as special this year", record-breaking trainer Mark Johnston admits. The 60-year-old Scot has experienced the virus at close quarters, having suffered from it himself, being laid […]