Ascot has been generous to Frankie Dettori throughout his quarter-century in the saddle but the grand stage, the moment and the script have rarely combined with such sympathy as in the closing stages of Thursday's Gold Cup.
Aidan O'Brien can maintain his winning momentum by sending out Fame And Glory to a second victory in the Gold Cup, highlight of Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot.
Alastair Cook had said at the toss that his England team, though still shaken by the news of the loss of Tom Maynard they had received before a sombre practice session 24 hours earlier, were determined to put in a good performance at the ground the young Welshman had come to call home, to honour his memory.
Carlton House can fulfil his potential against a vulnerable favourite in So You Think and supply a memorable Royal success in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, the highlight of the second day of Royal Ascot.
There’s a reason they call boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. 'Money'.
What a tragic waste of a life.
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Jessica Ennis-Hill will decide whether to compete in next month’s world championships in Beijing after testing herself in the long jump and 200m at the Anniversary Games on Saturday.
When Usain Bolt sashayed into a cramped and overcrowded London hotel room on Thursday to face the world’s media, he blinked at the barrage of flashbulbs before uttering one word under his breath: “Wow”.
Carl Froch will not miss the physical and spiritual grind of his calling, nor the aggravation that comes with the deal-making and -breaking, the spats and feuds, that create as much rancour as money – although he was pretty good at that, too.