What Makes Royal Ascot Special

This blog post written for the National Horse Racing Museum discusses what makes Royal Ascot special, according to trainers, jockeys, an owner, a racing historian, and several people closely associated with the National Horseracing Museum.

The post begins by discussing the 2023 Royal Ascot meeting, which was the last for Frankie Dettori. Stephen talked to various experts about what they think makes Royal Ascot so special.

The respondents cite various reasons, including the high quality of racing, the international competition, the beautiful racecourse, and the unique atmosphere. They also share their own personal memories of Royal Ascot, such as Choisir winning the King’s Stand Stakes in 2003 and Black Caviar’s thrilling victory in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes in 2012.

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