28 June 2017

Carravaggio storms home to Coronation Cup win

Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien the biggest winner at Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot once again proved to be a wonderful spectacle for all in attendance as it delivered a festival of incredible racing, fashion and atmosphere.

It was a brilliant week for Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien who ended up winning awards for Best Owner and Best Trainer. Highlights for O’Brien included wonderful wins for Carravaggio (Commonwealth Cup), Highland Reel (Prince of Wales Stakes) and Idaho (Hardwicke Stakes). Here he reflects on a great week:

 

O’Brien’s stable jockey Ryan Moore won the award for Best Jockey at Ascot after 6 wins across the week. His crowning moment was undoubtedly back-to-back Group One wins on board Carravaggio and Winter (Coronation Stakes) on day four. This was his reaction:

 

Big Orange seals dramatic Gold Cup win

Michael Bell trained Big Orange was the winner of the Ascot Gold Cup after a dramatic, thrilling duel with Order of St. George. Re-live the excitement as our own Rupert Bell describes the closing stages as his brother’s horse takes the win:

 

Jockey James Doyle was a last minute replacement for injured star Frankie Dettori. He was delighted to step in on such a brilliant horse:

 

For more Royal Ascot reaction, head to RacingUK.com.