What we have learnt from Royal Ascot 2017

I just can’t believe it’s over already, the thought of waiting another whole year is so upsetting! But alas we must go on, and with plenty to look forward to I really must not moan!

 So with that said as a reflection piece, what have we learnt from the week? 

  1. You can wear a jumpsuit to Royal Ascot! There was a lot of criticism from the world of racing for misplaced fashion pieces during the week, while I do agree they could do with better timing, they do need to fit it all in and they do need to keep people of all interests, interested! So to keep an variety of content is very important.

  2. ITV were awesome! With that said, it was great to see overall that everyone was really impressed with the ITV coverage, and they can give themselves a huge pat on on the back! The team worked so well together and were like a real team with great humour, content and knowledge making great viewing for the avid fan or the new one!

  3. Ascot is not the same without Frankie! Although we hate admit it and what a week it was, Frankie was greatly missed and some races would have been made even more special with him!

  4. Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore are history being made! I think it’s very clear to see that the partnership between them and Coolmore is one that will be spoken about for years to come and sometimes we need to take a step back and realise what we are witnessing. Yes, they have huge funding and everything else but none the less both are pure genius and we should all take note.

  5. Godolphin are back! After a few years of ups and downs and a recent shuffle in their structure it’s great to see them doing so well, not only is this great for them but it’s great for racing and the money they put into the sport

  6. Finally I cannot write this without a mention of BIG ORANGE! The big horse, that gave his absolute all when beating favourite ORDER OF ST GEORGE,has won the heart of racing fans around the world. He has been dubbed the people’s horse and after some emotional hugs and montages to follow, I think everyone's hearts were touched. Whether it was the Bell family’s pride for the horse or the lad who looks after him there was not many dry eyes left. If you haven’t already make sure you listen to Rupert Bells commentary from the race, I think it will go down as one of my favourite racing moments of all time. Ruperts Commentary

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Samantha Hills