Frankie Dettori wins again at Ascot as punters bet on Camilla's dress

Frankie Dettori wins again at Ascot as punters bet on Camilla's dress


The paw of the champion, Frankie Dettori. In the land that elevated him to a legend of horse riding. To the Royal Ascot he ended his losing streak by winning the Queen's Vase, a race with a great tradition that dates back to the time of a young Queen Victoria, the year 1838. Riding Gregory Dettori he won by one and a half lengths relegating the king's horse, Circle of Fire, to fourth place. “I couldn't be happier - the champion's joy -, after three second places on the first day I thought that this year's victory would never come at Royal Ascot”. Instead, Gregory arrived riding, the first winner of the new Qatari owners who bought it at a secret price last week.

Camilla and King Charles

Betting on Camilla's dress

Horses, sure. But the greatest flow of bets on the stands of the prestigious English racecourse concerned the color of Camilla's dress: peach pink was given 3 to 1, her favorite was navy blue. Camilla, on the other hand, surprised everyone by recycling the dress she wore to Harry and Meghan's wedding. For King Charles and his consort it was the first Ascot as rulers.

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Queen's Vase, the chronicle of the race

Dettori started with a non-placed, a third place riding a favorite and a 26th place. Frankie's rival for the champion jockey title at Ascot had a bad day: Ryan Moore, with the heavy favorite Luxembourg, finished second in the Group 1 Prince of Wales Stakes, four lengths behind the winner. After passing the finish line of excellent horses, Frankie found Gregory and the victory while Moore was dry until the end.

The Gold Cup

Today is the key day, with the Gold Cup, four thousand metres, first edition in 1807: Dettori will be here riding Courage Mon Ami, third favorite 7 against 1. And the usual two-year-old American sprinter, No Nay Mets, in Norfolk Stakes is entrusted to him: the beginning of the collaboration that will be the tail end of Frankie's career in December in the States.



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