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Golden day for Frankie Dettori as Treve denied hat-trick

The locals and, indeed, most neutrals from this side of the English Channel turned up in their droves at Longchamp yesterday yearning and expecting to see Treve make history with a third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victory, but instead witnessed one of the finest rides in the race’s great history as Frankie Dettori stole the show aboard Golden Horn.

Brash: This is about history not money

The showjumper can become the first rider to win the Rolex Grand Slam but he is upset some in the British equestrian community by not competing for his country in Germany

Lowther Stakes: William Haggas's success extends hot home streak

William Haggas, working out of Newmarket, but Yorkshire born and bred and proud of it, could not have dreamt of a better start to his beloved Ebor meeting as Tasleet and Besharah added to the opening day successes of Recorder and Storm The Stars to make it a perfect four wins from his first four runners.

Postponed leaves it late in King George

The prelude included a frantic version of jockeys’ musical saddles and the late defection of the undefeated Golden Horn, but at the business end of Ascot’s midsummer showpiece the aptly-named Postponed repelled Eagle Top in a stirring finish to the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Ascot Gold Cup 2015: Mizzou ready to strike Gold if fast ground

If the Royal Ascot ground were soft, or even good, few would be looking beyond Forgotten Rules in today’s Gold Cup. Dermot Weld’s late developing five-year-old won the Long Distance Cup at Ascot last October in deep going and although by no means just a mud-lover, these rattling fast conditions, even if eased a  little by overnight watering, are hardly ideal.

Royal Ascot 2015: Ivawood already wears winner's Jersey for Richard

It is rare indeed at Royal Ascot that both a trainer and jockey have shouted the name of the week’s good thing from the rooftops. But Richard Hannon and Richard Hughes have not been able to contain themselves as Ivawood drops back to seven furlongs for the Jersey Stakes after finishing third behind Gleneagles in both the English and Irish 2,000 Guineas over a mile.