Frankie Dettori helps deliver a truly Royal Ascot

Frankie Dettori helps deliver a truly Royal Ascot

An exhilarating five days of racing was enjoyed by racing fans worldwide as Frankie Dettori helped deliver a truly Royal Ascot. HM The King and HH The Queen recorded their first Royal Ascot win as owners when Desert Hero won the King George V Stakes for trainer William Haggas and jockey Tom Marquand. To make it an even more poignant success, Desert Hero was bred by his late mother.

Frankie Dettori bids farewell to Royal Ascot

Frankie Dettori was consistently the talking point of the week as he embarks on his final season in the saddle. Dettori who has been a great supporter of RacehorseClub recorded his 81st Royal Ascot winner as he ended the week with a tally of four winners. Dettori will retire at the end of the year on what has been a remarkable career in the saddle. Frankie Dettori helped deliver a truly Royal Ascot, a fitting end to a stellar career.

Shaquille gives RacehorseClub ambassador amazing win

RacehorseClub ambassador Oisin Murphy hit the cross bar on several occasions in the runners up spot. But he scored on arguably the most impressive winner of the week in Shaquille who won the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup. Having reared and missed the break by many lengths was written off in the first furlong on commentary. Oisin came with a late rattle to win comfortably. These two superstars could prove to be a formidable partnership for the rest of the season.

Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore topped the trainers and jockeys table once again. O'Brien training four winners and Moore riding six winners. This was O'Brien's 12th trainer title and Moore's 10th jockey's crown. For his fans around the world Frankie Dettori at Royal Ascot was, of course, top of everything. 

Jamie Spencer was another Royal Ascot star, recording two winners at massive prices. Firstly Witch Hunter came home strongest to win the Buckingham Palace Stakes at 50/1. A victory for trainer Richard Hannon and transport tycoon owner William Stobart. Spencer fired in his second of the week when winning his first Group One in England since 2011 on Khaadem in the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes at odds of 80/1.

RacehorseClub trainer makes the honours board

RacehorseClub trainer Michael Bell was on the board as Burdett Road won the Golden Gates Handicap on the final day of the meeting.

Overall, it was a fantastic week of racing at Royal Ascot and it was fitting that Frankie Dettori was one of the stars of the show. He will be sorely missed when he retires at the end of the year, but he will leave behind a legacy that will be talked about for decades to come.