Racing With Royal Pomp: Every Race a Stake Event at Ascot, England--Most Fashionable Meeting in the World., Daily Racing Form, 1928-06-21


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RACING WITH ROYAL POMP Every Race a Stake Event at Ascot, England — Most Fashionable Meeting in the World. SPECIAL CABLEGRAM. ASCOT, England, June 20.— The four days race meeting at "Royal Ascot." the most fashionable meeting in the world, opened here yesterday with all the pomp and ceremony peculiar to the occasion. The king and queen and other members of the royal family, as usual, were in attendance, journeying here from Windsor Castle. The weather was clear and the going was good. The Trial Stakes, a sprint for three-year-olds and over on the Hunt Cup Course of seven-eighths mile and 160 yards, fell to Sol Joels Fohanaun. The three-year-old son of Glascerion — Thistle defeated Lord Durhams Ruffler by one length. Mail Fist, carrying the colors of Lady Zia Wernher. finished third, a length and a half further back. Fohanaun was 5 to 2 ; Ruffler, 5 to 1, and Mail Fist. 100 to 9. Major H. A. Wernher was more fortunate than Lady Zia Wernher. His four-year-old colt Brown Jack won the coveted Ascot Stakes, a two-mile race, from E. De St. Alarys Bonny Boy II. by three lengths. M. Boussacs Start II. was third. The Coventry Stakes, for two-year-olds, at five-eighths, was taken by Anthony de Rothschilds Reflector by one length from Lafayette at 100 to 7. Lafayette, 3 to 1, beat Black Ensign, 20 to 1, a length for second place. The Gold Vase, at two miles, was won by Mrs. G. H. Drummonds Maid of Perth. She finished six lengths in advance of Lord Blandfords Dancing Floor. The colt beat Lord Glanelys Appledorse by a neck. The Queen Mary Stakes, for two-year-old fillies, fell to LieuL. Col. Giles Loders Apple-dore. Necklace was second, and Marsh-amident third.. The Prince of Wales Stakes, for three-year-olds and run over the new course of about a half and five-eighths, brought Sol Joel a double, when his Potocki defeated Lady Ludlows Sleepy Lad, with Lord Derbys Sans Changer third.

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