Englands Ascot Meeting to Again be Truly Royal: Unbeaten French-Bred Caracalla Will Seek Honors in Gold Cup, Daily Racing Form, 1946-06-18


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Englands Ascot Meeting To Again Be Truly Royal Unbeaten French-Bred Caracalla Will Seek Honors in Gold Cup LONDON, England, June 17. Reuters The Ascot meeting this week will once again be truly royal, with the Royal Party driving to the course in state. But it will not be the social affair of pre-war. Grey toppers and latest fashion are likely to be few and far between, coupon shortages and moths have seen to that. The King, Queen and Princess Elizabeth will ride in the first carriage, which will be drawn, as usual, by four Windsor greys, complete with postillions and outriders. For the first time since before the War, the King and Queen will hold a house party at Windsor Castle. With their party, they are expected to watch the racing from the Royal box each day of the four-day meeting. Prize money will be on the usual high scale and all the best horses in England, and many of the best from Eire and France, will be seen in action. Last week there was a "ghost" meeting at the course. There were no horses and no spectators, only backers who .were members of the staff of the race course betting control board, who tested the giant mechanical totalisator, which has been stored in grease since 1939. Lights on the electric indicator flickered as bets were made with token money. If ever one thing was certain, it is that the premier race of the meeting, the Ascot Gold Cup, will go to France. The horse that looks sure to win this valuable race at two and a half miles is Marcel Boussacs unbeaten four-year-old, Caracalla, by Tourbillion Stronomie. These "good things" do get beaten but on all known form Britain has no horse likely to defeat Caracalla and other challengers from across the channel. The Kings two possible candidates, Rising Light and King-stone, were well beaten last week.

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