ROYAL ASCOT: day-by-day review and horses to follow

A total of 293,791 people flocked through the gates of Royal Ascot last week, mixing top-class racing with all the glamour and glitz of one of the social occasions of the year.

Thursday, 29th June 2017, 7:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:44 am
Ribchester, ridden by William Buick, who got Royal Ascot off to a flying start by winning the Queen Anne Stakes in course-record time.

Leaving aside the pomp and pageantry, the fashion and tradition, here is my take on the week’s racing with a potted day-by-day review, plus a collection of horses to follow.