Royal Ascot - Read about Ashforth's Curiosities of Horseracing at this iconic event

Posted by Lydia Unwin on

Crowds will be gathering at Ascot Races, a highlight of the racing calendar and a place that has seen many a sporting mishap, celebration and curiosity...
You can read all about them in Ashforth's Curiosities of Horseracing... from the theft of the Ascot Gold Cup in 1907, to the bizarre incident involving Ile De Chypre in 1988, and the regular appearances of the unmissable Gertrude Shilling and of Linda Lovelace in 1974.
If you are feeling lucky with your betting today, spare a thought for bookmaker Gary Wiltshire who had a disastrous day in 1996 when Frankie Dettori rode all seven winners.... who will you be backing?

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