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Racing at Ascot is a reassuring sign

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The real winner will be the racing, which will be broadcast to living rooms in 120 countries.


17 Jun 2020
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Racing at Ascot is a reassuring sign

Royal Ascot will produce some memorable racing for Queen Elizabeth II and others unable to attend due to the coronavirus pandemic to watch from home and AFP Sport picks out three likely highlights . AFP/Adrian DENNIS

As global protest grows against colonialism and relics of the past, it is a glorious anachronism that the annual Ascot horseracing spectacle is going ahead in England this week – albeit almost behind closed doors. The meeting is one of the most-watched on the planet and, love it or loathe it, the event magnificently showcases the drama and the sheer economic importance of the sport. This year, there will be no Queen Elizabeth II in attendance; and few of her subjects, either. The coronavirus – and its attendant need to social distance and ban on huge gatherings – is the...

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