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From Ascot to the G8 summit, adorable animals to pampered pop stars, we wrangle the week's funniest photos from around the
After the opening two days at Royal Ascot, we have already refunded well over £100,000 as a result of our losses back if Richard Hughes finishes in the frame in any race and there is no question that punters have edged the opening couple of days although it could have been worse... I think!
The Queen made sporting history when she became the first reigning monarch to win Royal Ascot's Gold Cup - and described
All Shakin' Stevens fans will be hoping for a big run from Green Door in the opening Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday but preference is for Irish raider This Ole House no sorry still in Shakin' Stevens mode I mean Coach House (2.30) who has won his last couple of starts including when showing improved form on fast ground at the Curragh last month.
Day two of Royal Ascot starts with the 7f Jersey Stakes; the race has often thrown up a shock in recent years with three 20/1 shots and no winning favourite since 2001 when Mozart obliged for Ballydoyle.
The opening race of Royal Ascot 2013 sees, arguably, the most versatile horse in the world Animal Kingdom (2.30) make his British debut on what is likely to be his final start before he embarks on a career at stud; nice work if you can get it.
Everyone seems to be off to the races at the moment. Horse racing is one Great British pastime I've never indulged in, although I do love horses and riding, and spent a large part of my early years hanging around stables, hacking, grooming and mucking out - happy days.
In the lead up to the Scottish Grand National, I discover you don't have to be mega-rich to have a share in a racehorse. Jane Allen doesn't look like your regular mega-rich racehorse owner. Far from it.
I am sorry to be late again. Sometimes I find it hard to keep up with this blog, especially when an invitation from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to the 3 day launch of their first Couture Collection in Sicily, arrives - like that!
David Cameron has done his best to make many things fashionable since becoming PM. Who'd have thought it would be U-Turns that took off as the trend de jour? So of-the-moment, even comedians are adding them to their box of tricks. I'm sure this time last week the Labour-supporting Jimmy Carr didn't envisage himself becoming a poster-boy for the movement, but a few misplaced comments about tax avoidance can do that for a man.