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    ROYAL ASCOT - A MAJOR EVENT ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR IN BRITAIN. THE MEETING, WHICH?

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    ROYAL ASCOT - A MAJOR EVENT ON THE SOCIAL CALENDAR IN BRITAIN. THE MEETING, WHICH HAS BEEN HELD SINCE THE REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE, IS THE MOST ELEGANT OF OUTDOOR OCCASIONS. TODAY (TUESDAY) WAS NO EXCEPTION AND THE MEETING OPENED IN TRADITIONAL STYLE WITH THE QUEEN, PRINCE PHILIP AND MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL HOUSE PARTY DRIVING IN A HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE ALONG THE COURSE TO THE ROYAL BOX. THE QUEEN'S COACH WAS FOLLOWED BY ONE BEARING QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER AND THE PRINCESS ROYAL. BEHIND THEM CAME PRINCESS MARINA AND PRINCESS BEATRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS, AND BEHIND THEM PRINCESS PAOLA OF LIEGE.

    ASCOT IS AS MUCH A STAGE FOR LATEST FASHIONS AS IT IS A RACECOURSE AND AS THE ROYAL COACH MOVED ALONG THE COURSE ALL EYES WERE RIVETED ON THE QUEEN - TO SEE WHAT SHE HAD CHOSEN. SHE WAS WEARING WHITE AND NAVY BLUE, A BIG STRAW HAT, AND A DRESS AND JACKET.

    THE DAY TURNED OUT BEAUTIFULLY FINE AND WARM BUT THE RACING WAS NOT WITHOUT INCIDENT. THE FIRST RACE, THE QUEEN ANNE STAKES, WAS DELAYED BY EIGHTEEN MINUTES AFTER ONE OF THE HORSES, ROYAL DESIRE, HAD DISLODGED HIS CELEBRATED JOCKEY, LESTER PIGGOT AND BOLTED MORE THAN THREE-QUARTERS OF THE WAY AROUND THE COURSE.

    THE MAIN RACE OF THE DAY WAS THE ASCOT STAKES. TRELAWNEY, THE HORSE THAT HAS WON THE RACE FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS ALMOST MANAGED IT AGAIN BUT JUST FAILED TO OVERHAUL DELMERE RIDDEN BY D. CULLEN. DELMERE WENT INTO THE LEAD A FURLONG FROM HOME AND ETRODE AWAY FROM THE FIELD DESPITE THE EFFORTS OF TRELAWNEY TO CATCH HIM. THE QUEEN'S HORSE,GOLDEN ORIOLE WAS PROMINENT EARLY BUT FADED OUT IN THE FINAL STAGES TO FINISH WELL BACK IN A FIELD OF TWENTY RUNNERS...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GU4DVDM2B1MWCIXPTWNYZSDS
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GU4DVDM2B1MWCIXPTWNYZSDS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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