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Thomas Chippendale dies after Hardwicke Stakes win

Thomas Chippendale died of a suspected heart attack after winning the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Lady Cecil and jockey Johnny Murtagh.

The four-year-old colt collapsed after passing the line in a dramatic renewal of the Group Two over a mile and a half.

Thomas Chippendale ridden by Johnny Murtagh won the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Murtagh said: "He ran his heart out and was pulled up at the line. He lost his balance and I don't know what happened to him.

"It's heartbreaking for everyone involved - it should have been a great win. It's just devastating the way it's finished".

The 9-4 favourite, Ektihaam, also slipped up on the bend and gave Paul Hanagan a nasty fall, but both the former champion jockey and the horse were reportedly unscathed.

Disclaimer bids to honour Sir Henry Cecil at Royal Ascot

Disclaimer (left) is trained by Sir Henry's widow Lady Cecil. Credit: PA Wire

The Queen's Vase could prove an emotional race at Royal Ascot later today if Disclaimer wins.

Following the death of Sir Henry Cecil last week, this year's renewal is being run in memory of the man who trained more Royal Ascot winners than anybody else, with his record standing at 75.

Disclaimer is trained by Sir Henry's widow Lady Cecil who has taken out a temporary licence to keep the stable running.

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Queen congratulates jockey after Gold Cup win

Queen Elizabeth II pats her horse Estimate after it won the Gold Cup ridden by jockey Ryan Moore (left) during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot Credit: Press Association
Queen Elizabeth II with winning jockey Ryan Moore, after winning the Gold Cup during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Estimate, ridden by Ryan Moore after winning The Gold Cup during day three of the Royal Ascot Credit: John Walton/Press Association Images

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Queen arrives at Royal Ascot for Ladies' Day

The Queen has arrived at Royal Ascot ahead of the Gold Cup which is due to take place at 3.45 pm today.

Queen Elizabeth II during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/

The Queen will be hoping her horse Estimate repeats its achievement from twelve months ago and triumphs in the race.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives with Autumn Phillips for day three of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Having been tipped to wear pink to the annual event, the Queen instead chose a purple hat.

Racegoers turn out for Ladies' Day

Racegoers have flocked to Royal Ascot as Ladies' Day kicked off with the usual array of flamboyant hats and dresses.

Racegoer Larisa Katz during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/

The annual event is renowned for its display of the latest hat trends and this year's guests did not disappoint.

Racegoer Polly Pearce from Hampshire during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/

Racegoers' extravagance does not stop at hats with over over 51,500 bottles of Champagne, 35,000 spears of Asparagus and 2,050 kg of fresh lobster consumed last year.

Beverley Midgley-McDonald arrives during day three of the Royal Ascot meeting Credit: John Walton/PA Wire
Mimi Theobald arrives for Ladies' Day of the Royal Ascot meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Racegoers prepare for Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot

Racegoers are preparing for Gold Cup Day, also known as Ladies' Day, one of the highlights at Royal Ascot.

Ladies’ Day is one of the highlights at Royal Ascot. Credit: PA

Ladies' Day is known for its display of flamboyant and exotic hats and the most extravagant creations.

Racegoers also traditionally bet on the colour of the hat the Queen will wear on the day.

Bookmakers Coral believe she will wear a blue hat and makes the colour its 3-1 favourite.

However, punters have been backing purple and its odds have fallen from 8-1 to 5-1.

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