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Ascot winner dies after race

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

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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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