Heartbreak As Ascot Winner Collapses
The Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot proved to be an emotional roller coaster for race horse trainer Lady Cecil who's horse the beautiful Thomas Chippendale won the Group 2 race and then collapsed and died of a suspected heart attack on his way to the winners enclosure.
The four year old bay colt Thomas Chippendale was owned by Sir Robert Ogden and formerly trained by horse racing legend Sir Henry Cecil who died last week gave Lady Cecil her second win at Royal Ascot this week under experienced jockey Johnny Murtagh after beating Dandino and Universal who came second and third respectively.
Another horse in the race Ektihaam, unfortunately slipped up on one of the bends and badly unseated jockey Paul Hanagan.
Lethal Force who is trained by Clive Cox won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes under jockey Adam Kirby and the impressive grey Sky Lantern won the Group One Coronation Stakes under jockey Richard Hughes with Kenhope second under jockey Thirry Jarnet and Just The Judge third under jockey Jamie Spencer.