“It’s great to see the participants finally returning to the race course,” said Sir AP McCoy, William Hill Racing Ambassador.
“I know from talking to people in the sport that they really feel lost, and like other sports, horse racing is not the same without spectators. For the past few months, the lack of atmosphere has really become apparent, with the hustle and bustle of the parade rings and betting rings and the screams of the spectators at the finish, as well as the things we took for granted. We must also have feelings for the owners who failed there to see their riders live.
Unfortunately, the contestants lost Cheltenham and Eintre, but they are happy to be able to take part in the Royal Ascot, which remains one of the crown jewels in world racing. Like Cheltenham, the British and Irish coaches will go head-to-head in 36 games.
Britannia Stakes is still one of the most competitive competitions in Royal Ascot. This race is a little more special as William Hill and other BGC members do it about the competition. This year, in fact, they are donating all the profits from the competition to some big charities. This is a fantastic idea, and as a great virtual national initiative, I hope charities get a lot of luck out of the competition. “