• Preparations for the day's racing at Ascot racecourse
  • An empty weighing room awaits
  • Inside, the colours of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum hang from a peg in the weighing room
  • Luke Morris's saddle is ready and waiting ahead of his ride in the first
  • Over at Lingfield Wild Tobacco and Sean Levey take the opener
  • Silvestre De Sousa riding Al Saham beats Hamelin back at Ascot
  • Honor Bound (right) ridden by Joe Fanning leads Criteria
  • Frankie Dettori, riding Gatewood, leads Richard Hughes and Pether's Moon
  • And the ever popular Dettori is at it again in the parade ring
  • Snow Sky ridden by Jim Crowley (right) was a facile winner of the Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield
  • Shane Kelly riding Amulet edges out Ribbons
  • Soviet Rock ridden by David Probert at Lingfield
  • German raider Emerald Star wins the Group Three at Lingfield
  • He's out there somewhere! Gabriel's Lad wins the Victoria Cup
  • Moonraker could be a smart recruit for Mick Channon
  • Dark Emerald and Richard Kingscote are just a blur
  • Richard Hughes riding Intrinsic
  • Born to Surprise (left) ridden by Amir Quinn beats Great Expectations

Victoria Cup Day

Preparations for the day's racing at Ascot racecourse