Animal Kingdom had his first look at a British racetrack this morning when John Velazquez breezed him a half mile over the rain sodden Ascot turf. That is something he might have to face running over there – soft ground. It appears he handled it well but let’s hope it’s not soft on the day as I think races are run more fairly on good ground over there. Catch up with all the latest and what’s going on in Royal Ascot 2013 here. The photos below were taken by Andrew Motion who was there to watch and the link is from today’s British Racing Post.
Breezing in front of the Royal Box, ears pricked
Drinking in the atmosphere