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Summary

  1. Updates from day five of Royal Ascot
  2. September wins (14:30) Chesham Stakes
  3. Snoano wins (15:05) Wolferton Handicap
  4. Idaho wins (15:40) Hardwicke Stakes
  5. The Tin Man wins (16:20) Diamond Jubilee Stakes
  6. Out Do wins (17:00) Wokingham Stakes
  7. Oriental Fox wins (17:35) Queen Alexandra Stakes

Live Reporting

By Adam Whitty, John Hudson and Tim Dellor

All times stated are UK

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It's time for our photo finish

Adam Whitty

BBC South

It has been a marvellous week of racing, a fabulous five days of fashion, and a lot of hat chat, but all good things come to an end.

Thank you for your company throughout Royal Ascot this week.

Until 2018...

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The wily Fox wins the final race

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire sport at Ascot

This two-mile, five-and-a-half furlong marathon was won in the end by Oriental Fox, ridden by Joe Fanning.

There was a big shape up in the placings in the final furlong, which you might anticipate in a race like that. Thomas Hobson and US Army Ranger rose into the top three, Qewy, who seemed well placed, dropped into fourth.

He won this race two years ago, and he has won it again, having dominated for most of the race.

This is a very impressive horse trained by Mark Johnson, both he and Fanning have ended on a very nice win this evening.

It just looked so easy.

Oriental Fox wins at Royal Ascot

Queen Alexandra Stakes

17:35 result

1 Oriental Fox 10/1

2 Thomas Hobson 2/1 Fav

3 Us Army Ranger 7/2

4 Qewy 3/1

16 ran

Let's hear it for the girl

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire Sport at Ascot

The grand finale to every Royal Ascot is always the marathon Queen Alexandra Stakes.

It is as bizarre a close to the meeting as the three Group 1 races are brilliant to the opening.

This is the longest flat race run anywhere in Europe, at a stamina sapping two miles five furlongs, and has more in common with the Grand National than some of the sprints over five furlongs we see earlier in the week.

For that reason look to trainers who have made their mark in National Hunt circles in this race: Alan King; Willie Mullins; and Jonjo O’Neill all have runners in this.

And a good chance for Josephine Gordon to better her second place in the Wokingham Stakes with a win here on First Mohican.

She would lay to rest the 30 year record, which has seen no female rider having won a race at Royal Ascot since 1987.

She’s up against some stiff opponents though, most notably in the form of Thomas Hobson, Qewy and US Army Ranger.

Love the taste of coat?

Adam Whitty

BBC South

To be a champion horse, you will have a meticulously managed diet.

By the sounds of it, that includes sports presenters.

Watch as My Dream Boat, a horse that won the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot last year, tries to devour BBC Radio Berkshire's horse racing commentator Tim Dellor.

It was set to run in the Hardwicke Stakes today, but was announced as a non-runner.

Gordon so close yet so far

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire sport editor

That is as close as we've come to having a female winner at Royal Ascot for 30 years.

Josephine Gordon, aboard Steady Pace, managed second place in the Wokingham Stakes, losing by half a length. A female jockey hasn't won a race at Royal Ascot since Gay Kelleway in 1987.

Out Do won it on the line by half a length, with one of the big guns, Projection, not far behind.

Interestingly, that is the fifth 25-1 winner that we have had this week, so some really big price winners have been coming in this week.

Out Do wins at Royal Ascot

Wokingham Stakes

17:00 result

1 Out Do 25/1

2 Steady Pace 16/1

3 Projection 15/2

4 Polybius 33/1

27 ran

Ascot ready for the Wokingham Stakes

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire Sport at Ascot

The last of the cavalry charges, six furlongs and 27 runners, the Wokingham Stakes is a spectacle but blink and you will miss it.

Martin Harley won earlier in the week, and he’ll be hopeful of another success on Outback Traveller.

Both Kieran Shoemark riding Projection, and William Buick on Normandy Barriere will be looking to deny Harley.

It is never a good sign when trainers tinker with headgear which is why some punters may be scared away from Raucous, trained by William Haggas and ridden by Ryan Moore - otherwise his credentials are good.

The view from the grandstand

There is over 300 years of history at Royal Ascot, and the view from the racecourse has changed as often as the fashion and the food.

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The grandstand packed to the rafters in 1865
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A post-war Royal Ascot in 1956
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The splendid sunshine of a 1985 Royal Meeting
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Modern day Ascot, the same curve, and the same big crowds

A week for the outsiders

Jockey Tom Queally and Trainer James Fanshawe got their tactics spot on. Limato was disappointing coming in third. That's another favourite that has been turned over, we've only had seven favourites win all week, a fantastic week for the bookmakers.

Sasha HooperRacing expert on BBC Radio Berkshire

Final results of Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Following a stewards inquiry, The Tin Man has been confirmed as the winner, with places remaining unaltered.

1 The Tin Man 9/2

2 Tasleet 7/1

3 Limato 2/1 Fav

4 Librisa Breeze 11/1

19 ran

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Stewards inquiry

A stewards inquiry is underway following a coming together of horses towards the end of the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

For now, The Tin Man will be paraded as the winner as Ascot, but all three Jockey's will be taken to the stewards room.

The panel of stewards will be read the details of what is being looked into and the other Jockey's will be asked if they felt there was any interference.

Tom Queally will have to justify his actions, with cameras showing them all what happened, so not much to argue with.

Only after that we will know what happens to the result of the race - we imagine they won't keep the Queen waiting.

The Tin Man wins at Royal Ascot

Diamond Jubilee Stakes

16:20 result

1 The Tin Man 9/2

2 Tasleet 7/1

3 Limato 2/1

A stewards inquiry is underway.

We're ready for the battle of the Atlantic

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire Sport at Ascot

The stage is set for the 8th and final Group 1 race of the week, with the winner of The Diamond Jubilee Stakes scooping a huge £340,000, this can make or break a trainer’s season.

The vastly experienced Henry Candy has the highly rated Limato in fine form.

He has managed to book Ryan Moore for the ride, which is an indication of just how serious a contender Limato is.

Trained a couple of miles down the road on the edge of Lambourn at Charles Hills’ yard is Magical Memory, who also has a strong chance.

If the battle is not Wantage V Lambourn it might be France V USA.

Long On Value is trained by Joel Rosario over in The States and The Right Man is saddled by French trainer Francois Xavier Bentras.

It has been a good week for both French and American trainers at the Royal meeting, so this could be seen as a decider.

Getting 'Cold Feet' over that bet?

We've been out celeb spotting at the final day of Royal Ascot.

Among the crowds is actor Robert Bathurst, famous for his role in the ITV drama Cold Feet.

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Idaho turned on the turbo

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire Sport at Ascot

Idaho's win in the Hardwicke Stakes is hugely disappointing to so many of the punters, although Aidan O'Brien has a big smile on his face.

Coming into the home straight, you thought Dartmouth was pretty well positioned, and Idaho was a length back, but The Queen's horse just ran out of legs.

Idaho just had an extra gear, turned on the turbo, and that was that.

There's a very subdued atmosphere now, everybody had come with one thought in mind, to roar home a winner for the Queen again.

She is stuck on 23 wins in her Royal Ascot career. I wonder what she is thinking now at the end of a tough week?

Idaho spoils the script

There's no victory for Her Majesty the Queen, and no record 76th win for Sir Michael Stoute.

There was almost silence amongst the punters as the Aidan O'Brien trained horse charged through.

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Idaho wins at Royal Ascot

Hardwicke Stakes

15:40 result

1 Idaho 9/2

2 Barsanti 20/1

3 Chemical Charge 25/1

12 ran

Also: Dartmouth 9/4 Fav 4th

Idaho wins at Ascot
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Idaho wins at Ascot

Will we see a Royal winner?

The Queen is looking on, watching the racing from the parade ring today, as she waits for the Hardwicke Stakes.

Can her horse, Dartmouth, win for a second consecutive year? It's Her Majesty's last chance for victory.

The scene is set.

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Chance of a good end to a tough week for Her Majesty

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire Sport at Ascot

In 2016 the Hardwicke Stakes was arguably the most memorable race of the year.

With the Queen’s extraordinary patronage doing so much to help make Royal Ascot such a special event, the least she deserves is the occasional winner.

Dartmouth managed that last summer, and only the bookies would begrudge the Queen and Dartmouth winning again.

With her husband being admitted to hospital, The State Opening of Parliament, and having to endure record breaking temperatures on two of the five days at her favourite race meeting, she has more than earned a victorious moment.

The biggest threats will come from John Gosden’s Wings of Desire and Aidan O’Brien’s Idaho.

A big surprise in the second race

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire Sport at Ascot

That was definitely a surprise, there were very long odds on Snoano winning, and second placed Majeed was also regarded as an outsider.

It was an impressive victory, having stormed through late on, and winning it by a whisker.

David Simcock has had a very good week. He had a winner already this week in the Britannia Stakes and had a very close runner up there.

The Wolferton Handicap
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Carson 'finally' gets win at Ascot

Since retiring from riding, Willie Carson has taken to breeding racehorses. The winner in the Wolferton Handicap, Snoano, was one of Willie's horses, and he sounded understandably delighted speaking to Radio 5 live after the win.

I've been trying for 30 years to have an Ascot winner... I did think the ground [would be] too firm for him... finally this horse has done it for me.

Willie CarsonRacehorse breeder

Snoano wins at Royal Ascot

Wolferton Handicap

15:05 result

1 Snoano 25/1

2 Majeed 25/1

3 Kidmenever 6/1

16 ran

Also: Maverick Wave 20/1 4th

Ascot ready for the Wolferton Handicap

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire Sport at Ascot

The Wolferton Handicap is a tough one to call.

At least half a dozen trainers will quite reasonably think they have a great chance here.

Charlie Appleby’s Kidmenever, Sir Michael Stoute’s Khairaat, David Simcock’s Dragon Mall and Majeed, Roger Varian’s Central Square, Andrew Balding’s Elbereth and Ralph Beckett’s Pacify are all worth consideration.

Martin Dwyer rolled back the years to win earlier this week. The Derby winning jockey is on Restorer, trained by Willie Muir. If you’re looking for a longer priced horse to back this might be the way to go.

A final chance to impress

Here are some of the spectacular headpieces making headlines on the final day of Royal Ascot 2017.

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A burst of September in June

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A big future for September?

September is perhaps a classic horse in the making.

Sasha HooperRacing expert on BBC Radio Berkshire

Nyaleti's recklessness was September's gain

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire sport editor

That was a good steer to other jockeys today, that you have got to get on the far rail, that is where the fastest ground is.

Nyaleti tried to ply all the way up the middle, almost recklessly, and September was able to catch him.

Horses are herd animals, and like running in a pack, and having a rail to run against.

It was a brave move from John Egan, the jockey on Nyaleti, to run down the middle, and it didn't pay off.

September wins at Royal Ascot

Chesham Stakes

14:30 result

1 September 11/8 Fav

2 Nyaleti 10/1

3 Masar 3/1

15 ran

Also: Bartholomeu Dias 40/1 4th

September wins at Royal Ascot
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September wins at Royal Ascot

A September win in June?

Tim Dellor

BBC Berkshire Sport at Ascot

The opener today is the Chesham Stakes.

William Buick was on board a winner here yesterday and he could score again on Masar. Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien won both the Group 1 races and they are evens to start the final day back in the Winners Enclosure with September.

O’Brien won this race back in 2011 with Maybe, and everything points to September giving him another Chesham triumph.

How to spot Her Majesty's horse

Adam Whitty

BBC South

The Queen has two runners today, both Learn By Heart in the 14:30 Chesham Stakes, and Dartmouth in the Hardwicke Stakes at 15:40.

But how do you pick the jockey out of a big crowd?

Her Majesty's distinctive registered racing colours (termed silks), as worn by the jockeys riding her race horses, are the same as those used by her father and great-grandfather, King Edward VII.

They feature a purple and scarlet jacket with gold braiding, with a black cap, as seen below.

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Purple reign

Adam Whitty

BBC South

A minute-and-a-half early, The Queen comes through the golden gates in radiant purple.

The final Royal Procession of 2017 is about to begin.

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How will Her Majesty finish the week?

Blue, green, pink and yellow - but what will today bring?

The bookies have made their decisions, the money is on, and we'll find out when the Royal procession arrives at 14:00 BST.

Queen in colour
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Today in the Royal procession:

Carriage 1: Her Majesty the Queen, The Duke of York, Mr Stephen Knott, Mr John Warren.

Carriage 2: Sir Michael Rake, Lady Rake, Mr John Warren, Mr Mark Davies, Mrs Mark Davies.

Carriage 3: Mr Bernard Kantor, Mrs Bernard Kantor, Mr Charles Hills, Mrs Charles Hills.

Carriage 4: Mr Michael Bell, Mrs Michael Bell, Mr Edward Walker, Mrs Edward Walker.

Here are today's non runners

15:40 Hardwicke Stakes

9 MY DREAM BOAT (IRE) (Self Certificate, Going)

11 SECOND STEP (IRE) (Going)

17:00 Wokingham Stakes (Handicap)

27 CULTURATI (Vet's Certificate, Lame) - Replaced by first reserve Captain Colby

17:35 Queen Alexandra Stakes

8 GRUMETI (Self Certificate, Bruised Foot)

11 MONTALY (Self Certificate, Going)

Set for the biggest crowd of the week

The horses are being paraded, trainers and owners are whispering advice to their jockeys, and the crowds, expected to reach about 70,000, are piling in to the course.

The fifth and final day of action at Royal Ascot 2017 is nearing.

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Radio 5 live look ahead to today's action

Caroline Barker is joined by Cornelius Lysaght, Andrew Thornton and John Hunt to look ahead to the final day of Royal Ascot.

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'Not expecting any records today'

John Hunt

BBC Radio 5 live horse racing commentator

Struck by just how quick the ground is at Royal Ascot - a strong breeze into their faces too so not expecting records.

Grass on Ascot racecourse
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