Royal Ascot 2015: big winners, big names and even bigger hats [PICTURES]

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  • Royal Ascot 2015 (16-21 June) has not let us down. Where else are the sporting (and fashion) stakes quite so high?

    For royalists there’s the suspense of The Queen’s outfit colour choice, for fashionistas the hat offering ranges from couture to comedy (equally enjoyable spectacles) and for the people who  took it steady at lunch and can see out from under their hat to watch the horses in action, this year’s racing has given us our fair share of thrills and spills.

    And the best part? It’s not over yet. Tune in to Channel 4 for all the top class action from Ascot this afternoon and tomorrow.

    Royal Ascot 2015 in pictures

    Where does British pomp and ceremony better than Royal Ascot?

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    Donning a hot pink ensemble, The Queen arrives on the first day of racing with Prince Philip, Prince Harry and the Duke of York

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    The French-trained Solow takes The Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday with Maxim Guyon

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    Prince Harry makes an apprearance on the first day of the meeting, pictured here with trainer Robert Cowell, who won the King’s Stand with 20-1 chance Goldream

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    Continued below…

    On Tuesday The Queen unveiled a statue of the unbeaten Frankel, created by sculptor Mark Coreth

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    Gleneagles takes the St James’s Palace Stakes for jockey Ryan Moore on the first day of the meeting
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    The Coventry Stakes is won by Buratino and William Buick
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    Celeb spotting: Damian Lewis and his wife Helen McCrory with Sheikh Rashid, after Buratino’s win
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    Gok Wan, pictured here with Denise Lewis, is on hand for fashion tips and tricks at Royal Ascot

    Acapulco gets washed down after taking the Queen Mary on Wednesday with Ryan Moore
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    Frankie Dettori clinches the Tercentenary Stakes with the Roger Charlton-trained Time Test on Thursday – making it his 51st Royal Ascot winner
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    Don’t miss our full report from Royal Ascot in the 25 June issue of Horse & Hound magazine

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