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Ladies’ Day and a Royal runner-up: Royal Ascot day 3 in pictures


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  • The highlight of day 3 at Royal Ascot (Thursday 19 June) was certainly a thrilling Gold Cup, which saw a battle to the line.

    The Queen’s horse Estimate was narrowly denied a 2nd victory in the race, as favourite Leading Light, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by his son Joseph won by just a neck.

    And as it was Ladies’ Day, the girls were out in force in their favourite hats — some more daring than others.

    See our gallery below for highlights of day 3 at Royal Ascot.

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