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Royal Ascot Day 5 – Join us as the Australians take over Royal Ascot

June 23, 2012

The day is here – Black Caviar will finally prove her mettle on the world stage with an explosive performance to shame her doubters. Well, we can always hope. But the stage is set for something special today at Royal Ascot.

We have already taken over the media centre (see right), while outside, thousands of Australians flock to this historic racecourse west of London to see a moment of sporting history.

The Sydney Morning Herald has already labelled it the biggest moment in Australian sport to take place in England since Sir Donald Bradman’s final innings at The Oval in 1948.

Let’s forget for a moment that the Don was bowled for a duck that day, leaving his average forever at an agonising 99.94. Let’s instead realise that today could be a moment which is talked about by our children, our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren.

I’ve already made it clear that I believe it to be the biggest racing story, outside of the Melbourne Cup, since Phar Lap’s incredible success in the Agua Caliente Handicap in Mexico and his tragic demise just a few days later. Read my reasoning here.

Trainer Peter Moody has done all he can, and the owners have managed the hype well. Now, it is up to her. The mare they call Nelly – it’s her chance to show the world just how good she is.

I’m trackside at Royal Ascot today, already making a splash with my Australian flag on the back of my chair. But I’m patriotic – and I plan to show my true colours today.

Join me as we witness history, at my live Just Horse Racing blog:

And most importantly, enjoy this great moment!!!

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