Royal Ascot day one – In Pictures

Jockey Kevin Manning celebrates Poetic Flare's breath-taking victory in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot (PA Wire)
17:12pm, Tue 15 Jun 2021
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Long wait over for the lucky 12,000

Under starter's orders ... the crowds were back for day one of Royal Ascot 202 (PA Wire)

Performance of the day – ‘Poetry’ in motion

There were three Group Ones on the opening day - but no question about the outstanding achievement as Poetic Flare brushed aside the exertions of his hectic season already - and his St James's Palace opposition - to add another Group One to his 2000 Guineas victory, for veteran trainer-jockey pairing Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning (PA Wire)

Dettori off to a flier

It was well worth the Dettori dismount after Frankie got off to the perfect start as odds-on favourite Palace Pier duly got the job done in the opening Group One Queen Anne Stakes (PA Wire)

Ride of the day

It takes a special performance to put Frankie Dettori in the shade - but Cieren Fallon's cool ride to seal the King's Stand Stakes on Oxted was exemplary as the son of a famous father won at Royal Ascot for the first tim (PA Wire)

By Royal approval

Royal Ascot 2021 – Day One (PA Wire)

All dressed up again

Royal Ascot back in its finery (PA Archive)

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