The Royal Family kicked off their summer calendar at the opening of the Royal Ascot on Tuesday. The Queen led the crowd in a minute of silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the terror attacks in London and Manchester.
If the third Saturday in May in Baltimore can be too hot for you, another horse racing spectacle, held over the weekend at a mountain resort in Switzerland, courts the opposite extreme, holding its meeting on a frozen lake.
Jockeys compete in a race for purebred Arab horses during the Liwa 2017 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 3, 2017, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country’s folklore.
The day in photos around the world.
The day in photos from around the world.
This Saturday will be the 140th running of the Preakness Race. Through all those years the second jewel in the Triple Crown has always been a big draw for crowds. Though the styles and fashion have changed through the years, the one constant has been the mystic of thoroughbred horse racing.
The scene in the Preakness Infield may have evolved over the years but it still remains “The People’s Party.”