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Big Week Ahead For McDonald

Tuesday, 16th June 2015

Kiwi-born Sydney-based jockey James McDonald will join the world's best jockeys at Royal Ascot this week, reports NZ racing Desk. The former Cambridge-based rider has been booked to ride five horses for Sheik Mohammed's son Sheikh Hamdan. McDonald is engaged to ride Ode To Evening in the Gr2 Coventry Stakes tonight, Riflescope in the Gr2 Norfolk Stakes (Thursday), Resonant in either the Britannia Stakes or the King George V Stakes (Thursday) and Fireglow in the Gr3 Albany Stakes on Friday. McDonald is currently enjoying a short stint in the UK and will return to Godolphin's Australian operation under John O'Shea in late July.

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