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Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures

Godolphin's resurgence this season after some relatively fallow years -- firmly in the shadow of Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien -- continued with Blue Point getting the better of Battaash in the Group One sprint the King's Stand Stakes. The victor was another big winner for trainer Charlie Appleby and Norway-born jockey William Buick -- the same combination that teamed up with Godolphin to land the Epsom Deby earlier this month with Masar.

Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
William Buick celebrates after he rides Blue Point to win The King's Stand Stakes on day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, pictured with Godolphin’s Blue Point, came ahead of Battaash in Group One of the event.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
William Buick celebrates with the stable lad after he rides Blue Point to win The King's Stand Stakes on day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Anne, Princess Royal attend day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex present Jockey Frankie Dettori with the trophy during Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive by carriage to Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Frankie Dettori celebrates his third victory of the day on Monarchs Glen in The Wolferton Stakes on day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Horses exit the stalls as they begin The Wolferton Stakes on day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
A general view as runners turn away from the grandstands in The Ascot Stakes on day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Andrea Atzeni riding Lagostovegas is met by connections after winning The Ascot Stakes on day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Frankie Dettori celebrates after he rides Calyx to win The Coventry Stakes on day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Charles Bishop riding Accidental Agent (fourth right) wins the Queen Anne Stakes on day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, England.
Royal Ascot 2018 day one - in pictures
Katy, Meg, Lisa, Khiley, Anna of The Tootsie Rollers wear brightly coloured dresses and hats at Royal Ascot Day 1 at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2018 in Ascot, United Kingdom.