A 'paradise' amid the rocks and weeds

Animal Kingdom (racehorse)

One final run for Animal Kingdom

Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom will try to follow in Frankel's hallowed hoof-prints on the opening day of Royal Ascot on Tuesday.

Frankel enjoyed an imperious 11-length triumph in the Queen Anne Stakes last year on his way to becoming the world's highest-rated racehorse.

The memory of that explosive victory will have extra poignancy following the death last week of Frankel's trainer Henry Cecil, who trained a record 75 Royal Ascot winners over four decades.

Animal Kingdom, with John Velazquez aboard, will be the first Kentucky Derby winner to race at Royal Ascot since Triple Crown winner Omaha, who raced in the Ascot Gold Cup in...