Royal Ascot schedule, race times, TV guide & prize money
For those wishing to plan ahead for the biggest week in the Flat racing calendar, we’re taking a look at the full Royal Ascot schedule.
All of the usual major contests will be run against a backdrop of pomp and pageantry during the five-day spectacular.
We’ve got all of the Royal Ascot race times, while as a TV guide for armchair punters, ITV and Sky Sports Racing are covering every event.
Once the Royal Procession has taken place at 2pm each day, elite-level thoroughbreds from around the world will be competing for record levels of Royal Ascot prize money.
Here is how the action will unfold:
Day one features three of the week’s eight Group One races and there is almost £2.5million in prize money up for grabs.
2.30 Queen Anne Stakes (Group One) 1m 4yo+ £750,000
3.05 Coventry Stakes (Group Two) 6f 2yo £150,000
3.40 King’s Stand Stakes (Group One) 5f 3yo+ £600,000
4.20 St James’s Palace Stakes (Group One) 1m 3yo colts £600,000
5.00 Ascot Stakes (Handicap) 2m 4f 4yo+ £100,000
5.35 Wolferton Stakes (Listed) 1m 2f 4yo+ £110,000
6.10 Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap) 1m 6f 4yo+ £100,000
Day two features the joint-most valuable race of the week in terms of Royal Ascot prize money.
2.30 Queen Mary Stakes (Group Two) 5f 2yo fillies £150,000
3.05 Kensington Palace Stakes (Handicap) 1m 4yo fillies £100,000
3.40 Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group Two) 1m 4yo+ fillies £225,000
4.20 Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group One) 1m 2f 4yo+ £1,000,000
5.00 Royal Hunt Cup (Handicap) 1m 3yo+ £175,000
5.35 Queen’s Vase (Group Two) 1m 6f 3yo £265,000
6.10 Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) 5f 2yo £100,000
Also known as Ladies Day, the third afternoon is widely regarded as one of the highlights of both the social and sporting calendars.
2.30 Norfolk Stakes (Group Two) 5f 2yo £110,000
3.05 Kinge George V Stakes (Handicap) 1m 4f 3yo £100,000
3.40 Ribblesdale Stakes (Group Two) 1m 4f 3yo fillies £225,000
4.20 Gold Cup (Group One) 2m 4f 4yo+ £600,000
5.00 Britannia Stakes (Handicap) 1m 3yo colts & geldings £120,000
5.35 Hampton Court Stakes (Group Three) 1m 2f 3yo £150,000
6.10 Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) 7f 3yo+ £100,000
Three-year-olds take centre stage on day four, with two Group One contests restricted to the Classic generation.
2.30 Albany Stakes (Group Three) 6f 2yo fillies £100,000
3.05 Commonwealth Cup (Group One) 6f 3yo colts & fillies £600,000
3.40 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) 1m 4f 3yo+ £100,000
4.20 Coronation Stakes (Group One) 1m 3yo fillies £600,000
5.00 Sandringham Stakes (Handicap) 1m 3yo fillies £100,000
5.35 King Edward VII Stakes (Group Two) 1m 4f 3yo colts & geldings £250,000
6.10 Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes (Handicap) 5f 3yo £100,000
The final card features the week’s second million-pound event, as sprinters come to the fore, and closes with the longest race.
2.30 Chesham Stakes (Listed) 7f 2yo £100,000
3.05 Jersey Stakes (Group Three) 7f 3yo £150,000
3.40 Hardwicke Stakes (Group Two) 1m 4f 4yo+ £250,000
4.20 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes (Group One) 6f 4yo+ £1,000,000
5.00 Wokingham Stakes (Handicap) 6f 3yo+ £175,000
5.35 Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap) 1m 2f 3yo £100,000
6.10 Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) 2m 6f 4yo+ £100,000