Royal Ascot takes place this year from Tuesday 17th June to Saturday 21st June inclusive.

TUESDAY 17TH JUNE

The opening day gets off to an impressive start with no less than three Group 1 races – the most prestigious races in the world: The Queen Anne Stakes; The King’s Stand Stakes, the first British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge; and The St James’s Palace Stakes, the feature race of the day.

10:30 am Gates Open

2:00 pm Royal Procession

2:30 pm First Race

4:25 pm Feature Race

5:35 pm Last Race

6:00 pm Singing around the Bandstand

RACES

 

The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1)

£375,000

The Coventry Stakes (Group 2)

£120,000

The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1)

£375,000

The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1)

£375,000

The Ascot Stakes (Handicap)

£60,000

The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)

£60,000

WEDNESDAY 18TH JUNE 

The highlight and feature race of the second day is the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes. Established in 1862, it’s arguably the most important race of the Royal Meeting. Past winners include Rewilding, Byword, Manduro, and Ouija Board.

10:30 am Gates Open

2:00 pm Royal Procession

2:30 pm First Race

4:25 pm Feature Race

5:35 pm Last Race

RACES

 

 

The Jersey Stakes (Group 3)

£75,000

The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)

£100,000

The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)

£135,000

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1)

£525,000

The Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)

£175,000

The Sandringham Stakes (Listed) (Handicap)

£70,000

THURSDAY 18TH JUNE 

Thursday is traditional ‘Ladies’ Day’ when the designer creations and millinery masterpieces reach the greatest heights.

Thursday’s highlight and feature race is the Group 1 Gold Cup, a battle of stamina and determination over two miles and four furlongs.  This gruelling long distance world championship is not for the faint-hearted.

10:30 am Gates Open

2:00 pm Royal Procession

2:30 pm First Race

4:25 pm Feature Race

5:35 pm Last Race 

RACES

 

The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)

£80,000

The Tercentenary Stakes (Group 3)

£75,000

The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)

£160,000

The Gold Cup (Group 1)

£375,000

The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

£120,000

The King George V Stakes (Handicap)

£75,000

FRIDAY 20TH JUNE 

The feature race on Friday is the Coronation Stakes, which traditionally brings together the leading three-year-old fillies in Europe.

Also on the card is the King Edward VII Stakes, which was formerly known as the ‘Ascot Derby’, as its conditions mirror those of the Epsom Classic. In 1926 the race was renamed in memory of King Edward VII.

10:30 am Gates Open

2:00 pm Royal Procession

2:30 pm First Race

4:25 pm Feature Race

5:35 pm Last Race

RACES

 

The Albany Stakes (Group 3)

£70,000

The Wolferton Rated Stakes (Listed)

£70,000

The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)

£185,000

The Coronation Stakes (Group 1)

£375,000

The Queen’s Vase (Listed)

£85,000

The Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)

£100,000

SATURDAY 21ST JUNE 

As the second British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, it is also Britain’s joint most valuable sprint race, alongside the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Many people who are unable to attend during the week come along on Saturday, giving the day more of a relaxed family atmosphere.

10:30 am Gates Open

2:00 pm Royal Procession

2:30 pm First Race

4:25 pm Feature Race

5:35 pm Last Race

RACES

 

The Chesham Stakes (Listed)

£60,000

The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap)

£75,000

The Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)

£200,000

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1)

£525,000

The Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

£175,000

The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions)

£60,000

TOTAL PRIZE MONEY FOR THE WEEK £5,310,000

GUIDE TO ROYAL ASCOT 2014 – PLEASE CLICK HERE

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