Check out the details ahead of Royal Ascot 2021
Check out the details ahead of Royal Ascot 2021

Royal Ascot tips, features, previews, odds, Timeform ratings, video replays, TV times & records


We have all you need for day four at Royal Ascot including the latest tipping previews, racecards and Timeform features.


Royal Ascot: Tips & features

Bookmark this page so you don't miss our premium tipping package through the week at Royal Ascot, featuring previews from Ben Linfoot, Matt Brocklebank, Simon Holt and many more experts.


Matt Brocklebank's Value Bet

The Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes closes the Friday card
The Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes closes the Friday card


Ben Linfoot's Royal Ascot TV tips

We have a tip for every race at Royal Ascot
We have a tip for every race at Royal Ascot


Simon Holt selections

Check out the leading commentator's views
Check out the leading commentator's views


Latest Punting Pointers preview

Our best bets for today's meetings
Our best bets for today's meetings


Cornelius Lysaght's day three reflections

Joe Fanning celebrates with the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot
Joe Fanning celebrates with the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot


Catching Pigeons: Gallops gossip & tips

Quickthorn is a name to note
Quickthorn is a name to note


Latest Oisin Murphy column

Don't miss Oisin Murphy's latest Sporting Life column
Don't miss Oisin Murphy's latest Sporting Life column


Latest Ryan Moore column

A big day ahead for Ryan Moore
A big day ahead for Ryan Moore


Fran Berry preview

Fran Berry previews the Dundalk action
Fran Berry previews the Dundalk action


Timeform: Royal Ascot highlights

Flotus wins impressively at Goodwood
Flotus wins impressively at Goodwood


Graham Cunningham column

Our man tackles the big issues from Royal Ascot
Our man tackles the big issues from Royal Ascot


Royal Ascot Live Blog!

Stradivarius wins the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot
Stradivarius wins the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot


Latest Richard Fahey column

Read the Richard Fahey column
Read the Richard Fahey column


Greatest Royal Ascot performances

Frankel is in a league of his own in the Queen Anne
Frankel is in a league of his own in the Queen Anne Stakes


Frankel at Royal Ascot

Tom Queally and Frankel on the famous Ascot straight course
Tom Queally and Frankel on the famous Ascot straight course


Latest best bets for UK race meetings

Check out our race-by-race tips and preview for the action


Timeform: Evening racing tips

Get the latest Timeform tips for the evening action
Get the latest Timeform tips for the evening action


Snowfall tops wide-margin Group One winners

Cazoo Oaks heroine Snowfall
Cazoo Oaks heroine Snowfall


Willie Mullins Royal Ascot team

Check out the latest column from Willie Mullins
Check out the latest column from Willie Mullins


Race times and cards

Royal Ascot Tuesday

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2:30pm Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1)

3:05pm Coventry Stakes (Group 2)

3:40pm King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1)

4:20pm St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1)

5:00pm Ascot Stakes (Handicap)

5:35pm Wolferton Stakes (Listed)

6:10pm Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap)


Royal Ascot Wednesday

2:30pm Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)

3:05pm Queen’s Vase (Group 2)

3:40pm Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)

4:20pm Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1)

5:00pm Royal Hunt Cup (Handicap)

5:35pm Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)

6:10pm Kensington Palace Stakes (Handicap)


Royal Ascot Thursday

2:30pm Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)

3:05pm Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)

3:40pm Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)

4:20pm Ascot Gold Cup (Group 1)

5:00pm Britannia Stakes (Handicap)

5:35pm King George V Stakes (Handicap)

6:10pm Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)


Royal Ascot Friday

2:30pm Albany Stakes (Group 3)

3:05pm King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)

3:40pm Commonwealth Cup (Group 1)

4:20pm Coronation Stakes (Group 1)

5:00pm Sandringham Stakes (Handicap)

5:35pm Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap)

6:10 Palace Of Holyroodhouse (Handicap)


Royal Ascot Saturday

2:30pm Chesham Stakes (Listed)

3:05pm Jersey Stakes (Group 3)

3:40pm Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)

4:20pm Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1)

5:00pm Wokingham Stakes (Handicap)

5:35pm Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap)

6:10pm Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions)


Royal Ascot 2021: Key information

  • When: Tuesday June 15 to Saturday June 19
  • Where: Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
  • TV info: ITV/ITV4 and Sky Sports Racing
  • Race times: 2.30-6.10 for all five days


Why is Royal Ascot important?

Royal Ascot is the major summer meeting in the British Flat season, featuring five days of some of the most prestigious events in the sport's calendar.

It is typically also renowned for its significant status in the fashion industry and its overall pageantry, given it is attended by Her Majesty the Queen who has enjoyed success at the meeting as an owner. It is often referred to as the highlight of the British summer social scene.

Each of the five days of Royal Ascot traditionally begins with the Royal Procession at 2.00pm, when the Queen and other members of the royal family arrive down the straight mile in the Royal Landaus, accompanied by the playing of the National Anthem and the raising of the Royal Standard. This was started in 1825 by King George IV.

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How many people will be able to attend Royal Ascot?

The 2020 Royal Ascot meeting took place behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, and this year’s seven-race cards will take place with a limited crowd, as restrictions are not due to be fully lifted before June 21 at the earliest under the Government’s road map.

However, the racecourse confirmed on May 26 that this year’s meeting will be able to welcome back three times more than the attendance which had been anticipated. Officials were planning to have 4,000 racegoers each day but the meeting was added – alongside the second cricket Test at Edgbaston in England’s series against New Zealand – to the list of pilot events to take place before the possible lifting of all legally-imposed measures to curtail the pandemic.

Among the pilots so far staged, a crowd of more than 20,000 was permitted for this month’s FA Cup Final at Wembley.

It was announced earlier this year that the extra races added to the 2020 Royal Ascot programme as a result of the late start of the Flat season due to Covid-19 - namely the Copper Horse Stakes, Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes and Golden Gates Stakes along with the reinstated Buckingham Palace Stakes - will all be retained.

A new handicap to be run over the Old Mile for four-year-olds and upwards fillies and mares, named the Kensington Palace Stakes, has also been added to the programme.

However, the ‘Silver’ versions of the Royal Hunt Cup and the Wokingham Stakes run last year will not be retained and there will not be eight races on Saturday as there were in 2020.


Royal Ascot odds

Royal Ascot betting odds are available through all major online bookmakers including Sky Bet, Paddy Power and Betfair, who price up the majority of the races well in advance.

Bookmakers also offer Best Odds Guaranteed meaning if the Starting Price (SP) is greater than the odds you take at the time, you get paid at the bigger price.

The Gold Cup at Royal Ascot - won for the past three years by Stradivarius - is one of the most gambled-on races of the week and John Gosden's star stayer looks set to be back for another crack as he bids to match the four wins achieved by the Aidan O'Brien trained Yeats in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Bookmakers can become extra-generous around the time of Royal Ascot and often launch favourable sign-up offers and give away free bets to new and existing customers.

Free bets for Royal Ascot vary per bookmakers but are generally in plentiful supply in the run-up to the big week, while you will have plenty of options when it comes to taking advantage of all the enhanced prices, money back specials and extra place offers.

Sky Bet offer cash back offers on the first races at all major meetings and also offer special promotions if signing up via the Sky Bet Club.

Eligibility restrictions apply so always thoroughly read the terms and conditions around each free bet offer.

Follow the links below to check out the latest odds and offers with our betting partners.

Sky Bet odds | Paddy Power | Betfair Sportsbook

At Sporting Life we are fully committed in our support of responsible gambling. Recommended bets are advised to over-18s and we strongly encourage readers to wager only what they can afford to lose.

If you are concerned about your gambling, please call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133, or visit begambleaware.org.

Further support and information can be found at GamCare and gamblingtherapy.org.


Top trainers and jockeys

Leading trainer at the meeting over the last decade

  • 2020 John Gosden 6
  • 2019 Aidan O’Brien 5
  • 2018 Aidan O’Brien 4
  • 2017 Aidan O’Brien 6
  • 2016 Aidan O’Brien 7
  • 2015 Aidan O’Brien 5
  • 2014 Sir Michael Stoute 4
  • 2013 Aidan O’Brien 4
  • 2012 John Gosden 5
  • 2011 Aidan O’Brien 4
  • 2010 Richard Hannon snr 3

Leading rider at the meeting over the last decade

  • 2020 Frankie Dettori 6
  • 2019 Frankie Dettori 7
  • 2018 Ryan Moore 5
  • 2017 Ryan Moore 6
  • 2016 Ryan Moore 6
  • 2015 Ryan Moore 9
  • 2014 Ryan Moore 6
  • 2013 Johnny Murtagh 4
  • 2012 Ryan Moore 5
  • 2011 Ryan Moore 3
  • 2010 Ryan Moore 4


Videos

Best Bets for Royal Ascot | Day four

Royal Ascot Day Three Recap

Ed Chamberlin's Royal Ascot reflections: Love steals the show on Wednesday

Royal Ascot 2021: Ed Chamberlin reflects on day one at the Royal meeting

"If he gets in he's my best chance of the week" - Richard Fahey Royal Ascot 2021 Stable Tour

"She's always looked quite nice at home" - Roger Varian Royal Ascot 2021 Stable Tour

"He looks absolutely fantastic, he's ready to go" - William Haggas Royal Ascot 2021 Stable Tour

"I think he has a great chance in the Wokingham" - Charlie Fellowes Royal Ascot 2021 Stable Tour

George Boughey on his team for Royal Ascot 2021

Kevin Ryan Stable Tour: 2021 Flat Season

David O'Meara stable tour: 2021 Flat season

Tim Easterby 2021 Stable Tour

Karl Burke 2021 Stable Tour

John Quinn 2021 Stable Tour

Brian Ellison 2021 Stable Tour

Relive Yeats's historical quadruple Gold Cup success


Free video replays on Sporting Life

You can watch free video replays of every race in the UK and Ireland on sportinglife.com - without knowing the result.

Click here to find out more.

Watch free racing replays on Sporting Life for FREE
Watch free racing replays on Sporting Life for FREE


How to bet online

If your usual Royal Ascot experience would be spent at the bookmakers, we've put together a handy guide to help smooth the transition to online - including safeguarding.

Click here to read it.


Odds conversion and returns

Sporting Life's odds conversion table
Sporting Life's odds conversion table

Sporting Life's odds conversation table


Responsible gambling

We are committed in our support of responsible gambling. Recommended bets are advised to over-18s and we strongly encourage readers to wager only what they can afford to lose.

Sky Bet's responsible gambling tools are detailed here and if you are concerned about your gambling, please call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133, or visit begambleaware.org.

Further support and information can be found at GamCare and gamblingtherapy.org.

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