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2:30pm Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1)
3:05pm Coventry Stakes (Group 2)
5:00pm Ascot Stakes (Handicap)
5:35pm Wolferton Stakes (Listed)
2:30pm Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)
3:05pm Queen’s Vase (Group 2)
5:00pm Royal Hunt Cup (Handicap)
2:30pm Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)
3:40pm Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)
4:20pm Ascot Gold Cup (Group 1)
5:00pm Britannia Stakes (Handicap)
2:30pm Albany Stakes (Group 3)
3:40pm Commonwealth Cup (Group 1)
4:20pm Coronation Stakes (Group 1)
2:30pm Chesham Stakes (Listed)
3:05pm Jersey Stakes (Group 3)
3:40pm Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)
5:00pm Wokingham Stakes (Handicap)
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.
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 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.
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Leading trainer at the meeting over the last decade
Leading rider at the meeting over the last decade
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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.