Royal Ascot: Ladies Day

Ascot Fixtures, Events & Race Times 2022

Ascot Racecourse, located in Britain near Windsor Great Park is one of the world’s favourite racecourses, known for the famed Royal Ascot. Queen Anne was first to see the potential of the grounds for racing back in 1711 and now the racecourse boasts 26 days of horse racing action!

Find all the information you need to know about Ascot race events, fixtures and times for Ascot 2022 here with Eventmasters.

Royal Ascot Race Dates & Times 2022

A wonderful social occasion and the crown jewel in the British summer sporting calendar. Royal Ascot culminates five days of spectacular racing with style, grace, fashion and excitement.

Next year, the extravaganza takes place between Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th June 2023 and there’ll be plenty to savour. Gates open at 10:30am, purchase your tickets now and don’t miss out on the extraordinary five days.

ROYAL ASCOT TUESDAY: JUNE 14TH 2022

Spearheaded by three Group 1 races, the opening day of Royal Ascot is one of the most thrilling! The Queen arrives at 2pm with other members of the Royal Family in a procession that ends in the lush Parade Ring to open the curtains on what’s set to be five days of spectacular racing at Ascot.

TIME

RACE

PRIZE MONEY

14:30 First Race – The Queen Anne Stakes £600,000
15:05 The Coventry Stakes G2 £150,000
15:40 The King’s Stand Stakes G1 £500,000
16:20 The St James’s Horse Stakes G1 £500,000
17:00 The Ascot Stakes Handicap £100,000
17:35 The Wolferton Rated Stakes £110,000
18:10 Last Race – The Copper Horse Stakes £100,000

ROYAL ASCOT WEDNESDAY: JUNE 15TH 2022

The prestigious Prince of Wales Stakes is the feature race fixture of the day, worth an impressive £1 million pounds alone. The legendary Frankie Dettori and his mount Crystal Ocean stole the show in 2019, who will sprint to glory in 2022?

The day itself is more relaxed in nature but with a prize fund total of just under £2 million on offer, expect Wednesday to pack as much excitement as Tuesday.

TIME

RACE

PRIZE MONEY

15:05 The Queen’s Vase G2 £262,500
15:40 The Duke of Cambridge Stakes G2 £175,000
16:20 The Prince of Wales’s Stakes G1 £1,000,000
17:00 The Royal Hunt Cup Handicap £175,000
17:35 The Windsor Castle Stakes £100,000
18:10 The Kensington Palace Stakes £100,000

ROYAL ASCOT THURSDAY: JUNE 16TH 2022

One of, if not the most popular day of the five-day meeting is Thursday – Ladies Day and year-on-year Royal Ascot takes the tradition to new heights of elegance and glamour. It also hosts the Racecourse’s oldest race, the Gold Cup which dates back to 1807.

Aidan O’Brien boasts the record for a most successful trainer in the race and Frankie Dettori holds the most wins of any jockey in the race.

TIME

RACE

PRIZE MONEY

14:00 The Norfolk Stakes G2 £110,000
15:05 The King George V Stakes Handicap £100,000
15:40 The Ribblesdale Stakes G2 £200,000
16:15 The Gold Cup G1 £500,000
17:00 The Britannia Stakes Handicap £120,000
17:35 The Hampton Court Stakes £100,000
18:10 The Buckingham Palace Stakes Handicap £100,000

ROYAL ASCOT FRIDAY: JUNE 17TH 2022

With two Group 1 races on the cards in 2022, the penultimate day of Royal Ascot will definitely not disappoint. The Coronation Stakes is globally renowned for putting some of the best three-year-old fillies up against each other, whilst the Commonwealth Cup, which only made its inaugural debut in 2015 has quickly become a must-enter race for sprinters across the world.

TIME

RACE

PRIZE MONEY

14:30 The Albany Stakes G3 £100,000
15:05 The Commonwealth Cup £500,000
15:40 The Duke of Edinburgh £100,000
16:20 The Coronation Stakes G1 £500,000
17:00 The Sandringham Stakes Handicap £100,000
17:35 The King Edward VII Stakes £225,000
18:10 The Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes £100,000

ROYAL ASCOT SATURDAY: JUNE 18TH 2022

The meetings grand finale which features the £1 million Diamond Jubilee Stakes ensures that Royal Ascot ends in spectacular fashion. The Queen Alexandra Stakes closes the curtain on the five-day long event at Ascot, being the longest race of the entire flat racing season it is steeped in history. Saturday certainly offers plenty to excite racegoers.

TIME

RACE

PRIZE MONEY

14:30 The Chesham Stakes £100,000
15:05 The Jersey Stakes G3 £110,000
15:40 The Hardwicke Stakes G2 £225,000
16:20 The Platinum Jubilee Stakes G1 £1,000,000
17:00 The Wokingham Stakes Handicap £175,000
17:35 The Golden Gates Stakes £100,000
18:10 The Queen Alexandra Stakes £100,000

QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY

Saturday 15th October 2022
Often described as the grand finale of the flat racing season, QIPCO British Champions Day attracts some of the world’s finest horses to Ascot. The Group 1 QIPCO Champion Stakes headlines the cards and will again be the most valuable race in Europe! Another three Group 1 races can be enjoyed on British Champions Day, which with a prize pot of £4.2 million on offer also makes it the most valuable race day in Britain during 2022.

TIME

RACE

PRIZE MONEY

13:20* The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (Class 1) (Group 2) £300,000
13:55* The QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) £350,000
14:30* The QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1) £350,000
15:05* The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (British Champions Mile) (Class 1) (Group 1) £650,000
15:40* The QIPCO Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance) (Class 1) (Group 1) £750,000
16:15* The Balmoral Handicap Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) (Class 2) £100,000
Horses racing on ascot racecourse

Other Racedays at Ascot Racecourse

SBK Clarence House Chase Raceday

Start the new year the right way with a day out at Ascot Racecourse for the much-loved SBK Clarence House Chase Raceday.

Racegoers will enjoy a day of high-quality jump racing, with the best two milers in the UK and Ireland going head-to-head in the renowned G1 SBK Clarence House Steeple Chase. Previous winners include legendary Altior and Desert Orchid!

Spring Family Raceday

The final fixture in Ascot’s jumps calendar is the Spring Family Raceday, which features the much-loved two-mile juvenile hurdle. Racegoers of all ages can also enjoy themed activities for free during this spectacular day of racing.

Royal Ascot Trials Day

It’s the warm-up before Royal Ascot 2022 and an opportunity for the runners to gain valuable experience before they make the trip to Ascot Racecourse in June.

The day includes a seven-racecard and plenty of time for leisure, with hospitality facilities, bars and restaurants open for spectators throughout the meeting.

May Racing Weekend

With Royal Ascot taking place the following month, excitement at Ascot Racecourse hits its peak during this fabulous weekend of racing. So celebrate Bank Holiday the right way on Friday, or make a day of it on Saturday. 

Victoria Cup

Victoria Cup Day is part of the May Racing Weekend at Ascot. The seven-furlong heritage handicap is open to runners four years or older and is the final fixture before Royal Ascot. Enjoy all of the action at Ascot Racecourse during a weekend of competitive fun.

Property Raceday

After Royal Ascot, comes another atmospheric meeting with seven races on the card, Property Raceday. It’s a lovely day to spend with friends and family during the height of British summer. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic causing complications with events taking place, Property Race Day 2022 will not occur in its usual form.

Ascot Summer Mile Family Raceday

Enjoy live music, free activities and a range of food and drink options alongside an afternoon of thrilling racing action. The Family Enclosure will also be open on Summer Mile race day, a dedicated area with attractions catering to children aged 4-15.

QIPCO King George Weekend

This weekend is slowly becoming a highly recognised and formal event, with ladies now being encouraged to wear hats and dress with sophistication in mind. On the Saturday of the meeting at Ascot, Diamond Day is one of the most glamorous days after the Royal meeting. The Group 1 contest has seen some of racing’s marvels, including Enable, Crystal Ocean and Mill Reef.

Dubai Duty-Free Shergar Cup & Concert

With six races on the card and a concert with some of the world’s most popular artists, expect Ascot’s Dubai Duty-Free Shergar Cup to be a day packed with fun and excitement. It’s a unique fixture in the racing calendar, which is more reason to add it to your bucket list. Previous artists have included Rita Ora, Example, Tinie Tempah and Jessie J.

Italia Festival of Food & Wine

Enjoy top-rated flat racing alongside Italian culinary infusions during the two-day event. On Saturday, the event hosts one of the most valuable handicaps in the UK, which is sure to excite avid racing fans.

Autumn Racing Weekend & Ascot Beer Festival

With over 150 real ales, ciders and perries to taste, this race fixture at Ascot is growing in popularity amongst racegoers and marks the culmination of Ascot’s Flat racing season. 

Fireworks Spectacular Family Raceday

The National Hunt season gets underway at Ascot Racecourse with a magnificent firework display set to start at 6pm. There’ll be seven races on the card during the day, including the Sodexo Gold Cup. Fireworks only tickets are also available for purchase on their site.

Ascot Christmas Raceday Weekend

Competitive action on the track and festive fever off track. Enjoy Carol singing, mince pies, festive decoration, two Grade 2 races on Friday and one Grade 1 race at Ascot on Saturday. It’s also a significant build-up to the Cheltenham Festival with the most valuable Jumps race at Ascot.

View our guide to travelling to Ascot Racecourse here.

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