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!
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Royal Ascot Race Dates & Times 2024
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.
The next Royal Ascot extravaganza takes place between Tuesday, 18th June 2024 and Saturday, 22nd June 2024, 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.
**Please note that the timetables reflect the 2022 race times and will be updated accordingly.
ROYAL ASCOT TUESDAY: JUNE 18th 2024
Spearheaded by three Group 1 races, the opening day of Royal Ascot is one of the most thrilling! The King 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.
The anticipation is high as guests arrive to witness the opening race – The Queen Anne Stakes. Last year ‘Triple Time’ won the Queen Anne Stakes with Neil Callan in the saddle under the ownership of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid al Maktoum. The leading Jockey in the Queen Anne Stakes is Frankie Dettori riding Markofdistinction (1990), Allied Forces (1997), Intikhab (1998), Dubai Destination (2003), Refuse to Bend (2004), Ramonti (2007), Palace Pier (2021). The King Stand Stakes is one of the world’s pre-eminent sprint races.
|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 19th 2024
The prestigious Prince of Wales Stakes is the feature race fixture of the day, worth an impressive £1 million alone. Jim Corlwy and ‘Mostahdaf’ stole the show last time out; who will sprint to glory in 2024?
Wednesday highlights several Group 2 races, featuring the Queen Mary Stakes, Queen’s Vase and the Duke of Cambridge Stakes. The day is more relaxed, but with a prize fund total of just under £2 million on offer, expect Wednesday to pack as much excitement as Tuesday.
|14:30||The Queen Mary Stakes G2||£262,500|
|15:05||The Queen’s Vase G2||£262,500|
|15:40||The Prince of Wales Stakes G1||£175,000|
|16:20||The Duke of Cambridge Stakes G2||£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: LADIES DAY – JUNE 20th 2024
One of, if not the most popular day of the five-day meeting is Thursday – Ladies Day, and Royal Ascot takes the tradition to new heights of elegance and glamour. It hosts two Group 2 and Group races, with the Racecourse’s oldest race, the Gold Cup, which dates back to 1807.
The Gold Cup, the highlight event of Ascot, earned a reputation as the world’s finest race for horses that compete over long distances. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s filly ‘Estimate’ became the first winning horse of the Gold in 2013.
The King George V Stakes attracts racegoers globally to attend Royal Ascot. As guests travel from far to see the coveted Gold Cup prize, Ladies Day offers the glamour and elegance that matches Royal Ascot’s history.
|14:30||The Norfolk Stakes G2||£110,000|
|15:05||The King George V Stakes Handicap||£100,000|
|15:40||The Ribblesdale Stakes G2||£200,000|
|16:20||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 21st 2024
With two Group 1 races on the cards in 2023, the penultimate day of Royal Ascot will 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.
Expect two truly challenging handicap races and two Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 fixtures.
|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 22nd 2024
The meeting’s grand finale, which features the £1 million Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes, ensures that Royal Ascot ends spectacularly.
The Wokingham Stakes is Royal Ascot’s most significant handicap, whereas the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes features older middle-distance horses.
The Queen Alexandra Stakes closes the curtain on the five-day event at Ascot; the longest race of the entire flat racing season is steeped in history. Nevertheless, Saturday certainly offers plenty to excite racegoers.
|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||Queen Elizabeth II 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 19th October 2024
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, with a prize pot of £4.2 million on offer also makes it the most valuable race day in Britain during 2024.
|13:15||The QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup (Class 1) (Group 2)||£500,000|
|13:50||The QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1)||£500,000|
|14:25||The QIPCO British Champions Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes (Class 1) (Group 1)||£500,000|
|15:05||The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by QIPCO (British Champions Mile) (Class 1) (Group 1)||£1,100,000|
|15:45||The QIPCO Champion Stakes (British Champions Middle Distance) (Class 1) (Group 1)||£1,200,000|
|16:15||The Balmoral Handicap Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) (Class 2)||£100,000|
Royal Ascot Hospitality Packages – 2024
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, Desert Orchid and Shishkin!
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 2023 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 the May Racing Weekend with several competitive handicaps making up the card, guaranteeing a thrilling weekend of racing as Ascot prepares for its flagship meeting, Royal Ascot. So celebrate Bank Holiday the right way on Friday, or make a day of it on Saturday.
Victoria Cup Day is a flat handicap, part of the May Racing Weekend. 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.
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.
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 during the flat race meeting. 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, becoming known as “racing’s most popular event”. 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.
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