Royal Ascot Racing

Royal Ascot Gold Cup Day 2022 – Photos and Results

Thursday of Royal Ascot 2022 was Gold Cup Day with superstar Stradivarius bidding to emulate Yeats (2006–2009) by winning a fourth Gold Cup, the flagship race of the week. Reports from the races of the day, with photographs by Ian Yates (www.eyewhy.co.uk). 2.30PM NORFOLK STAKES (GROUP 2) Previous Next The Ridler provides Fahey and Hanagan …

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Royal Ascot: Ensuring the Safety and Welfare of Horses and Jockeys

The safety and welfare of horses and jockeys is paramount at Royal Ascot. In recent years several major changes have been made to the racecourse to improve welfare standards. ON TRACK During the redevelopment between 2004–2006, a safer race track was created by cambering the home and old paddock bends and removing the road crossing …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Record Prize Money to be Won this Year

Royal Ascot Prize Money will reach record levels in 2022, with £8,652,500 to be won. The Royal Ascot racing programme will once again feature the highest concentration of equine talent seen at any meeting across the world. Permanently expanded to 35 races in 2021, there are eight Group 1 races across the Royal Meeting and …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Andrew Balding on Returning to Royal Ascot after his Four Winners there in 2021

This article contains third-party links Multiple Group 1 and Classic-winning Flat trainer Andrew Balding has amassed over 250 wins across the last two seasons, including an incredible four winners at Royal Ascot in 2021. The Betway ambassador’s success at the Royal meeting was a career-best performance that saw him end the week on an equal …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Shahryar Headlines Overseas Stars on Course for Royal Ascot Challenge

Japanese raider Shahryar headlined the overseas stars on show at the International Challengers Media Morning in Newmarket on Thursday, 9th June, ahead of the Royal Ascot meeting 2022. Shahryar (main picture above, credit: Megan Ridgwell) ranks as one of the world’s top middle-distance performers following his victory in March’s G1 Dubai Sheema Classic. Last year’s Japanese Derby …

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Royal Ascot Race Histories

Royal Ascot is a pinnacle of the Flat racing season and many of the races have seen over a century of renewals while others have been recently introduced. The race histories are outlined below. For our full Guide to Royal Ascot please click here. In alphabetical order: The Albany Stakes (Group 3) Six furlongs, Two-Year-Old …

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Royal Ascot 2022: Order of Running

Royal Ascot 2022 takes place from Tuesday 14th June to Saturday 18th June. The order of running – the racing timetable – for each day is shown below. For our Guide to Royal Ascot click here. TUESDAY 14TH JUNE Time & TV Race Age of horses Length of race Prize money ITV1 2.30pm The Queen …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: Who Dares Wins takes concluding Queen Alexandra Stakes to give Tom Marquand first Royal Ascot success

Who Dares Wins landed the final race of Royal Ascot 2020, the marathon Queen Alexandra Stakes over an extended two miles and five furlongs. It was a second winner at the Royal Meeting for a horse owned by a Henry Ponsonby syndicate and a third for trainer Alan King. Jockey Tom Marquand was enjoying his …

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Royal Ascot 2020 Day 5: Hey Jonesy hands Ryan and Stott 94/1 sprint double with Wokingham success

Trainer Kevin Ryan and jockey Kevin Stott recorded a quickfire 94/1 sprint double when Hey Jonesy (18/1) landed Wokingham Heritage Handicap, following on from Hello Youmzain’s victory in the preceding G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Taking the lead after the first furlong, Hey Jonesy held on gamely to score by the minimum distance of a nose …

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Royal Ascot 2020 – Unprecedented Conditions for the Five-Day Spectacular

Royal Ascot in 2020 took place under unprecedented conditions, with the Covid-19 epidemic meaning the five-day spectacular was held behind closed doors for the first time in its history. Government guidelines meant that the limited attendees had to abide by the two-metre social distancing rule and wear face masks, but the five-day spectacular went ahead …

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