Summer Racing

Royal Ascot 2022: Racegoers’ Numbers Reduced in Main Enclosures to Improve Customer Experience

As part of a long-term ambition and following feedback from racegoers attending the smaller scale Royal Ascot in 2021, capacity numbers have been reduced across the three main enclosures for all five days of the Royal Meeting. In the Royal Enclosure, capacity on each day will be reduced by 1,000 people while the Royal Enclosure …

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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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Ladies’ Days at Racecourses for Summer 2022

It’s time to brush off your best hat and polish your heels… summer is starting to sizzle as Ladies’ Days take centre stage at racecourses around the country. Listed in A–Z  order, find your local course to see what’s on or plan a mini-break to visit another part of the country for a beautiful racing …

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Derby Festival 2022: Desert Crown heads 21 entries going forward for Epsom Derby

Desert Crown heads 21 entries going forward for the Group One Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday 4th June following the second scratchings deadline. The premier Classic is being staged for the 243rd time in 2022, when it will form part of the official celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A son of Nathaniel, Desert …

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Baaeed Makes Claim for Being Best Miler Since Frankel

After ending last season with an unbeaten record on the track, a lot was expected from Baaeed this year. The son of Sea The Stars has started it in the perfect possible way, by cruising to victory in the Group One Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. William Haggas’ runner powered away from some very good horses …

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Guineas Festival 2022: Double for Doyle as Cachet makes all

Guineas Festival 2022: It was a double Classic success for jockey James Doyle as Cachet (16/1) led throughout to win the 2022 Group One QIPCO 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket, on Sunday 1st May. For Doyle it was a second Classic success in 24 hours following the victory of Coroebus in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas. The 34 …

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