Royal Ascot from Tuesday to Saturday, five days to remember in June 2020.Book with Racing Breaks!

Published 2020/02/13

Whether it’s the Queen Anne Stakes in which Frankel turned in his most sensational performance in 2012, the King’s Stand Stakes, one of the world’s most pre-eminent sprint races, or the St James’s Palace Stakes which attracts horses that have run in the English, French and Irish 2,000 Guineas, Tuesday is without doubt overflowing with class for the true racing enthusiast.

On Tuesday, anticipation is high, the racecourse immaculate and for the purist, this is the unmissable day in the Royal Ascot calendar. BOOK HERE

Wednesday is a more gently-paced day than the Tuesday, however, there is no compromise on quality. The feature race is the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes which never fails to disappoint. Considered by many to be Royal Ascot’s most important race of the modern era, it was first run in 1862 to honour the then Prince of Wales. Day two also features three Group 2 races – the Queen Mary Stakes, the Queen’s Vase and the Duke of Cambridge Stakes - as well as the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes. The Royal Hunt Cup, a Heritage Handicap, often the biggest betting race during the Royal Meeting, completes the racecard. BOOK HERE

Thursday is vibrant, celebratory and steeped in tradition being the home of the famed Gold Cup. As the showpiece event of Royal Ascot week, it is the world’s premier race for horses that are specialists over long distances. Ascot’s oldest surviving race, the Gold Cup has provided some of the Royal Meeting’s greatest moments including Her Majesty The Queen’s filly Estimate, who, in 2013, was the first winning horse of the Gold Cup ever by a reigning monarch. The third day also includes two impressive Group 2 and a Group 3 races, as well as the Britannia Stakes and the King George V Stakes. With thousands turning out to see the coveted Gold Cup prize contested, fashion and glamour reach their zenith and designer creations and millinery masterpieces take centre stage. Without doubt, day three boasts stylish elegance and rich history to match its prestige. BOOK HERE

Friday has a personality of its own. Revolving around six top-class races including two world-class Group 1, a Group 2, Group 3 and two competitive handicap races, Friday at Royal Ascot is the perfect lead-in to a long weekend and ideal for corporate entertaining and group hospitality. The Coronation Stakes, is an exciting one-mile race for three-year-old fillies, while the Commonwealth Cup is one of the Flat season’s most important races for young sprinters. Friday guarantees plenty of racing drama for the enthusiast. BOOK HERE

As the final day falls on a weekend, understandably the atmosphere is more relaxed, however, there is certainly no let-up when it comes to the quality of the racing. The highlight of the day is the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes, one of the world’s great international sprint races. With the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes bringing together some of the best older middle-distance horses, the Wokingham Stakes, the meeting’s oldest heritage handicap, and the Queen Alexandra Stakes, the longest race of the week and of the entire Flat season, there is plenty to enthral racegoers and to ensure that Royal Ascot comes to a fitting close. BOOK HERE