Royal Ascot 2024: Get Ready for Thrilling Races and Big Wins

May 2, 2024

Royal Ascot is scheduled to begin on June 18th and end on June 22nd, 2024. It’s one of the most awaited horse race events globally, featuring the world’s finest horses, jockeys, and trainers showcasing their talents to horse race fans for five days straight.

Big wins and thrilling races are expected in this year’s event. The 2024 Royal Ascot will have seven races on the card instead of the usual six because the officials expanded the schedule to have a total of 36 races.

So, whether you are looking to bet on the 2024 Royal Ascot races or just want to enjoy the event, this write-up is for you. It covers essential details you need to know about the Royal Ascot 2024, including the dates, the locations where the events will be held and the prize money. Read on!

The Royal Ascot Day One

Tuesday 18th will mark the huge start for the 2024 Royal Ascot, with epic performance and high-end fashion in the Queen Anne Stakes expected. Here is the schedule;

  • The Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at 14:30
  • The Coventry Stakes (G2) at 15:05
  • The King’s Stand Stakes (G1) at 15:40
  • The St James’s Palace Stakes (G1) at 16:20
  • The Ascot Stakes (Handicap) at 17:00
  • The Wolferton Stakes (Listed) at 17:35
  • The Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap) at 18:10

The Royal Ascot Day Two 

While this tends to be a little bit more relaxed than day one, it has one of the most valuable races — The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1). The top prize is £1 million. Here is the schedule:

  • The Queen’s Vase (G2) at 15:05
  • The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (G2) at 15:40
  • The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) at 16:20
  • The Royal Hunt Cup (Handicap) at 17:00
  • The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) at 17:35
  • The Kensington Palace Stakes (Handicap) at 18:10

The Royal Ascot Day Three

Also known as Ladies Day, day three is marked by the celebration of fashion, elegance, and style. Each enclosure has its specific dress code. The Ladies Day features the Group One Gold Cup, one of Ascot’s oldest races to date. Here is the schedule:

  • The Norfolk Stakes (G2) at 14:00
  • The King George V Stakes (Handicap) at 15:05
  • The Ribblesdale Stakes (G2) at 15:40
  • The Gold Cup (G1) at 16:15
  • The Britannia Stakes (Handicap) at 17:00
  • The Hampton Court Stakes (G3) at 17:35
  • The Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) at 18:10

The Royal Ascot Day Four

Day four, which will be on a Friday, will be full of excitement. Its card features two group one races: Coronation Stakes and the Commonwealth Cup, as well as the G2 King Edward VII Stakes. Here is the schedule:

  • The Albany Stakes (G3) at 14:30
  • The Commonwealth Cup (G1) at 15:05
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) at 15:40
  • The Coronation Stakes (G1) at 16:20
  • The Sandringham Stakes (Handicap) at 17:00
  • The King Edward VII Stakes (G2) at 17:35
  • The Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes (Handicap) at 18:10

The Royal Ascot Day Five

Saturday, 22nd June, will mark the climax of Royal Ascot 2024. It features the Group 1 platinum Jubilee Stakes, worth £1 million, and the Queen Alexandra Stakes, which is Flat racing’s longest race in Royal Ascot. See the schedule below for more information.

  • The Chesham Stakes (Listed) at 14:30
  • The Jersey Stakes (G3) at 15:06
  • The Hardwicke Stakes (G2) at 15:41
  • The Platinum Jubilee Stakes (G1) at 16:20
  • The Wokingham Stakes (Handicap) at 17:00
  • The Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap) at 17:35
  • The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) at 18:10

Final Thought

Each race day of the Royal Ascot has a race that is the highlight. In that case, the races to look forward to are;

  • The Ascot Gold Cup (Run over a distance of two miles and four furlongs) 
  • The Queen Anne Stakes (Run over a distance of one mile) 
  • The King’s Stand Stakes (Run over a distance of five furlongs)
  • The Prince of Wales Stakes (Run over a distance of one mile and two furlongs)
  • Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Run over a distance of six furlongs) 

Photo: Royal Ascot

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