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It’s the time of year where some of the finest horses in the world compete for some massive pots of prize money in Britain’s most valuable race meeting.

Royal Ascot spans five days, from Tuesday through to Saturday, below is the day by breakdown of the racing.

Royal Ascot Tuesday

Royal Ascot Tuesday

The first day of Royal Ascot sees a total of three Group 1 races on the seven-race card.

The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) is a Group 1 race over a mile and is open to horses aged four years and older.

The Coventry Stakes (Group 2), a race for two-year-olds and run over six furlongs on Day 1 of the Royal Ascot meeting, is one of the premier juvenile sprints of the Flat season.

The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) is a Group 1 race run over five furlongs, and is open to horses aged three years and older.

The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) is a Group 1 race open to three-year-old colts and is run over a distance of one mile.

The Ascot Stakes (Handicap) is a flat handicap race in Great Britain for horses aged four years or older.

The Wolferton Rated Stakes (IListed) is a IListed Flat horse race in Great Britain, with horses aged four-year-old and up able to enter.

The Copper HorseStakes (Handicap) is a flat handicap open to four year olds and above run over a distance of one mile and six furlongs.

Royal Ascot Wednesday

Royal Ascot Wednesday

The second day of Royal Ascot has one Group 1 and three Group 2 races on the seven-race card.

The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) is a Group 2 race run over five furlongs, and is the first race on Day Two of Royal Ascot, the Wednesday. The race is open to two-year-old fillies.

The Queen’s Vase (Group 2) is a Group 2 race run over five furlongs, and is the first race on Day Two of Royal Ascot, the Wednesday. The race is open to two-year-old fillies.

The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2) is a Group 2 race over one mile on the straight course at Ascot, on Wednesday, Day Two of the Royal Ascot meeting. The race is open to fillies and mares aged four and older.

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1) part of the British Champions Series – is a Group 1 race run over a mile and a quarter on Day Two of Royal Ascot, the Wednesday. The race is open to four-year-olds and upwards.

The Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain, open to horses aged three years or older.

The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) is for two-year-olds only, with a 5 lb allowance for fillies who take their chance over five furlongs.

The Kensington Palace Stakes (Handicap) is open to fillies and mares that are four years or older.

Royal Ascot Thursday

Royal Ascot Thursday

On the Thursday at Royal Ascot the one Group 1 on the card is the highly anticipated Gold Cup.

The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) is open exclusively to two-year-old horses (juveniles), and is a sprint race run over a distance of 5 furlongs. This is the shortest permitted distance for Flat horses under UK rules.

The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) is run over a distance of 1m 2f (or 1 mile 1 furlong 212 yards, to be exact) and is open to three-year-old horses of both sexes, with level weights of 9 st for colts, and a 3 lb allowance for fillies, meaning they carry 8 st 11 lb. Horses that have won Group 1 or Group 2 races are ineligible.

The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) is a Group 2 Flat race run over 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 211 yards. It is open exclusively to three-year-old fillies, and being the same trip as the Epsom Oaks, often features runners from that race, and can act as a mid-way point between that race and the Irish Oaks in mid-to-late July.

The Gold Cup (Group 1) is run over a distance of roughly two and a half miles, and is open to horses of four years and older.

The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) is open to three-year-old colts and geldings only, and is run over a distance of one mile on the straight course

The King George V Stakes (Handicap) is run over a distance of 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 211 yards, and is open to colts and geldings aged three years.

The Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) is a flat race run over a distance of seven furlongs and is open to horses aged three and over.

Royal Ascot Friday

Royal Ascot Friday

On the penultimate day of Royal Ascot there are two Group 1’s – the Commonwealth Cup and the Coronation Stakes.

The Albany Stakes (Group 3) is a Group 3 race run over six furlongs and open to two-year-old fillies.

The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) is a Group 2 Flat race of roughly a mile and a half (1 mile, 3 furlongs and 211 yards).

The Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) is a Group 1 over six furlongs, it is scheduled as the third race on day four of the meeting, which is the Friday, and provides three-year-old sprinters with an opportunity to race against their own age group at the highest level, instead of having to take on their elders in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes over the same course and distance. It is also the only Group 1 flat race in Great Britain exclusively for three-year-olds that allows geldings to compete.

The Coronation Stakes (Group 1) is a Group 1 race open to three-year-old fillies and staged over a mile.

The Sandringham Stakes (Listed) (Handicap) is a Class 2 Handicap contest which is run over a distance of one mile, and is open to fillies aged three years.

The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) is a Class 2 Handicap contest which is run over a distance of 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 211 yards, and open to horses aged four years and older.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes is run over five furlongs and is open to horses that are three years old.

Royal Ascot Saturday

Royal Ascot Saturday

The final day of Royal Ascot brings this prestigious event to a close with a Group 1, a Group 2 and a Group 3.

The Chesham Stakes (Listed) is held over seven furlongs. The race is restricted to two-year-olds only, with a 5 lb allowance for any fillies who take their chance; while horses who enter that have previous victories in IListed races and Group races have to carry 3 lb and 5 lb penalties respectively. 

The Jersey Stakes (Group 3) is a Group 3 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old horses. It is run at Ascot over a distance of 7 furlongs (1,408 metres).

The Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) is held over one mile, three furlongs and 211 yards. The race is open to horses aged four and up, with a 3 lb allowance for fillies and mares who take their chance.

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) is a Group 1 sprint held over six furlongs. The race is open to four-year-olds and up, though three-year-olds from the southern hemisphere are also permitted to take their chance. Fillies and mares who run in the race receive a 3 lb allowance.

The Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) is a six-furlong race and is one of the great Heritage Handicaps held over the course of the season. It is open to horses aged three or older.

The Golden Gate Stakes (Handicap) is run over a distance of one mile and two furlongs and is open to three year olds.

The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) is open to horses aged four years or older and is run over a distance of 2 miles, 5 furlongs and 143 yards.

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