Royal Ascot Ladies Day

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Royal Ascot Ladies Day 2020

Royal Ascot Ladies Day is held on Day 3 of the festival, 18th June 2020. Ladies Day always falls on Royal Ascot Thursday. The festival is spread over five days and held around the third week in June.

Over the meeting the horse racing action is always complemented with high fashion and elegance – that is even more evident on the day three of Royal Ascot – Ladies Day.

Yes, racegoers dress up on ALL of the Royal Ascot race days, but Ascot Thursday – Ladies Day – is always given top billing by the racetrack and the media. A lot more focus is given to the high fashion and Ascot hats surrounding the whole meeting.

Many Royal Ascot horse racing fans also feel that Ladies Day is one of the best in terms of the quality and Ladies Day races are great for bettors. There are four Group races, from the six, with one of the meetings flagship races – The Ascot Gold Cup – also being run on Ladies Day.

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The men’s fashion has gone up a few notches in recent years with more flamboyant shirts and morning suit accessories, but the Royal Ascot Ladies Day fashion is also centred around what the women are wearing. In a time that celebrities from all walks of life get a lot of air time, Royal Ascot – and particularly Ladies Day – is another chance for big names in the world of sport, tv, films and music to get more exposure. You often see A-Z listers on the pages of the main newspapers and online showbiz sites the following day.

Of the five Royal Ascot days, Ladies Day is always the one with the biggest crowd, while racegoers can pick on how to attend Ascot Thursday with four enclosure choices – The Royal Enclosure, Queen Anne Enclosure, Windsor Enclosure or the Village Enclosure. See our Royal Ascot Enclosures Guide Here.

Royal Ascot Ladies Day

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What Is The Royal Ascot Ladies Day Dress Code?

With this being the high-profile day, then you will simple look out of place if not making a real effort. Top fashion, Ascot Hats and elegance are always well-used words on Ladies Day at Royal Ascot and that applies to both the men and women.

Dress code really does depend on which Royal Ascot enclosure you intend to attend. See our Royal Ascot Dress Code Guide Here.

How Much Do Royal Ascot Ladies Day Tickets Cost?

Again, this very much depends on which enclosure you are in. With prices for the Royal Enclosure the most expensive, with the Windsor and Village Enclosures the cheapest. Ticket prices for Ladies Day at Royal Ascot can be found here.

Ladies Day Races

In terms of the horse racing we get going with the Norfolk Stakes – which is another chance to see the up-and-coming 2 year-olds on show. Top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien has landed two of the last five runnings.

The Group Three Hampton Court Stakes is the second race at Royal Ascot on day three. It might pay to note that 12 of the last 14 winners came from stalls 5 or higher, while trainer Aidan O’Brien and Sir Michael Stoute, who won the race in 2019, have good records in the race.

The Ribblesdale Stakes is the third race on day three at Royal Ascot – a race the John Gosden team have won twice in the last three years.

The Ascot Gold Cup – many people’s idea of the whole meetings showpiece race – is the fourth race on day three at Royal Ascot. We saw a royal winner of the Gold Cup in 2013, but in recent times it’s a race that’s been dominated by the John Gosden-trained Stradivarius, who has landed the two renewals.

The competitive Britannia Stakes is the penultimate race on Royal Ascot Thursday – 10 of the last 14 winners came from a double figure draw. We end day three at Royal Ascot with the King George V Stakes, which is a handicap race run over 1m4f. With six wins between them in the last 17 runnings, then trainers Sir Michael Stoute and Mark Johnston are the main yards to note here.

List of races on Royal Ascot Day 3

  1. 2:30pm – The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)
  2. 3:05pm – The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)
  3. 3:40pm – The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)
  4. 4:20pm – The Gold Cup (Group 1)
  5. 5:00pm – The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
  6. 5:35pm – The King George V Stakes (Handicap)

Royal Ascot Day Three Past Winners and Trends

See below for the recent winners, their start price and key trends for each race on Royal Ascot Day three:

Norfolk Stakes

Norfolk Stakes Recent WinnersNorfolk Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 17 years)
2019 – A’Ali (5/1)16/17 – Previous winners over 5f
2018 – Shang Shang Shang (5/1)17/17 – Had at least 1 previous run
2017 – Sioux Nation (14/1)15/17 – Had a RPR of 106+
2016 – Prince Of Lir (8/1)14/17 – Won their previous race
2015 – Waterloo Bridge (12/1)15/17 – Had never raced at Ascot before
2014 – Baitha Alga (8/1)13/17 – Foaled in March or April
2013 – No Nay Never (4/1)10/17 – Favourites placed
2012 – Reckless Abandon (4/1)10/17 – Returned 6/1 or shorter in the betting
2011 – Bapak Chinta (6/1)5/17 – Returned a double-figure price
2010 – Approve (16/1)3/17 – Winning favourites
2009 – Radiohead (10/1)3/17 – Ran at Windsor last time out
2008 – South Central (11/4 fav)Aidan O’Brien has trained 2 of the last 5 winners
2007 – Winker Watson (2/1 fav)10 of the last 14 winners came from stalls 7-12 (inc)

Hampton Court Stakes

Hampton Court Stakes Recent WinnersHampton Court Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 17 years)
2019 – Sangarius (13/2)16/17 – Had not raced at Ascot before
2018 – Hunting Horn (5/1)14/17 – Returned 8/1 or shorter in the betting
2017 – Benbatl (9/2)13/17 – Had at least 2 previous runs that season
2016 – Hawkbill (11/2)10/17 – Finished 1st or 2nd last time out
2015 – Time Test (15/8 fav)10/17 – Had either 2 or 3 previous runs that season
2014 – Cannock Chase (7/4 fav)10/17 – Had won over 1m2f before
2013 – Remote (9/4 fav)8/17 – Unplaced favourites
2012 – Energizer (15/2)6/17 – Winning favourites
2011 – Pisco Sour (20/1)4/17 – Ran at Epsom last time out
2010 – Afsare (9/4 fav)3/17 – Won by trainer Aidan O’Brien
2009 – Glass Harmonium (8/1)3/17 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
2008 – Collection (13/2)3/17 – Won by trainer Sir Michael Stoute
2007 – Zaham (7/2 fav)No winner from stall 1 in the last 14 runnings
2006 – Snoqualmie Boy (33/1)12 of the last 14 winners came from stalls 5 or higher
Indigo Cat (3/1 fav)9 of the last 14 winners came from stall 5-9 (inc)

Ribblesdale Stakes – (Group 2) (Fillies) (CLASS 1) (3yo) Winner £77,092 1m4f

Ribblesdale Stakes Recent WinnersRibblesdale Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 17 years)
2019 – Star Catcher (4/1)15/17 – Had at least 2 previous races that season
2018 – Magic Wand (10/3)14/17 – Had never raced at Ascot before
2017 – Coronet (9/1)13/17 – Placed in their previous race
2016 – Even Song (15/8 fav)13/17 – Had won over 1m2f or further before
2015 – Curvy (9/2)12/17 – Returned 5/1 or shorter in the betting
2014 – Bracelet (10/1)12/17 – Placed favourites
2013 – Riposte (9/2)10/17 – Had exactly 2 previous runs that season
2012 – Princess Highway (17/2)7/17 – Won their last race
2011 – Banimpire (3/1 fav)6/17 – Irish-trained winners (5 of last 8)
2010 – Hibaayeb (4/1 fav)4/17 – Winning favourites
2009 – Flying Cloud (5/1)4/17 – Ridden by Frankie Dettori
2008 – Michita (10/3 fav)3/17 – Trained by Saeed Bin Suroor
2007 – Silkwood (4/1)3/17 – Trained by Aidan O’Brien (3 of last 6)
2006 – Mont Etoile (25/1)3/17 – Won by a Godolphin-owned horse
2005 – Thakafaat (22/1)3/17 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
2004 – Punctilious (9/2)Just two winners from stall 1 in the last 14 runnings
2003 – Spanish Sun (9/2)7 of the last 14 winners came between stalls 3-6 (inc)

Ascot Gold Cup (Group 1) (CLASS 1) (4yo+) 2m4f

Ascot Gold Cup Recent WinnersAscot Gold Cup Key Winners Trends (last 18 years)
2019 – Stradivarius (Evs fav)16/18 – Had no more than 2 previous runs that season
2018 – Stradivarius (7/4 fav)15/18 – Had won over at least 2 miles on the flat before
2017 – Big Orange (5/1)15/18 – Had between 1-2 previous runs that season
2016 – Order Of St George (10/11 fav)14/18 – Favourites that were placed
2015 – Trip To Paris (12/1)13/18 – Won their last race
2014 – Leading Light (10/11 fav)12/18 – Previous Group 1 winners
2013 – Estimate (7/2 fav)10/18 – Aged 5 or older
2012 – Colour Vision (6/1)10/18 – Won by the favourite
2011 – Fame And Glory (11/8 fav)7/18 – Won by trainer Aidan O’Brien
2010 – Rite of Passage (20/1)5/18 – Ran at Sandown last time out (Henry II Stakes)
2009 – Yeats (6/4 fav)12 of the last 14 winners returned 7/1 or shorter in the betting
2008 – Yeats (11/8 fav)9 of the last 14 winners returned 7/2 or shorter in the betting
2007 – Yeats (8/13 fav)7 of the last 14 winners came from stalls 1-5 (inc)
2006 – Yeats (7/1)Godolphin won the race in 1996, 1998, 2004 & 2012
2005 – Westerner (7/4 fav)Aidan O’Brien has trained the winner in 2016, 2014, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
2004 – Papineau (5/1)Since 1949 there have been 14 multiple winners of the race

Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Colts & Geldings) (CLASS 2) (3yo 0-105) 1m

Britannia Stakes Recent WinnersBritannia Stakes Key Winners Trends (last 17 years)
2019 – Biometric (28/1)15/17 – Had no more than 3 previous runs that season
2018 – Ostillo (10/1)14/17 – Had won a race over 7f or 1m before
2017 – Bless Him (25/1)13/17 – Failed to win their previous race
2016 – Defrocked (13/2)13/17 – Placed last time out
2015 – War Envoy (10/1)13/17 – Carried 8-13 or less
2014 – Born In China (14/1)12/17 – Had never run at Ascot before
2013 – Beauty Flame (20/1)11/17 – Returned a double-figure price
2012 – Fast Or Free (6/1 fav)10/17 – Unplaced favourites
2011 – Sagramor (8/1)8/17 – Had exactly 2 previous runs that season
2010 – Ransom Note (9/1)7/17 – Had only won over 7f previously
2009 – Fareer (20/1)4/17 – Ridden by Jamie Spencer
2008 – Fifteen Love (28/1)3/17 – Ran at Haydock last time out
2007 – Eddie Jock (33/1)3/17 – Winning favourites
2006 – Sir Gerard (9/2 fav)2/17 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
2005 – Mostashaar (10/3 fav)Just one top three finish horse from stall 1 in the last 14 runnings
2004 – Mandobi (8/1)10 of the last 14 winners came from a double-figure stall

King George V Stakes (Handicap) (CLASS 2) (3yo 0-105) 1m4f

King George V Stakes (Handicap) Recent WinnersKing George V Stakes (Handicap) Key Winners Trends (last 17 years)
2019 – South Pacific (22/1)17/17 – Had at least 2 previous runs that same season
2018 – Baghdad (9/1)17/17 – Had between 2 and 4 previous runs that season
2017 – Atty Persse (7/1)16/17 – Never raced at Ascot before
2016 – Primitivo (13/2)16/17 – Placed last time out
2015 – Space Age (9/1)14/17 – Carried 8-13 or less
2014 – Elite Army (4/1 jfav)12/17 – Had won over at least 1m2f previously
2013 – Elidor (20/1)10/17 – Returned 9/1 or bigger in the betting
2012 – Fennell Bay (12/1)8/17 – Favourites placed
2011 – Brown Panther (4/1 jfav)8/17 – Won their previous race
2010 – Dandino (7/1)6/17 – Won by trainers Sir Michael Stoute (2) or Mark Johnston (4)
2009 – Cosmic Sun (66/1)4/17 – Ran at Haydock last time out
2008 – Colony (11/2 fav)3/17 – Winning favourites (2 joint)
2007 – Heron Bay (20/1)10 of the last 14 winners came between stalls 10-20 (inc)
2006 – Linas Selection (9/2)8 of the last 14 winners came between stalls 10-16 (inc)

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