Royal Ascot Runners

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Royal Ascot is the pinnacle of the Flat season. Racing fans, socialites and families show up in force to make the five-day meeting one of the most attended and widely anticipated events of the calendar year.

Which Horses Are Running at Royal Ascot 2021?

With a range of different race types on the Royal Ascot race card, each year we see both new and old Royal Ascot runners at the festival. We will update this page once the 2021 Royal Ascot Runners become available. Previous winners are always worth checking out for predicting the runners of next year’s race

Queen Anne Stakes Runners 2020 - Day 1 Results

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Race: Queen Anne Stakes /Day: Day 1 / Age: 4 / Jockey: Ryan Moore / Trainer: A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore and Frankie Dettori – went head-to-head in the final furlong on their mounts – Circus Maximus and Terebellum. Moore produced one of his trademark power-packed finishes to drive home CIRCUS MAXIMUS (4/1 fav) to prevail by a head to reward favourite backers at 4/1.
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TEREBELLUM (2nd) flag

Race: Queen Anne /Day: Day 1 / Age: 4 / Jockey: Frankie Dettori / Trainer: J. Gosden
It was a race jockey Frankie Dettori had won three times in the last 18 years, but it was one that had so far eluded Ryan Moore. However, that changed here with Dettori and Terebellum being pipped at the post.
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MARIE'S DIAMOND (3rd) flag

Race: Queen Anne Stakes /Day: Day 1 / Age: 4 / Jockey: Joe Fanning / Trainer: M. Johnston
Began the race with a quick pace, leading the field momentarily. Though Circus Maximus and Terebellum got the better of the Mark Johnston horse from 2f out.

King's Stand Stakes Runners 2020 - Day 1 Results

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Race: The King's Stand Stakes /Day: Day 1 / Age: 5 / Jockey: Jim Crowley / Trainer: C. Hills
All the attention was on the speedball – BATTAASH (5/6 fav) – as he looked to make it third time lucky in this race after finishing runner-up in the last two seasons. It did, however, look a slightly weaker affair than previous years and his conqueror in 2018 and 2019.
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EQUILATERAL (2nd) flag

Race: The King's Stand Stakes / Day: Day 1 / Age: 5 / Jockey: James Doyle / Trainer: C. Hills
Equilateral ran a fantastic race for the 5 year old. He travelled strongly before being slightly held up at the back end of the pack. He managed to steer clear and keep the pace from 1f out. No chance to beat Battash, but a good race from his stablemate.
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LIBERTY BEACH (3rd) flag

Race: The King's Stand Stakes /Day: Day 1 / Age: 3 / Jockey: Jason Hart / Trainer: J. Quinn
Ran a carefree race tending towards the front of the pack the whole way. She was overtaken 1f out from the finish only narrowly missing second place to Equilateral.

Prince of Wales Stakes Runners 2020 - Day 2 Results

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Race: Prince of Wales Stakes / Day: Day 2 / Age: 4 / Jockey: James Doyle / Trainer: J. Gosden
A bit short of room in the pack, Lord North switched left over 2f out and charged home. His stamina during final furlong, was too much for the rest of the field. He won comfortably.
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ADDEYBB (2nd) flag

Race: Prince of Wales Stakes /Day: Day 2 / Age: 6 / Jockey: Tom Marquand / Trainer: W. Haggas
Despite being a favourite, Addeybb was past over 2f out. He briefly led over 1f out, but could not stay the pace of Lord North.
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BARNEY ROY (3rd) flag

Race: Prince of Wales Stakes /Day: Day 2 / Age: 6 / Jockey: William Buick / Trainer: C. Appleby
As a favourite, Barney Roy started the race well, only held up in behind the leaders. The Godolphin sprinter was outpaced over 2f out, but he kept on in the final 110yds. He nudged Japan out of third place towards finish.
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JAPAN (4th) flag

Race: Prince of Wales's Stakes /Day: Day 2 / Age: 4 / Jockey: Ryan Moore / Trainer: A P O'Brien
As a 3 year old, Japan became one of the best of his age in Europe, winning the King Edward VII Stakes, the Grand Prix de Paris as well as the International Stakes. On softer ground he came 4th in the Dante Stakes and 3rd in the Epsom Derby. This time out, the colt had a disastrous race. Jockey Ryan Moore reported sweating, as he was edged out in the 2nd furlong. He was no match for the pace of the top 3 leaders.
JAPAN S/P 6/4*
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BANGKOK (5th) flag

Race: Prince of Wales Stakes /Day: Day 2 / Age: 4 / Jockey: S. De Sousa / Trainer: A. Balding
Running 5th from a field of 7, Bangkok showed nothing special in this run. He was led by the front runners soon after the start, showed no impression between 2f and 1f out. He was pushed out in the last furlong and couldn't keep the pace in the last 110yards.

Gold Cup Royal Ascot Runners 2020 - Day 3

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Race: Gold Cup /Day: Day 3 / Age: 5 / Jockey: Frankie Dettori / Trainer: J. Gosden
Stradivarius made his history making dash in the 2020 Royal Ascot Gold Cup. Winning for the third year in a row, he and his mount Frankie Dettori completed their hopeful hattrick. Stradivarius won in a very convincing fashion, far ahead of the rest of the field.
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NAYEF ROAD (2nd) flag

Race: Gold Cup /Day: Day 3 / Age: 4 / Jockey: Ryan Moore / Trainer: Mark Johnston
Nayef Road had a great race, leading up until 2f from the finish line. Passed by the winners, Frankie Dettori and Stradivarius at around 1f out, he kept on, holding off the rest of the field until the end. All in all, a very good run from the young colt and jockey Ryan Moore.
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CROSS COUNTER (3rd) flag

Race: Gold Cup /Day: Day 3 / Age: 5 / Jockey: James Doyle / Trainer: Charlie Appleby
In an attempt at redemption from a poor start at the Melbourne Cup last year, Cross Counter didn't start well. At the rear of the pack, he had a lot of work to chase the leaders. At the end stages, he went third inside final furlong.

Commonwealth Cup Runners 2020 - Day 4 Results

2020 Results

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Race: Commonwealth Cup /Day: Day 4 / Age: 3 / Jockey: Adam Kirby / Trainer: Clive Cox
Golden Horde is ready to kick off his campaign in the Commonwealth Cup. Trainer Clive Cox has high hopes for the Lethal Force colt, who won the Richmond Stakes last term and was twice placed in a meeting with Group One competitors. He finished third behind Earthlight in the Prix Morny and a narrow second behind the same horse in the Middle Park Stakes on his final outing.
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KIMARI (2nd) flag

Race: Commonwealth Cup / Day: Day 4 / Age: 3 / Jockey: Frankie Dettori/ Trainer: W. A. Ward
In 2019, Kimari, a two-year-old filly, ran a convincing second behind Raffle Prize in the Queen Mary Stakes. She is one of two older horses that Ward is set to send over from Kentucky.
KIMARI S/P 11/2*

Coronation Stakes Runners - Day 5 Results

2020 Result

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Coronation Stakes / Day: Day 5 / Age: 3 / Jockey: Frankie Dettori / Trainer: Mrs John Harrington
This filly from Ireland has a live chance in the Coronation Stakes courtesy of Jessica Harrington and with the assistance of Jockey Frankie Dettori. She missed her start in the French 1,000 Guineas due to travel restrictions, so hopefully she can make up for it tomorrow afternoon!
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SHARING (2nd) flag

Coronation Stakes / Day: Day 5 / Age: 3 / Jockey: Oisin Murphy / Trainer: H G Motion
Sharing ran a nice race. Ponied to start, but kept on from 2f out and went second inside final furlong. This young horse was no match for winner but showed fine form.
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Coronation Stakes /Day: Day 5 / Age: 3 / Jockey: Jason Watson / Trainer: R. Charlton
The Roger Charlton runner – Quadrilateral – who was third in the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier this month, was supported into favourite at 2/1, but despite running a solid race seemed to lack a turn-of-foot and could only manage third. It will be interesting to see where connections head next with this horse.

St James's Palace Stakes Runners - Day 5 Results

2020 Result

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Race: St James's Palace Stakes / Day: Day 5 / Age: 3 / Jockey: Frankie Dettori / Trainer: John Gosden
A yard that have done well in the race in recent times was John Gosden – they’ve won the prize in 2014 and 2018 – and they added to those wins with PALACE PIER (4/1). It was another win for jockey Frankie Dettori too – his sixth at the 2020 Royal Ascot meeting and his fourth in this race.
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PINATUBO (2nd) flag

Race: St James's Palace Stakes / Day: Day 5 / Age: 4 / Jockey: William Buick / Trainer: C. Appleby
This race that saw the 2020 2,000 Guineas second and third – Wichita and Pinatubo – lock horns again. Pinatubo ran on well to take second, with Wichita third.
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WICHITA (3rd) flag

Race: St James's Palace Stakes / Day: Day 5 / Age: 3 / Jockey: Ryan Moore / Trainer: A P O'Brien
Wichita was looking for momentum to be on his side. He began his season with a win in his Group race in Newmarket and then ran very well in the Dewhurst. Punters seemed to be backing him over stable-mate Pinatubo, but it came down to the wire with both horses in good form running 2nd and 3rd. Neither were a match for Frankie Dettori and Palace Pier this year.

Diamond Jubilee Stakes Runners 2020 - Day 5

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Race: Diamond Jubilee Stakes /Day: Day 5 / Age: 4 / Jockey: Kevin Stott / Trainer: K. Ryan
A French-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred that shows enormous potential. As a two-year-old in 2018 he won two of his three races that year, including the Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte. In the following year he is considered a leading sprinter, winning the Sandy Lane Stakes and running third in the Commonwealth Cup before recording his first Group 1 success in the Haydock Sprint Cup. This year HELLO YOUMAIN gave up-and-coming jockey Kevin Stott his first Royal Ascot winner.
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DREAM OF DREAMS (2nd) flag

Race: Diamond Jubilee Stakes /Day: Day 5 / Age: 6 / Jockey: Tom Marquand / Trainer: M. Stoute
Back for more, Dream of Dreams was an unlucky second in the 2019 Diamond Jubilee. He was denied the top honours by Godolphin's Blue Point in a thriller that went down to the hair. He saw the same fate in 2020, beaten by a hair by Hello Youmzain. A good run, and in fine form, just pipped at the post.
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SCEPTICAL (3rd) flag

Race: Diamond Jubilee Stakes / Day: Day 5 / Age: 4 / Jockey: Frankie Dettori / Trainer: D. Hogan
Sceptical, the highest-rated sprinter in Ireland, ran 3rd in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes under Frankie Dettori. A Godolphin reject, this horse has proven his worth time over and is definitely a favourite for the Royal Ascot Festival and other flat meets during the year.
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KHAADEM (4th) flag

Race: Diamond Jubilee Stakes /Day: Day 5 / Age: 4 / Jockey: Jim Crowley / Trainer: C. Hills
After running a lightning fast race at the Stewards' Cup in 2019, Khaadem has failed to prove himself on soft ground ever since. This year here was ridden under 2f out from the post. He had every chance but stamina seemed to be lacking in the final 110 yards.

*Odds at time of publishing 20/6/2020. All odds are subject to change.

Add to that the balmy British summer weather and the fact that the Queen and members of the Royal Family parade before racing, and the attraction of Royal Ascot has gone through the roof. We haven’t even mentioned the star horses that grace the Berkshire turf.

Royal Ascot 2020 – Royal Ascot Runners

There are many 2 year-old Royal Ascot races so horses running in these contests will be new to the meeting as all racehorses start their careers at this age.

However, there are plenty of Royal Ascot horses that return year-after-year and compete in Royal Ascot races the following season. A recent example of this is the 2018 and 2019 Ascot Gold Cup winner – Stradivarius – who returned to Royal Ascot in 2019 to successfully defend his Gold Cup crown.

Sprinting horses tend to have a slightly longer racing life span, so races like the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, King’s Stand and Commonwealth Cup are other Royal Ascot races that we tend to see horses that have run at the meeting in the past too. The Charles-Hills-trained Battaash, who was runner-up in the 2018 and 2019 King’s Stand Stakes, is a recent example of this.

Below you’ll find a list of Royal Ascot Runners leading up to Ascot 2020. As we draw ever nearer to the 2020 Ascot meet, in June 2020, the Ascot race cards will become clearer and we will know which entries will be running for the main races like the Royal Ascot Gold Cup, King’s Stand Stakes, Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the Commonwealth Stakes.

Royal Ascot 2019 Gold Cup Results

Stradivarius wins the Royal Ascot Gold Cup 2019, making it back to back victories.

  1. Stradivarius (L. Dettori) (1/1F)
  2. Dee Ex Bee (S. De Sousa) (7/2)
  3. Master of Reality (W. M. Lordan) (66/1)
  4. Cross Counter (J. Doyle) (4/1)
  5. Flag of Honour (R. L. Moore) (11/1)

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Royal Ascot Runners Entries

Horses are entered into Royal Ascot races throughout the year. However, some races have early cut-off points and therefore the vast majority of those entered don’t participate once the races come round.

St James’ Palace Stakes

A Group 1 contest that is run over a mile, which is usually used as a stepping stone for horses who participated in the 2,000 Guineas in May. Between eight and 12 runners normally line up.

Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

Run over a mile and two furlongs, the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes is the headline contest on day two of Royal Ascot and has been won by a number of smart middle-distance three-year-olds. Again, a small field tends to go to post.

The Gold Cup

Race for the stayers. Won by Stradivarius for the last two years, the Ascot Gold Cup is the first leg of the stayers’ Triple Crown and a reasonably large field contends the prize.

The Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes

Run over 1m4f, this race has been won by a number of smart four- and five-year-olds in recent years, some of whom have gone on to compete in races like the German St Leger. Big fields are the order of the day.

Chesham Stakes

A Listed race for two-year-old that kicks off the final day of Royal Ascot. It is open to horses whose sire won over further than a mile and a furlong, so that normally means the Chesham draws the smallest field of the juvenile races at the meeting.


What horses are running at Ascot?

Royal Ascot is a five-day festival for the best Flat racehorses on the planet. From five-furlong speedballs to stamina-laden stayers, the top thoroughbreds come to prove their abilities on the biggest stage of all.

Is Ascot cancelled?

A decision of whether Royal Ascot goes ahead is yet to be made. It isn’t set to take place until mid-June, so the verdict can be delayed until closer to the time.

What is the best day to go to Ascot?

All five days of Royal Ascot are fantastic viewing spectacles. If you want to dress to impress, make sure you go on Thursday – Ladies’ Day. The most popular days to go are Friday and Saturday.

Is racing at Ascot on today?

Ascot race throughout the year, with Flat racing taking centre stage in the spring and summer, while jumps racing gets the go ahead in the autumn and winter. Check the BHA racing fixture list or Ascot website for more details.

What time is the last race at Ascot on Saturday?

The last race on each day of Royal Ascot is at 5.35pm.

Why is it called Royal Ascot?

The Ascot week became a Royal meeting in 1911. It has been regularly attended by the Queen and other members of the British Royal Family since.

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