When is Royal Ascot 2021

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The Royal Ascot 2021 will be held from Tuesday 15th June through to Saturday 19th June 2021. The gates for each day at Royal Ascot usually open at 10:30am, with the first race normally at 2:30pm. Ascot dates are similar each year at roughly the same time – the third week of June. The Royal Ascot Meeting is also held over the same five days each year – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

What Time does Ascot Start?

There is usually a Royal Procession around 1:30pm on every day of Ascot. It starts usually around an hour before Royal Ascot start times for racing. This consists of around four or five royal horse-drawn carriages that parade down the long Ascot racecourse straight and end up in front of the packed Royal Ascot crowds.

In 2020, the last race at Royal Ascot is around 4:40pm each day. In previous years the entertainment doesn’t stop there with the gates open till 8pm. In normal years, there is daily singing around the bandstand each day that is always worth hanging around for, while in the various car parks near the track many racegoers carry on the Royal Ascot party with early evening picnics.

Royal Ascot Schedule

*Please note: The schedule for Royal Ascot 2021 will be updated here once the exact race times become available. 

With extra races added to the programme, there are 7 races each day, and 8 on the Saturday. So a total of 36 races over the whole meeting.

Over the five days at Royal Ascot, there are a total of eight Group One races and a total of 19 Group races. With two Group One’s on both the Tuesday and the Friday, then many feel these are the two highlight days, but with Ladies Day always held on the Thursday of Royal Ascot then this individual day always grabs its own headlines.

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 1 – TUESDAY 16TH JUNE 2020

Royal Ascot Start TimesWatchRaceDistance (Miles & Furlongs)AgePrize Fund
1:15pm Watch at Paddy Power The Buckingham Palace Handicap7f3yo+£35000
1:50pm Watch at Paddy Power The Queen Anne Stakes
(Group 1)
1m4yo+£250000
2:25pm Watch at Unibet The Ribbesdale Stakes
(Group 2)
1m 4f3yo fillies£110000
3:00pm Watch at Unibet The King Edward VIII Stakes
(Group 2)
1m 4f3yo colts & geldings£110000
3:35pm Watch William Hill The King’s Stand Stakes
(Group 1)
5f3yo+£250000
4:10pm Watch at Unibet The Duke of Cambridge Stakes
(Group 2)
1mile4yo+ fillies & mares£100000
4:40pm Watch at Unibet The Ascot Stakes
(Class 2 Handicap)
2miles 4f4yo+£35000
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ROYAL ASCOT DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE 2020

 

Royal Ascot Start TimesWatchRaceDistance (Miles & Furlongs)AgePrize Fund
1:15pm Watch at Betfair The Silver Royal Hund Cup Handicap1mile3yo+£35000
1:50pm Watch William Hill The Hampton Court Stakes
(Group 3)
1m 2f3yo£60000
2:25pm Watch at Paddy Power The King George V Stakes
(Handicap)
1m 4f3yo£60000
3:00pm Watch William Hill The Prince of Wales’ Stakes
(Group 1)
1m 2f4yo+£250000
3:35pm Watch at Unibet The Royal Hunt Cup
(Heritage Handicap)
1mile3yo+£75000
4:10pm Watch William Hill The Windsor Castle Stakes
(Listed)
5f2yo£40000
3:05pm Watch at Unibet The Copper Horse Handicap1m 6f4yo+£35000
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ROYAL ASCOT DAY 3 LADIES DAY– THURSDAY 18TH JUNE 2020

Royal Ascot Start TimesWatchRaceDistance (Miles & Furlongs)AgePrize Fund
1:15pm Watch at Paddy Power The Golden Gates Handicap10f3yo£35000
1:50pm Watch at Unibet The Wolferton Stakes
(Listed 3)
1m 2f4yo+£60000
2:25pm Watch William Hill The Jersey Stakes
(Group 3)
7f3yo£60000
3:00pm Watch William Hill The Chesham Stakes
(Listed)
7f2yo£40000
3:35pm Watch at Betfair The Ascot Gold Cup
(Group 1)
2m 4f4yo+£250000
4:10pm Watch at Unibet The Britannia Stakes
(Heritage Handicap)
1m3yo colts & geldings£60000
4:40pm Watch at Unibet The Sandringham Stakes
(Handicap)
1m3yo fillies£60000
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ROYAL ASCOT DAY 4 – FRIDAY 19TH JUNE 2020

Royal Ascot Start TimesWatchRaceDistance (Miles & Furlongs)AgePrize Fund
1:15pm Watch at Paddy Power The Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes5f3yo£35000
1:50pm Watch at Paddy Power The Albany Stakes
(Group 3)
6f2yo Fillies£65000
2:25pm Watch at Unibet The Norfolk Stakes
(Group 2)
5f2yo£50000
3:00pm Watch at Betfair The Hardwicke Stakes
(Group 2)
1m 4f4yo+£125000
3:35pm Watch William Hill The Commonwealth Cup
(Group 1)
6f3yo£250000
4:10pm Watch at Unibet The Queen’s Vase
(Group 2)
1m 6f3yo£110000
4:40pm Watch William Hill The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes
(Handicap)
1m 4f3yo+£60000
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ROYAL ASCOT DAY 5 – SATURDAY 20TH JUNE 2020

Royal Ascot Start TimesWatchRaceDistance (Miles & Furlongs)AgePrize Fund
12:40pm Watch at Paddy Power The Silver Wokingham Handicap6f3yo+£35000
1:15pm Watch at Unibet The Queen Mary Stakes
(Group 2)
5f2yo fillies£50000
1:50pm Watch William Hill The Coronation Stakes
(Group 1)
1 mile3yo fillies£250000
2:25pm Watch William Hill The Coventry Stakes
(Group 2)
6f2yo£60000
3:00pm Watch William Hill The St James’s Palace Stakes
(Group 1)
1 mile3yo colts£250000
3:35pm Watch at Betfair The Diamond Jubilee Stakes
(Group 1)
6f4yo+£250000
4:10pm Watch at Unibet The Wokingham Stakes
(Heritage Handicap)
6f3yo+£75000
4:40pm Watch William Hill The Queen Alexandra Stakes
(Conditions)
2m 6f4yo+£35000
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