The Royal Ascot takes place over five days in June. Each day includes six races, preceded by the Royal Procession at 2 pm sharp. We’ve included a schedule below to help you plan your 2018 Royal Ascot experience.
Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £7.3m in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them Group One, have made household names of Royal Ascot winners like Black Caviar, Frankel and Yeats. Each year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special.
When is Royal Ascot?
Royal Ascot will be held from Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 June 2018. Gates open at 10.30am, with the first race at 2.30pm.
How can I get tickets?
Tickets start from £26 if booked before 27 March 2018. For further information and to book please visit ascot.co.uk or call 0344 346 3000.
The 2018 Britannia Stakes will take place on Thursday, June 21 at 5.00pm and will be live on ITV. It’s a handicap run over one mile open to three-year-old colts and geldings.
Who won the race last year?
September (11-8) won the race last year for trainer Aidan O’Brien. Nyaleti (10-1) was second, with Masar (3-1) third and Bartholomeu Dias (40-1) coming home in fourth.
Which jockeys, horses and trainers have won the Gold Cup the most?
Leading jockey Jamie Spencer has won the race four times. Trainer John Gosden has won the race three times.
What are the top tips for the race?
That’s a very good question! Tips for the race will appear here as soon as we have them from the likes of Templegate and Matt Chapman.
Royal Ascot is one of the pinnacle events of the summer social season and is certainly a must-attend event of the year and a quintessentially British day out.
Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £6.58milllion in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them in Group One, have made legends of the finest thoroughbreds. Black Caviar, Frankel, Yeats – all are Royal Ascot winners turned household names.
In 2013, The Queen watched her horse, Estimate, triumph in the Gold Cup. A dedicated racehorse owner, she has attended every Royal Meeting during her reign and the Royal Procession is always an iconic moment to herald the start of every raceday.