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13:15 - Palace Of Holyroodhouse Handicap

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14:25 - Jersey Stakes


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15:35 - Diamond Jubilee Stakes

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16:40 - Copper Horse Handicap

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Royal Ascot News 2020

Royal Ascot Betting

Royal Ascot Betting Guide

Royal Ascot is almost upon us and you're probably wondering which horses to bet on? You could pick the prettiest coloured silks, the funniest horse name, or you could follow the Racing Post experts' advice. Follow these six rules of Royal Ascot betting to increase your chances of winning and always remember to bet responsibly.

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Royal Ascot 2020

Royal Ascot is the highlight of the Flat racing season in Britain, with five days of top-class action featuring an extended schedule of 36 races in 2020. Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting and plays host to the best Flat horses from Britain and Ireland, as well as drawing big-name runners from other countries including France, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and the US. In normal circumstances, it is a major social and fashion event and, with 300,000 racegoers making their way to Ascot racecourse over the five days, however, due to the impacts of Coronavirus the event will take place with no spectators in attendance.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot is a five-day meeting of high-quality Flat racing at Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. It is the highlight of the Flat racing calendar in Britain and a major social occasion. It is attended each year by the Queen and other members of the royal family.

When is Royal Ascot 2020?

Royal Ascot takes place between Tuesday, June 16 and Saturday, June 20.

What TV channel is Royal Ascot on?

Royal Ascot will be broadcast live on terrestrial television by ITV Racing on ITV and ITV4. Coverage starts at 1:30pm and will end at 6:00pm each day. Sky Sports Racing (channel 415) will also be showing all Royal Ascot races live.

What time does Royal Ascot start?

Royal Ascot 2020 will be behind closed doors and therefore no spectators will be allowed on course. The first race of the day is at 1:15pm, except on Saturday where the action starts at 12:40pm.  Coverage starts on ITV at 1:30pm or you can watch all the action on Sky Sports Racing (channel 415) or streamed directly via bookmaker websites/apps.

Where does Royal Ascot take place?

Royal Ascot takes place at Ascot racecourse, which is located in Ascot in Berkshire. The full address is Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot SL5 7JX.

When is the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot 2020?

The 2020 Ascot Gold Cup is the feature race on Thursday, June 18 and will be run at 3.35pm

How many days is Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot takes place over five days in June each year.

Is Royal Ascot Flat or jumps?

Royal Ascot is a Flat meeting.

Who is the top jockey at Royal Ascot?

Frankie Dettori is the leading jockey at Royal Ascot, with 66 wins at the meeting. Next best is Ryan Moore, with 58 wins, and that pair are well clear of third-placed Jamie Spencer on 26.

How much prize-money is there at Royal Ascot?

Total prize-money for the five days of Royal Ascot 2020 is £3.7 million. The prize-money on offer has been halved from 2019 due to the financial constraints following the coronavirus. Traditionally, Royal Ascot is the most valuable race meeting in Britain.

How many people attend Royal Ascot?

A total of 300,000 people attend Royal Ascot across five days. However, in 2020 Royal Ascot will be held behind closed doors meaning there will be no spectators.

Is Royal Ascot 2020 cancelled?

No, Royal Ascot 2020 will take place behind closed doors which means no spectators are permitted on course. All the action will be broadcast on TV and available to stream online.

What is different about Royal Ascot 2020?

No spectators are permitted to attend Royal Ascot and strict social distancing restrictions will be enforced for all staff and essential personnel on course. There are 6 additional races to cater for the increased demand of horses entered and the overall prize money on offer has been reduced.

Where to watch Royal Ascot 2020?

You can watch every race at Royal Ascot live on the Racing Post app when you place a bet of £1 or more on the race. Alternatively, the action will be broadcast on ITV from 1:30pm each day or Sky Sports Racing (channel 415).