2018 Royal Ascot Schedule

The Royal Ascot takes place over five days in June. Each day includes six races, preceded by the Royal Procession at 2pm sharp. We’ve included a schedule below to help you plan your 2018 Royal Ascot experience.

Tuesday, June 19th
The exciting opening day includes three Group One races: the Queen Anne Stakes, the King’s Stand Stakes, and the St James’s Palace Stakes.

TimeRaceAgePrize FundDistance
2:30pmThe Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1)4+£600000One mile
3:05pmThe Coventry Stakes (Group 2)2£150000Six furlongs
3:40pmThe King's Stand Stakes (Group 1)3+£400000Five furlongs
4:20pmThe St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1)3 colts£400000Old mile
5:00pmThe Ascot Stakes (Handicap)4+£80000Two and a half miles
5:35pmThe Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)2£80000Five furlongs

Wednesday, June 20th
Day two is one of the most relaxed of the week but includes one of the most important races, the Group One Prince of Wales’s Stakes.

TimeRaceAgePrize FundDistance
2:30pmThe Jersey Stakes (Group 3)3£90000Seven furlongs
3:05pmThe Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)2 fillies£110000Five furlongs
3:40pmThe Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)4+ fillies & mares£175000One mile
4:20pmThe Prince of Wales's Stakes (Group 1)4+£750000One and a quarter miles
5:00pmThe Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)3+£175000One mile
5:35pmThe Sandringham Stakes (Listed) (Handicap)3 fillies£80000One mile

Thursday, June 21st
Gold Cup Day is one of the most popular days at the Royal Ascot. Also known as Ladies Day, the fashion is as much of a highlight as the races themselves.

TimeRaceAgePrize FundDistance
2:30pmThe Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)2£100000Five furlongs
3:05pmThe Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)3£90000One and a quarter miles
3:40pmThe Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)3 fillies£200000One and a half miles
4:20pmThe Gold Cup (Group 1)4+£400000Two and a half miles
5:00pmThe Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)3 colts & geldings£120000One mile
5:35pmThe King George V Stakes (Handicap)3£90000One and a half miles

Friday, June 22nd
The penultimate day of the event features the Group One Coronation Stakes and the Group One Commonwealth Cup.

TimeRaceAgePrize FundDistance
2:30pmThe Albany Stakes (Group 3)2 fillies£80000Six furlongs
3:05pmThe King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)3 colts & geldings£200000One and a half miles
3:40pmThe Commonwealth Cup (Group 1)3£400000Six furlongs
4:20pmThe Coronation Stakes (Group 1)3 fillies£400000Old mile
5:00pmThe Queen's Vase (Group 2)3£90000Two miles
5:35pmThe Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap)3+£80000One and a half miles

Saturday, June 23rd
The highlight of the day is the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes, one of the world’s most prestigious races.

TimeRaceAgePrize FundDistance
2:30pmThe Chesham Stakes (Listed)2£80000Seven furlongs
3:05pmThe Wolferton Rated Stakes (Listed)4+£80000One and a quarter miles
3:40pmThe Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)4+£225000One and a half miles
4:20pmThe Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1)4+£600000Six furlongs
5:00pmThe Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)3+£175000Six furlongs
5:35pmThe Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions)3+£80000Two miles, six furlongs

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