Frequently Asked Questions About Royal Ascot
What is Royal Ascot?
Royal Ascot is a major social occasion and a five-day meeting of high-quality Flat racing held at Ascot racecourse in Berkshire. It is considered the highlight of the Flat racing calendar in Britain.
When is Royal Ascot 2023?
Royal Ascot 2023 is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, June 20, to Saturday, June 24.
Where does Royal Ascot take place?
Royal Ascot takes place at Ascot racecourse, located in Ascot, Berkshire. The full address is Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot SL5 7JX.
How many days is Royal Ascot?
Royal Ascot lasts for five days, with each day featuring exciting races and events.
Is Royal Ascot a Flat or jumps meeting?
Royal Ascot is exclusively a Flat racing meeting, showcasing top-quality horses competing on the level.
What TV channel is Royal Ascot on?
Royal Ascot will be broadcast live on terrestrial television by ITV Racing, airing on ITV and ITV4. The coverage begins at 1:30 pm and concludes at 6:00 pm each day. Sky Sports Racing (channel 415) will also provide live coverage of all Royal Ascot races.
How many people attend Royal Ascot?
Approximately 300,000 spectators attend Royal Ascot across the five-day event, contributing to the vibrant atmosphere.
Can I go to Royal Ascot 2023?
Yes, you can attend Royal Ascot 2023. It is recommended to purchase your tickets in advance to secure your place.
What time does Royal Ascot start?
The first race of the day at Royal Ascot usually begins at 1:15 pm, except on Saturday when the action starts at 12:40 pm. ITV’s coverage of the event starts at 1:30 pm, and you can also watch all the races on Sky Sports Racing (channel 415) or through bookmaker websites/apps.
When is the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot 2023?
The Gold Cup, the prestigious feature race of Royal Ascot, is scheduled for Thursday, June 22, and will be run at 4:20 pm.
Who is the top jockey at Royal Ascot?
Frankie Dettori holds the distinction of being the leading jockey at Royal Ascot, with an impressive record of 76 wins at the event. Ryan Moore follows closely with 66 wins, and William Buick ranks third with 28 victories.
How much prize money is there at Royal Ascot?
The total prize money for the five days of Royal Ascot in 2023 amounts to £8,652,500, making it the most valuable race meeting in Britain.