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When is Royal Ascot 2021?

  • We bring you the dates and vital information about Royal Ascot in 2021
  • Royal Ascot 2021 will begin on Tuesday 15th June and ends on Saturday 19th June
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Stradivarius winning his third Ascot Gold Cup. (Getty)

When is Royal Ascot 2021?


Royal Ascot usually takes place during the middle week of June. In 2021, Royal Ascot will start on Tuesday 15th June, ending on Saturday 19th June.

What is Royal Ascot?


Royal Ascot is one of the most famous sporting events in Britain. The history of Royal Ascot dates back to the mid-1700s, and it's called "Royal" Ascot because members of the Royal Family - including the Queen - are in attendance during the meeting.

Where is Royal Ascot run?


Royal Ascot takes place at Ascot racecourse. This famous dual-purpose course is one of the oldest in the sport, and is situated in Berkshire, England.

What races are run during Royal Ascot?


Over the five days, eight Group One prizes will be handed out. The Royal Ascot Gold Cup is arguably the most famous race at the meeting, along with the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the Prince Of Wales's Stakes. 
The Queen Anne Stakes, Kings Stakes Stakes and the St James's Palace Stakes are run on day one. The Coronation Stakes and the youngest of the eight Group Ones, the Commonwealth Cup take place on day four of Royal Ascot.

Which horses will run at Royal Ascot 2021?


All eyes will be on Stradivarius, once again, at Royal Ascot. John Gosden's star stayer has won the Ascot Gold Cup for the last three years on the bounce, and will attempt to become the first horse to ever win this famous race on four occasions in 2021.

Another star name who could feature at Ascot is Battaash. Charlie Hills' sprinter finally won the King's Stand Stakes in 2020, and is likely to return in 2021 to defend his crown.

Where can I watch Royal Ascot?


Royal Ascot 2021 will be shown live on ITV and RacingTV. If you'd rather watch the racing via your mobile or tablet, then bookmakers such as bet365 will allow you to stream the race live.

Royal Ascot Live Streaming


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Royal Ascot 2021 Schedule


Royal Ascot Day One


The opening day of Royal Ascot features three Group One races; The Queen Anne Stakes, the King's Stand Stakes and the St James's Palace Stakes. Three-year-old fillies will take part in the Ribblesdale Stakes, before the card closes with the two-and-a-half-mile Ascot Stakes Handicap.

Royal Ascot Day Two


The main event on day two at Royal Ascot is the Group One Prince Of Wales's Stakes. Atendees on day two will also take in the Windsor Castle Stakes, the King George V Handicap and the Royal Hunt Cup.

Royal Ascot Day Three


The Ascot Gold Cup headlined the action on day three. Thursday's card also features the Jersey and Chesham Stakes, both run over seven furlongs, along with the Britannia and Sandringham Handicaps.

Royal Ascot Day Four


Two Group Ones, the Commonwealth Cup and the Coronation Stakes headline day four's card. Punters will also enjoy two important juvenile races, the Albany and Norfolk Stakes, as well as the Group Two Queen's Vase.

Royal Ascot Day Five


The curtain is brought down on Royal Ascot with a thrilling card on Saturday, where the Diamond Jubilee Stakes acts as the main event. Punters will sink their teeth into the Wokingham Handicap, while further juvenile titles are up for grabs in the Coventry and Queen Mary Stakes.
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