Royal Ascot

Get set for five days of top notch Flat racing as we bring you all the latest news from Royal Ascot 2022.

<p>Stradivarius ridden by Frankie Dettori on the way to winning the Gold Cup during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.</p>

When is Royal Ascot 2022?

This year’s meeting will take place between Tuesday 14 and Saturday 18 June.

Will Royal Ascot have spectators?

Yes and 300,000 spectators are expected through the gates, with all Covid-related restrictions lifted. Those unable to attend will be able to watch Royal Ascot on TV.

How much prize money is on offer at Royal Ascot?

The Berkshire racecourse welcomes some of the world’s leading horses competing for £6m in prize money, with all eight Group One races run for £283,550 – no race at the 36-race meeting will run for less than £51,540.

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History of Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot evolved from the first four-day race meeting held at Ascot in 1768, although the meeting as it is known today only really started to take shape with the introduction of The Gold Cup in 1807. Until 1939, Royal Ascot was the only race meeting held at the racecourse. The Gold Cup remains the feature race of the third day of Royal Ascot.

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