Get set for five days of top notch Flat racing as we bring you all the latest news from Royal Ascot 2021.
When is Royal Ascot 2021?
This year’s meeting will take place between Tuesday 15 and Saturday 19 June.
Will Royal Ascot have spectators?
The meeting has been selected to be part of the Events Research Programme (ERP) on behalf of the sport, which means 12,000 spectators will be welcomed through the gates of the course each day.
How much prize money is on offer at Royal Ascot 2021?
The Berkshire racecourse welcomes some of the world’s leading horses competing for £3,680,000 in prize money, with all eight Group One races run for £250,000 – no race at the newly formatted 36-race meeting (normally 30 in regular years) will run for less than £35,000.
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.