Amended Royal Ascot Prize Money Announced

Ascot Racecourse today confirms prize money for Royal Ascot, 16th to 20th June 2020, at £3,680,000. 

All eight Group One races will be run for £250,000 with no race at the newly formatted 36 race meeting (30 in regular years) run for less than £35,000. 

With no early closing races operating this year, all races will close at the six-day stage and entry fees will be as normal, beginning at 1.25% for Group One races. 

Guy Henderson, Chief Executive at Ascot Racecourse, said:  “2020 was set to be a landmark year for Royal Ascot prize money. However, these unprecedented times have intervened. We have sought to respond by producing an enhanced programme of racing this year to maximise opportunities to participate and which in its own way will deliver an exciting and memorable Royal Meeting. 

“Some 70% of our annual income comes from public admissions, including hospitality, and producing in excess of three and a half million pounds in prize money in the current circumstances would not have been possible without the support and commitment of our wonderful Official Partners QIPCO and Longines, for which we are all deeply grateful and express our sincere thanks on behalf of everyone involved.” 

ORDER OF RUNNING - ROYAL ASCOT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS 2020 

FIRST DAY - TUESDAY 16th JUNE 
1.15pm The Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) 3+ £35,000 Seven furlongs 
ITV1 1.50pm The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) 4+ £250,000 One mile 
ITV1 2.25pm The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) 3 fillies £110,000 One mile, four furlongs 
ITV1 3.00pm The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) 3 colts & geldings £110,000 One mile, four furlongs 
ITV1 3.35pm The King's Stand Stakes (Group 1) 3+ £250,000 Five furlongs
ITV1 4.10pm The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2) 4+ fillies & mares £100,000 One mile 
ITV1 4.40pm The Ascot Stakes (Handicap) 4+ £35,000 Two miles, four furlongs 

SECOND DAY - WEDNESDAY 17th JUNE 
1.15pm The Silver Royal Hunt Cup (Handicap) (A consolation race for the Royal Hunt Cup) 3+ £35,000 One mile ITV1 1.50pm The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) 3 £60,000 One mile, two furlongs 
ITV1 2.25pm The King George V Stakes (Handicap) 3 £60,000 One mile, four furlongs 
ITV1 3.00pm The Prince of Wales's Stakes (Group 1) 4+ £250,000 One mile, two furlongs 
ITV1 3.35pm The Royal Hunt Cup (Handicap) 3+ £75,000 One mile 
ITV1 4.10pm The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) 2 £40,000 Five furlongs 
ITV1 4.40pm The Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap) 4+ £35,000 One mile, six furlongs 

THIRD DAY – THURSDAY 18th JUNE 
1.15pm The Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap) 3 £35,000 One mile, two furlongs 
ITV1 1.50pm The Wolferton Stakes (Listed) 4+ £50,000 One mile, two furlongs 
ITV1 2.25pm The Jersey Stakes (Group 3) 3 £60,000 Seven furlongs
ITV1 3.00pm The Chesham Stakes (Listed) 2 £40,000 Seven furlongs 
ITV1 3.35pm The Gold Cup (Group 1) 4+ £250,000 Two miles, four furlongs 
ITV1 4.10pm The Britannia Stakes (Handicap) 3 colts & geldings £60,000 One mile 
ITV1 4.40pm The Sandringham Stakes (Handicap) 3 fillies £60,000 One mile 

FOURTH DAY – FRIDAY 19th JUNE 
1.15pm The Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes (Handicap) 3 £35,000 Five furlongs 
ITV1 1.50pm The Albany Stakes (Group 3) 2 fillies £45,000 Six furlongs 
ITV1 2.25pm The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) 2 £50,000 Five furlongs 
ITV1 3.00pm The Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) 4+ £125,000 One mile, four furlongs 
ITV1 3.35pm The Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) 3 colts & fillies £250,000 Six furlongs 
ITV1 4.10pm The Queen's Vase (Group 2) 3 £110,000 One mile, six furlongs 
ITV1 4.40pm The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) 3+ £60,000 One mile, four furlongs 

FIFTH DAY – SATURDAY 20th JUNE 
12.40pm The Silver Wokingham Stakes (Handicap) (A consolation race for the Wokingham Stakes) 3+ £35,000 Six furlongs 
1.15pm The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 2 fillies £50,000 Five furlongs 
ITV1 1.50pm The Coronation Stakes (Group 1) 3 fillies £250,000 Old mile 
ITV1 2.25pm The Coventry Stakes (Group 2) 2 £60,000 Six furlongs 
ITV1 3.00pm The St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1) 3 colts £250,000 Old Mile 
ITV1 3.35pm The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) 4+ £250,000 Six furlongs 
ITV1 4.10pm The Wokingham Stakes (Handicap) 3+ £75,000 Six furlongs 
ITV1 4.40pm The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) 4+ £35,000 Two miles, six furlongs 

All 36 races will be shown on Sky Sports Racing.