Renamed Royal Ascot Trials Day for 2019, Ascot's first Flat meeting focuses on some of the key prep races ahead of the Royal Meeting in June.
The seven-race card will have an increased focus ahead of Royal Ascot with four specific trials on the card, led by the Group 3 Longines Sagaro Stakes, won in recent years both Colour Vision and Estimate on their way to Gold Cup glory at Royal Ascot. It also continues as part of the Wetherbys Hamilton Stayers' Million, won last year by Gold Cup champion Stradivarius.
The Group 3 Merribelle Stable Commonwealth Cup Trial Stakes is as a key trial for the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot, while Royal Ascot clues will also be found in the Paradise Stakes, a Listed contest over a mile, which featured the Queen Anne Stakes winner, Accidental Agent, last year, and The Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial, an important opportunity for horses to gain valuable experience at the track ahead of Royal Ascot.
Off the track, this is a leisurely day to have a flutter and sample the many bars and restaurants on offer. Racegoers can also learn about racing via a free guided tour, a fascinating insight into behind-the-scenes racing at a racecourse dating back more than three centuries. A retraining of racehorses parade will also take place.
Gates open at 11am.