A more gently-paced day that nevertheless features an exciting card and includes the Group One Prince of Wales’s Stakes. This is held by many to be Royal Ascot’s most important race of the modern era, though it actually dates back to 1862. Traditionally watched by a slightly smaller crowd, it is the perfect opportunity to entertain in a more relaxed atmosphere.
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is run over 10 furlongs for four-year-olds and upwards. The supporting card is headed by the Group Two Duke of Cambridge Stakes a race for fillies and mares, four-years-old and upwards. The Group Two Queen Mary Stakes is our premier two-year-old race for fillies. Regulars adore this day, relaxed off the track and intense on it.
Gates open at 10:30am, with the first race at 2.30pm.
Royal Ascot has 12 exclusive restaurants across three enclosures offering private tables for the day, dishes by Michelin-starred chefs, impeccable service and unsurpassed racing views. From £199 to £1929 plus VAT.
Queen Anne and Village Enclosure guests can upgrade to also access private bar terrace, The Deck; secure a private Gazebo in the Village for up to 16 guests or enjoy the club atmosphere and innovative bowl food in Villiers.
The lure of prestige and glory attracts international challengers. Connections from sixteen countries have put their charges reputations on the line in recent years.
The Royal Procession
At 2 pm sharp of each day The Royal Landaus, led by four Windsor Greys, approach along the famous Straight Mile. It’s a short but spectacular journey that since 1825 has signalled the start of the Royal Meeting.
The Queens Horses
Her Majesty The Queen is a dedicated racehorse owner who has attended every Royal Meeting during her reign. In 2013 she watched her filly Estimate triumph in the Gold Cup.
Singing Around the Bandstand
An unforgettable uplifting crescendo to the day as racegoers gather as a joyous choir led by the Royal Welsh Guards through a songbook of well-loved hits, past and present.
An update of what is happening on and off-the-track.