Royal Ascot, England’s most elite Thoroughbred racing week, is taking on an even more festive look this year, with competition starting just days after Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and crowds rising after 2021’s very limited capacity and empty. stands in 2020.
What is Royal Ascot?
Royal Ascot is one of the most famous racecourses in the world. It is held at one of the finest flat racecourses in the United Kingdom and hosts horses from all over the world in 35 races, including eight Group 1 races, over five days.
Horse racing at Ascot began in 1711 when Queen Anne declared her love for horse racing. The first race was Her Majesty’s Plate with a field of seven horses. A century later, King George IV led the first procession of royal carriages down the track to mark the start of the event. Since then, the tradition of royalty, high fashion and high-end racing has continued.
When and where will Royal Ascot 2022 take place?
This year Royal Ascot will take place from Tuesday 14 June to Saturday 18 June at the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England. It is just minutes from Windsor Castle, Queen Elizabeth’s main residence.
Unlike tracks in America, The Ascot Racecourse is shaped like a rounded triangle with two straight spokes. and includes sections of ascent and descent.
Ascot is located in the British Summer Time Zone, which is five hours ahead of the US Eastern Time Zone.
How can I watch Royal Ascot 2022?
NBC is home to the 2022 Royal Ascot, providing comprehensive race coverage and live analysis. peacock before, during and after each race. The last day of the meeting will also be available on NBC. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Stream Royal Ascot here.
Royal Ascot Broadcast Schedule for 2022 (All times EST)
- Tuesday, June 14 – from 8:30 to 13:30 (peacock)
- Wednesday, June 15 – from 8:30 to 13:30 (peacock)
- Thursday, June 16 – from 8:30 to 13:30 (peacock)
- Friday, June 17 – from 8:30 to 13:30 (peacock)
- Saturday, June 18 – from 9:00 to 13:30 (peacock)
from 9:00 to 12:00 (NBC, NBCSports.com, NBC sports app)
Will the Queen be at Royal Ascot this year?
Traditionally, the queen, who has been riding and owning racehorses throughout her life, rides daily in a horse-drawn carriage as part of the royal procession. The Queen did not attend in 2020 but appeared the following year. After her limited presence at Platinum Jubilee, she wouldn’t be shocked if she missed this year as well. Other members of the royal family are also passionate racing fans and may attend as well.
Is Royal Ascot doing anything special for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?
This year, what was formerly the Diamond Jubilee Stakes becomes the Platinum Jubilee Stakes. It is due on the final day of the meeting, Saturday, June 18, with an estimated posting time of 11:20 AM ET. The six-stage race boasts a £1 million purse and is open to horses aged four and over.
It originated as the All-Ages Stakes in 1868 and became the Cork and Orrery Stakes in 1926. For the past two decades, the race has been named after Queen Elizabeth II, first as the Golden Jubilee starting in 2002 and then as the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
The queen also had 70 oaksin honor of her 70th anniversary in power, planted along the procession route that the royal family traditionally takes from Windsor Castle to Ascot.
What are the traditions at the Royal Ascot Hotel?
Although there will still be many fans in the Royal Ascot stands this year, the meeting will still have reduced number of fans. Attendance at a few aviaries (ticketing areas) will be limited, and a new area called the Royal Aviary Gardens will allow racing fans to disperse even more.
Royal Ascot boasts a range of famous traditional dishes. In 2019, last year, the meeting was held with full stands of spectators, there were about 110,000 people. tea cups served, 120,000 buns with buttermilk eaten and nearly 350 chefs serving food. Luckily, these delicacies can be made at home in the kitchen, as many fans will watch the races from their living rooms.
Royal Ascot’s longest race, the Gold Cup, takes place on a Thursday of the week’s schedule (June 16, ca. 11:20 am ET). It is a 2 mile and 4 furlong marathon race and the queen usually presents trophies to the winning jockey and owner.
What will you wear to the Royal Ascot?
As well as being a sporting event, Royal Ascot is also a social event, so it’s no surprise that high fashion is one of its most defining features. Ascot has two spectator halls and all guests must follow the dress code in this corral.
Men’s attire traditionally requires a top hat and waistcoat with tie (except for jockeys). Women must dress formally and must always wear a hat, headdress, or fascinator (with the exception of the King’s Corps, where hats and headdresses with a solid four-inch base are permitted, but fascinators are not permitted). Strapless and sheer fabrics are not allowed, and dresses must be just above the knee or longer.
In 2020 cylinders and tails were not required as there was a small meeting at the track due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Is Royal Ascot part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge?
The four Royal Ascot races this year are part of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.
On Tuesday, June 14, Queen Anne Rates (G1) at approximately 9:30 AM ET offer a spot on the Mile. Later in the day, King’s Stand Stakes (G1) will give horses a chance to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at 10:40 AM ET. On June 15, Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) breaks out of the gate around 10:40 AM ET and is a qualifier for Turf. Finally, the Norfolk Stakes (G2) on Thursday, June 16 at 9:30 AM ET is in the Juvenile Turf Sprint division. See the full race schedule below.
The winners of the Win and You’re In Breeders’ Cup races will receive automatic access to the respective Breeders’ Cup race this November in Keeneland and all entry fees will be paid.
Full schedule of Royal Ascot races:
Tuesday 14 June
- 9:30 AM ET – Queen Anne’s Stakes (G1) – Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series (miles)
- 10:05 AM ET – Coventry Stakes (G2)
- 10:40 AM ET – King’s Stand Stakes (G1) – Breeders’ Cup Challenge (Turf Sprint)
- 11:20 am ET – St. James Palace Stakes (G1)
- 12:00 pm ET – Ascot Stakes (Handicap)
- 12:35 pm ET – The Wolferton Stakes (listed)
- 13:10 ET – Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap)
Wednesday 15 June
- 9:30 AM ET – Queen Mary’s Rates (G2)
- 10:05 AM ET – Queen’s Vase (G2)
- 10:40 AM ET – Prince of Wales Stakes (G1) – Breeders’ Cup Challenge (Turf)
- 11:20 AM ET – Duke of Cambridge’s Stakes (G2)
- 12:00 pm ET – Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)
- 12:35 pm ET – Windsor Castle Stakes (listed)
- 13:10 ET – Kensington Palace Stakes (Handicap)
Thursday, June 16
- 9:30 AM ET – Norfolk Rates (G2) – Breeders’ Cup Challenge (Juvenile Turf Sprint)
- 10:05 AM ET – King George V Stakes (Handicap)
- 10:40 AM ET – Ribblesdale Stakes (G2)
- 11:20 AM ET – Gold Cup (G1)
- 12:00 pm ET – The Britannia Stakes (Legacy Handicap)
- 12:35 pm ET – Hampton Court Stakes (G3)
- 13:10 ET – Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)
Friday, June 17
- 9:30 AM ET – The Albany Stakes (G3)
- 10:05 AM ET – Commonwealth Cup (G1)
- 10:40 AM ET – Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap)
- 11:20 AM ET – Coronation Rates (G1)
- 12:00 pm ET – The Sandringham Stakes (Handicap)
- 12:35 ET – King Edward VII’s Stakes (G2)
- 13:10 ET – The Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes (Handicap)
Saturday, June 18
- 9:30 AM ET – The Chesham Stakes (listed)
- 10:05 AM ET – Jersey Betting (G3)
- 10:40 AM ET – Hardwick Stakes (G2)
- 11:20 AM ET – Platinum Anniversary Betting (G1)
- 12:00 pm ET – The Wokingham Stakes (Legacy Handicap)
- 12:35 pm ET – Golden Gate Betting (Handicap)
- 13:10 ET – Queen Alexandra’s Rates (conditions)
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky. Churchill Downs changed the paths to the Kentucky Derby and the Oaks by awarding points to the top five finishers in qualifying races and increasing the value of Junior Breeders’ Cup competition and late prep seasons.
Most preparatory Derby races during the 3-year-old qualifying series will award points on a 10-4-3-2-1 sliding scale after using the 10-4-2-1 system from 2013. a run during the season-ending championships on November 4 at Keenland in Lexington, Kentucky will increase the score from 20-8-4-2 to 30-12-9-6-3 to differentiate the Tier I competition from others during the prep season. .
Some preparatory races for the 20-horse Derby course are scoring up from 10-4-2-1 on the scale to 20-8-6-4-2 to increase their importance and motivate applicants to start their three-year campaigns earlier. in the season, circuit officials said in a press release.
“We believe these changes are in line with and reinforce our goal of bringing the best group of 3-year-olds to the starting gate for the classic 1-mile race on the first Saturday in May,” Churchill Downs Vice President. said general manager Mike Ziegler.
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