Date & Time
23/06/2017 - 12:00 am
The feature race on Friday is the Coronation Stakes, which traditionally brings together the leading three-year-old fillies in Europe. Also on the card is the King Edward VII Stakes, which was formerly known as the ‘Ascot Derby’, as its conditions mirror those of the Epsom Classic. In 1926 the race was renamed in memory of King Edward VII.
In 2016, Dartmouth, owned by the Queen, won the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot. The 10-1 chance, ridden by Olivier Peslier for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, was HM the Queen’s first winner at the meeting for three years. Dartmouth and Highland Reel came close together but the placings were unaltered; a record-equalling 75th triumph at the meeting for Stoute, and a 23rd win for the Queen.
Ascot racecourse and grounds are magnificent and provide ideal surroundings for the Royal Procession, signalling a day at Royal Ascot has truly begun. After the last race, racegoers can celebrate their winnings by joining in with the traditional singing around the Bandstand.
Royal Ascot Schedule:
Tuesday 20th June: Opening Day
Wednesday 21st June: Prince of Wales’s Stakes
Thursday 22nd June: Gold Cup Day
Friday 23rd June: The Coronation Stakes
Saturday 24th June: The Diamond Jubilee Stakes