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When is Royal Ascot 2023? Start times, stream FREE, TV channel and schedule for crown jewel of horse racing

, When is Royal Ascot 2023? Start times, stream FREE, TV channel and schedule for crown jewel of horse racing

GET those betting slips ready as Royal Ascot RETURNS – and the crown jewel of horse racing unfolds THIS month.

Racegoers will once again flock to Berkshire to feast their eyes on an incredible action-packed five day schedule.

James Doyle rode 33/1 Naval to victory in the Platinum Jubilee Stakes last year

And Ascot is expected to throw up some shocking moments such as 33/1 Naval Crown snatching the Platinum Jubilee Stakes in 2022

This year’s Ascot will be the first one since the tragic death of Queen Elizabeth II who held the event closest to her heart.

So to honour Her Majesty, the Platinum Jubilee Stakes will be renamed to The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes.

When is Royal Ascot 2023?

Royal Ascot is scheduled to get underway on Tuesday, June 20 before concluding on Saturday, June 24.

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There are seven thrilling races scheduled for each day with a start time of 2:30pm BST.

While the final races of the day commence from 6:10pm BST.

Ascot Racecourse is located in Ascot, Berkshire and can host approximately 70,000 spectators.

What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

The huge Royal Ascot event will be broadcast LIVE on ITV every day in the UK.

Coverage times on ITV are yet to be announced but it is expected to start from around 1:30pm BST – a whole hour before the first race gets underway.

Royal Ascot can also be live streamed through the ITV website or ITV X app.

Alternatively, SunSport will have a rolling live blog that covers all angles of the entire event.

Can I watch it for FREE?


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Royal Ascot can be watched for FREE in the UK on ITV as long as you have a valid TV license.

What is the FULL schedule?

Below is each race during Royal Ascot and the start time:

Tuesday June 20

  • Queen Anne Stakes – 2:30pm
  • Coventry Stakes – 3:05pm
  • King’s Stand Stakes – 3:40pm
  • St James’s Palace Stakes – 4:20pm
  • Ascot Stakes – 5pm 
  • Wolferton Stakes – 5:35pm 
  • Copper Horse Stakes – 6:10pm 

Wednesday June 21

  • Queen Mary Stakes – 2:30pm
  • Kensington Palace Stakes – 3:05pm
  • Duke Of Cambridge Stakes – 3:40pm
  • Prince Of Wales’s Stakes – 4:20pm
  • Royal Hunt Cup – 5pm 
  • Queen’s Vase Stakes – 5:35pm 
  • Windsor Castle Stakes – 6:10pm 

Thursday June 22

  • Norfolk Stakes – 2:30pm
  • King George V Stakes – 3:05pm
  • Ribblesdale Stakes – 3:40pm
  • Gold Cup – 4:20pm
  • Britannia Stakes – 5pm 
  • Hampton Court Stakes – 5:35pm 
  • Buckingham Palace Stakes – 6:10pm 

Friday June 23

  • Albany Stakes – 2:30pm
  • Commonwealth Cup – 3:05pm
  • Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes – 3:40pm
  • Coronation Stakes – 4:20pm
  • Sandringham Stakes – 5pm 
  • King Edward VII Stakes – 5:35pm 
  • Palace Of Holyroodhouse Stakes – 6:10pm 

Saturday June 24

  • Chesham Stakes – 2:30pm
  • Jersey Stakes – 3:05pm
  • Hardwicke Stakes – 3:40pm
  • Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes – 4:20pm
  • Wokingham Stakes – 5pm 
  • Golden Gates Stakes – 5:35pm 
  • Queen Alexandra Stakes – 6:10pm




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