Royal Ascot 2018: Tips, races, runners, weather, race card, horse racing betting odds and more

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Ascot Racecourse will welcome around 300,000 spectators over the coming week as the world's best racehorses compete in Berkshire.

The Queen, who has not missed a day of Royal Ascot racing since her coronation, is again expected to attend all five days.

Favourite Order of St George won the Gold Cup at the 2016 meeting and is again being earmarked by the bookmakers as the horse to beat in the feature race.

But there is plenty of action to get stuck into before Thursday's Classic.

Scroll down for Standard Sport's comprehensive preview of the festival...

Date, time and venue

The Royal Ascot races started on Tuesday, June 19 and will run until Saturday, June 16.

The festival is staged at Ascot Racecourse and will include six races per day - 30 in total.

Thursday's Gold Cup is the blue riband race and will run at 4.20pm on the final day. For individual race times check out the full schedule below.



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Feature race at 3.30pm each day


2.30pm Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 5f
3.05pm Queen's Vase (Group 2) 1m 6f
3.40pm Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2) 1m
4.20pm Prince of Wales's Stakes (Group 1) 1m 2f
5pm Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) 1m
5.35pm The Jersey Stakes (Group 3) 7f


2.30pm Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 5f
3.05pm Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) 1m 2f
3.40pm Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) 1m 4f
4.20pm Gold Cup (Group 1) 2m 4f
5pm Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) 1m
5.35pm King George V Stakes (Handicap) 1m 4f


2.30pm The Albany Stakes (Group 3) 6f
3.05pm The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) 1m 4f
3.40pm Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) 6f
4.20pm Coronation Stakes (Group 1) Old mile
5pm Sandringham Stakes (Listed) (Handicap) 1m
5.35pm Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) 1m 4f


2.30pm Chesham Stakes (Listed) 7f
3.05pm Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) 1m 4f
3.40pm Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) 5f
4.20pm Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) 6f
5pm Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) 6f
5.35pm Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) 2m 6f



2.30pm Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) 1m
Accidental Agent 33/1
Lord Glitters 20/1
Lightning Spear 10/1
3.05pm Coventry Stakes (Group 2) 6f
Calyx 2/1F
Advertise 10/1
Sergei Prokofiev 3/1
3.40pm King's Stand Stakes (Group 1) 5f
Blue Point 6/1
Battaash 9/4
Mabs Cross 20/1
4.20pm St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1) old mile
Without Parole 9/4F
Gustav Klimt 8/1
Wootton 8/1
5pm Ascot Stakes (Handicap) 2m 4f
Lagostovegas 10/1
Dubawi Fifty 6/1
Stratum 10/1
5.35pm Wolferton Rated Stakes (Listed) 1m 2f
Monarchs Glen 8/1
Euginio 33/1
Muntahaa 33/1


Royal Ascot tickets are still available across all five days. Click here for more information.

Is it on TV?

All five days of the Royal Ascot will be shared between ITV1 and ITV4.

Coverage starts at 1.30pm on ITV1 on Tuesday June 19.

Royal Ascot Gold Cup odds (via Betfair)

Order of St George 15/8

Vazirabad 11/2

Desert Skyline 12/1

Max Dynamite 25/1

Gold Star 50/1

Scotland 66/1

Stradivarius 15/8

Torcedor 10/1

Idaho 12/1

Sheikhzayedroad 25/1

Mount Moriah 50/1

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