The Hong Kong Jockey Club will simulcast three feature race days from the world famous Royal Ascot in the UK commencing on Tuesday 20 June.
Racing at Ascot has more than 300 years of history and over the years the Royal meeting has firmly established itself as one of the most famous events in sporting and social calendars. Over a five day period, some of the most prestigious Group races and household-name handicaps in world racing will be run. Since the turn of the 21st century, international participation has increased, thereby making Royal Ascot a truly worldwide event.
The meeting commences with King’s Stand Stakes Day on Tuesday 20 June, followed by the Gold Cup Day on Thursday 22 June and concludes with the Diamond Jubilee Stakes Day on Saturday 24 June.
King’s Stand Stakes Day – Tuesday 20 June (1st race 9:30pm)
Queen Anne Stakes (G1 1600m for 4yo+)
Coventry Stakes (G2 1200m for 2yo)
King's Stand Stakes (G1 1000m for 3yo+)
St James's Palace Stakes (G1 1594m for 3yo colts)
Ascot Stakes (Handicap) (3991m for 4yo+)
Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed 1000m for 2yo)
Final declarations with barrier draws for the King’s Stand Stakes Day races will be available on the morning of Monday 19 June.
Gold Cup Day – Thursday 22 June (1st race 9:30pm)
Norfolk Stakes (G2 1000m for 2yo)
Hampton Court Stakes (G3 1993m for 3yo)
Ribblesdale Stakes (G2 2392m for 3yo fillies)
Gold Cup (G1 3991m for 4yo+)
Britannia Stakes (Handicap) (1600m for 3yo colts and geldings)
King George V Stakes (Handicap) (2392m for 3yo)
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Gold Cup Day races will be available on the morning of Wednesday 21 June.
Diamond Jubilee Stakes Day – Saturday 24 June (1st race 9:30pm)
Chesham Stakes (Listed 1400m for 2yo)
Wolferton Handicap Stakes (Listed 1993m for 4yo+)
Hardwicke Stakes (G2 2392m for 4yo+)
Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1 1200m for 4yo+)
Wokingham Stakes (Handicap) (1200m for 3yo+)
Queen Alexandra Stakes (4340m for 4yo+)
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes Day races will be available on the morning of Friday 23 June.
Takarazuka Kinen – Sunday 25 June (2:40pm)
On Sunday 25 June, the Takarazuka Kinen (G1 2200m for 3yo+) will be simulcast live from Hanshin Racecourse during the Sha Tin races.
The race is one of the two races on the Japanese racing calendar where the majority of runners are selected by voting from racing fans. As part of the Breeder’s Cup Challenge, winners of the Takarazuka Kinen will gain automatic entry to the Breeders’ Cup Turf which takes place at Del Mar in November.
Final declarations with barrier draws for the Takarazuka Kinen will be available on the morning of Friday 23 June.