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  • on 13.06.2011
  • at 10:56 AM
  • by KT

Royal Ascot 2011 Preview

The highlight of the UK flat racing calendar gets underway tomorrow as the worlds finest thoroughbreds descend on the Berkshire racecourse for a week of top-class racing.

Royal Ascot will be celebrating its tercentenary and will welcome more than 300,000 people to the track and attract more than six million television viewers. Not only that but It is estimated that over £350 million will be wagered over the 5 days.

We’ll be running a daily preview throughout the 30-race meeting, highlighting the form from all the top runners and riders. We’ll also be bringing you the best free bets and cashback offers available from all the top online bookmakers.

Our previews will be available each evening giving you plenty time to make up your own mind before the racing gets underway.

The opening day sees the much anticipated St James’s Palace Stakes in which Richard Fahey’s Wootton Bassett will take on 2000 Guineas winner Frankel.

In other Group One race of the day sees reigning champion Goldikova go head to head with Canford Cliffs who has won all of his four starts, including last years St James’s Palace Stakes.

Day one – Tuesday 14 June

1430 Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) 4+ £250,000 One Mile BBC1
1505 King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) 3+ £300,000 Five furlongs BBC1
1545 St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) 3 colts £250,000 Old mile BBC2
1625 Coventry Stakes (Group 2) 2 £85,000 Six furlongs BBC2
1700 Ascot Stakes (Handicap) 4+ £50,000 Two and a half miles BBC2
1735 Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) 2 £50,000 Five furlongs BBCi 1735

Day two – Wednesday 15 June

1430 Jersey Stakes (Group 3) 3 £70,000 Seven furlongs BBC1
1505 Windsor Forest Stakes (Group 2) 4+ fillies & mares £100,000 One mileBBC1
1545 Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1) 4+ £400,000 One and a quarter miles* BBC2
1625 Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) 3+ £100,000 One mile BBC2
1700 Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) 2 fillies £75,000 Five furlongs BBC2
1735 Sandringham Stakes (Listed) (Handicap) 3 fillies £50,000 One mile BBCi

Day three – Thursday 16 June

1430 Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) 2 £75,000 Five furlongs BBC1
1505 Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) 3 fillies £100,000 One and a half miles BBC1
1545 Gold Cup (Group 1) 4+ £250,000 Two and a half miles BBC2
1625 Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) 3 colts & geldings £100,000 One mile BBC2
1700 Tercentenary Stakes (Group 3) 3 £70,000 One and a quarter miles BBC2
1735 King George V Stakes (Handicap) 3 £50,000 One and a half miles BBCi

Day four – Friday 17 June

1430 Albany Stakes (Group 3) 2 fillies £60,000 Six furlongs BBC1
1505 King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) 3 colts & geldings £140,000 One and a half miles BBC1
1545 pm Coronation Stakes (Group 1) 3 fillies £250,000 Old mile BBC2
1625 Wolferton Rated Stakes (Listed) 4+ £50,000 One and a quarter miles BBC2
1700 Queen’s Vase (Group 3) 3 £60,000 Two miles BBC2
1735 Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) 3+ £50,000 Seven furlongs BBCi

Day five – Saturday 18 June

1430 Chesham Stakes (Listed) 2 £50,000 Seven furlongs BBC2
1505 Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) 4+ £100,000 One and a half miles BBC2
1545 Golden Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) 3+ £400,000 Six furlongs BBC2
1625 Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) 3+ £100,000 Six furlongs BBC2
1700 Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) 3+ £50,000 One and a half miles BBC1
1735 Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) 4+ £50,000 Two miles, six furlongs BBCi

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