Royal Ascot 2018
Royal Ascot 2018, which took place between the dates of Tuesday June 20 and Saturday June 24, was an enthralling feast of horse racing. The Gold Cup, which took place on Thursday – also Ladies Day – produced one of the best finishes of the week, with fan favourite Big Orange digging in deeply to hold off the challenge of last year’s winner Order of St George. Owners Godolphin had a good start to the week, with Ribchester taking the opening Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes and Barney Roy winning the Group 1 St James’s Palace Stakes later on Tuesday, but normal service was resumed on Wednesday when Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore took the feature Prince of Wales’s Stakes with Highland Reel. Many people’s race of the week was the newly-introduced Commonwealth Cup, where Coolmore were once again on top of Godolphin, saddling the winner Caravaggio who beat Harry Angel and Blue Point – both running in the royal blue of Godolphin – into second and third with a brilliant performance. There was to be no Royal winner at Royal Ascot 2017 with the Queen’s best hope of the week Dartmouth only fourth in the Hardwicke Stakes, but The Tin Man lit up the Saturday of the meeting by beating Tasleet and Limato in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Royal Ascot 2018 will have to be good to top last year’s offering!
RACE CARDS, FORM AND PREVIOUS WINNERS AT ROYAL ASCOT
Ryan Moore rode a record-breaking nine winners at Royal Ascot 2015, topping the eight winners ridden by Lester Piggott in 1965 & 1975 and Pat Eddery in 1989. Moore once again led the way in 2017 with six winners , making him leading jockey for seven of the last eight years.
ROYAL ASCOT EXPERT TIPS
Do you struggle to tell Frankie Dettori from Frankel? Never fear, Timeform will be providing you with top tips on all 30 Royal Ascot 2018 races. Our betting experts aim to give you the edge on finding winners in some of the season’s hottest races. Timeform provide ante-post selections ahead of the meeting, a Tip of the Day for all five days of racing during Royal Ascot, and a host of runner-by-runner guides.
LATEST NEWS ON ROYAL ASCOT
Never miss a story from Royal Ascot 2018 with Timeform. We’ll keep you updated with all you need to know surrounding the meeting, including entries, declarations and results.
FULL RESULTS FOR ROYAL ASCOT 2017
Find out who won the big races at Royal Ascot 2017 by checking out our results page. As well as seeing which horses have managed to register historic victories, you can identify the trainers and jockeys who are in good form, which can be a big help for your betting.
BET LIKE AN EXPERT AT ROYAL ASCOT
Betting at Royal Ascot can be a tricky business, with so many options for you to win money- or, indeed, lose it. Where you’re having a single, an each-way bet, a Placepot attempt or a punt on the colour of the Queen’s hat, let our exclusive betting guide help you through Royal Ascot 2018.
ROYAL ASCOT TICKETS, DRESS CODE & MORE
Fashion at Royal Ascot is all important, so make sure you are dressed accordingly with the enclosure you are attending, just one of the areas covered in our Royal Ascot beginners’ guide. Our Ascot experts will also give you top tips on travel arrangements, where to get the best glimpse of the Royal precession and how to buy tickets. A must-read for Royal Ascot beginners.