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Royal Ascot 2020: How the BetConnect team are celebrating at home!

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Royal Ascot 2020 – flat racing’s most prestigious meeting – will take place behind closed doors this year as the world continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. That means no roaring crowds, no Royal precession, and for the first time in her 68-year reign, no Her Majesty The Queen.

But let’s not be too downbeat – there’s still five days of top class racing to enjoy. With highlights including the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the Gold Cup, an extended programme means there will be a mouthwatering 36-races staged over the five-day festival.

And the BetConnect team couldn’t be more excited, so much so that we’ve even tried to recreate some of that famous Royal Ascot atmosphere from the comfort of our own homes!

Virtual beers, including a top hat and rogue cat…

BBQ in the sun and Royal Ascot, a winning combination…

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Dress to impress (even if it is in your living room)…

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Royal Ascot 2020

The home schooling might have to take a backseat this week…

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Royal Ascot 2020: Order of Running

Tuesday, June 16

Buckingham Palace Handicap (7f, 3yo+)
Queen Anne Stakes (1m, Group One, 4yo+)
Ribblesdale Stakes (1 1/2m, Group Two, 3yo fillies)
King Edward VII Stakes (1 1/2m, Group Two, 3yo colts & geldings)
King’s Stand Stakes (5f, Group One, 3yo+)
Duke of Cambridge Stakes (1m, Group Two, 4yo+ fillies and mares)
Ascot Stakes Handicap (2 1/2m, 4yo+)

Wednesday, June 17

Silver Royal Hunt Cup Handicap (1m, 3yo+)
Hampton Court Stakes (10f, Group Three, 3yo)
King George V Handicap (1 1/2m, 3yo)
Prince of Wales’s Stakes (10f, Group One, 4yo+)
Royal Hunt Cup Handicap (1m, 3yo+)
Windsor Castle Stakes (5f, Listed, 2yo)
Copper Horse Handicap (1 3/4m, 4yo+)

Thursday, June 18

Golden Gates Handicap (10f, 3yo)
Wolferton Stakes (10f, Listed, 4yo+)
Jersey Stakes (7f, Group Three, 3yo)
Chesham Stakes (7f, Listed, 2yo)
Gold Cup (2 1/2m, Group One, 4yo+)
Britannia Handicap (1m, 3yo colts & geldings)
Sandringham Handicap (1m, 3yo, fillies)

Friday, June 19

Palace of Holyroodhouse Handicap (5f, 3yo)
Albany Stakes (6f, Group Three, 2yo fillies)
Norfolk Stakes (5f, Group Two, 2yo)
Hardwicke Stakes (1 1/2m, Group Two, 4yo+)
Commonwealth Cup (6f, Group One, 3yo colts & fillies)
Queen’s Vase (1 3/4m, Group Two, 3yo)
Duke of Edinburgh Handicap (1 1/2m, 3yo+)

Saturday, June 20

Silver Wokingham Handicap (6f, 3yo+)
Queen Mary Stakes (5f, Group Two, 2yo fillies)
Coronation Stakes (1m, Group One, 3yo fillies)
Coventry Stakes (6f, Group Two, 2yo)
St James’s Palace Stakes (1m, Group One, 3yo colts)
Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f, Group One, 4yo+)
Wokingham Handicap (6f, 3yo+)
Queen Alexandra Stakes (2 3/4m, Conditions, 4yo+)

How to watch Royal Ascot 2020 on TV

Royal Ascot will be shown live on ITV Racing and Sky Sports Racing from 16 to 20 June 2020. All races from all days will be available on Sky Sports Racing while the coverage on ITV1 will start at 1:30pm each day (race two onwards and race three onwards on Saturday).

Make the most of Royal Ascot 2020 BetConnect

With 36 races across five jam-packed days of racing action, now is the perfect time to create a BetConnect account. That way you will be able to get all of your Royal Ascot selections on at best bookie odds with no restrictions. Sound good? Sign up today or alternatively you can find more information here.


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