Ascot Races Today 2023 – Cards, Tips & Results of Races at Ascot Today

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Ascot races today

Dating back to the end of the Stuart dynasty ruling Britain, Ascot Racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne. Something of a horse racing fanatic, the story goes that she left Windsor Castle to ride out one day and came across Ascot Common. This in her view was an ideal heath for exercising horses on. Ascot races today take place on the same land, so one of the finest racecourses and most iconic venues in the sport was born.

Over the next three centuries, Ascot Racecourse has developed some fantastic horse racing action as it’s become the premier dual purpose track in the UK. Hosting eight National Hunt meetings over jumps between October / November and March, with some 18 Flat racing days between April and October, it is one of the busiest courses in the British Isles.

As the home of Royal Ascot, widely regarded as the most prestigious event in the UK Flat horse racing calendar, the track is also where QIPCO British Champions Day is held in October. Major races at Ascot today include the Clarence House Chase, Champion Stakes and King George. There are 13 Group 1 events at Ascot Racecourse in a calendar year with the majority concentrated at the Royal meeting. The course is also home to three Grade 1 jumps races in December, January and February respectively.

Configuration of Ascot Races Today

Whether jumping hurdles or fences, or racing on the level, horses go right-handed around Ascot Racecourse. Besides a stiff straight mile for Flat contests up to that distance like at Newbury races across Berkshire, the round course is more like a triangle in shape and the best part of a mile-and-three-quarters for a complete circuit.

Ascot races today are a real test for horses as the track suits galloping types. There is a separate chute for the round or Old Mile start with some earlier races, particularly those for three-year-olds, still using that instead of the straight course. Ascot could hardly be more different from nearby Windsor races, which twists and turns in a figure of eight.

The hurdles course is on the inside with two flights on the run down to Swinley Bottom. From that lowest part of Ascot Racecourse, all races are uphill all the way to the winning post. There are two more hurdles in the back straight and as many after turning for home making six in total. Steeplechase races at Ascot today include 10 fences on a complete circuit.

Of those, there are two open ditches – the third of four heading down to Swinley Bottom and the penultimate of the next four before the home turn. There is a relatively short run-in of two-and-a-half furlongs for Flat races once around the final bend with even less distance from the last two of fences up the home straight to the line.

Major Jumps & Flat Racing Meetings At Ascot Racecourse

Key Ascot Racecourse Fixtures Type of Races Feature Race(s) When
Clarence House Chase Day National Hunt Clarence House Chase January
Ascot Chase Day National Hunt Ascot Chase February
Royal Ascot Trials Day Flat Sagaro Stakes April / May
Royal Ascot Flat Ascot Gold Cup June
King George Weekend Flat King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes July
Shergar Cup Flat Team Event August
September Racing Weekend Flat Lavazza Stakes September
Autumn Racing Weekend Flat Bengough Stakes, Cumberland Lodge Stakes September / October
QIPCO British Champions Day Flat Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, Champion Stakes October
Sodexo Gold Cup Day National Hunt Sodexo Gold Cup October / November
November Racing Weekend National Hunt Coral Hurdle, 1965 Chase November
Long Walk Hurdle Weekend National Hunt Long Walk Hurdle December

Clarence House Chase Day

Proceeding chronologically through the calendar year, the first major meeting of Ascot races today is the Clarence House Chase card on a Saturday in mid-January. The highlight race on this day was run as a handicap until 2007 when it became a Grade 1. Past Clarence House Chase winners include Desert Orchid, Viking Flagship, Well Chief,  Master Minded, Sprinter Sacre, Un De Sceaux, Altior and Shishkin.

Besides a couple of valuable handicaps alluding to its past, the chief supporting race on this day is a Grade 2 staying hurdles contest, the Warfield Mares’ Hurdle, made famous by one-time Grand National runner-up Magic Of Light, who won it twice. Here are all the details of the big races from the Clarence House Chase card:

Clarence House Chase Day Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Holloway’s Handicap Hurdle Class 2 4yo+ Handicap Hurdle 2m 3½f
Warfield Mares’ Hurdle Grade 2 4yo+ Hurdle Race 2m 7½f
Ascot Handicap Chase Class 2 5yo+ Handicap Chase 2m 5f
Clarence House Chase Grade 1 5yo+ Steeplechase 2m 1f

Ascot Chase Card

Much like the Clarence House meeting, Ascot Chase day on a Saturday in mid-February sees the best National Hunt horses split between Haydock races and competing in Berkshire. A Premier Handicap horse race in the Swinley Chase gives Aintree hopefuls an alternative race to the official Grand National trial on the same day.

With the Grade 2 Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase also acting as trial for Cheltenham Festival contenders, the Ascot Chase is a valuable prize in its own right. Previous winners of this Grade 1 include Monet’s Garden, Kauto Star, Cue Card and Silviniaco Conti. This is the essential info about the main races on the Ascot Chase card:

Ascot Chase Day Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Thames Novices’ Hurdle Class 2 5yo+ Hurdle Race 2m 3½f
Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase Grade 2 5yo+ Steeplechase 3m
Swinley Chase Premier Handicap 5yo+ Limited Handicap Chase 3m
Ascot Handicap Hurdle Class 2 4yo+ Handicap Hurdle 2m 3½f
Ascot Chase Grade 1 5yo+ Steeplechase 2m 5f

Royal Ascot Trials Day

Falling on either the last Wednesday in April or first in May, Royal Ascot Trials Day is an opportunity for Flat thoroughbreds to gain valuable course experience before the big meeting. As Ascot races today go, this has a low key feel and clashes with the Punchestown Festival in Ireland. Royal Ascot Trials Day is also scheduled in the same week as the Guineas Festival at Newmarket.

Official trials for the Ascot Gold Cup in the Sagaro Stakes, Commonwealth Cup thanks to the Pavilion Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes courtesy of the Paradise Stakes all happen on this card. There are also juvenile races for colts and fillies respectively ahead of the big two-year-old events at the Royal meeting. Check out the main Royal Ascot Trials Day events on track here:

Royal Ascot Trials Day Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Royal Ascot Two-Year-Old Trial Conditions Stakes Class 2 2yo Flat Race 5f
Royal Ascot Trials Day Fillies’ Conditions Stakes Class 2 3yo Flat Race 1m
Sagaro Stakes Group 3 4yo+ Flat Race 2m
Pavilion Stakes Group 3 3yo Flat Race 6f
Paradise Stakes Listed 4yo+ Flat Race 1m

King George at Ascot

During midsummer, Ascot Racecourse has another fantastic racing fixture just over a month after the Royal meeting. The two-day King George Weekend is either on the penultimate or last Friday and Saturday of July, depending on when Glorious Goodwood races fall the following week. Everything builds to the Group 1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes here.

This 1m 4f contest is the first time that three-year-olds can tackle their elders over the Epsom Derby distance at the highest level. If horses stay in training aged four and up, it is possible to have Classic winners from different generations colliding at Ascot races today here. Here are all the races on both cards across the two days of King George Weekend:

King George Weekend Friday – Brown Jack Handicap

The opening day of King George Weekend is very handicap heavy with five of the six races being such. Chief among them is an event for Flat stayers that honours Brown Jack, who won seven times at at the Royal meeting including a record six consecutive editions of the Queen Alexandra Stakes during the interwar period. These are all the races at Ascot today on the Friday of this meeting:

King George Weekend Friday Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Juvenile Fillies’ Novice Stakes Class 3 2yo Flat Race 6f
Brown Jack Handicap (0-90) Class 3 3yo+ Flat Handicap 2m
Chapel Down Handicap (0-80) Class 4 3yo+ Flat Handicap 7f
John Guest Racing Handicap (0-105) Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 1m 4f
0-80 Handicap Class 4 3yo+ Flat Handicap 1m 4f
0-85 Fillies’ Sprint Handicap Class 4 3yo+ Flat Handicap 5f

King George Weekend Saturday – Princess Margaret & Valiant Stakes

Supporting the King George on the feature raceday are two Group 3 races for fillies (and mares). Two-year-old fillies take part in the Princess Margaret Stakes, wile older females can run in the Valiant Stakes. There are some competitive big-field handicaps too including the International Stakes over 7f, plus a Listed juvenile event that honours late jockey Pat Eddery. Here is the King George day at Ascot card in full:

King George Weekend Saturday Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Colts & Geldings Maiden Stakes Class 2 2yo Flat Race 6f
Princess Margaret Keeneland Stakes (Fillies) Group 3 2yo Flat Race 6f
Valiant Stakes (Fillies & Mares) Group 3 3yo+ Flat Race 1m
Moet & Chandon International Stakes Heritage Handicap 3yo+ Flat Handicap 7f
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes Group 1 3yo+ Flat Race 1m 4f
Pat Eddery Stakes (formerly the Winkfield Stakes) Listed 2yo Flat Race 7f
0-105 Mile Handicap Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 1m
Whispering Angel Handicap Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 5f

Shergar Cup

In-between Glorious Goodwood and the big York races today at the Ebor Festival, Ascot Racecourse hosts the Shergar Cup in August. This is a team event, usually based on the nationality of the jockeys and female riders also enter a team. Points are awarded based on the finishing position of horses in the races, which are all run as handicaps. This is the full Shergar Cup card at Ascot races today, so you know all about the event:

Shergar Cup Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Shergar Cup Dash (0-105) Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 5f
Shergar Cup Stayers (0-100) Class 2 4yo+ Flat Handicap 2m
Shergar Cup Challenge (0-100) Class 2 4yo+ Flat Handicap 1m 4f
Shergar Cup Mile (0-105) Class 2 4yo+ Flat Handicap 1m
Shergar Cup Classic (0-95) Class 3 3yo Flat Handicap 1m 4f
Shergar Cup Sprint (0-100) Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 6f

September Racing Weekend

The two-day meeting called the September Racing Weekend at Ascot Racecourse is headlined by the 1m 4f Lavazza Stakes Heritage Handicap for three-year-olds. It takes place on the same Friday and Saturday as the September Sizzler at Kempton and Haydock Park’s Sprint Cup day. This is the complete card:

September Racing Weekend Saturday Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Juvenile Novice Stakes Class 2 2yo Flat Race 7f
bet365 Handicap Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 7f
Lavazza Stakes Heritage Handicap 3yo Flat Handicap 1m 4f
0-95 Confined Handicap Class 3 3yo Flat Handicap 1m 2f
Premier Fillies’ Handicap (0-100) Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 1m
0-98 Sprint Handicap Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 6f
National Racehorse Week Handicap (0-98) Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 5f

Autumn Racing Weekend

At Ascot races today, there can be as many as three meetings in the month of October. Prior to QIPCO British Champions Day and the London Gold Cup card, there is the Autumn Racing Weekend on the first Friday and Saturday. The opening day of this meeting only has the Noel Murless Stakes of note. That means the final day’s card is loaded with Listed and Group 3 action including the Cumberland Lodge Stakes and Bengough Stakes. Here is everything going on at Ascot Racecourse during that Saturday:

Autumn Racing Weekend Saturday Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Blue Eagle Rous Stakes Listed 3yo+ Flat Race 5f
Cumberland Lodge Stakes Group 3 3yo+ Flat Race 1m 4f
John Guest Racing Bengough Stakes Group 3 3yo+ Flat Race 6f
Challenge Cup Heritage Handicap 3yo+ Flat Handicap 7f
October Stakes Listed 3yo+ Flat Race 7f
0-105 Sprint Handicap Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 5f

QIPCO British Champions Day

On the middle Saturday of October, 13 days after Europe’s richest race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris, we celebrate the best of UK Flat thoroughbreds and crown champion race horses. That is what QIPCO British Champions Day is all about. A series of championship races, including the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over a mile and QIPCO Champion Stakes at ten furlongs, part of the British Champions Series take place on the card.

The only issue with these races at Ascot today is the ground, which often comes up softer than ideal for those who like sounder surfaces. In the event of heavy ground, races on the round course switch to the inner track used for hurdle races in the winter. QIPCO British Champions Day happens towards the end of the British Flat turf season for obvious reasons, but don’t be surprised if there are some shock results on the card that you can see in full here:

Race Times QIPCO British Champions Day Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
1:15 British Champions Long Distance Cup Group 2 3yo+ Flat Race 2m
1:50 British Champions Sprint Stakes Group 1 3yo+ Flat Race 6f
2:25 British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes Group 1 3yo+ Flat Race 1m 4f
3:05 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (British Champions Mile) Group 1 3yo+ Flat Race 1m
3:45 QIPCO Champion Stakes Group 1 3yo+ Flat Race 1m 2f
4:25 Balmoral Handicap Class 2 3yo+ Flat Handicap 1m

November Racing Weekend at Ascot Racecourse

On the penultimate or last Friday and Saturday in November, the two-day November Racing Weekend takes place. While the opening day of the meeting is low key, it still throws up horses to follow. This is the Friday action from the November Racing Weekend:

Ascot November Racing Weekend Friday Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Ascot Partners National Hunt Maiden Hurdle Class 3 4yo+ Hurdle Race 2m 3½f
Racing To School Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase Class 3 4yo+ Handicap Chase 2m 3f
Give The Gift Of Ascot Membership Introductory Hurdle Class 2 4yo+ Hurdle Race 1m 7½f
S.A.F.E. Handicap Chase (0-145) Class 2 4yo+ Handicap Chase 2m 5f
Garden For All Seasons Handicap Hurdle (0-145) Class 2 3yo+ Handicap Hurdle 1m 7½f
All Seasons Scaffolding Handicap Chase (0-140) Class 3 4yo+ Handicap Chase 3m
Not Forgotten Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (0-115) Class 4 4yo+ Handicap Hurdle 3m ½f

Ascot Coral Hurdle & 1965 Chase Day

Two longstanding Ascot races today follow-on for the Saturday of the November Racing Weekend. These are the Coral Hurdle (registered as the Ascot Hurdle) and 1965 Chase at this track. Both hold Grade 2 status and are early core jump season tests for National Hunt horses over intermediate trips. Previous winners of the Ascot Coral Hurdle include Dawn Run, Morley Street, Baracouda, Hardy Eustace, Annie Power and Faugheen.

The 1965 Chase, meanwhile, celebrates the year that jumps races were introduced at this venue. Wayward Lad, Albertas Run, Master Minded and Al Ferof are all on its roll of honour. This event was also the race where Cyrname defeated Altior to end his unbeaten record streak of consecutive wins over obstacles. These are all the important races from the Ascot Coral Hurdle card and day two of the November Racing Weekend:

Ascot November Racing Weekend Saturday Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance
Bet With Ascot Donation Box Scheme Novices’ Hurdle Class 2 4yo+ Hurdle Race 2m 5½f
Royal Ascot Racing Club Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase Class 3 4yo+ Handicap Chase 3m
1965 Chase Grade 2 4yo+ Steeplechase 2m 5f
Coral Hurdle (Registered as the Ascot Hurdle) Grade 2 4yo+ Hurdle Race 2m 3½f
Restorations UK Mares’ Handicap Hurdle (0-130) Class 2 4yo+ Handicap Hurdle 2m 7½f
Jim Barry Hurst Park Handicap Chase Class 2 4yo+ Handicap Chase 2m 1f
Niravan Spa Open National Hunt Flat Race Class 4 4yo-5yo NH Flat Race 1m 7½f

Long Walk Hurdle Weekend

On the Friday and Saturday before Christmas in December, it’s Long Walk Hurdle Weekend. The Ascot races today are varied across this meeting. From Cheltenham trials like the Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle and Noel Novices’ Chase to valuable handicaps like the Betfair Exchange Trophy, there’s something for every punter at this festive fixture before thoughts turn to Kempton races and the King George VI Chase.

The Long Walk Hurdle itself is a valuable staying hurdles contest in its own right and the big race on day 2 of the weekend. A Grade 1 since 1990, past winners include Lanzarote, Baracouda, Big Buck’s, Reve De Sivola and Paisley Park. Another supporting race on the card is the Ascot Silver Cup Handicap Chase. These are the main events across the two days of this pre-Christmas weekend at Ascot:

Long Walk Hurdle Weekend Races Class of Race Type of Race Distance Day
Kennel Gate Novices’ Hurdle Grade 2 4yo+ Hurdle Race 1m 7½f Friday
Noel Novices’ Chase Grade 2 4yo+ Steeplechase 2m 3f Friday
Ascot Bumper Listed 4yo-5yo NH Flat Race 1m 7½f Friday
Ascot Graduation Chase Class 2 5yo+ Steeplechase 2m 5f Saturday
Howden Handicap Hurdle (0-150) Class 2 4yo+ Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f Saturday
Long Walk Hurdle Grade 1 4yo+ Hurdle Race 3m ½f Saturday
Ascot Silver Cup Premier Handicap 4yo+ Handicap Chase 3m Saturday
Betfair Exchange Trophy Premier Handicap 4yo+ Handicap Hurdle 1m 7½f Saturday

Other Key Races at Ascot Today

There are already plenty of other Ascot races today besides the royal meeting. With more than 25 individual race days at the track, it’s busy in Berkshire. Ascot Racecourse has at least one fixture per month, so it’s almost constant use across Flat horse race action and jumps meetings. These are the best of the rest of events held at the track:

Ascot Racecourse Events Race Name Class of Race Type of Race Distance When
Buckhounds Stakes Listed 4yo+ Flat Race 1m 4f May
Victoria Cup Class 2 4yo+ Flat Handicap 7f May
Summer Mile Group 2 4yo+ Flat Race 1m July
Noel Murless Stakes Listed 3yo Flat Race 1m 6f October
London Handicap Hurdle Class 2 Handicap Hurdle 1m 7½f November
Byrne Group Handicap Chase Premier Handicap Handicap Chase 2m 1f November
Sodexo Gold Cup Premier Handicap Handicap Chase 3m November

Royal Ascot Races Today

Now we come to the races at Royal Ascot today. This five-day race meeting provides top class action involving the finest horses in June from the track each and every year. The five-day Royal Ascot Festival is a big deal for horse racing betting sites in the UK and beyond. These are the races to look forward to day-by-day at the course’s flagship meeting and premier gala of the Flat season with each staging a seven-race card:

Royal Ascot Tuesday Races

The opening day of Royal Ascot packs three Group 1s into the card. Starting with the Queen Anne Stakes for older horses aged four and up on the straight mile, three-year-old colts go on the round course for St James’s Palace Stakes. The big sprint for the fastest horses among Royal Ascot races today is the King’s Stand Stakes over the flying five furlongs. Here is the Tuesday race schedule in full for the Royal meeting:

Race Time Royal Ascot Day 1 Race Name Distance Class of Race Age of Horses
2:30 Queen Anne Stakes 1m Group 1 4yo+
3:05 Coventry Stakes 6f Group 2 2yo
3:40 King’s Stand Stakes 5f Group 1 3yo+
4:20 St James’s Palace Stakes 1m Group 1 3yo colts
5:00 Ascot Stakes 2m 4f Heritage Handicap 4yo+ rated 0-100
5:35 Wolferton Stakes 1m 2f Listed 4yo+
6:10 Copper Horse Handicap 1m 6f Handicap 4yo+ rated 0-105

Royal Ascot Wednesday Races

On day two of Royal Ascot, the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes tops the bill. Supported by the Queen’s Vase, an early St Leger trial for Doncaster races in the autumn, and Duke Of Cambridge Stakes for older fillies and mares, it’s another big day of action. The Royal Hunt Cup, the best known handicap contest among races at Royal Ascot today, is also on the card, but here’s every event on the track on Wednesday:

Race Time Royal Ascot Day 2 Race Name Distance Class of Race Age of Horses
2:30 Queen Mary Stakes 5f Group 2 2yo fillies
3:05 Kensington Palace Stakes 1m Handicap 4yo+ fillies and mares rated 0-105
3:40 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes 1m Group 2 4yo+ fillies and mares
4:20 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes 1m 2f Group 1 4yo+
5:00 Royal Hunt Cup 1m Heritage Handicap 3yo+
5:35 Queen’s Vase 1m 6f Group 2 3yo
6:10 Windsor Castle Stakes 5f Listed 2yo

Royal Ascot Thursday Races

The biggest of all Royal Ascot races today, the Ascot Gold Cup, takes centre stage on the middle day of the meeting. This historic and stamina sapping contest for class horses who are stayers on the Flat is supported by the Ribblesdale Stakes, the course’s equivalent of The Oaks. It’s also a big day for handicaps with three of the seven races on the Thursday run as those. This is the complete schedule for day three at the Royal meeting:

Race Time Royal Ascot Day 3 Race Name Distance Class of Race Age of Horses
2:30 Norfolk Stakes 5f Group 2 2yo
3:05 King George V Stakes 1m 4f Heritage Handicap 3yo rated 0-105
3:40 Ribblesdale Stakes 1m 4f Group 2 3yo fillies
4:20 Ascot Gold Cup 2m 4f Group 1 4yo+
5:00 Britannia Stakes 1m Heritage Handicap 3yo rated 0-105
5:35 Hampton Court Stakes 1m 2f Group 3 3yo
6:10 Buckingham Palace Stakes 7f Handicap 3yo+ rated 0-105

Royal Ascot Friday Races

There are two prestigious races and Group 1s on the penultimate day of Royal Ascot. These are the Commonwealth Cup, a sprint for three-year-old colts and fillies, and the Coronation Stakes, a round mile contest for three-year-old fillies. The King Edward VII Stakes, sometimes referred to by its old title of the Ascot Derby, for three-year-old horses that are male supports the co-feature races at Royal Ascot today here. With three competitive handicap contests also on the schedule, there are bound to be Extra Place Races available. Check out every single race on the Friday card below:

Race Time Royal Ascot Day 4 Race Name Distance Class of Race Age of Horses
2:30 Albany Stakes 6f Group 3 2yo fillies
3:05 Commonwealth Cup 6f Group 1 3yo colts and fillies
3:40 Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes 1m 4f Handicap 3yo+ rated 0-105
4:20 Coronation Stakes 1m Group 1 3yo fillies
5:00 Sandringham Stakes 1m Handicap 3yo fillies rated 0-105
5:35 King Edward VII Stakes 1m 4f Group 2 3yo colts and geldings
6:10 Palace Of Holyrood House Stakes 5f Handicap 3yo rated 0-105

Royal Ascot Saturday Races

Headlining the end of the five-day meeting that is Royal Ascot races today is the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes. Previously run as the All-Aged Stakes, Cork And Orrey Stakes, Golden Jubilee Stakes, Diamond Jubilee Stakes and Platinum Jubilee Stakes, this Group 1 sprint is only for older horses unlike the King’s Stand earlier in the meeting. Also on the card are the Hardwicke Stakes and Wokingham Stakes, a Group 2 and Heritage Handicap respectively. These are all the races on the Royal Ascot Saturday schedule:

Race Time Royal Ascot Day 5 Race Name Distance Class of Race Age of Horses
2:30 Chesham Stakes 7f Listed 2yo
3:05 Jersey Stakes 7f Group 3 3yo
3:40 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes 6f Group 1 4yo+
4:20 Hardwicke Stakes 1m 4f Group 2 4yo+
5:00 Wokingham Stakes 6f Heritage Handicap 3yo+ rated 0-110
5:35 Golden Gates Stakes 1m 2f Handicap 3yo rated 0-105
6:10 Queen Alexandra Stakes 2m 5f 143y Class 2 4yo+

Ascot Race Card Today

You can check out today’s racecard at Ascot near the top of the page. This displays all meetings from every racecourse in the UK and Ireland each day for free. View all the Ascot races today runners and riders, complete with silks, and the latest odds with leading online bookies. This service is available for all of today’s racecards, not just what’s happening in Berkshire.

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Ascot Races Today Tips

As it’s such a busy track, there are plenty of Ascot horse racing tips on offer throughout the year. Our experts look at everything going on in Berkshire in a wide variety of ways. Their Ascot races tips today include each way bets so you know the horses fancied to go well at bigger prices. The daily NAP may be running here too.

Other Ascot tips today on offer here at SportsLens include a Placepot bet for the Tote, featuring picks for the first six races on the card. Lucky 15s where four fancies go onto the same betslip are another way to ramp up the value. Our tips for Ascot races today even consider horse racing spread betting as some punters approach the sport like financial trading.

We also call on the big guns. Industry insiders and big names from the horse racing world don’t mind giving Ascot betting tips on the royal meeting, British Champions Day or another important race at the track. Their opinions carry weight that can influence the market. Check out their Ascot races tips for today in amongst our own experts’ fancies.

There is wider public interest on one event in particular. We are of course talking about Ascot races today tips for the premier Flat festival in the UK. When June rolls around, this is a big deal. You can pick up Royal Ascot tips for all the action across every day. The royal meeting really is the centrepiece in more ways than one. It’s only logical that tips for Ascot today focus on this. See the latest on offer below:

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Sat, 25 Nov 2023 , 13:30 GMT • Ascot • National Hunt

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Shishkin, 1965 Chase, Ascot (25 Nov, 1:30)

Last season’s Ascot Chase hero Shishkin heads across Berkshire from Lambourn for his reappearance in the 2m 5f Grade 2 1965 Chase. Nicky Henderson’s stable star has some big staying chase targets to come later in the campaign, but indications are he runs here rather than in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.

Shishkin is 2-2 around Ascot, winning the 2022 Clarence House in his famous duel with Energumene before last term’s course and distance romp. He routed re-opposing rival Pic D’Orhy by some 16 lengths that day, so there’s no reason why the nine-year-old Sholokhov gelding shouldn’t confirm form off the same terms.

Pic D’Orhy Booked for Second Spot

Like Shishkin, Pic D’Orhy went on to win a Grade 1 during the Grand National Festival at Aintree in the spring. A marked improver for champion trainer Paul Nicholls last term, this eight-year-old son of Turgeon landed consecutive Grade 2s before chasing home his main market rival here in the Ascot Chase in February.

Barring accidents, another duel between them off level weights, should see Shishkin home and hosed in front. If he doesn’t fire, though, then Pic D’Orhy is the only runner anywhere near the Seven Barrows inmate on official ratings. Harry Cobden riding at Ascot, rather than going up to Haydock to partner Bravemansgame, is interesting.

Minella Drama Best of the Rest

Jeremy Scott veteran Dashel Drasher looks vulnerable to younger legs and in very deep waters here. Course winner Thunder Rock comes here off the back of a Listed success at Carlisle and is a potential improver, but has to give weight to Minella Drama. With trainer Donald McCain now in better form, this eight-year-old Flemensfirth gelding should come on for his reappearance.

That came up at Aintree in this grade in the Old Roan. Minella Drama conceded 9lb to the winner and has always had a tendency to jump right. That is no problem at Ascot. There is obviously something to find with Pic D’Orhy on their Melling Chase encounter, but Minella Drama does meet that one off 6lb better terms.

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