2016 Royal Ascot
June 13, 2016 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England will host the prestigious 5-day race event, the 2016 Royal Ascot. The Royal Ascot will begin from June 14 up to June 18. It is Britain's most valuable race day as it attracts many of the world's finest race horse.

The 5-day race event will feature 18 races, 8 of them will be a high stakes Group 1 races. The whole event will have more than £6.58 million in prize money. On opening day on June 14, three Group 1 race will be featured on the 7 races scheduled for the day.

The Queen Anne Stakes is the opening race of the day which will start at 2:30PM local time. This race is open for horses aged four and older. It will cover a total race distance of 1 mile of the Ascot Racecourse. The other Group 1 stakes race for the day are the King's Stand Stakes and St. James's Palace Stakes.

The Prince of Wales's Stakes will be held on June 14 at 4:20pm local time. The Gold Cup will run the following day in honour of Queen Elizabeth's II 90th birthday. Friday's Group 1 race will feature the Commonwealth Cup and Coronation Stakes.

The final and prestigious Group 1 race in the Royal Ascot is the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. This race is for horses aged four years and older. The total distance for this race is set at 1,207 meters (6 furlongs). Super horse Black Caviar won this race in 2012 together with jockey Luke Nolen.

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