Is Royal Ascot Going Ahead?

It has been a crazy year in just about every way and racing has not escaped the madness. None the less, when it comes to Royal Ascot in 2020, things are looking good.

The first Classics of the year were delayed but we finally got some top class racing to enjoy and Kameko and Love won the 2000 and 1000 Guineas respectively. We have a little gap between those two contests and Royal Ascot but the great news is that barring anything unforeseen, yes, Royal Ascot is going ahead this year! Whether you want to bet on this year’s Royal Ascot or anything else, be sure to check out all of the top racing free bets we have. Why miss out?

What Date is Royal Ascot 2020?

On the 2nd June the official Ascot website said “We’re delighted that racing has resumed and are planning ahead for Royal Ascot.” Planning has continued since then and this year’s extravaganza is set to take place between Tuesday 16th and Saturday 20th June. That means we have the same fantastic five days of top class action.

Dubbed “Royal Ascot at Home”, unless you were planning to attend in person, very little has changed. Whilst being in the crowd is a thrilling experience – especially when you back a winner – the crowd doesn’t add all that much to the experience of the viewer at home (unlike football and other sports where the crowd plays a bigger role). So, sit back, relax and start thinking about your bets because Royal Ascot 2020 is just days away! Head to our main Royal Ascot betting hub for more info and check out any offers and promotions that are available.

How Can I Watch Royal Ascot?

If you are in the UK then all five days of this year’s Royal meeting can be watched on ITV and on Sky Sports. The latter’s dedicated Racing channel shows every single race of the festival whilst the terrestrial coverage is more limited. ITV will screen race three onwards on Saturday and race two onwards on the other days. The first race each day is at 1.15pm, apart from Saturday where things start a little earlier at 12.40pm. The last race on all five days starts at 4.40pm.


Royal Ascot is jam-packed with top class racing every year. This year due to the rescheduling of events from other courses we have a whopping 36 races to try and land some winners in. There are seven contests on each of the first four days with a bumper eight-race card to close the meeting. We’ve had to be patient when it comes to sport but this year’s Royal Ascot will be worth the wait. You can see full details about the key races on our Ascot page but the obvious highlights include:

  • Queen Anne Stakes
  • Coventry Stakes
  • King’s Stand Stakes
  • The Prince of Wales’s Stakes
  • The Royal Hunt Cup
  • Ascot Gold Cup
  • The Norfolk Stakes
  • The Hardwicke Stakes
  • The Queen’s Vase
  • The Commonwealth Cup
  • The Coronation Stakes
  • The St James’s Palace Stakes
  • The Diamond Jubilee Stakes

As ever, good luck!