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The world’s oldest and most famed racing carnival, Royal Ascot, takes centre stage of the racing world this week, with 5 tremendous days of racing starting Tuesday and running through until Saturday.

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses (this year including horses from Australia, Singapore & Hong Kong) to compete for more than £5.5milllion in prize money. There are no less than 18 Group races over the five days, eight of them in Group One. Black Caviar, Frankel, Yeats – all are Royal Ascot winners turned household names. Australian horses to conquer Royal Ascot include Miss Andretti, Scenic Blast, Choisir & Takeover Target. This year Australia will be represented by 4 horses;

  • Shamal Wind – King’s Stand Stakes
  • Criterion – Prince of Wales’s Stakes
  • Wandjina – Diamond Jubilee Stakes
  • Brazen Beau – Diamond Jubilee Stakes

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The 5 day programme for Royal Ascot 2015 is as follows- times listed are AEST;

FIRST DAY – TUESDAY 16 JUNE

Race 1 – 11:30PM: Queen Anne Stakes – Group 1

Race 2 – 12:05AM: Coventry Stakes – Group 2

Race 3 – 12:45AM: King’s Stand Stakes – Group 1

Race 4 – 1:20AM: St James’s Palace Stakesx – Group 1

Race 5 – 2:00AM: Ascot Stakes – Handicap

Race 6 – 2:35AM: Windsor Castle Stakes – Listed

SECOND DAY – WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE

Race 1 – 11:30PM: Jersey Stakes – Group 3

Race 2 – 12:05AM: Queen Mary Stakes – Group 2

Race 3 – 12:40AM: Duke of Cambridge Stakes – Group 2

Race 4 – 1:20AM: Prince of Wales’s Stakes – Group 1

Race 5 – 2:00AM: Royal Hunt Cup – Heritage Handicap

Race 6 – 2:35AM: Sandringham Stakes – Listed

THIRD DAY – THURSDAY 18 JUNE

Race 1 – 11:30PM: Norfolk Stakes – Group 2

Race 2 – 12:05AM: Tercentenary Stakes – Group 3

Race 3 – 12:45AM: Ribblesdale Stakes – Group 2

Race 4 – 1:25AM: Gold Cup – Group 1

Race 5 – 2:00AM: Britannia Stakes – Heritage Handicap

Race 6 – 2:35AM: King George V Stakes – Handicap

FOURTH DAY – FRIDAY 19 JUNE

Race 1 – 11:30PM: Albany Stakes – Group 3

Race 2 – 12:05AM: King Edward VII Stakes – Group 2

Race 3 – 12:45AM: Commonwealth Cup – Group 1

Race 4 – 1:25AM: Coronation Stakes – Group 1

Race 5 – 2:00AM: Duke of Edinburgh Stakes – Handicap

Race 6 – 2:35AM: Queen’s Vase – Listed

FIFTH DAY – SATURDAY 20 JUNE

Race 1 – 11:30PM: Chesham Stakes – Listed

Race 2 – 12:05AM: Wolferton Rated Stakes – Listed

Race 3 – 12:45AM: Hardwicke Stakes – Group 2

Race 4 – 1:25AM: Diamond Jubilee Stakes – Group 1

Race 5 – 2:00AM: Wokingham Stakes – Heritage Handicap

Race 6 – 2:35AM: Queen Alexandra Stakes – Conditions

Tips for every race of the Royal Ascot 2015 Carnival will be available at http://www.weekendking.com.au