The track at Ascot reopens on Wednesday for the second day of races in this Royal meeting. June 16 marks Day 2 of the 2021 Royal Ascot Festival, featuring seven more riveting events.
This year, we see a few adjustments to the race schedule. The Hampton Court Stakes, usually a Thursday slot, will be held on Day 2 this year. We also see the newly instated Silver Royal Hunt Cup, back for a second year as a consolation competition for Royal Hunt Cup hopefuls.
Races run from 1:15pm to 4:40pm. UK and Ireland audiences can catch all the action on their desktop or mobile device when they log into their MansionBet account.
Royal Ascot Festival Day 2: Wednesday Race Card June 16, 2021
Day 2 of the Royal Ascot Festival has a packed schedule and international regard.
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes is the main event of the day and the top-ranked race of the entire festival. This race draws in premier horses from across the globe and millions of viewers worldwide.
The Royal Hunt Cup takes off at 3:35pm and ranks high in local popularity. This year, the number of participants in this race has been reduced to 24 rather than 30.
Silver Royal Hunt Cup
This new race was just added in 2020, and it opens Day 2’s races at 1:15 pm. It’s a handicap, straight-mile run that’s open to horses that didn’t qualify for the Royal Hunt Cup.
|2020||Sir Busker||Oisin Murphy||William Knight||12/1|
Hampton Court Stakes
Taking place at 1:50 pm, the Hampton Court Stakes will set the tone for some late summer competitions like the Derby and Oaks at Epsom. The Hampton Court Stakes was added to Ascot nearly 20 years ago for the Golden Jubilee.
|2018||Hunting Horn||Ryan Moore||A P O’Brien||5/1|
|2019||Sangarius||Frankie Dettori||Sir Michael Stoute||13/2|
|2020||Russian Emperor||Ryan Moore||A P O’Brien||100/30|
King George V Stakes
At 2:25 pm, the King George V Stakes kicks off. In 2011, this 1m4f race was won by the Brown Panther, the beloved, homebred horse of famous footballer Michael Owen.
|2018||Baghdad||Andrea Atzeni||Mark Johnston||9/1|
|2019||South Pacific||Seamie Hefferman||A P O’Brien||22/1|
|2020||Hukum||Jim Crowley||Owen Burrows||12/1|
Prince of Wales’s Stakes
This 1m2f British Champions Series race was first established in 1862, and it’s been a local and international favourite for generations. Sir Michael Stoute won consecutively in 2018 and 2019.
|2018||Poet’s Word||James Doyle||Sir Michael Stoute||11/2|
|2019||Crystal Ocean||Frankie Dettori||Sir Michael Stoute||3/1|
|2020||Lord North||James Doyle||John Gosden||11/2|
Royal Hunt Cup
This heritage handicap race dates back to 1843 and is open to horses three years and older. Her Majesty has seen three of her own horses win first place in this marvellous event: Choir Boy, Alexander, and Colour Sergeant.
|2018||Settle For Bay||W J Lee||David Marnane||16/1|
|2019||Afaak||Jim Crowley||Charles Hills||20/1|
|2020||Dark Vision||William Buick||Mark Johnston||15/2|
Windsor Castle Stakes
This five-furlong race for two-year-olds commences at 4:10 pm. Trainer Wesley Ward is back in the competition this year after having led the first American-trained horse to victory at Ascot back in 2004.
|2018||Soldier’s Call||Daniel Tudhope||Archie Watson||12/1|
|2019||Southern Hills||Ryan Moore||A P O’Brien||7/1|
|2020||Tactical||James Doyle||Andrew Balding||7/2F|
Copper Horse Handicap
Another new addition from Royal Ascot 2020, this race spans more than 1m6f. It’s open to four-year-olds and up.
|2020||Fujaira Prince||Andrea Atzeni||Roger Varian||3/1F|
Royal Ascot Festival Day 2 Betting Tips
*Betting tips for Royal Ascot will be updated closer to the date
With Trainers like Wesley Ward and John Gosden in the mix for Day 2, there’s bound to be gripping action all day long. Lord North, trained by Gosden, is the favoured horse 2/1 in the Prince of Wales’s Cup.
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