Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

by | 06.18.2018 | 2:26pm
Bucchero at Abington in Newmarket ahead of his Royal Ascot try (Ascot Photo)

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races.

The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows:

Day 1 – Tuesday, June 19
9:30 am (all times Eastern) – G1 Queen Anne Stakes – Yoshida (Bill Mott) *Win and You're In for Breeders' Cup Mile*
10:05 am – G2 Coventry Stakes
10:40 am – G1 King's Stand Stakes – Lady Aurelia (Wesley Ward), Bucchero (Tim Glyshaw)
11:20 am – G1 St. James's Palace Stakes
12:00 pm – Ascot Handicap
12:35 pm – Wolferton Stakes
Day 2 – Wednesday, June 20
9:30 am – G2 Queen Mary Stakes – Chelsea Cloisters (Wesley Ward)
10:05 am – G2 Queen's Vase
10:40 am – G2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes
11:20 am – G1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes *Win and You're In for Breeders' Cup Turf*
12:00 pm – Royal Hunt Cup Heritage Handicap – Master Merion (Wesley Ward)
12:35 pm – G3 Jersey Stakes – Hemp Hemp Hurray (Wesley Ward)
Day 3 – Thursday, June 21
9:30 am – G2 Norfolk Stakes – Shang Shang Shang (Wesley Ward) *Win and You're In for Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint*
10:05 am – G3 Hampton Court Stakes
10:40 am – G2 Ribblesdale Stakes
11:20 am – G1 Gold Cup
12:00 pm – Britannia Handicap
12:35 pm – King George V Handicap

Day 4 – Friday, June 22

9:30 am – G3 Albany Stakes – Stillwater Cove (Wesley Ward)
10:05 am – G2 King Edward VII Stakes
10:40 am – G1 Commonwealth Cup – Gidu (Todd Pletcher)
11:20 am – G1 Coronation Stakes
12:00 pm – Sandringham Handicap
12:35 pm – Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap

Day 5 – Saturday, June 23

9:30 am – Chesham Stakes
10:05 am – G2 Hardwicke Stakes
10:40 am – Windsor Castle Stakes
11:20 am – G1 Diamond Jubilee – Bound For Nowhere (Wesley Ward) *Win and You're In for Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint*
12:00 pm – Wokingham Heritage Handicap – Undrafted (Wesley Ward)
12:35 pm – Queen Alexandra Conditions Race
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