Royal Ascot 2023

Going news on day one of Royal Ascot

The going for day one of Royal Ascot, Tuesday 20th June, is: Good on the Straight Course and Good, Good to Soft in places on the Round Course.

GoingStick readings at midday:

Stands side: 7.3

Centre: 7.1

Far side: 7.5

Round: 6.5


Straight Course: centre

Round Course: inside

Rail movements:

The rail on the Round Course is positioned approximately four yards out from approximately nine furlongs out to the home straight. This will remain in place until after racing on Wednesday.

This adds the following to today’s races:

16:20 +7 yards (approximately)

17:00 +14 yards (approximately)

17:35 +14 yards (approximately)

18:10 +14 yards (approximately)


10mm rain overnight to 8am. It has now stopped raining and it looks generally dry for the rest of today. Isolated scattered showers are possible on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures Tuesday to Thursday max 22c to 24c. At present, Friday and Saturday look dry with temps getting up to 25c.

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Watered the Straight Course with 5mm on Monday morning, 8mm on Saturday morning, 10mm on Thursday and 14mm on Tuesday. The Round Course was being watered 4mm each night to Friday.


3.40pm King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

6 Manaccan (vet’s cert – heat in leg)