Ascot Racecard: Your ultimate guide to Thursday’s 7 races at Royal Ascot 2023

It's Gold Cup day!

Coltrane wins at Ascot


Ahoy-hoy! It’s time to get your posh on because Royal Ascot is here – and if you’re looking for the ultimate guide to the third day of the fiesta then you’ve come to the right place.

You’ll find all you need to know about Thursday’s action at the famous Berkshire racecourse including the racecard, tips and best bets, how to live stream all the action as well as details of the ITV Racing schedule.

A bumper field of 14 are set to go to post in the Gold Cup, the most prestigious race of the week at Royal Ascot. 2021 winner Subjectivist is bidding to regain the title after missing last year’s renewal through injury but Coltrane brings course-and-distance form to the table after success in the Ascot Stakes while St Leger hero Eldar Eldarov looks to add another Group 1 to his CV. `

Sprinter Elite Status bids to give owner Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum another Royal Ascot winner in the opening race on the card, the Norfolk Stakes, while the Ribblesdale Stakes is the second Group 2 of the afternoon.

There are a couple of heritage handicaps courtesy of the Britannia Stakes and King George V Stakes, while Frankie Dettori rides leading fancy Epictetus in the Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes.

Royal Ascot odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key information you need for day three of the meeting is below.


Royal Ascot Racecard

Our snazzy Racecards page has details of the runners and riders, weights, odds and Timeform’s horse-by-horse analysis for every renewal on the Royal Ascot schedule.

The following seven races take place at Ascot on Thursday, June 22:

  • 2:30pm: Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)
  • 3:05pm: King George V Stakes
  • 3:40pm: Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)
  • 4:20pm: Gold Cup (Group 1)
  • 5:00pm: Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
  • 5:35pm: Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)
  • 6:10pm: Buckingham Palace Stakes

Royal Ascot Tips

Paddy Power News is the home of top tips and best bets for Royal Ascot 2023. Our superstar stable of pundits includes Ruby Walsh, one of the most successful jockeys in the history of the sport. We’ve also got exclusive columns from the likes of ITV Racing expert Matt Chapman and former jockey Jason Weaver.

Royal Ascot Live Stream

You can live stream every single race at Royal Ascot 2023 on the Paddy Power website and via the Paddy Power app for free.

Just head to or the Paddy Power app and sign up or log in. Once you’ve done that, find the betting page for the renewal you wish to watch and click the button that says ‘Watch Live’.

Royal Ascot TV Schedule

Paddy’s pals at ITV Racing bring you live coverage of Thursday’s action at Royal Ascot 2023 from 1:30pm to 6pm on ITV1 before switching to ITV4 from 5:50pm to 6:30pm . Virgin Media One has live coverage of five races from 1:30pm t0 5:30pm and the final two contests are on Virgin Media Two from 5:25pm to 6:30pm.

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