Royal Ascot prize money: How much is every race at Royal Ascot 2022 worth?

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The most lucrative meeting in the UK is racing into sight… but how much prize money is on offer for every race at Royal Ascot 2022?

The five-day festival, which runs from June 14 to June 18, is worth a total of £8,652,500, which represents an 18 per cent increase on the sums on offer in 2019.

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All 35 races on the schedule will be run at least £100,000 while two renewals, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes and the Platinum Jubilee Stakes, boast total cash funds of £1m.

You’ll find details of the Royal Ascot 2022 prize money below.

Tuesday, June 14

14:30: The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1) – £600,000
15:05: The Coventry Stakes (Group 2) – £150,000
15:40: The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1) – £500,000
16:20: The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1) – £500,000
17:00: The Ascot Stakes (Handicap) – £100,000
17:35: The Wolferton Stakes (Listed) – £110,000
18:10: The Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap) – £100,000

The first race of the meeting, the Queen Anne Stakes, is the most lucrative of the day as the winning horse earns a tidy £340,260 for connections. Unbeaten Baaeed is the hot favourite with Paddy Power to make it eight wins from eight starts.

Wednesday, June 15

14:30: The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2) – £115,000
15:05: The Queen’s Vase (Group 2) – £262,5000
15:40: The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1) – £1,000,000
16:20: The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2) – £175,000
17:00: The Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) – £175,000
17:35: The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed) – £100,000
18:10: The Kensington Palace Stakes (Handicap) – £100,000

The first £1m race of the meeting, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes is worth a cool £567,100 to winning connections. Sir Michael Stoute’s Bay Bridge heads Paddy Power’s betting for the 3.40pm on his first crack at a Group 1.

Thursday, June 16

14:30: The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) – £110,000
15:05: The King George V Stakes (Handicap) – £100,000
15:40: The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) – £200,000
16:15: The Gold Cup (Group 1) – £500,000
17:00: The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) – £120,000
17:35: The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) – £100,000
18:10: The Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) – £100,000

The most iconic race of the entire meeting, the Gold Cup winner will bag £283,550 for connections. The legend that is Stradivarius is chasing a fourth success in the race.

Friday, June 17

14:30: The Albany Stakes (Group 3) – £100,000
15:05: The Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) – £500,000
15:40: The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) – £100,000
16:20: The Coronation Stakes (Group 1) – £500,000
17:00: The Sandringham Stakes (Handicap) – £100,000
17:35: The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) – £225,000
18:10: The Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes (Handicap) – £100,000

A pair of Group 1s, the Commonwealth Cup and Coronation Stakes, top the bill on the penultimate day of the meeting and the winners of both races will bag a total of £283,550 for connections.

Saturday, June 18

14:30: The Chesham Stakes (Listed) – £100,000
15:05: The Jersey Stakes (Group 3) – £110,000
15:40: The Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) – £225,000
16:20: The Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) – £1,000,000
17:00: The Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) – £175,000
17:35: The Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap) – £100,000
18:10: The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) – £100,000

A massive £567,100 is on offer to winning connections in the second of the £1m races on the schedule as the meeting comes to a close on the fifth and final day. Creative Force, the winner of last year’s British Champions Sprint Stakes, leads the home challenge.

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