Ascot racecard: Runners and riders for Thursday’s races at Royal Ascot 2022

All you need to know about day three of Royal Ascot 2022!


The legend that is Stradivarius takes centre stage on the third day of Royal Ascot 2022.

The staying superstar bids to match Yeats’ record by winning the Ascot Gold Cup for a fourth time, although this will be his final crack at equalling the record as he’s set to retire to stud at the end of the season.


Trueshan was kept in by trainer Alan King at final declarations, although Stradivarius’ big rival is unlikely to run unless the ground becomes softer which is unlikely as the weather forecast indicates that there will be no rainfall before the race. The Aidan O’Brien trained Kyprios could prove to be the greatest danger to Stradivarius after a monster victory in the Group 3 Saval Beg Levmoss Stakes at Leopardstown last month. The cracking 10-runner field also includes last year’s second Princess Zoe and 2021 Derby and St Leger runner-up Mojo Star.

Emily Upjohn misses the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at 3.40pm so the likes of Sea Silk Road, Magical Lagoon and Life Of Dreams head Paddy Power’s betting market. The card kicks off with the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes while the Queen will be hoping Reach For The Moon can provide her with a Platinum Jubilee winner in the Hampton Court Stakes at 5.35pm.

Our wicked Racecards page has everything you could possibly need to know about today’s seven races at Ascot including the runners and riders, weights, odds and handy horse-by-horse analysis.

If that wasn’t enough, you can live stream all of the Ascot races on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app. You don’t even have to place a bet on a race to watch along!

Can’t tune in but want to check whether your bets have landed? You’ll find all of the Ascot results in a flash on our Fast Results page.

So race on over to the Racecards tab at the top of the page to start researching today’s action at Ascot, otherwise, you’ll find the start times for all seven renewals below.

Royal Ascot Day 3 Racecard

14:30: The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)
15:05: The King George V Stakes (Handicap)
15:40: The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)
16:15: The Gold Cup (Group 1)
17:00: The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
17:35: The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)
18:10: The Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)

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