Royal Ascot announces expanded running order with six extra races

  • Buckingham Palace Handicap returns for first time since 2014
  • Eight races on the schedule for final Saturday of meeting

The stands will be empty but, in terms of the action on the track, this year’s Royal Ascot will be bigger than ever, six races having been added to a heavily revised running order for the event, due to begin on 16 June. Racing insiders praised the changes, designed to give chances to as many horses and therefore owners as possible, and to fit in with the unusual timing of this year’s Classic races.

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