Royal Ascot live stream 2023: watch free online, Gold Cup, royal processions, Day 3

Richard Kingscote riding Bay Bridge (red) win The Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot Racecourse
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With 35 races, including the signature Gold Cup, across five days of pageantry, frivolity and majesty, there's nothing quite like Royal Ascot. Frankie Dettori rides Courage Mon Ami (9-1) in today's Gold Cup at 4.20pm. Can he outpace the likes of Coltrane (3-1)? There'll also be a royal procession at 2pm every day, and that of course includes Ladies' Day. Here's how to watch a free Royal Ascot 2023 live stream from anywhere.

Free Royal Ascot 2023 live stream  

Royal Ascot schedule 2023

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Royal Ascot Day 3 races (Thurs, 22nd June)

  • 2.30pm - The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) - £110,000 - Five furlongs
  • 3.05pm - The King George V Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105) - £100,000 - One mile, four furlongs
  • 3.40pm - The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) - £225,000 - One mile, four furlongs
  • 4.20pm - The Gold Cup (Group 1) - £600,000 - Two miles, four furlongs
  • 5pm - The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) - £120,000 - One mile
  • 5.35pm - The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) - £150,000 - One mile, two furlongs
  • 6.10pm - The Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) - £100,000 - Seven furlongs

Royal Ascot Day 4 races (Fri, 23rd June)

  • 2.30pm - The Albany Stakes (Group 3) - £100,000 - Six furlongs
  • 3.05pm - The Commonwealth Cup (Group 1) - £600,000 - Six furlongs
  • 3.40pm - The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes Handicap (Class 2) - £100,000 - One mile, four furlongs
  • 4.20pm - The Coronation Stakes (Group 1) - £600,000 - Old mile
  • 5pm - The Sandringham Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) - £100,000 - One mile
  • 5.35pm - The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2) - £250,000 - One mile, four furlongs

Royal Ascot Day 5 races (Sat, 24th June)

  • 2.30pm - The Chesham Stakes (Listed) - £100,000 - Seven furlongs
  • 3.05pm - The Jersey Stakes (Group 3) - £150,000 - Seven furlongs
  • 3.40pm - The Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) - £250,000 - One mile, four furlongs
  • 4.20pm - The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) - £1,000,000 - Six furlongs
  • 5pm - The Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) (0-110) - £175,000 - Six furlongs
  • 5.35pm - The Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) - £100,000 - One mile, two furlongs
  • 6.10pm - The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) (Class 2) - £100,000 - Two miles, six furlongs

USA: 2023 Royal Ascot live stream

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Peacock is the best place to watch Royal Ascot 2023 in the US. 

The streaming service is providing live Royal Ascot coverage from 8.30am ET / 5.30am PT to 1.30pm ET / 10.30am PT from Wednesday to Friday, and from 9am ET /6am PT to 1.30pm ET / 10.30am PT on Saturday.

You'll also be able to watch Saturday's action unfold on NBC, between 9am ET /6am PT and 1pm ET / 10am PT.

A subscription to Peacock costs just $4.99 a month, so it's a very cheap way to watch Royal Ascot live online.

Peacock is only available within the States so be sure to use a VPN if you're a US subscriber travelling abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

You can also watch NBC live on Sling TV. Our favourite cable replacement services typically costs $45 a month but right now, you can get $20 off your first month. Sign up now for $25. You can cancel anytime, and there's a ton of premium channel included. Fubo TV is another option. It's pricier – $75 a month – but new users get a free 7-day trial.

Who is predicted to win the Royal Ascot Gold Cup 2023?

Coltrane and Eldar Eldarov have been installed as the 2023 Royal Ascot Gold Cup favourites by the bookmakers, but with rain expected to hit Ascot hard, the resultant heavier conditions could end up favouring Emily Dickinson.

What is the Royal Ascot weather?

Those hats are going to come in handy, with rain being forecasted for both Tuesday and Thursday. It's likely to be particularly heavy on Tuesday, which could have a knock-on effect through the week.

What is the going at Ascot Racecourse?

The official Ascot Racecourse going is Straight: Good to Firm on the straight course, and Good, Good to Firm (in places) on the round course, as of Monday, June 19th.

Who is running in the Royal Ascot Gold Cup 2023?

  • Coltrane (T: Andrew Balding; J: Oisin Murphy) 3/1
  • Eldar Eldarov (T: Roger Varian; J: David Egan) 3/1
  • Emily Dickinson (T: A P O'Brien; J: Ryan Moore) 7/1
  • Subjectivist (T: Charlie Johnston; J: Joe Fanning) 10/1
  • Yibir (T: Charlie Appleby; J: William Buick) 10/1
  • Courage Mon Ami (T: John & Thady Gosden; J: Frankie Dettori) 10/1
  • Broome (T: A P O'Brien; J: TBA) 12/1
  • Echoes In Rain (T: W P Mullins; J: Tom Marquand) 14/1
  • Trueshan (T: Alan King; J: Hollie Doyle) 20/1
  • Changingoftheguard (T: A P O'Brien; J: TBA) 25/1
  • Wise Eagle (T: Adam Nicol; J: Daniel Tudhope) 33/1
  • Lone Eagle (T: Ralph Beckett; J: Rossa Ryan) 40/1
  • Big Call (T: C Ferland; J: TBA) 50/1
  • Nate The Great (T: Andrew Balding; J: TBA) 66/1
  • Tashkhan (T: Brian Ellison; J: Ben Robinson) 66/1

Which horse won the most Royal Ascot Gold Cups?

Yeats is the only horse to have ever won four Gold Cups in a row. The Aidan O'Brien-trained stallion won Royal Ascot's signature race in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, a feat that only Sagaro (1975, 1976, 1977) and Stradivarius (2018, 2019, 2020) have come close to matching.

Can I watch Royal Ascot for free?

Fans can watch every race at Ascot Racecourse for free on ITV and the ITVX streaming service in the UK, and on and the website in Australia.

What is the prize money for placing first in the Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is Royal Ascot's most prestigious race, and this year's winner will take home £600,000

It isn't the richest race on the schedule though, with both The Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes and The Prince of Wales's Stakes set to fetch £1,000,000, and £750,000 set to go to the winner of The Queen Anne Stakes.

How to watch Royal Ascot for free

ITV Racing broadcast team 2023

The ITV Racing show line-up for 2023, led by Ed Chamberlain (Image credit: ITV)
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