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Royal Ascot announces key changes to avoid Euro 2024 TV clashes… with England’s clash against Denmark taking place on the same day as the Gold Cup

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Royal Ascot has made some changes to avoid key clashes with the Euros
  • Royal Ascot will be held over five days, from June 18 to 22.
  • England’s clash with Denmark is played on the same day as the Gold Cup
  • Ascot bosses have made a number of key changes to avoid clashes

Royal Ascot bosses have announced some key changes to this year’s schedules as they look to avoid clashes with Euro 2024.

The prestigious meeting will take place over five days, from June 18 to 22, coinciding with the group stage of the European Championship.

There were concerns about clashes between the two sports, with one notable incident occurring at the Gold Cup on Thursday, June 20, the same day England kick off against Denmark at 5pm.

But the Gold Cup will now be played at 4:25 p.m., more than half an hour before kickoff.

The other featured races during the week, including the St James’s Palace Stakes, Prince of Wales’ Stakes and Coronation Stakes, will also take place at 4.25pm ​​on their respective days on ITV.

Royal Ascot has made some changes to avoid key clashes with the Euros

England's clash with Denmark takes place on the same day that the Gold Cup is being played

England’s clash with Denmark takes place on the same day that the Gold Cup is being played

Delaying these times has meant that other races have also had to move.

On Wednesday, the Queen’s Vase (3.05pm) became the second race on the card, with the Kensington Palace Stakes (5.40pm) becoming the sixth race.

Friday’s Group 1 Coronation Stakes has moved up the running order to become the third race on the card, with the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (4.25pm) being the fourth race.

On Saturday, the Hardwicke Stakes will be the second race on the card at 3.05pm and the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Stakes feature will now be the third race at 3.45pm. The Jersey Stakes (4.25) will be the fourth race on the card.

According to the Mirror, Ascot’s head of corporate and industry affairs Will Aitkenhead said: “This year we have worked with our broadcast partners to make some changes to the racing order and timing to maximize the exposure of the Group’s races. 1 with the men’s category”. The UEFA European Championship will also be held in June.

Frankie Dettori (pictured) won the Ascot Gold Cup with Courage Mon Ami last year.

Frankie Dettori (pictured) won the Ascot Gold Cup with Courage Mon Ami last year.

“We will be showing the games on screens around the site and throughout the venues which will hopefully make the day better for everyone.”

England’s clash against Denmark, the second of the group stage, is broadcast on the BBC and will be shown on Ascot’s giant screens; The last race of the day will take place at 6:15 p.m.

In April it was reported that King Charles, who has been receiving cancer treatment, plans to attend the Royal Asco to honor the memory of his late mother.

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