Royal Ascot

1:45pm Friday 22 June on BBC ONE

Day four of the event which has been part of the sporting and social fabric of the nation for nearly 250 years.

Every day the meeting begins with the Royal Procession, featuring four horse-drawn carriages bringing HM The Queen and her party to the course.

The Coronation Stakes is the highlights of the day. Contested by three-year-old fillies over a mile, the contest was won in authoritative fashion last year by France’s Immortal Verse. A fitting result in an increasingly international gathering.

Clare Balding will host the coverage from Ascot. She’ll be joined by Willie Carson, Mick Fitzgerald, Rishi Persad, Suzi Perry, Ian Bartlett and John Parrott. Race commentary will come from Jim McGrath.

Coverage continues BBC Two and HD from 3.20pm – 5.15pm

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