Royal Ascot contingency plans

There are three options currently open at the moment.

1) Racing goes ahead as planned today (inspection 12.45pm)

2) Racing goes ahead on the straight course with a five-race card including the Coronation Stakes moved to the straight track (two lost races rescheduled to tomorrow)

3) Racing is abandoned today and there will be a 10-race card tomorrow including the Coronation Stakes, Commonwealth Cup and King Edward VII Stakes

If option three is activated, all ten races will be shown on ITV. Provisional Order of Running:

1.20pm Chesham

1.55pm Hardwicke

2.30pm Commonwealth Cup

3.05pm Coronation Stakes

3.40pm Diamond Jubilee Stakes

4.20pm Jersey Stakes

5.00pm King Edward VII Stakes

5.35pm Wokingham

6.10pm Golden Gates

6.45pm Queen Alexandra

If option two is activated, the nine-race card will be shown on ITV and the exact order of running would follow.