We began the Ascot Gold Cup with plenty of intriguing storylines. Could John Gosden’s horse stay unbeaten and be the first since Yeats to win back-to-back Ascot Gold Cups? Would Aidan O’Brien add to his 7 Ascot Gold Cup winners? Could Frankie Dettori make it 4 wins from 4 races on Ladies Day? What colour hat would the Queen be wearing? There were plenty of questions and now we have all the answers.
We’ve got all the Ascot race results for you from Day 4and tips for Day 5, so read on for all the winners from Thursday’s races. Check out the latest betting odds on Royal Ascot 2019 on our Sportsbook!
Ascot Gold Cup 2019 results
1 Stradivarius (L Dettori) Evens Fav
2 Dee Ex Bee (S De Sousa) 7-2
3 Master Of Reality (W M Lordan) 66-1
Frankie Dettori had already won the first 3 races of the day and he continued his fine form in the Ascot Gold Cup. Dettori rode masterfully, sitting in third for most of the race before unleashing Stradivarius on the home stretch to win the Ascot Gold Cup by a length from Dee Ex Bee and Master Of Reality.
The Queen wore a light purple outfit.
Royal Ascot 2019 Thursday Winners
Here’s the full Royal Ascot results from Ladies Day at Royal Ascot:
2:30pm Norfolk Stakes result
1 A’ali (L Dettori) 5-1
2 Ventura Rebel (P Hanagan) 16-1
3 Dubai Station (J P Spencer) 14-1
3:05pm Hampton Court Stakes result
1 Sangarius (L Dettori) 13-2
2 Fox Chairman (S De Sousa) 7-2 Fav
3 King Ottokar (James Doyle) 5-1
3:40pm Ribblesdale Stakes result
1 Star Catcher (L Dettori) 4-1
2 Fleeting (R L Moore) 7-4 Fav
3 Sparkle Roll (Oisin Murphy) 11-1
5:00pm The Britannia Stakes Handicap result
1 Biometric (Harry Bentley) 28-1
2 Turgenev (L Dettori) 7-2 Fav
3 Fanaar (Dane O’Neill) 50-1
5:35pm King George V Stakes Handicap result
1 South Pacific (J A Heffernan) 22-1
2 Constantinople (R L Moore) 11-2
3 Eminence (W M Lordan) 25-1
Ascot 2019 Gold Cup Winner
How the Gold Cup 2019 happened
From the start, Dee Ex Bee took an early lead with Master Of Reality close behind. Stradivarius sat waiting in third as the runners setting off at a steady early pace. There was not much change for the first mile as Dettori was trapped and had to wait for a gap to unleash Stradivarius.
The soft ground didn’t suit Stradivarius but his staying power kept him with the leaders and he timed his charge masterfully. Dettori saw his chance as they turned into the final straight. The crowd roared as Stradivarius hit his stride, pulling alongside Dee Ex Bee and passing with a few furlongs to go. Celebrating a few yards from the line, Frankie Dettori was cheered home by the thousands in attendance as he took home his fourth winner of the day.
Frankie made his customary flying dismount and the Queen smiled as she presented the Gold Cup for the seventh time to the legendary Italian. The win was the second for trainer John Gosden and with the form Stradivarius showed, he might look to follow in Yeats hoofsteps and win the Ascot Gold Cup for a third year in a row in 2020.
Now you’ve read the Royal Ascot results, check out all the odds for every races Royal Ascot and you can read all our tips for Day 4 and Day 5. Remember, please gamble responsibly, these tips are not guarantees of wins and only ever wager what you can afford. When the fun stops, stop.