The 2022 Royal Ascot is set to take place from Tuesday, June 14 to Saturday, June 18. One of the biggest and most prestigious racing events of the year, it promises to be an exciting few days of racing. Unable to attend? We’ll explain how you can still watch the Royal Ascot 2022 live online from home. Better still, we’ll show you how you can use a VPN to live stream the event from anywhere.
Note that we’re only recommending official sources for watching the Royal Ascot. While unlicensed streams are inevitable, many will be taken offline for copyright violation. Between this and the poor resolution and performance issues such as lag and buffering, unauthorized streams aren’t worth your time. Besides, we’ll tell you how to stream the Royal Ascot live online for free via official sources.
The Royal Ascot 2022 will only be shown on region-locked platforms. If you’re traveling abroad (outside the UK), a VPN is required to continue watching via your regular services from home.
How to watch Royal Ascot 2022 live online with a VPN
A VPN works by routing your device’s internet traffic through an encrypted tunnel to a server in your preferred location. For example, if you’re traveling abroad but connect to a VPN’s UK server, you’ll receive a UK IP address. This lets you spoof your location and watch the Royal Ascot from anywhere in the world.
Here’s how to live stream the Royal Ascot 2022 from anywhere:
- The first step is to sign up with a VPN service. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN are two value-for-money alternatives to consider.
- Once signed up, you’ll be able to download and install one of the VPN’s apps. All of the above provide desktop and mobile apps as well as browser extensions.
- Log in to the VPN app (or browser extension) and connect to a server in the UK for a UK IP address. This allows you to unblock ITV1 and Sky Sports Racing.
- Go to ITV Hub and sign in (or sign up for an account if you don’t have one already). Note that you’ll need to provide a UK postcode but any UK postal code is accepted.
- The geo-restricted content should now be unblocked. If not, you’ll need to clear your browser’s cookies or try connecting to another server in the UK.
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How to watch Royal Ascot 2022 on UK TV
The good news is that you can watch the Royal Ascot 2022 live online for free on ITV1 and ITV4. In order to live stream the event, you’ll need to go to ITV Hub and sign up for an account (it’s free). You’ll be asked to provide the following personal details: your name, email address, date of birth, and a UK postcode. Note that any UK postal code you enter will work.
Another way you can watch the Royal Ascot is on Sky Sports Racing. This means you’ll be able to watch at no extra cost if you already have a Sky Sports subscription. To watch online, simply access the Sky Go app. There’s even a way for you to watch Sky Sports contract-free. Now provides a Sky Sports Day Pass for £11.98 or Month Pass for £33.99 (currently £20 a month for the first two months). This includes access to 11 Sky Sports channels.
If you’re traveling outside the UK, you’ll need a UK IP address in order to access ITV Hub, Sky Sports Go, or Now TV. The reason for this is that all of these services are region-locked. Fortunately, NordVPN unblocks these services and includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. As such, you can try it risk-free and have 30 days to request a full refund if you decide not to continue.
Where else can I watch Royal Ascot 2022?
In the US, the Royal Ascot 2022 will air on NBC. This means that if you have a cable TV subscription, you can stream the event live online at no additional cost. This requires signing in to NBC via your TV provider. Fortunately, the Royal Ascot will also be able to stream on Peacock. While the streaming service has a free plan, you’ll need a premium plan to watch live sports. These are priced at $4.99 (limited ads) and $9.99 (ad-free).
Traveling abroad? Peacock content is region-locked outside the US so you’ll need to use a VPN to get a US IP address in order to continue watching.
What can we expect from Royal Ascot?
The Royal Ascot is one of the best known racing events in the world. It’s set over five days and features some 35 races in all. We can expect a fantastic atmosphere this year following 2021’s reduced capacity and the empty stands of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, another reason to celebrate is that this year’s event follows Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The hope is that the Queen will be able to attend the Royal Ascot once again this year.
Royal Ascot race schedule
|Date||Time (BST)||Race||Age||Prize Fund||Distance|
|Tuesday, June 14||02:30 PM||The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1)||4+||£600,000||One mile|
|03:05 PM||The Coventry Stakes (Group 2)||2||£150,000||Six furlongs|
|03:40 PM||The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1)||3+||£500,000||Five furlongs|
|04:20 PM||The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1)||3 Colts||£500,000||Old mile|
|05:00 PM||The Ascot Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-100)||4+||£100,000||Two miles, four furlongs|
|05:35 PM||The Wolferton Stakes (Listed)||4+||£110,000||One mile, two furlongs|
|06:10 PM||The Copper Horse Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105)||4+||£100,000||One mile, six furlongs|
|Wednesday, June 15||02:30 PM||The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)||2 Fillies||£115,000||Five Furlongs|
|03:05 PM||The Queen’s Vase (Group 2)||3||£262,500||One mile, six furlongs|
|03:40 PM||The Prince of Wales's Stakes (Group 1)||4+||£1,000,000||One mile, two furlongs|
|04:20 PM||The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)||4+ fillies & mares||£175,000||One mile|
|05:00 PM||The Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) (Open)||3+||£175,000||One mile|
|05:35 PM||The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)||2||£100,000||Five furlongs|
|06:10 PM||The Kensington Palace Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105)||4 fillies & mares||£100,000||Old Mile|
|Thursday, June 16||02:30 PM||The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)||2||£110,000||Five furlongs|
|03:05 PM||The King George V Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105)||3||£100,000||One mile, four furlongs
|03:40 PM||The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)||3 fillies||£200,000||One mile, four furlongs|
|04:20 PM||The Gold Cup (Group 1)||4+||£500,000||Two miles, four furlongs|
|05:00 PM||The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105)||3 colts & geldings||£120,000||One mile|
|05:35 PM||The Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3)||3||£100,000||One mile, two furlongs|
|06:10 PM||The Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105)||3+||£100,000||Seven furlongs|
|Friday, June 17||02:30 PM||The Albany Stakes (Group 3)||2 fillies||£100,000||Six furlongs|
|03:05 PM||The Commonwealth Cup (Group 1)||3 colts & fillies||£500,000||Six furlongs|
|03:40 PM||The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105)||3+||£100,000||One mile, four furlongs|
|04:20 PM||The Coronation Stakes (Group 1)||3 fillies||£500,000||Old Mile|
|05:00 PM||The Sandringham Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105)||3 fillies||£100,000||One Mile|
|05:35 PM||The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)||3 colts & geldings||£225,000||One mile, four furlongs|
|06:10 PM||The Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105)||3||£100,000||Five furlongs|
|Saturday, June 18||02:30 PM||The Chesham Stakes (Listed)||2||£100,000||Seven furlongs|
|03:05 PM||The Jersey Stakes (Group 3)||3||£110,000||Seven furlongs|
|03:40 PM||The Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)||4+||£225,000||One mile, four furlongs|
|04:20 PM||The Platinum Jubilee Stakes (Group 1)||4+||£1,000,000||Six furlongs|
|05:00 PM||The Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Class 2) (0-110)||3+||£175,000||Six furlongs|
|05:35 PM||The Golden Gates Stakes (Handicap) (Class 2) (0-105)||3||£100,000||One mile, two furlongs|
|06:10 PM||The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions) (Class 2)||4+||£100,000||Two miles, six furlongs|