Where to watch the Royal Ascot races

Where to watch the Royal Ascot races
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England's elite Royal Ascot meet begins Tuesday, with 35 races, including eight Group 1s, in five days.

Unlike last year, spectators will be welcomed to Ascot Racecourse, with an attendance of 4,000 limited to owners, hospitality and Ascot members.

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NBC will have comprehensive race coverage and analysis live on TV, in the NBC Sports app and on NBCSports.com. From Tuesday to Friday coverage will run on NBCSN from 8:30 a.m. EDT to 1:30 p.m., and on Saturday, June 19, the final day of the Royal Ascot, live racing will be aired on NBC from 9 to 11 a.m. EDT and on CNBC from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

TVG also will cover every race from the meet, beginning on Tuesday at 9 a.m. EDT. TVG’s Scott Hazelton will anchor coverage from the Los Angeles studio, and Nick Luck will join international racing expert Jess Stafford with live, on-site coverage with interviews, analysis and selections.

Four of the races at Royal Ascot offer win-and-you're-in berths to the Breeders' Cup:

• On Tuesday, the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at about 9:30 a.m. ET offers a spot in the Mile.

• On Wednesday, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) at about 11:20 a.m. offers a spot in the Turf.

• On Thursday, the Norfolk Stakes (G2) at about 9:30 a.m. offers a spot in the Juvenile Turf Sprint division.

• And on Saturday, the Diamond Jubilee (G1) at about 11:20 a.m.  offers a spot in the Turf Sprint.

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