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Live Reporting

Adam Whitty, John Hudson and Frank Keogh

All times stated are UK

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  1. It's time for us to race off

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    Lady Aurelia and Ribchester's victories may have matched the script on the opening day at Ascot.

    But Barney Roy's shock victory in the St James's Palace Stakes certainly didn't.

    It was a thrilling, exciting and hot first day at the Royal meeting, here's to more of the same tomorrow.

    See you at 09:00 BST tomorrow morning for some more horsing around.

    Barney Roy
    Image caption: Barney Roy's joy was favourite Churchill's pain
  2. Treble for Godolphin

    Quite a day for Godolpin as Sound And Silence, ridden by William Buick for trainer Charlie Appleby, completed a 124-1 treble.

    Sheikh Mohammed's team had endured a troubled few weeks, including the departure of chief executive John Ferguson.

    But victory in the concluding race followed earlier triumphs for Ribchester and Barney Roy.

    You can check out all the racecards and results on the BBC Sport website.

  3. Sound and Silence wins the Windsor Castle Stakes

    Opening day treble for the Godolphin team and a 1-2 in the last.

    17:35 result

    1 Sound And Silence 16-1

    2 Roussel 12-1

    3 James Garfield 25-1

    4th Mokaatil 25-1

    22 Ran

  4. Someone is clearly loving the bag check at security

    bag checking
    Image caption: It does look fun
  5. Watering at Ascot

    Ascot is to put 5mm of water on the entire track after racing.

    Clerk of the course Chris Stickels says he anticipates similar ground conditions on Wednesday.

  6. Lucky last at Royal Ascot

    Good luck if you're having a wager in the last at Ascot - the Windsor Castle Stakes looks a very competitive affair.

    Be careful with the names too - the runners include Declarationofpeace and Declarationoflove. The former is the favourite, while the latter is more of an 80-1 chance.

    You can check out the racecard and the latest racing results on the BBC Sport website.

  7. More magic from Moore and Mullins

    Thomas Hobson, the 4-1 favourite trained by Willie Mullins, won the Ascot Stakes under a cool ride from Ryan Moore.

    Mullins, more associated with jump racing than flat racing but taking this race with Moore for the third time in six years, said he would aim the Rich Ricci-owned winner at the Melbourne Cup in November.

    Thomas Hobson wins at Royal Ascot
  8. Post update

    17:00 result

    1 Thomas Hobson 4-1 Fav

    2 Endless Acres 10-1

    3 Who Dares Wins 5-1

    4 Rainbow Dreamer 12-1

    18 ran

  9. Thomas Hobson wins Ascot Stakes

  10. Jump racing's finest at Ascot

    The Ascot Stakes at 17:00 BST is traditionally a race where jump racing trainers go for glory at flat racing's big meeting.

    It is no exception this year, with the leading contenders including Thomas Hobson, trained by Willie Mullins, along with Who Dares Wins (Alan King) and Beyond Conceit (Nicky Henderson).

    You can check out the latest results and racecards on the BBC Sport website.

  11. Barney double for Godolphin

    Barney Roy caused an upset on day one of the Royal Ascot meeting to win the St James's Palace Stakes as favourite Churchill finished fourth.

    The 5-2 winner, ridden by James Doyle for trainer Richard Hannon, won from Lancaster Bomber.

    It sealed an opening day double for winning owners, Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin team, after Ribchester won the Queen Anne Stakes.

    Read more from day one at Ascot.

  12. It is over when the long-faced Lady sings

    Here is Lady Aurelia storming to a victory in the King's Stand Stakes a little earlier.

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  13. More is more when it comes to a hat for Royal Ascot

    Miss Edite Ligere during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
    Racegoer wearing a hat
    Women in hats
  14. Barney Roy wins St James's Palace Stakes

    16:20 result

    1 Barney Roy 5-2

    2 Lancaster Bomber 12-1

    3 Thunder Snow 6-1

    8 ran

    Also: 1-2 Fav Churchill 4th

  15. Can Churchill deliver again?

    Royal Ascot

    Next up at Royal Ascot, one of the equine stars of the show on day one - it's Churchill.

    The English and Irish 2,000 Guineas winner, to be ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer Aidan O'Brien, is fancied to follow up in the St James's Palace Stakes.

    Rivals include the Godolphin pair of Barney Roy and Thunder Snow.

    You can check out the full big race line-up on the BBC Sport website and listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Churchill winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas
  16. Like something out of Black Beauty

    Churchill is one of the favourites for the St James's Palace Stakes at 16:20 BST.

    You can see why in this video - he is looking particularly sprightly.

    It was filmed by jockey Donnacha O'Brien, son of trainer Aidan O'Brien.

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  17. Ascot brings in the top chefs

    Raymond Blanc will be serving up food for the Ascot faithful across the week, I'm sure it's pretty respectable.

    Just hearing him talk about his menu in his silky, smooth French voice to BBC Radio Berkshire is a big enough treat for the senses though....

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    Video caption: Raymond Blanc speaks to Bill Buckley about his love for Ascot, and his menu this year.
  18. Second success for Lady Aurelia

    Royal Ascot

    Flying filly Lady Aurelia ran out a dominant Royal Ascot winner for the second year running.

    The 7-2 chance landed the King's Stand Stakes by three lengths from Profitable for American trainer Wesley Ward.

    Winning jockey John Velazquez had few worries as he stepped in for the injured Frankie Dettori.

    Lady Aurelia