The Gold Cup is a group 1 race for horses aged 4 years old and above, run over a distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs during the Royal Ascot meeting.
The race was first run in 1807 and is traditionally held on Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot.
Together with the 2 miles 2 furlongs Doncaster Cup and 2 miles Goodwood Cup, the Ascot Gold Cup is part of Britain's
Stayers' Triple Crown. Only six horses have ever swept all three, with Le Moss doing it twice.