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Summary

  1. Coverage from day two of Royal Ascot
  2. Highland Reel wins (16:20) Prince of Wales's Stakes
  3. Qemah lands (15:40) Duke of Cambridge Stakes
  4. Heartache wins (15:05) Queen Mary Stakes
  5. Le Brivido takes (14:30) Jersey Stakes

Live Reporting

By Adam Whitty, John Hudson, Frank Keogh and Dan Kerins

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you for your company

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    It's been a boiling, but brilliant day of racing this afternoon.

    Highland Reel took the glory in the feature, the Prince of Wales' Stakes, and there was also a marvellous win for Clive Cox, who had anything but Heartbreak with his victory in the Queen Mary Stakes.

    Highland Reel
    Image caption: Highland Reel stormed home to win the feature, ridden by jockey Ryan Moore.

    The Queen also won her own race, making it from the Houses of Parliament to Berkshire in seemingly record time.

    We'll get back on our horse tomorrow for some more action wonderful Royal Ascot action. See you then.

  2. Another for Ward at Ascot

    American trainer Wesley Ward celebrated a second win of the 2017 Royal Ascot meeting as Con Te Partiro caused an upset.

    The 20-1 chance, given a typically patient ride by Irish jockey Jamie Spencer, came home ahead of the Ryan Moore-ridden Rain Goddess in the concluding Sandringham Handicap.

  3. Con Te Partiro wins Sandringham Handicap

    17:35 result

    1 Con Te Partiro 20-1

    2 Rain Goddess 7-1

    3 Paco's Angel 33-1

    4 Queen of Time 8-1

    24 ran Also: 6-1 Fav Gymnaste

  4. Some feature length interviews with the stars

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    Well, not really.

    More realistically they're a tad awkward.

    They come from our resident reporter Tim Dellor, who has had his previous run in with celebrities (for example, Niall Horan).

    First, there was the former head of Formula One, Bernie Ecclestone.

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    Video caption: Our reporter Tim Dellor speaks to the former head of F1, Bernie Eccleston.

    Then, there was Poldark star Eleanor Tomlinson, who received the most attention from the paparazzi lens this afternoon.

    The full interviews are great listens, and luckily, they don't take up too much of your time.

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    Video caption: Tim Dellor discusses (briefly) Royal Ascot with Poldark actor Eleanor Tomlinson
  5. Hats of the day... so far

    Feathered hat
    Image caption: It matches her eyes, which seem to be replicated in the hat
    Pink hat with butterflies
    Image caption: Look again, it's not pie and mash, it's butterflies
    Lace umberella
    Image caption: This is how to deal with the sunshine, Ascot style
  6. Reflections on the big race

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent at Ascot

    I won’t be the only person kicking myself for not having a few quid on Highland Reel.

    Not only were there doubts over the good to firm going and the mile and a quarter distance for Jack Hobbs, but Highland Reel is almost always simply magnificent.

    Whatever the continent – he’s won in the US and Hong Kong too – and whatever the drama (he arrived at Epsom with just minutes to spare before taking the Coronation Cup), this horse can be relied upon practically always to perform.

    That’s nearly £6m in prize money, thus making him Aidan O’Brien’s biggest earner.

  7. Time for the closing race

    Could it be a win in the last for female jockey Josephine Gordon?

    She bids to become only the second woman to ride a winner at Royal Ascot, after Gay Kelleway 30 years ago, aboard Gymnaste in the Sandringham Handicap (17:35 BST).

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

  8. Front-running win for Dwyer

    Jockey Martin Dwyer was jubilant after guiding 25-1 chance Zhui Feng to a front-running victory in the Royal Hunt Cup.

    The four-year-old colt gave trainer Amanda Perrett her first Royal Ascot victory for 17 years.

    After beating runner-up Blair House by half a length, Dwyer said: "It's been unusual this year that in all the big one-mile handicaps there's been no front-runners and this lad gallops for fun.

    "When they gave me an uncontested lead I could save him up and then go again."

    Zhui Feng wins at Royal Ascot
  9. Zhui Feng wins Royal Hunt Cup

    17:00 result

    1 Zhui Feng 25-1

    2 Blair House 16-1

    3 Tashweeq 66-1

    4 Ballet Concerto 20-1

    29 ran

    Also: 13-2 Fav Abe Lincoln

  10. Anyone's guess at Ascot

    Next up is the Royal Hunt Cup (17:00 BST) - a cavalry charge with 30 horses tanking down the straight mile at Ascot.

    El Vip, Banksea and Abe Lincoln are among the contenders, but it's a fiendishly tricky puzzle to solve.

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

  11. Fanning the flaming heat

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    The official Ascot fan is getting good use in today's blistering temperatures.

    Don't get too vigorous though people, as you can actually end up making yourself hotter.

    Ascot Fan
    Ascot Fan
    Ascot Fan
    Ascot Fan
  12. The reel deal at Ascot

    Highland Reel showed his class to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

    The 9-4 shot, ridden by Ryan Moore, fought past runner-up Decorated Knight, with Ulysses in third.

    Winning 19 days after his Coronation Cup victory at Epsom, it was O'Brien's first success of the 2017 meeting.

  13. Highland Reel wins Prince of Wales's Stakes

    Royal Ascot

    16:20 result

    1 Highland Reel 9-4

    2 Decorated Knight 10-1

    3 Ulysses 9-2

    8 ran

    Also: 2-1 Fav Jack Hobbs, 16-1 Queen's Trust 4th

  14. The reel deal at Ascot?

    Highland Reel has been popular with punters and heads the runners in Wednesday's feature race at Royal Ascot - the Prince of Wales's Stakes (16:20 BST).

    The five-year-old, who will be ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer Aidan O'Brien, bids to follow up his triumph in the Coronation Cup at Epsom earlier this month.

    Highland Reel renews rivalry with Jack Hobbs, having finished last behind the John Gosden runner in unsuitably rain-softened conditions in the Dubai Sheema Classic in March.

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

    Highland Reel
  15. Meet the Royal Ascot muscle

    Adam Whitty

    BBC South

    You can't fail to spot the famous Royal Ascot greencoats.

    Their history at the racecourse goes back to 1774, when they were known as the The Yeoman Prickers.

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    Video caption: Greencoats, the guarders of the realm for the Queen, speak to Anoushka on her travels.

    The volunteers, who comprise of ex-military personnel, now perform the ceremonial guard for The Queen, and protect The Royal Family.

    We caught up with John, who is the longest-serving greencoat.