Royal Ascot day two – in pictures

Another scorcher on day two at Royal Ascot – both on and off the track. With the Berkshire crowd enjoying the British heatwave, it was State Of Rest who burned up the Ascot straight to lift top honours in the feature Prince of Wales’s Stakes. We look back at the highlights of the second afternoon at the summer showpiece:

The Queen missed out again - or did she? These two chaps found a substitute before racing
The Queen missed out again – or did she? These two chaps found a substitute before racing (Aaron Chown/PA)

The crowds still gathered to greet the royal party, with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall leading the way again
The crowds still gathered to greet the royal party, with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall leading the way again (David Davies/PA)

Everything went to script in the opening Queen Mary Stakes as Dramatised powered home under Danny Tudhope
Everything went to script in the opening Queen Mary Stakes as Dramatised powered home under Danny Tudhope (Adam Davy/PA)

Plenty of drama in the Queen's Vase, with Eldar Eldarov edging a nose verdict over Zechariah
Plenty of drama in the Queen’s Vase, with Eldar Eldarov edging a nose verdict over Zechariah (David Davies/PA)

The photo clearly went the way of these racegoers!
The photo clearly went the way of these racegoers! (Aaron Chown/PA)

Pure elation for Shane Crosse as he claimed a first winner at the Royal meeting on State Of Rest in the Prince of Wales's Stakes
Pure elation for Shane Crosse as he claimed a first winner at the Royal meeting on State Of Rest in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Adam Davy/PA)

Saffron Beach made it look easy for William Buick in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes
Saffron Beach made it look easy for William Buick in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes (David Davies/PA)

Packed stands again on day two - with the same expected tomorrow for Gold Cup day
Packed stands again on day two – with the same expected tomorrow for Gold Cup day (Adam Davy/PA)

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