Stradivarius looks set to make another attempt to equal history, having failed last year as he sought a fourth successive Gold Cup win at Ascot.
Yeats is the only horse to have won the race four times and there will be plenty of hope that Stradivarius will equal that record on Thursday.
On the opening day of the meeting, Baaeed is a heavy favorite in the Queen Anne Stakes, while Coroebus is well-liked in the St James’s Palace Stakes.
Royal Ascot 2022 start dates and times
Royal Ascot kicks off today, Tuesday June 14 and takes place over five days, culminating on Sunday June 18.
Each day consists of seven races, with the first starting at 2:30 p.m. BST. Races are held at 35 or 40 minute intervals, with the last race taking place at 6.10pm BST.
There are eight Group 1 races over the five days, with at least one per day. The action kicks off with the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday, while the Ascot Gold Cup takes place at 4.20pm BST on Thursday.
How to watch Royal Ascot 2022
TV channel: On terrestrial television, ITV will show all races from the meeting, with coverage on ITV1 from 1.30pm to 6.00pm BST. Each day’s final race will be shown on ITV4.
Sky Sports Racing is also entitled to show full coverage of the entire meeting, including full build-up, all 35 races and subsequent analysis.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app, while ITV viewers will be able to do the same via the ITVHub website and app.