ATTENDANCES at this year's Royal Ascot for the opening day of the festival were up on last year.

Despite the wet weather, the Berkshire course revealed 47,629 spectators flocked through the gates on Tuesday, compared to 47,250 on the same day last year and 46,047 in 2014.

They were rewarded with another thrilling day of action from the track on what was officially soft ground.

Here is a round-up of all the winners:

1st day.

Race 1:

THE Mark Casse-trained Tepin (11/2) was a gutsy half-length winner of the Group One Queen Anne Stakes, the first race of the 2016 Royal meeting.

She is the only the second older American-trained horse to win at Royal Ascot, following on from the Wesley Ward-trained Undrafted in the 2015 Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

She is also the first female to succeed in the Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile since Goldikova in 2010. The previous filly or mare to win was Kandy Sauce in 1956.

Having travelled kindly under Julien Leparoux, the American mare battled gamely in the final furlong to fend off the late challenge of Belardo by a half-length to register a notable success for connections on ground that was soft.

A delighted Casse commented: "There were a lot of things stacked against today but in the end her greatness prevailed. A lot of people in the United States will be delighted with this result. I have to tip my hat to Robert Masterson [owner], he was a true sportsman who encouraged us to come.

"We trained her without Lasix and all the things she was accustomed to and we felt that she handled that fine. She thought she was over here on vacation and then before the race she realised that she had to work. She will be fine, go back and relax. She is just a remarkable horse. Julien Leparoux hit her a couple of times which he usually doesn't have to so I was just waiting for the wire to come.

"Thanks to everybody. They have all been so kind and it has just been a first class experience. We truly appreciate it. Everyone has been just wonderful with us. It is something to remember. I couldn't even dream anything like this. To be here and run at the most remarkable place I have ever been and actually have a winner here with a great horse like Tepin, I mean what can I say, it is so special.

1 (12) TEPIN (USA) (Tongue Strap) Mark Casse, USA 8st 11lb Julien Leparoux 11/2.

2 (2) Belardo (IRE) (Hood) Roger Varian 9st 0lb James Doyle 9/2 Jt Fav.

3 (13) Lightning Spear David Simcock 9st 0lb Oisin Murphy 20/1.

4 (14) Toormore (IRE) Richard Hannon 9st 0lb William Buick 12/1.

Race 2:

AIDAN O'Brien gained his forty-ninth victory at Royal Ascot and his eighth Coventry Stakes success courtesy of the well-backed 13/8 favourite Caravaggio.

The son of Scot Daddy was always travelling well for Ryan Moore and having scythed through the field, took the lead at the furlong pole in the six-furlong Group Two race.

The two-year-old responded well to Moore's urgings to register a decisive two and a quarter-length victory to give O'Brien and Moore their first winners of this year's meeting.

O'Brien said about the unbeaten colt: "I'm delighted. When the rain came I thought we had him in the wrong race and he should maybe have been in the Norfolk Stakes as he is a very fast horse so I wasn't sure if he was going to stay.

"However, he has a very clear mind, is very clear winded and is a relaxed horse so there was every chance. But when you have a horse as fast as he is you are never sure.

O'Brien suggested a step up to a mile could also be possible. He commented: "Looking at him he seemed to get the six furlongs well, he was not stopping. I wasn't sure in the past whether he would even get a mile as he is so quick but looking at him today you would think there would be a chance - he was very impressive. Ryan gave him a great ride."

"He has always been very exciting. He has loads of scope, loads of length and has a very good mind. He is a very relaxed and powerful horse. He is by Scat Daddy and he was only starting to hit the heights when he passed away.

"We always thought this horse was very smart. He is very exciting. Every single winner here is very special so we are in a very lucky position to have a great team. We will enjoy it and appreciate it."

1) Caravaggio - Aidan O'Brien IRE 2-9-01 Ryan Moore 13/8 Fav.

2) Mehmas - Richard Hannon 2-9-01 Frankie Dettori 8/1.

3) Psychedelic Funk - Ger Lyons IRE 2-9-01 Colin Keane 9/2.

Race 3:

PROFITABLE confirmed he was the most improved sprinter in training when landing the G1 King's Stand Stakes over five furlongs.

Sent off a 4/1 shot, four-year-old Profitable beat Cotai Glory by a neck with Goken a length further back in third. The winner was given a 3/1 quote for York's Nunthorpe Stakes by Paddy Power and Boylesports.

Winning trainer Clive Cox from West Berkshire said: "First time out I thought he might need the run because he's so laid back at home. He won the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket and I was concerned about soft ground for the Temple Stakes and he won that.

"That gave me confidence coming here today, and he travelled so strongly. Watching everything else fall away while he dug in has made me feel really pleased.

"I bought him as a yearling and he's been progressive all the way. He was so quick to start with that he was hitting the front too soon in races as a youngster and he didn't know what life was all about.

"He was a victim of his own ability, but when he got the hang of it and we got the hang of him it's been an upward curve.

"We gave him some fancy entries last year because we believed in him, but it didn't quite work out, but physically he's a man now.

"He's very special and I'm delighted for [owner] Alan Spence, for [jockey] Adam Kirby and for the horse's new connections [breeding rights to Profitable were last week sold to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud].

"Adam had a late night last night as his wife was expecting a baby [now born] and to win a Group One so soon after makes it a great day.

"Any horse that wins a Group One is special and I hope we can enjoy a little more success before he goes off to stud.

"We didn't enter him for the July Cup because I felt he was best over five furlongs, but the way he has toughed it out today on easy ground, we may need a rethink. We'll talk with Alan and see what's what."

1 (8) PROFITABLE (IRE) Clive Cox 9st 4lb Adam Kirby 4/1.

2 (18) Cotai Glory Charles Hills 9st 4lb George Baker 33/1.

3 (9) Goken (FR) Kevin Ryan 9st 4lb Jamie Spencer 50/1.

4 (14) Jungle Cat (IRE) Charlie Appleby 9st 4lb William Buick 14/1.

Race 4:

FRANKIE Dettori gained his fifty-third Royal Ascot winner courtesy of the Hugo Palmer-trained Galileo Gold (6/1) in a terrific renewal of the Group One St James's Palace Stakes over the round mile.

Having settled in behind the leaders, Dettori took up the lead around the two-furlong pole on the three-year-old son of Paco Boy.

Despite the late challenge of Irish and French 2000 Guineas winners,  Awtaad and the Gurkha, Britain's QIPCO 2000 Guineas scorer kept on gamely to score by a length and a quarter.

Dettori, registering his second victory in the race after Starborough in 1997, said: "I was one back from the lead and was very happy. I believed he would get a mile and a quarter. I was comfortable and off I went. I did not want to sit and sprint with the others on my back and it came off for me.

"It was brilliant. Sheikh Joaan was here and it was probably my best chance for him this week so it is great.

"Everything went to plan. There were three Guineas winners and I managed to get first run on the other two.

 "Hugo (Palmer trainer) was ultra-nervous today and he made me feel nervous too just talking to him. Galileo Gold has redeemed himself. He is a 2000 Guineas winner, a St James's Palace Stakes winner and a great horse to have."

Harry Herbert, racing advisor to Sheikh Joaan al Thani, said: "Frankie gave the horse a wonderful ride and it was a great training performance. He didn't steal the race in my opinion as I thought he won it fair and square. Frankie said he had plenty left in the tank and he stayed on very well.

"To win a Group One at Royal Ascot is important for Sheikh Joaan and it means a lot to him.”

1 (7) GALILEO GOLD Hugo Palmer 9st 0lb Frankie Dettori 6/1.

2 (1) The Gurkha (IRE) (Tongue Strap) Aidan O'Brien, Ireland 9st 0lb Ryan Moore 4/5 Fav.

3 (3) Awtaad (IRE) Kevin Prendergast, Ireland 9st 0lb Chris Hayes 5/2.

Race 5:

JARLATH Fahey's first runner at Royal Ascot proved to be a winner, when Jennies Jewel, who led for most of the contest, stayed on impressively to fight of the late challenge of Qewy to land the Ascot Stakes by a neck, at odds of 6/1.

Fahey, 48, from County Kildare, is better known for his runners over obstacles, had only ever sent out one winner in Great Britain prior to today said: "It is unbelievable to come here with a nine-year-old Flemensfirth mare and a take a race at Royal Ascot. It's what dreams are made of.

"The dying strides were the only time I was worried because the runner-up was closing her down rapidly at the line. Ronan (Whelan) gave her a very good ride and just had enough up his sleeve."

Jennies Jewel, who is a Grade Three winner over hurdles, was last seen winning over two miles at the Curragh in May.

"She has done it the hard way in a normal career in Ireland and kept finding and improving. This year, for some reason or another, she has come into her own at nine years of age. You can't say she is a late developer but the step up to three miles over hurdles has done her confidence a lot of good. She seems to enjoy running back on the Flat."

1) Jennies Jewel - Jarlath Fahey 9-9-03 Ronan Whelan 6/1.

2) Qewy - Charlie Appleby 6-9-10 James McDonald 33/1.

3) Mill Springs - John Gosden 4-9-03 Frankie Dettori 25/1.

4) Moscato - Sir Mark Prescott 5-9-04 p Luke Morris 18/1.

Race 6:

ROBERT Havlin gained his first Royal Ascot winner courtesy of 20/1 shot Ardad in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes. Havlin held up the two-year-old in midfield early on before unleashing the son of Kodiac's devastating turn of foot inside the final furlong.

Ardad kept on well for Havlin's urgings to secure an impressive three and a quarter-length victory. This success in the five-furlong contest came just six days after John Gosden's colt was a comfortable one-length winner of a Yarmouth maiden.

Havlin remarked: "He won on fast ground at Yarmouth last time and it was a big learning experience for him. We went quite steady there and he relaxed well before putting the race to bed quite easily - it was like a piece of work for him.

"He showed no ill-effects after that, he was entered in this race and John Gosden would not have run him if he thought he did not have a chance.

"He is by Kodiac so we knew he would like cut in the ground. Obviously, you have to be worried about two-year-olds in this ground but he did it nicely.

"What I liked him about today was that he had good pace. He hit the line really hard and he might be able to get six furlongs. I have hit the crossbar a few times [at Royal Ascot] but thank God for John Gosden! He has kept faith in me."

Gosden was registering his 40th winner at the Royal meeting and was delighted with the performance of the colt.

He said: "He's a sweet horse. When he came to me I relaxed him and entered him in this race before he ever ran which is something I haven't done before because I liked the way he worked. He won his maiden nicely at Yarmouth last time and he deserved his place here. He won with some authority.”

1) Ardad - John Gosden 2-9-03 Robert Havlin 20/1.

2) Savannah's Dream - David O'Meara 2-8-12 Phillip Makin 100/1.

3) Pedestal - Aidan O'Brien IRE  2-9-03 Ryan Moore 14/1.