ROYAL ASCOT IS HORSE RACING’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS FLAT RACE MEETING
Royal Ascot has it all! Not to be outdone for pageantry, fashion & style there’s also some of the world’s best horse racing to be seen at Ascot Racecourse during Royal Ascot week in June.
Royal Ascot is horse racing’s most prestigious Flat Race meeting, attracting some of the world’s best horses & top jockeys. Famous for its place in the Summer flat racing and social sporting calendar; there’s nowhere does it quite so well as Royal Ascot.
Each day of the 5-Day Royal Ascot race meeting contains at least one feature race, with no fewer than 17 Group Races, 3 of which Group 1 Ascot races kick-start the opening day.
Home to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes named after HM Queen Elizabeth II, Ascot Racecourse continually boosts the Royal Ascot race week prize fund. Designed to attract the top race horses from around the world, Royal Ascot prize money now stands at a record $7.5 million.
The Queen loves to go racing and never misses Royal Ascot! As a world-famous racing fixture Royal Ascot also attracts a “who’s who” list of royal and celebrity guests.
ASCOT RACECOURSE – A ROYAL RACECOURSE SINCE 1711
Ascot Racecourse is a world-class racecourse and sporting venue, originally founded in 1711 by Queen Anne. Today Ascot Racecourse is still in Royal ownership and until 1945, the only racing that took place here was the Royal Ascot meeting.
Since 1945 more racing fixtures and major races such as the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes have been run at Ascot Racecourse, which is located 6 miles from Windsor.
When they’re not playing host to Royal Ascot in June, Ascot Racecourse has a full racing fixtures calendar + supporting entertainment attracting a wide audience; from occasional racegoers on a fun day out, to serious racing aficionados.
Ascot Racecourse however is best known for Royal Ascot, which Her Majesty The Queen attends every day. One of the highlights of this truly unmissable royal race meeting is the Royal Procession with HM The Queen in an open carriage making its way from the Golden Gates along the racecourse and into the Parade Ring at 2.00pm each day.
ROYAL ASCOT – 5 DAYS OF TOP CLASS FLAT RACING
ASCOT RACECOURSE ENCLOSURES & RACEGOER FACILITIES
The Royal Ascot Members Only Royal Enclosure provides access to exclusive viewing areas & facilities. New members must be sponsored.
ROYAL ASCOT GRANDSTAND
Royal Ascot Grandstand tickets offer excellent views of the Royal Procession and racing from the lawns in front of the Grandstand + easy access to the pre-parade & parade rings. Grandstand ticket-holders can upgrade their ticket at extra cost, to allow access to the VIP facilities shown RIGHT →
ROYAL ASCOT SILVER RING
The Royal Ascot Silver Ring is situated 2 furlongs from the winning post, with a less formal atmosphere and variety of places to eat, drink and bet, the Silver Ring provides excellent views of the Royal Procession and racing.
Ascot Racecourse Heath enclosure is located in the center of Ascot Racecourse. With a range of food, drink & betting facilities, the Heath is an exciting place from which to watch the Royal Ascot racing.
KIDS GO FREE AT ASCOT
Children under 18-years enter free during Royal Ascot except in the Royal Enclosure where 10-16 year-olds may attend free on the Friday & Saturday only during Royal Ascot week.
A stylish interior with elegant seating, hot & cold food and bar facilities. A perfect place to enjoy a glass of champagne with friends and a short walk from the track and parade ring.
Private viewing areas overlooking the finishing straight where you can enjoy a glass of champagne while watching the Royal Procession and racing action. A tipster will guide you through the day’s racing action while betting couriers help you place bets with ease.
SILKS LAWN GAZEBO
Silks Lawn private gazebos are located yards from the track providing an exclusive upgrade experience for larger groups of up to 50 persons, where you can relax in your own private area surrounded by picket fencing with a private bar.
ROYAL ASCOT GRANDSTAND £185 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT
During the redevelopment of Ascot racecourse from 2004 to 2005, Royal Ascot race meeting moved to York Racecourse. In 2006 Ascot Racecourse was reopened by HM Queen Elizabeth II and Royal Ascot was once again back again in it’s rightful home at Ascot Racecourse.
Since its refurbishment the superb new grandstand and fine facilities, have positioned Ascot Racecourse as a world-class sporting, conference and entertainment venue, as well as a leading international racecourse. As a result, Royal Ascot remains the biggest social event in Flat Racing held each June at Ascot Racecourse.
ASCOT RACECOURSE HOSTS BOTH FLAT RACING & NATIONAL HUNT JUMP RACING
FLAT: The Flat course is a triangular right-hand galloping track with easy turns and a home straight of 2 1/2f.
JUMPS: The Jumps course is a triangular right-hand galloping track with 10 tough fences and 6 hurdles per circuit. A stiff uphill run-in of 240yds means good jumping ability and stamina are essential.
ASCOT RACECOURSE ON THE MAP & CONTACT INFORMATION
|Address:||Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berks, SL5 7JX|
|Email:||firstname.lastname@example.org||Admission:||Members £20; Grandstand/Paddock £14; Accompanied children under 16 Free|
|Road:||Ascot Racecourse is located 36 miles from London (a 50 minute drive), and 15 miles from Reading, near the junction between the A329 and A330. Access from M3 (Junc 3) and M4 (Junc 6)|
|Rail:||Frequent service from Waterloo to Ascot, station adjoins course|
|Parking:||No’s 1,2 & 3 £5, rest free|