Royal Ascot Week at Ascot Racecourse

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Royal Ascot: Highlight of the Summer Flat Racing Season at Ascot Racecourse

Royal Ascot has pageantry, fashion & style + world-class horse racing at Ascot Racecourse in June during Royal Ascot week.

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ROYAL ASCOT

Royal Ascot has it all! Not to be outdone for pageantry, fashion & style + top-class racing, there’s nowhere does it quite so well as Ascot Racecourse during Royal Ascot week.

Royal Ascot is horse racing’s most prestigious Flat Race meeting, attracting some of the best horses & jockeys from around the world and is famous for its place in the Summer racing and social calendar.

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.

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Ascot Royal Ascot Royal Procession

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ASCOT RACECOURSE – A ROYAL RACECOURSE SINCE 1711

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Ascot Royal Ascot Parade Ring

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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.

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ROYAL ASCOT – 5 DAYS OF TOP CLASS FLAT RACING

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Royal Ascot Frankel wins Queen Anne Stakes 2012

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 1

Opening day at Royal Ascot normally has 3 Group 1 feature races on the card. First; the Queen Anne Stakes won by Frankel in 2012. Next; the 5-furlong the King’s Stand Stakes. Last; the St James’s Palace Stakes for 3-year-olds and traditionally a target for 2,000 Guineas winners from Britain & Ireland.

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Royal Ascot Prince of Wales Stakes

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 3

Wednesday’s feature is the Prince of Wales Stakes, which is contested by 4-year-olds and older over 1-mile 2-furlongs. Along with Saturday’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the Prince of Wales Stakes is the most valuable race at Royal Ascot worth in excess of £500,000 in prize money.

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Royal Ascot Gold Cup Day / Ladies Day

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 3

The Gold Cup on Day 3 of Royal Ascot is the highlight of the meeting. Run over 2-miles 4-furlongs, it’s the longest Group 1 race in Britain. As such the race is contested by the best Flat stayers. Yeats won the race 4 times in succession before being retired from a very successful racing career in 2009.

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Royal Ascot Coronation Stakes

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 4

On Day 4 the the Coronation Stakes takes centre stage, contested by the 3-year-old fillies. The Coronation Stakes sees 1,000 Guineas winners from Britain, Ireland and France competing to crown their previous success with a win at Ascot races round mile.

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Royal Ascot Black Caviar wins Diamond Jubilee Stakes

ROYAL ASCOT DAY 5

The climax on Day 5 of Royal Ascot is the 5-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes; that often attracts horses that ran in the King’s Stand Stakes on Day 1. In 2003 Australian horse Choisir won both races. In 2012 the unbeaten wonderhorse, Black Caviar won again (by a nose) for the Australian raiders!

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ASCOT RACECOURSE ENCLOSURES & RACEGOER FACILITIES

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ROYAL ENCLOSURE

The Royal Ascot Members Only Royal Enclosure provides access to exclusive viewing areas & facilities. New members must be sponsored by an existing member.

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.

HEATH ENCLOSURE

The Ascot Racecourse Heath enclosure is located in the center of Ascot Racecourse, with a range of food, drink & betting facilities, the Heath enclosure is an exciting place from which to watch the Royal Ascot racing.

CHILDREN GO FREE AT ROYAL 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.
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PAVILION CLUB

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. Royal Ascot Silks Lawn private gazebos

FURLONG CLUB

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.[/quote]

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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.

CLICK HERE for a large zoomable PDF version of the new grandstand, parade ring and trackside diagram shown below.

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ASCOT RACECOURSE HOSTS BOTH FLAT RACING & NATIONAL HUNT JUMP RACING

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[quote]While Jump Racing meetings have been held at Ascot Racecourse since 1965 (previously Ascot was known as a Flat Racecourse only) the Royal Ascot meeting is a Flat Racing Festival only. [/quote]

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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.
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ASCOT RACECOURSE ON THE MAP & CONTACT INFORMATION

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Address: Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berks, SL5 7JX
Tel: 0800 7227227
Website: http://www.ascot.co.uk
Email: chris.stickels@ascot.co.uk
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

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