Royal Ascot Racecourse
Horse racing is one of the favorite and longest established sports in Great Britain. Along with Cheltenham Festival and a few other events, Royal Ascot is an important date in the British and international sporting calendar.
Royal Ascot tickets
The spectactors can choose betwen three enclosures :
- The Silver Ring, which offers close-up views of the Royal Procession and of the Final Straight
- The Grandstand, close to the runners, the riders and the Royal Procession
- The Royal Enclosure, which is the historic heart of Royal Ascot, but accessible only by invitation
Purchase tickets: https://www.ascot.co.uk/
Program for 2017
The race meeting comprises eighteen Group races, eight of them in Group 1. Six races are run each day.
The £5.5milllion prize money offered in 2017 attracts the world’s finest racehorses. The meeting is also one of the major events of the year for British bookmakers. According to William Hill (http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/events/the-royal-meeting), it is estimated that about £500 million of bets will be placed on Royal Ascot in 2017, mostly through the internet.
A week of fashion and style
Royal Ascot is not only a sporting event. During five days, the meeting is the center of the attention of thousands of media around the globe, attracted by a cocktail of fashion an style than only the British Establishment can provide. Fine dining, private boxes and participation in the famous Furlong Club are as important as the race. The Queen herself, which has attended every Royal Meeting during her reign, had her horse Estimate triumph in the 2013 Gold Cup.
Black Caviar, a world-famous former Royal Ascot winner
The Ascot Racecourse is an English racecourse is located in the village of Ascot (Berkshire)