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Royal Ascot

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If you're visiting Berkshire, taking a trip to Royal Ascot is a must. In keeping with tradition and heritage, the race has been continuing since 1711 and is perhaps the most famous horse race in the UK. The Queen visits everyday during the event and enters in an ornate horse-drawn carriage.

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £5.5milllion in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them in Group One, have made legends of the finest thoroughbreds. Black Caviar, Frankel, Yeats – all are Royal Ascot winners turned household names.

In 2013, The Queen watched her horse, Estimate, triumph in the Gold Cup. A dedicated racehorse owner, she has attended every Royal Meeting during her reign and the Royal Procession is always an iconic moment to herald the start of every raceday.

Anticipated and revered, these five days are made for socialising. Long seen as a spectacle of fashion and style, they are referenced the world over. Each year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special. 

There are three stands for guests to watch the races. The Royal Enclosure is the most exclusive and prestigous and access to this enclosure is restricted to membership only. Those in the Royal Enclosure have to adhere to a strict dress code where women can only wear a dress and hat and a men a morning suit with top hat. 

Royal Ascot takes place over the course of five days and is enthralling and vibrant day out. 

 

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