One of the most prestigious Horse Racing events on the calendar, Royal Ascot is just around the corner. We take you through some highlights of the event and what guests can expect.
A quintessential summer event, Royal Ascot is one of the World’s most prestigious race meetings and a staple of the British flat racing. VIP racegoers will be in great company as the best of British society attend this event year on year whilst all enjoying a fabulous day of pageantry, time-honoured tradition and first class racing at Ascot Racecourse. Stunning fashion, gourmet dining, exhilarating racing along with the customary champagne and Pimms, all combine to make this famous British summer event the perfect day out.
On day 1 guests can look forward to a thrilling series of three flat races, The first is the Queen Anne Stakes, named after our founder and the second is the King’s Stand Stakes. Finally, the St James’s Palace Stakes. Anticipation will be high on opening day to see who will be the first to sprint down the final furlong.
Day 2 provides a more relaxed atmosphere at the festival, the perfect opportunity to unwind and entertain clients. You and your guests can see The Prince of Wales’s Stakes, run over 10 furlongs, a must for any regulars of Royal Ascot.
Ladies' Day is a spectacular to behold and one of the most sought-after days of the event. It's time to dress in your finest, style and elegance come into focus as guests dress to impress, racegoers are sure to see eye-catching array of extravagant, classical, chic and elegant outfits. Aside from the designer creations on display, the historic Gold Cup race takes place, one of Ascot's oldest races it dates back to 1807 the winner will be given that coveted gold trophy.
Friday really is a Royal event as the great and the good of British society descend upon Ascot Racecourse for the penultimate day of racing entertainment on the fourth day at Royal Ascot. Her Majesty The Queen begins proceedings once more as she arrives in style at Ascot Racecourse as part of the Royal procession. A highlight of the days racing is the Group One Coronation Stakes. This was first run in 1840 to commemorate the crowning of Queen Victoria two years earlier.
The closing day of Royal Ascot really is a time to celebrate, not to be missed the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes will attract racegoers from far and wide to see who will be victorious in one of the world’s great international sprint races. The festival will close with The Queen Alexandra Stakes, the longest race over the week it's 2 miles and 6 furlongs, the perfect race to have a flutter. The day doesn't end there as guests will be treated to an after-party in all the enclosures.
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