Horse-racing: Royal Ascot 2016

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It's all about fast horses and fancy hats at Royal Ascot, the world's most famous race meeting, and the most glamorous event in London's sporting calendar.

Royal Ascot is Britain's most popular race meeting. It's the place to see and be seen for high society, royal watchers, fun seekers and horse racing enthusiasts alike!

Steeped in tradition, heritage and pageantry, Royal Ascot dates back 300 years and is attended by the Royal Family, including Her Majesty the Queen.

Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, Royal Ascot features a daily horse-drawn procession from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse led by the royal carriage.

Horse Racing at Royal Ascot

Although the eye-catching fashion steals the show at Royal Ascot, this colourful occasion also features top-quality horse racing.

Racing highlights of Royal Ascot include the Golden Jubilee Stakes and the Gold Cup. Prize money for the week totals millions of pounds!

The Queen has enjoyed considerable success at Royal Ascot, having owned many winners including Estimate, the horse which won the Gold Cup in 2013.

Tickets for Royal Ascot

There are three levels of tickets for each day of Royal Ascot: Silver Ring tickets, Grandstand tickets and Royal Enclosure badges.

  • Silver Ring tickets are the cheapest tickets to Royal Ascot. There is no formal dress code, so it's a great way to catch all the racing action on a budget.
  • Grandstand tickets give you access to excellent facilities and entertainment, including military bands and a traditional sing-a-long after racing each day.
  • Access to the Royal Enclosure at Ascot is restricted to those who have been sponsored for membership. Overseas visitors may also apply to their embassy or high commission for badges. 


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