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Horse Racing: Royal Ascot 2018

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Royal Ascot. Photo: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse
Surround yourself with fast horses and fancy hats at the world-famous Royal Ascot race meeting. Read More


Experience the world-famous horse race meeting and one of the most fashionable events in London's sporting calendar with Royal Ascot.

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

Founded by Queen Anne in 1711 and steeped in tradition, heritage and pageantry, Royal Ascot is attended by members of the Royal Family, including the Queen herself. Royal Ascot also 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 attracts the world's finest racehorses for top-quality racing.

Racing highlights include the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the Queen Anne 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 four levels of tickets for Royal Ascot:

  • Windsor Enclosure tickets are the cheapest tickets. There is no formal dress code, so it's a great way to catch all the racing action on a budget.
  • With Village Enclosure tickets you can enjoy the race as well as pop-up restaurants, cocktail bars and all-day entertainment including DJ sets and live bands.
  • Queen Anne Enclosure tickets give you access to excellent facilities and entertainment, including military bands and a traditional sing-along 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.

Venue Details & Map

Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse
0870 7271234
Public transport:
Ascot - 53 minutes from Waterloo. The railway station is a 7 minute walk from the racecourse, follow the signs.

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