Royal Ascot Racecourse
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Royal Ascot Racecourse is known world-wide for the week in June known as ‘Royal’ Ascot when the Queen and Royal Family process down the racecourse in horse-drawn carriages and everyone wears top hats and tails.
This is indeed a very special week but Ascot Racecourse holds more conventional race meetings as well. Although owned by Her Majesty the Queen, it is a public course.
The Royal connection goes back 300 years. The Queen, and her forefathers before her, owns and breeds a number of racehorses and loves to attend the races in which they are running. The Queen’s jockeys can be easily identified by their distinctive colours - purple body with gold braid, scarlet sleeves and black velvet cap with gold fringe.
The 4-day meeting in mid June known as Royal Ascot is the high point of the racing year. The most important race ‘The Gold Cup’ is run on the third day and trophies are presented by The Queen.
Tickets for Royal Ascot are at a premium so visitors wishing to attend must book early. Please note the dress code for attending during Royal Ascot week because ticket holders will not be admitted if they do not meet the dress standard. The official website gives excellent guidelines on this Web: Royal Ascot Racecourse
The Racecourse has recently undergone a refurbishment with the building of a spectacular new grandstand. This glass and aluminium structure has superb facilities unequalled anywhere in Europe.
The Flat Racing Season is April to October and the Jump Racing season is from October to April.
For race dates go to the official website Web: Royal Ascot Racecourse Fixture List
Royal Ascot Week
The above website gives a wealth of information about how to get to the course, parking, dress codes and what you need to know if you want to attend Royal Ascot week.
Plan Your Visit
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Tickets Costs & Booking
Ticket costs vary as to the race day chosen and entry ticket purchased. To purchase, go to the official website at Web: Ascot Racecourse Ticketing
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)8707 227 227
Royal Ascot Racecourse has excellent 'Getting There' instructions
- By Rail
From London Waterloo Mainline Station to Ascot Riverside. There are frequent services. The journey time is approximately 45 minutes.
From London Paddington / Reading Mainline Station to Ascot. There are again frequent services. The journey time is approximately 27 minutes.
The Racecourse is a short walk or taxi ride from the Ascot Railway Stations. For rail timetables, seat availability and reservations, go to Web: National Rail Website.
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