What is Royal Ascot?

What is Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot is an annual Flat racing meeting held for five days in mid-June which hosts 18 Group races (the highest quality Flat races). 

Where is Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot is held at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England.

When is Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot 2020 will take place from 16th-20th June. 

When is The Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is Royal Ascot's oldest and most prestigious race and occurs on the third day of the meeting each year (Thursday). This is the day colloquially known as "ladies day". 

When was Royal Ascot at York?

Royal Ascot was held at York Racecourse for one year, in 2005, when Ascot Racecourse was undergoing redevelopment. 

What makes Royal Ascot Royal?

Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711 when she came upon an area of open heath that looked, in her words, ‘ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch’. Hence, the founding of the Royal Racecourse. Her Majesty The Queen attends Royal Ascot every year, as do many members of the extended Royal Family. 

Where can I watch Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot is broadcast to audiences in 175 territories around the world. All races across the five days are broadcast by ITV and Sky Sports Racing in the UK. 

What are the Royal Ascot Enclosures?

Royal Ascot is open to the public within three of the four enclosures. The Queen Anne Enclosure is the premier public enclosure and the Village and Windsor Enclosure are also open to the public. Access to the Royal Enclosure remains by invitation only. Find out more here.

How much are tickets to Royal Ascot?

Ticket prices vary by day and enclosure. Prices start at £26. There are discounts for groups of 15+ and tickets are reduced until the end of the Early Booking Deadline on 31st March 2020. 

What is the Royal Ascot Dress Code?

Each enclosure has a Dress Code that must be adhered to in order to gain access to the Racecourse. Find out more here.

What is there to eat and drink at Royal Ascot

A range of food and drink options are available in each enclosure, from elegant Fine Dining experiences to on-the-go favourites. Find out more here.

Are there hotels close to Royal Ascot?

Ascot Racecourse enjoys relationships with many local hotels. See the 2020 Preferred Hotels Guide here.

How do I get to Royal Ascot?

Ascot Racecourse is ideally located near to the M3 and M4 motorways and is a short walk from Ascot Train Station. Find out more about travelling to Royal Ascot here.

Who won at Royal Ascot 2019?

Tuesday
The Queen Anne Stakes - Lord Glitters, O: Geoff & Sandra Turnbull, T: David O'Meara, J: Daniel Tudhope
The Coventry Stakes - Arizona, O: Mrs John Magnier & M.Tabor & D. Smith, T: Aiden O'Brien, J: Ryan Moore
The King's Stand Stakes - Blue Point, O: Godolphin, T: Charlie Appleby, J: James Doyle
The St James's Palace Stakes - Circus Maximus, O: Flaxman Stables, Mrs Magnier, M Tabor, D Smith, T: Aiden O'Brien, J: Ryan Moore
The Ascot Stakes - The Grand Visir, O: CLXX, T: Ian Williams, J: Richard Kingscote
The Wolferton Stakes - Addeybb, O: Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, T: David Elsworth, J: James Levey
Wednesday
The Queen Mary Stakes - Raffle Prize, O: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, T: Mark Johnston, J: Frankie Dettori
The Queen's Vase - Dashing Willoughby, O: Mick and Janice Mariscotti, T: Andrew Balding, J: Oisin Murphy
The Prince Of Wales's Stakes - Crystal Ocean, O: Sir Evelyn De Rothschild, T: Sir Michael Stoute, J: Frankie Dettori
The Duke of Cambridge Stakes - Move Swiftly, O: Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum, T: William Haggas, J: Daniel Tudhope
The Royal Hunt Cup - Afaak, O: Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum, T: Charles Hills, J: Jim Crowley
The Windsor Castle Stakes - Southern Hills, O: Mr John Magnier, Mr M. Tabor & Mr D. Smith, T: Aiden O'Brien, J: Ryan Moore
Thursday
The Norfolk Stakes - A'Ali, O: Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa, T: Simon Crisford, J: Frankie Dettori
The Hampton Court Stakes - Sangarius, O: Mr K. Abdullah, T: Sir Michael Stoute, J: Frankie Dettori
The Ribblesdale Stakes - Star Catcher, O: Mr A. E. Oppenheimer, T: John Gosden, J: Frankie Dettori
The Gold Cup - Stradivarius, O: Mr B. E. Nielsen, T: John Gosden, J: Frankie Dettori
The Britannia Stakes - Biometric, O: Mr K. Abdullah, T: Ralph Beckett, J: Harry Bentley
The King George V Stakes - South Pacific, O: Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor, T: Aiden O'Brien, J: Seamie Heffernan
Friday
The Albany Stakes - Daahyeh, O: H.H. SH Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, T: Roger Varian, J: David Egan
The King Edward VII Stakes - Japan, O: Mr D. Smith, Mrs J. Magnier, Mr M. Tabor, T: Aiden O'Brien, J: Ryan Moore
The Commonwealth Cup - Advertise, O: Phoenix Thoroughbred Limited, T: Martyn Meade, J: Frankie Dettori
The Coronation Stakes - Watch Me, O: Alexander Tamagni, T: Francis-Henri Graffard, J: Pierre-Charles Boudot
The Sandringham Stakes - Thanks Be, O: Mrs Emma Capon, T: Charlie Fellowes, J: Hayley Turner
The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes - Baghdad, O: Mr Mohammed Bin Hamad Khalifa Al Attiya, T: Mark Johnston, J: Ryan Moore
Saturday
The Chesham Stakes - Pinatubo, O: Godolphin, T: Charlie Appleby, J: James Doyle
The Jersey Stakes - Space Traveller, O: Clipper Logistic, T: Richard Fahey, J: Daniel Tudhope
The Hardwicke Stakes - Defoe, O: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, T: Roger Varian, J: Andrea Atzeni
The Diamond Jubilee Stakes - Blue Point, O: Godolphin, T: Charlie Appleby, J: James Doyle
The Wokingham Stakes - Cape Byron, O: Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, T: Roger Varian, J: Andrea Atzeni
The Queen Alexandra Stakes - Cleonte, O: King Power Racing Co Ltd, T: Andrew Balding, J: Silvestre De Sousa