The best of the best in horse racing on the flat turf head to Ascot this June for the Royal festival meeting.
The five-day festival is considered to be Britain’s most valuable race meeting and takes place between Tuesday 18 and Saturday 22 June. The event is not only eagerly anticipated in and around Ascot but all over the world.
There is nowhere quite like Royal Ascot, the perfect occasion for socialising. Whether it is the arrival of the Royal procession at 2 pm, the world-class racing taking place during the afternoon or the live music taking place around the bandstand in the early evening there is something for everyone to enjoy.
In recent years Royal Ascot has become a particularly popular day out for the girls, with the Thursday of the festival considered to be Ladies Day.
The Queen Anne Enclosure, the Village Enclosure, Windsor Enclosure and Royal Enclosure each have their own distinctive character, enabling those attending to shape their experience. Dress, dine and watch the racing with a little flutter to add to the excitement.
One of the most important things to remember about Royal Ascot is the dress code. Unlike many racecourses around the country, there is a strict dress code to be adhered to in several of the enclosures.
Ladies are recommended to dress in a way that befits a formal occasion with a dress or a full-length trouser suit as well as a hat, headpiece or fascinator, whilst the men are expected to wear a full-length suit with a collared shirt and tie. More information can be found at http://bit.ly/2XfSL9H
For the racing lovers amongst us, there are 18 group races throughout the five days with the highlights being the Gold Cup on Thursday and the Diamond Jubilee on the final day.
Our horse to keep an eye on at the meeting is Stradivarius in the Gold Cup for John Gosden.
For more information on this year’s Royal Ascot meeting, head to https://www.ascot.co.uk/