Probably the most prestigious race meeting in the world takes place in the middle of June for four days – Royal Ascot! Thousands of punters will dress up in their poshest attire and place their hard earned cash on some of the most talented racehorses in the world. Jake Johns is on hand to offer up some key information about the famous Royal Ascot racecourse and what to expect when you get there!
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Where Is Ascot Racecourse?
The course is in the heart of Berkshire and is one of the leading flat racecourses in the UK, hosting nine of the UK’s 32 annual Group 1 races. It’s ideally situated in the wooded countryside next to Windsor Great Park – it’s also only six miles from Windsor Castle – royal indeed!
Ascot racecourse is about a 50 minute drive from London or you can get the train to Ascot which takes around the same time. Of course this being Royal Ascot there’s the option to travel by Helicopter too, if you’re unlucky enough not to own your own helicopter (peasant) you can book one for £295 per person.
What Are The Different Royal Ascot Enclosures?
There are currently three different Royal Ascot enclosures, all varying in price – other than one which you can’t get into without a very special badge!
The first, and cheapest, area is the newly named Windsor enclosure (formerly Silver Ring). What you get is a good view of the home straight as well as the Royal Procession as it trots past the stalls on each day of the Royal Meeting – a ticket in the Windsor Enclosure will set you back a reasonable £34 pounds.
Queen Anne Enclosure
Next up is the Queen Anne Enclosure (Formerly Grand Stand). It’ll cost you slightly more at around £75 but you get a close view of the parade ring and get some communal singing on the Bandstand Lawn after play! There are fine dining experiences coming at you from all angles and you can be sure to be offered a glass of champagne or two.
It just gets more prestigious though! The Royal Enclosure is perhaps the most famous enclosure in the world and you can’t even buy a ticket unless you are a member or are invited by a member! Back in the day it was solely reserved for friends and family of King George III! It offers idyllic gardens leading to the pre-parade ring as well as Michelin star chefs strutting their stuff at various restaurants.
So there you have it, a little bit of information on setting for the great Royal Ascot meeting and what you’re likely to get for your buck!
But there's more...
Each week at Easyodds we’ll be giving you some more information on the meeting including how to get free bets, what to wear and there’ll be a couple of Royal Ascot tips thrown in as well!?