Ascot, founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, is one of the world's most famous racecourses and stages 24 days of the highest quality flat and National Hunt racing each year. The initial four days of the Royal Meeting in June have developed into a unique list of fixtures that offer unrivalled entertainment throughout the year. Top class flat racing takes place at Ascot from May to October, with the best of jump racing featured during the winter. For unbeatable fun, value and excitement, come to Ascot with your family, friends or colleagues. Whether you're looking for a social or sporting occasion, Ascot has something for everyone.
There have already been several historical landmarks in the short period since Ascot Racecourse reopened in 2006 and none more memorable than the four timer of Gold Cup wins by Yeats, culminating in remarkable scenes after his final victory in 2009.
In 2011, Ascot celebrated its tercentenary and staged the inaugural QIPCO British Champions Day, now the climax to the European flat racing season.
Ascot was at the heart of the country’s celebrations to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with the Golden Jubilee Stakes renamed the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and won by Australian legend, Black Caviar.
In 2012 the world’s four top horses on official ratings ran at Ascot, something no other venue could claim and king of them all, of course, was the mighty Frankel.
Frankel retired victorious and unbeaten in 14 runs after the Champion Stakes, having competed at two, three and four at Ascot – five wins in all at the Berkshire track including two at Royal Ascot and two on British Champions Day.
Address: Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX