The Royal Ascot is a great horse racing event, attended by Royalty. Taking place six miles away from Windsor Castle, in the scenic town of Ascot, the five day event takes place during the start of summer.
A key feature of the Royal Ascot are the outfits on display. All attendees are encouraged to wear smart clothes, and those in the prominent audience areas of the Grandstand or Royal Enclosure have to adhere to a strict dress code. The fashion of the Royal Ascot is commented on across British media, making this as much as the race.
As well as the wide range of fashion on display, the royal Ascot is, of course, the horse racing itself. Winners will receive a share of considerable prize money, with a total of over 10 million being able to be won by the racers on the day.
During the day itself, another highlight is the royal procession, arriving on horsedrawn carriages to the racecourse from Windsor Castle itself. After a parade around the racecourse, members of the royal family, including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, will enter the Royal Box along with other distinguished guests.
Last year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second also became the first reigning Monarch to own a horse that won the Gold Cup (the main cup of Ladies Day). The horse, Estimate, was trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by jockey Ryan Moore.
This year could be another year in which history takes place. Royal Ascot 2014 takes place between Tuesday 17th of June and Saturday 21st June 2014. It is important to get your tickets early, and to plan your outfit to be a part of the fine tradition of Royal Ascot. Our chauffeurs and office team don’t just assist with travel, but can also help you plan your day and procure the right tickets for you and your family, allowing you to sit back and arrive in style at the most Royal event of the racing calendar.