Royal Ascot 2018 – Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd June
Gates open at 10.30am, with the first race at 2.30pm.
Royal Ascot is one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing events attracting some of the finest racehorses hoping to win the incredible prize of £7.3m. 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 with six world-class races each day.
Often Her Majesty The Queen will come to observe Ascot in all it’s splendor. Five days of the rich and famous coming together with sharp suits and splendid hats, more breathtakingly intricate than each other, to enjoy some of England’s classic horse racing, all unmistakably befitting of the Royal Meeting.
Chauffeur Driven Packages for Royal Ascot
For fifteen years iChauffeur have provided a superb array of luxury vehicles for racegoers offering them the very best in chauffeur-driven transport. From the classic elegance of the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Bentley Mulsanne, to the luxury MPV’s and Mini Coaches, iChauffeur provide transportation to suit everyone’s requirements. Although we do offer single journeys to the Royal Meeting, traditionally your vehicle will stay in the designated car park for the day, allowing you to leave your possesions in the vehicle, as well as offering you immediate access to your chauffeur vehicle when you are ready to depart from your enclosure. iChauffeur’s most popular vehicle’s for Ascot groups are the Mercedes V-Class and the Luxury Minibuses. Car Park places can be purchased online, in advance.
If you are planning event transportation for a large group of people – Last year, extra horsepower was needed for Royal Ascot where we supplied: Five Mercedes S-Class, eight Mercedes V-Class and 15 luxury mini coaches which carried 340 VIPs to the premier event in the racing calendar.
Fine Dining, Hospitality Packages and Private Boxes at Royal Ascot
There are four private enclosures to choose from including The Royal Enclosure, The Queen Anne Enclosure and The Village Enclosure. Each offering racegoers private vantage points and unsurpassed views of the Royal Procession and Parade Ring. There are twelve restaurant packages, private boxes or even your own exclusive space to select from. With Michelin-Starred chefs such as Raymond Blanc OBE and Phil Howard offering fine dining à la carte menus, guests can tailor their very own Royal Meeting experience to suit their taste.
A key feature of the Royal Ascot are the outfits on display. All attendees are encouraged to wear elegant clothes, and those in the prominent audience areas of the Grandstand or Royal Enclosure, have to adhere to a strict dress code which has been upheld for over 200 years. The fashion of Royal Ascot is commented on across British media, and for some this is just as important as the race itself. Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. As well as the wide range of fashion on display, 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.
This year could be another year in which history takes place. Royal Ascot 2018 takes place between Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd June 2018. 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.
Royal Ascot Address
Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot SL5 7JX