THE ROYAL RACECOURSE
For more than 300 years, the patronage of 12 monarchs has made Ascot truly special. It remains one of the world’s most famous and best-loved racecourses, welcoming over 600,000 spectators from far and wide to its 26 annual race days.
The Royal Meeting’s spectacular heritage has helped it become Britain’s most popular Flat race meeting. From the arrival of the Royal Procession at 2pm, to the communal singing around the bandstand after the last race, each of the five days is an unforgettable occasion without compare. Anticipated and revered, it is also Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for over £6.5 million in prize money, making legends of the finest thoroughbreds like Black Caviar, Frankel and Yeats. Long seen as a spectacle of fashion and style, Royal Ascot is broadcast to audiences around the globe, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special.
For an occasion to savour, enjoy exquisite menus in beautifully dressed surroundings as part of Ascot’s superb Fine Dining experiences, available on all 26 annual race days. Designed by an award-winning team that includes Michelin-starred chefs in residence – Raymond Blanc OBE and Phil Howard – these combine the finest of dishes with exceptional service, to ensure that all guests are impeccably looked after. A wide variety of options from informal dining in a private, bespoke space to world-class, culinary experience in one of Ascot’s fine dining restaurants, provides the ability to enhance a day’s racing with fully tailored hospitality, set against one of the most amazing backdrops in racing.
The Royal Ascot Racing Club offers its members and their guests exclusive opportunities and privileges, from the unparalleled luxury of its beautiful club rooms to participation in the Club’s stable of racehorses, selected by expert bloodstock advisors as an exciting alternative to traditional racehorse ownership. Each Member, plus one guest*, has access on all Ascot race days, to the Club Rooms overlooking the Pre-Parade Ring and the track’s Winning Post, where complimentary canapés, lunch, afternoon tea, Bollinger champagne and wines are available throughout the day. During Royal Ascot members receive one badge* for the Royal Enclosure and may also purchase additional exclusive packages to entertain clients, friends or family. A true gift to delight the discerning racing enthusiast.