Horse racing all over the world are really excited as Royal Ascot is fast approaching. Though the event is held in Berkshire, England’s Ascot racecourse but it is a major racing sport that attracts racers and horse racing lovers from every part of the world. This racecourse is one of the leading grounds where major events are held. Out of 36 group one horse races, the Great Britain hosts 13 of them.
The course is nearly 6 miles away from Windsor Castle. This ground is owned by Ascot Racecourse Ltd. This company has very close ties with Britain’s Royal family. There are four enclosures at the course; the Queen Anne Enclosure, the Windsor Enclosure, the Village Enclosure, the Royal Enclosure.
26 Days of Exciting Royal Ascot Horse Races
The racecourse is very important when it comes to thoroughbred horse racing. Each year, the Royal Ascot event stages nearly 26 days of exciting horse racing all through the year. It includes 18 flat meetings. These meetings are held inclusively between May and October. Throughout winter however, the course hosts Jump Racing. There is also a Royal meeting which is held in June. This meeting has always been a major draw of the event. The highlight of it all is The Gold Cup.
The most prestigious race that runs over in July in the course is the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
What’s More to Look Forward To
There are a lot of other exciting stuff you can do during the event other than just horse racing.
If you’re planning to go to the Royal Ascot this year then you need to book your tickets before April. You won’t get the time to do that later.