For more than 300 years, the patronage of 12 monarchs has made Ascot truly special.
Ascot is delighted to recognise this by renaming its enclosures in honour of two of them, King Edward VII and Queen Anne.
From tomorrow, Premier Admission will be known as the King Edward VII Enclosure. The eldest son and second child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert reigned for nine years between 1901 and his death in 1910.
However his love of Horse Racing and especially Ascot was well-known long before he came to the throne.
The Queen Anne Enclosure will replace Grandstand Enclosure at Royal Ascot and Grandstand Admission at our 21 other racedays. It was while riding out from Windsor Castle in 1711 that Queen Anne first saw the land at Ascot had potential for horseracing.
Inspired by what she had discovered, the inaugural event – Her Majesty’s Plate – was held here, upon her request, that very same year.
At Royal Ascot, the Silver Ring will be renamed the Windsor Enclosure, as a nod to the racecourse’s location in within Windsor Forest.