We are delighted to hold an ROA Gold Standard Award for racecourses.
The initiative was established in 2006 to recognise excellence in the owners’ raceday experience, and it has been assisting in driving up standards at racecourses across the country ever since.
For more information please visit http://www.roa.co.uk/en/gold-standard/
View Owners & Trainers information and race conditions for other Ascot Racedays
Race conditions for Royal Ascot 2018 will appear here in due course once they have been published.
If you require information in the interim, please contact Olivia Hills, Owners’ and Trainers’ Manager on+44 (0)1344 878529
Click here for the 2017 Royal Ascot Owners and Trainers Brochure
Click here for the 2018 Flat Season Owners and Trainers Brochure
Royal Ascot International Races
Lunch is served from 12 Noon until 3.30pm during Royal Ascot and we offer a rolling buffet style lunch, with tables allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please note, as we do not pre-book specific tables in advance we would suggest that your party arrives together to ensure you are accommodated as a group where possible.
The main Owners’ and Trainers’ Dining Room overlooks the Pre Parade Ring and is accessible via the dedicated Owners’ and Trainer Bar. There is also a further dining facility dedicated to Owners’ and Trainers’ too, which overlooks the Grundy and Bustino Lawn.
If you have any further questions in regard to Owners’ and Trainers’ Dining at Royal Ascot, please don’t hesitate to contact the Olivia Hills, Owners’ and Trainers’ Manager on+44 (0)1344 878529or via[email protected]
Situated above the Saddling Boxes in the Pre Parade Ring, this bar is reserved exclusively for Owners and Trainers and will remain open until 7pm each day.
There is also an additional Owners and Trainers dedicated Bar close to the Owners and Trainers entrance, situated between the Parade Ring and Pre Parade Ring.
Owners and Trainers with runners have two dedicated viewing areas available; the first on Concourse Level, located to the west of the Iron Stand beneath the Royal Box which is easily accessible from the Parade Ring and the second is located to the west of the Horsewalk, behind the Stable Staff Stand.
Please note that if you require wheelchair or pushchair access to the Weighing Room, please contact Olivia Hills, Owners’ and Trainers’ Manager, on[email protected]or +44 (0)1344 878529.
175 stables are in a secure yard, close to the accommodation and with ample room for parking. Paper or shavings are available but please note, preferred bedding material cannot be guaranteed.
For more information, please call Tom Grantham, Stables Manager on +44 (0)1344 878 454 for further information.
Subject to ground conditions, gallops are available between 7am and 8am each morning. For more information and to request access, please book with Tom Grantham, Stables Manager, in advance via +44 (0)1344 878 454.
Horsebox entry to the Stables is next to Car Park 2. Please follow signs on Ascot High Street to Car Park 2 and look signs marked “Stables”.
Stable Employees - Hostel
125 single beds are available in 42 rooms with shared bathrooms and separate male and female corridors. Bedrooms sleep up to three people.
The hostel has a large Dining Room, lounge area and Bar. Accommodation must be booked in advance.
Please call Tom Grantham, Stables Manager, on+44 (0)1344 878 454 for more information.
We respectfully request that the privacy of others is observed when taking photographs.
Please note, no smartphone photography is permitted in the Parade Ring (Mounting Yard) during Royal Ascot.
Photographs can be obtained from our official photographer, Steven Cargill, who captures pictures of all winning horses and connections, both on the track and in the Winners' Enclosure following a race.
Steven can be contacted by emailing[email protected]or by calling +44 (0)7809 171520. You can also follow him on Twitter @Steven_Cargill
Please note: children aged between 10 and 17 will be charged £15 for a child’s ticket to enter the Racecourse.
The Pass system will not be in operation however Pass card holders are requested to bring their Pass cards for ease of identification. Owners, Trainers and Jockeys' badges are hand-written and are strictly non-transferable badges which are prepared in advance.
Application for 2018 Royal Ascot Owner/Trainer badges will be open in April.
If you require any further information in the interim, please contact Olivia Hills, Owners’ and Trainers’ Manager on +44 (0)1344 878 529.
Please note: Owner/Trainer badges DO NOT permit access to the Royal Enclosure.
The Owners and Trainers Desk will be in a dedicated facility located in the east of Car Park 2, opposite the Owners and Trainers Entrance to the Racecourse.
All Owner/Trainer badges will be available for collection from this marquee and complimentary tea and coffee will be available in this facility with a meeting area for Owners too.
An Owner, Joint Owner, registered partnership or syndicate with a runner will be entitled to a total of six complimentary Owner/Trainer badges.
Upon collection at the Owners and Trainers Desk, an official form of photo identification will be required on arrival to obtain the badges. These named badges are non-transferable and valid only for the day on which the horse is declared to run.
Owners with a runner will be entitled to purchase a further four badges and these can be requested through the online application form, open in April 2018. Additional badges will be named and are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable. Valid only on the day that the horse runs, they will admit entry to the Queen Anne Enclosure and all dedicated Owners and Trainers facilities on the day too.
The daily badge costs during Royal Ascot are as follows; £75 each on Tuesday and Wednesday and £88 each on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A limited number of Queen Anne Enclosure tickets will also be available to purchase from the Owners and Trainers Desk too.
Reserve horse will now be offered up to six complimentary Queen Anne tickets if they do not get to run to ensure connections can still enjoy the day if they have made travel arrangements to attend.
A licensed trainer with a runner may obtain two daily non-transferable Owner/Trainer badges. Trainers with runners on each of the five days of Royal Ascot will receive weekly badges. These badges allow entrance to the Queen Anne Enclosure areas of the racecourse and all dedicated Owner and Trainer facilities including the Owners Dining Room.
A licensed trainer without a runner may obtain two daily non-transferable Owner/Trainer swing badges that allow entrance to the Queen Anne Enclosure areas of the racecourse and the two dedicated Owners and Trainers Bars.
These badges are for the use of the licensed trainer and one other, and must be collected by the licensed trainer. An official form of photo identification will be required on arrival to obtain the badges.
Please note: These badges do NOT allow admittance to the Owners Dining Room.
Jockeys who are riding at Royal Ascot will be issued with a strictly non-transferable Owner/Trainer badge upon presentation of their Pass Card at the Owners and Trainers Desk. Please note, for security reasons this procedure is necessary to gain access into the Racecourse and Weighing Room.
They are also entitled to claim two daily and strictly non-transferable Owner/Trainer badges for guests. These badges allow entrance to the Queen Anne Enclosure areas of the Racecourse and all dedicated Owner and Trainer facilities. Admittance for other Jockeys and PJA badge holders will be considered upon prior application to the PJA.
Ascot is delighted to attract overseas horses to Royal Ascot. Whether you are sending runners from as close as Ireland, or as far as Australia; there is a team at the racecourse and a network of overseas agents ready to assist you.
If you would like further information, please contact Olivia Hills, Owners’ and Trainers’ Manager, on[email protected]or +44 (0)1344 878529 for a copy of the International Royal Ascot Brochure
These badges are NOT applicable at Royal Ascot.
Owner/Trainer badges will NOT admit access to the Parade Ring or the Pre-Parade Ring. As a rule, Owners will be issued ten Daily Parade Ring passes per runner, however allocations to partnership or syndicate owned horses will be assessed according to the field size.
Trainers will be issued with either Weekly or Daily Parade Ring passes depending on the number of runners across the five days.
Owners and Trainers with runners who are Royal Enclosure members, may purchase their Royal Enclosure badges the day before the relevant race. Please note, no applications can be made on the day the race is taking place. For further information, please contact the Royal Enclosure Office on +44 (0)1344 878 474.
If you are arriving by helicopter and are a Royal Enclosure member, we can arrange for your Owner/Trainer badges to be available for collection from the Paddock Office, which is located adjacent to the Royal Enclosure Entrance in Car Park 1.
If you are arriving by helicopter but you don’t have Royal Enclosure badges, please contact the Racing department at Ascot Racecourse to arrange collection.
For further information and to arrange badge collections, please contact Olivia Hills, Owners’ and Trainers’ Manager, on[email protected]or +44 (0)1344 878529
Ladies within the Queen Anne Enclosure area are encouraged to dress in a manner as befits a formal occasion and ladies are kindly asked to take note of the following:
Queen Anne Enclosure racegoers are also welcome to follow theRoyal Enclosure dress code
Gentlemen are required to wear a matching morning suit with a shirt and tie.
Girls (aged 17 and under) should be dressed for a formal occasion. Smart summer dresses are suggested. Hats, headpieces or a fascinator may be worn but are not compulsory.
Boys (aged 13-16) should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and a tie. Younger boys (aged 12 or under) should be dressed smartly but are not required to wear a jacket or tie.
Ascot Racecourse recognises that there may be instances where a degree of discretion is required in determining compliance with our dress code within the Queen Anne Enclosure. In such instances, reasonable judgement will be exercised.
Guests within Queen Anne Enclosure are welcome to follow the Royal Enclosure dress code available at ascot.co.uk.
Owners with runners on the day are entitled to free parking in the Owners' Car Park situated in Car Park 2. Car park labels will be sent at the five-day stage and will include the horse's name(s). There will be one car park label (one space) for a single/joint-owned horse, and two car park labels (two spaces) for a partnership or syndicate. Car park labels featuring horses' names that are not declared will not be valid.
Trainers and Jockeys are entitled to one free car parking space in the Trainers' & Jockeys' area in Car Park 2. Please note, NTF & PJA car passes allow access.
If, as an Owner, you are not going to be at your Weatherbys registered address at the five-day stage, please contact James Schofield at Weatherbys on +44 (0)1933 440 077 or via[email protected] with details of where you would like your label(s) sent.
ROA and RCA Car Park labels are not applicable during Royal Ascot.
Please note, car parks open at 9.30am and close at 9:00pm
Allocated parking for disabled badge holders can be arranged in Car Park 2 for any Owners and Trainers with runners who may require it. This will need to be arranged in advance, on production of an official disabled parking Blue Badge.
Please contact Olivia Hills, Owners’ & Trainers’ Manager, via +44 (0)1344 878529 to arrange this.
Owners, joint owners, partnerships and syndicates are entitled to six complimentary named O & T badges. We can then allow you to purchase an additional four named badges if necessary at £75 each on Tuesday & Wednesday or £88 each on Thursday & Saturday and £78 on Friday. O & T badges do not permit access to the Parade Ring so six Parade Ring Passes are allocated to the Owner/s of each horse. Unfortunately, there is not an opportunity to purchase additional Parade Ring Passes.
Licensed trainers with a runner at Royal Ascot are entitled to two non-transferable named O & T badges and two Parade Ring Passes for the days on which they have runners.
Licensed UK trainers without runners at Royal Ascot are entitled to two daily non-transferable O & T SWING badges. These gain access to the O & T facilities but not the dining room or the Parade Ring. Licensed Irish trainers without runners can apply for a badge in advance by contacting the IRTA.
Jockeys riding at the Royal meeting are entitled to a named non-transferable badge for themselves and two non-transferable named O & T badges for their guests on each day they are riding.
Licensed jockeys without a ride at the Royal meeting can obtain a daily O & T SWING badge for themselves, if they apply in advance to the PJA. All applications must be made in advance and the badge is for the licensed jockey only.
If you are a NTF registered Assistant Trainer and your yard has a runner, then you shall be allocated a complimentary badge for working purposes, you are not entitled to a guest badge. Assistant Trainers without runners are not entitled to a badge.
Registered Bloodstock Agents are entitled to a Parade Ring pass for the days they are attending for a working purpose. This does not entitle them to a badge for a guest, or a complimentary entry badge. Parade Ring Passes must be applied for in advance.
No, car park labels are sent from Weatherbys at the 5 day stage to the registered owners address. If you are not going to be at this address the week before Royal Ascot then please let James Schofield know,[email protected], 01933 440077. Please also contactKirsty Sargeant, Owners’ & Trainers’ Manager, at[email protected]if you are in Ireland or Europe and therefore may not receive your parking label in time.
Additional parking is available in Car Park 8 at £35 in advance or £40 on the day.
If a horse is balloted out the registered owner is entitled to two Grandstand Admission tickets and will be given the opportunity to purchase two more.
If a horse is declared as a non-runner in advance of the meeting, then unfortunately no badges are issued. If a horse is declared as a non-runner on the day then you are still entitled to your O & T badges, but without the Parade Ring Passes.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer Owners the opportunity to purchase further badges. The Royal meeting is extremely busy and for safety and comfort we have to limit the number of badges in the Owners and Trainers areas.
Any person with a named O & T badge is entitled to a complimentary buffet lunch in the Dining Room above the Pre-Parade Ring. Click here for further Fine Dining options.
A Royal Enclosure badge will not gain you entry to the O & T facilities or the Parade Ring. If you wish to gain access to both of these areas you shall need to allocate both an O & T badge and Parade Ring Pass from the horses’ allocation.
If you do not require access to the O & T facilities you will only need a Parade Ring Pass from the horse’s allocation for access to the Parade Ring.