Upon this striking Heath a joyful throng shall once again with eagerness descend
Whose deafening voice will rise and fall in tune with fate’s irregular decree
Upon these lawns a million dreams will clash and find their waking judgements end
As victory and defeat both fight it out for all the sporting universe to see
Upon this Turf, a stage is set to celebrate today and all that’s past
Where names of those long gone, yet still revered,
Once nailed their famous colours to the mast
Where Queens and Kings have also felt the thrills
Some might just think exclusive to their own
And everyone here gathered understands through this and more,
Our history shines so gloriously alone
Upon my soul this burst of every shade an alchemist could possibly conceive,
Enlivens spirits for the Racing feast that lies ahead
And weaves this Royal Ascot week a tapestry
Great British Drama brightly laced with reams of endless Golden thread.
Relive the Red Bull Air Race at Ascot in our 71 second flashback
Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb claim first and second place at the Red Bull Air Race at Ascot Racecourse.
We celebrate Chesney Hawkes' appearance at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup and Concert, by recreating his hit number one single "The One and Only".
Watch how we recreated a giant racehorse out of contortionists in front of the winning post.
The best King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes races from the past 14 years
The best King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes races from the 1950s through to the 1990s
Where will this year's race be won and lost.
We look back at last year's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup
John Reid rides the famous mile and a quarter at Ascot
Actress Joanna Lumley performs The Great British Drama, written by racing poet Henry Birtles
Watch the trailer as the Red Bull Air Race prepares to land at Ascot Racecourse for the first time on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August 2014
What to expect from the King George Family Sunday on 27th July
We look back at last year's King George Weekend