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King George VI Weekend

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Friday 28th – Saturday 29th July 2017

King George VI Weekend

History, style and glory – all bywords for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) day at Ascot on the final Saturday in July.

It truly is one of the racing events that must be sampled at least once in a lifetime. The feature race, after which the two-day meeting is named, commemorates Her Majesty The Queen’s parents. It is regarded as Europe’s premier midseason middle-distance championship race for horses of both sexes and all ages.

With the racecourse in full bloom under the glow of the English summer, there is a palpable English garden party atmosphere that gently permeates the fixture. Glamour is never far away; while less formal than the Royal Meeting, King George VI day has long been an important date in society’s calendar for showcasing the full repertoire and colour of summer wardrobes. 

Raceday Programme

11:00 am Gates Open
2:10 pm First Race
4:30 pm King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
5:35 pm Last Race
Times may be subject to change

Ticket Types

£85 £90

King Edward VII Enclosure - Advanced price On the Day Price

King Edward VII Enclosure

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Guests will have an unsurpassed vantage point of the racing and enjoy access to exclusive bars and restaurants across the stylish, spacious fourth floor of the Grandstand. Fourth-floor capacity has been reduced to just 1,700, reflecting the number of balcony seats available, ensuring that guests will enjoy a relaxed environment and uninterrupted race viewing. Guests will also have access to private cocktail and Champagne bars.  A strict dress code will apply and ladies are encouraged to wear hats.   

£45 £49

Winning Post Enclosure - Advanced price On the Day Price

Winning Post Enclosure

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Located on the west end of the Grandstand’s ground-floor, the Winning Post Enclosure offers guests a private enclave within the heart of the action. With exclusive use of the viewing lawn next to the Winning Post, this is the closest you will get to the final moments of each race. Guests will also have access to a second lawn where they are welcome to enjoy a picnic. Other exquisite lunch options include a three-course a la carte menu in The Smokehouse, shellfish platters at the Seafood Terrace or a range of sandwiches and cakes at the Deli.  

£28 £33

Queen Anne Enclosure - Advanced price On the Day Price

Queen Anne Enclosure

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The Queen Anne Enclosure provides access to the Parade Ring, Pre-Parade Ring and the excellent facilities and viewing areas on the Concourse Level of the Grandstand, with a variety of places to eat, drink and bet. 

The Experience

The King George VI Weekend celebrates the best of the British summer, and is one of Ascot’s most prestigious race meetings outside of the Royal Meeting.

A summer garden party

Ascot’s premier multi-day fixture outside the Royal Meeting is a true celebration of the glorious English summer. With school finished and summer holidays either still fresh in the mind or just around the corner, the atmosphere on King George weekend is truly unique and simply has to be sampled first-hand.

Ascot’s beautifully manicured lawns and gardens are showcased at their very best during the height of the English summer, with cocktail bars and eating areas popping up all over the racecourse and its grounds. Friday is a relaxed day, perfect for office gatherings or a day out, while King George Day itself is one of the most famous single racedays in Europe.

a brief history of the 'king george'

Saturday brings with it one of the most historic and prestigious races in the world, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO).

Launched in 1952 as a tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s parents, the race has long-been recognized as Europe’s premier, midseason, middle-distance race for all age groups.

It has been won in the past by numerous Royal Ascot winners, Epsom Derby winners and Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe winners, many of whom are immortalised at Ascot through bars that carry their names.


There are several experiences to choose from. Each offers a truly unique experience at our historic racecourse.

King Edward VII Enclosure

Tickets £85 in advance

Guests will have an unsurpassed vantage point and enjoy access to exclusive bars and restaurants across the stylish and spacious fourth floor of the Grandstand. Capacity in this area has been reduced to ensure there is sufficient seating on the balcony for all racegoers, where you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the racing action below.

Winning Post Enclosure

Tickets £45 in advance

Located at the west end of the Grandstand’s ground-floor, the Winning Post Enclosure offers guests a private enclave yet is in the heart of the action. With private viewing lawns immediately adjacent to the Winning Post, this is the closest you will get to the crucial final moments of each race. Guests will also have access to a second viewing lawn where they are welcome to enjoy a picnic. 

Queen Anne Enclosure

Tickets £28 in advance

Put yourself at the centre of the raceday, at the very heart of the action. In the Queen Anne Enclosure you can view the horses in the Parade Ring before heading trackside to watch the top-class racing. You will find plenty of delicious options for food and drink, or you may choose to bring your own to enjoy a relaxed picnic on the lawns or new upgrades for 2017.

Gazebos in the Garden

Situated in the idyllic area of the Old Paddock, the Gazebos in the Garden comprise a suite of private marquees right at the heart of the off-track entertainment. Perfect for up to 16 guests, you are invited to bring your own picnic and beverages for the duration of the day and you may, of course, also enjoy the facilities of the grandstand with your Winning Post Enclosure or King Edward VII Enclosure badges bought seperately.

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A number of enhancements are available including a VIP parking and picnic area, an all-new Marquee area and Fine Dining Restaurants. 

Fine Dining

Fine Dining packages at Ascot offer guests sumptuous lunches, afternoon teas and fine wines in stunning restaurants including our popular On5 resturant.

Private Boxes

Ascot has an extensive range of private boxes, each consisting of a private bar and dining room with a large flat screen television, bespoke catering options, and a balcony that offers a prime view of the racing. Betting facilities are easily accessible on every level. 

Furlong Club

Located one furlong from the finish line with stunning views of the track looking in both directions, The Furlong Club is the perfect upgrade. The exclusive club will be host to a grazing-style menu, cash bar and numerous other perks. Prices start from £107pp excluding Queen Anne Enclosure ticket. 

Style Guide

Plan Your Day


Selling a brand-new range of products inspired by the heritage, tradition and fashions of Ascot and Royal Ascot. Shop vouchers can be purchased in denominations of £10, £25 and £50.

The Views

The King Edward VII Enclosure is the perfect place to enjoy your day with access to the entire Grandstand, Level 4 and Winning Post Enclosure.

Exclusive bars and restaurants are coupled with stunning views from the fourth floor of the racing.

What's on

A mixture of music, food, drink, views and atmosphere combines with the exciting racing to make King George VI Weekend all the more exciting. 


Food and Drink

There is plenty of delicious on-the-go and casual food options available to racegoers throughout the Racecourse.

Free Wi-Fi

We are delighted to be able offer all racegoers access to free wi-fi during your visit to Ascot. Use it to share your experience with us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook

Racecourse Tour

Enjoy a free guided tour from one of our iconic Bowler Hat Stewards including a visit to the weighing room and jockey’s changing rooms. For times and location please refer to the Racecard on the day.

Race Times

Keep on track with a full list of current race times. All times are subject to change

Plan Your Journey

Situated in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, located close to the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways and reached in just under one hour by train from London, Ascot offers easy access for all racegoers wherever their departure point.

Picnic Policy

Racegoers are welcome to bring their own picnics as long as they abide by our Picnic Policy. Picnics must be brought in at the time of entry to the enclosure and not on re-entry. 

Ascot Racecourse Parking & Facilities Map

Parking Prices for King George VI Weekend

Car Park 1 Cars £ 20.00
Car Park 5 Cars £ 6.00
Car Park 6 Cars FREE
Car Park 6 Cars, Coaches, Minibuses & Limos FREE

Car parks open at 9:00am
Car parks close at 9:00pm

The best available car park spaces for each admission level will be sold first, so book early for the most convenient location.

Booked a Package?

Car park labels are included with all restaurant packages. Additional labels should be purchased in advance by calling +44 (0)844 346 0346. 

A £1 booking fee now applies to all orders placed online (excluding print at home tickets). This charge will be applied at the payment stage or is included in any additional charge for special postage methods. Orders placed by telephone will incur a £3 booking fee. 

Coach Drivers

Coach drivers can obtain a free Queen Anne Enclsoure Admission ticket on production of their PCV or PSV licence and their work docket to any Ticket Office on all Ascot Racedays excluding King George VI Weekend, The Shergar Cup and British Champions Day.

For Royal Ascot, unfortunately, we are not able to provide any free tickets for Coach Drivers in any enclosure.

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