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The Prince's Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping Fair

Programme & Tickets

Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th November 2018


The Jumps season continues at thePrince's Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping Fair, which opens on Friday with a varied six-race card over fences and hurdles and tickets are FREE in the Queen Anne Enclosure and for under-18s.

With the festive season well on its way, enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping at the Country Living Christmas Shopping Fair in the Grandstand in between races. 

The action continues on Saturday, featuring the Grade 2 Coral Ascot Hurdle


Raceday Programme

10:45 am Gates Open
1:00 pm First Race
3:55 pm Last Race
Times may be subject to change

Ticket Types


Queen Anne Enclosure

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. 

£13 £18

King Edward VII Enclosure - Advanced price On the Day Price

King Edward VII Enclosure

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For enhanced views of the racing, the King Edward VII Enclosure provides exclusive access to the best facilities on Level 4 of the Grandstand. Along with access to the Queen Anne Enclosure, racegoers also have exclusive access to lawns in front of the Winning Post on premier racedays.




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There is free entry for under-18s on all racedays when accompanied by an adult. These tickets are issued on the day and there is no need to pre-order. Please note that identification to verify age may be required at the turnstiles.

The Experience

Festive finery, seasonal jollity, memorable Jumps racing and unique Christmas shopping.

dramatic jumps RACING

A weekend of exciting jumps and hurdle races as the countdown to the major meetings continues. 

The Friday hosts seven races including the The Prince’s Countryside Fund Charity Race Supported By Tindle Newspapers and the Saturday is a high-class racing day featuring the Grade 2 Coral Hurlde. 

Click here to view race times.

christmas shopping fair

Lose yourself in the Country Living Christmas Shopping Fair, located on the Grandstand concourse. Take your pick from seasonal delicacies, charming stocking fillers and beautiful hand-crafted accessories. A shop-and-drop service will be available.

Find out more

Michael Owen to ride at Ascot 

Former England footballer Michael Owen will be saddling up to ride in the Prince's Countryside Fund Charity Race

The horse owner has a huge passion for racing and will be helping to raise money by making his jockey debut here at Ascot.

Read the full story here

Demo Stage

Aside from the racing and Christmas Shopping Fair, a Christmas-inspired demonstration stage in the centre of the Grandstand will host a number of activities including wine tasting and how to build the ultimate cheese board.

11.30 - Today's Racing Tips with Neil Phillips
12.30 - Rare Breed Survival Trust - an alternative roast for Christmas
13.10 - Alan Titchmarsh 
13.45 - Waitrose wine buyer on the top 6 wines for the festive season
14.20 - Mark Pitts-Tucker (Davidstow Cheddar) on the ultimate Christmas cheese board


The Prince's Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fun’s vision is of a confident, robust and sustainable agricultural and rural community which is universally appreciated for its vital contribution to our British way of life and fit to support future generations.

Established by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, The Prince’s Countryside Fund exists to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life.

Find out more

Book Signings

Meet and greet Brough Scott, Harry Findlay and Claude Duval as they sign their books in the centre of the Grandstand between races. 


Queen Anne Enclosure

FREE Entry

Put yourself at the centre of the raceday, at the very heart of the action. Racegoers in the Queen Anne Enclosure 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.

King Edward VII Enclosure

From £13

With seated balconies overlooking both the Parade Ring and track, racegoers have unsurpassed views of the action before, during, and after each race.  Guests will enjoy a selection of elegant bars and dining options on this private fourth-floor and can also access all of the facilities available to customers in the Queen Anne Enclosure.

Fine Dining

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

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Plan Your Day

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 visitors 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.

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 visitors wherever their departure point.

Ascot Racecourse Parking & Facilities Map

Parking Prices for The Prince's Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping Fair

Car Park 1 Cars FREE
Car Park 5 Cars FREE
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. 

Forward Parking

Dedicated parking facilities are available for disabled customers displaying a Blue Badge. Customers are advised to pre-book their car parking space. For more information, please email [email protected] or call

+44 (0)844 346 3000


Book a taxi, quickly and easily and take out the stress out of travel

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 Royal Ascot, King George VI Weekend, The Shergar Cup and British Champions Day. 

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