The penultimate day of Royal Ascot features two Group 1 races, as Europe’s finest three-year-old fillies do battle in the Coronation Stakes and a field of hugely exciting young sprinters contest the Commonwealth Cup. It’s the perfect start to a memorable long weekend.
The Friday has a personality all of its own, guaranteeing plenty of drama for the racing enthusiast as well as a wonderfully sociable occasion for all.
Revolving as ever around six world-class races - which as well as the Group 1 Coronation Stakes and Commonwealth Cup, include a Group 2, Group 3 and a pair of fiercely competitive handicaps - day four at Royal Ascot offers an unmissable lead-in to a long weekend and is an ideal opportunity for corporate entertaining and group hospitality.
Royal Ascot’s Queen Anne Enclosure is the epicentre of the action - a vibrant world of colour, stylish fashion and incredible millinery just a whisker away from the world’s finest horses. The day reaches its climax with the iconic Singing Around The Bandstand.
Windsor Enclosure | From £41
Positioned at the heart of the racing action, be the first to see the Royal Procession and experience the day in a more relaxed and informal environment while enjoying a picnic on our extensive lawns.
Located on the inside of the track facing Ascot’s iconic Grandstand, the Village Enclosure welcomes racegoers and guests for the last three days of the Royal Meeting and features the best of contemporary British summertime, with trackside views and a festival atmosphere with live music until 9pm.
The lure of prestige and glory attracts international challengers. Connections from sixteen countries have put their charges reputations on the line in recent years.
Like Nowhere Else since 1711
It was Queen Anne who discovered the land that was ‘ideal for horses to gallop at full stretch’. For 300 years since Ascot has written a story like nowhere else.
Singing Around the Bandstand
An unforgettable uplifting crescendo to the day as racegoers gather as a joyous choir led by the Royal Welsh Guards through a songbook of well-loved hits, past and present.
The Queen's Horses
Her Majesty The Queen is a dedicated racehorse owner who has attended every Royal Meeting during her reign. In 2013 she watched her filly Estimate triumph in the Gold Cup.
The Royal Procession
At 2pm sharp of each day The Royal Landaus, led by four Windsor Greys, approach along the famous Straight Mile. It’s a short but spectacular journey that since 1825 has signalled the start of the Royal Meeting.