The very first Matchbook Clarence House Chase took place 30 years ago this year. The winner on that day? The great Desert Orchid, ridden by Simon Sherwood.
Ascot launches its #StyledWithThanks charity appeal with a £100,000 donation to be split between four frontline charities.
Throughout the week, activities will run the course of each day, to supplement the televised racing
Ascot Racecourse is proud to announce that Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage will be the ‘Official Champagne of Royal Ascot’, and Moët & Chandon the ‘Official Champagne of Ascot’, in a new four-year partnership running from 2019 to 2022.
An innovative new App developed by Cambridgeshire-based Technology company, TurfTrax.
As an event which truly showcases the very best of British contemporary and traditional fashion and millinery, no Royal Ascot would be the same without a celebration of British style.
World Horse Racing, the digital media brand that has taken horse racing coverage to a new level since its launch in 2018, has announced a new partner - the world renowned Hong Kong Jockey Club.
House Of Garrard, Official Trophies And Silverware Of Royal Ascot
Dual QIPCO Champion Stakes winner Cracksman has been jointly named as the 2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse along with the Australian mare Winx. The two standout horses were both awarded a rating of 130, ahead of Accelerate, from America, who was third with a rating of 128.
The Italian Tourist Board Festival of Food & Wine features two days of exciting, competitive action on the track with more than £385,000 in prize money available across the weekend and seven races on each day.
Ascot Racecourse is delighted to reveal a first-class line-up of music acts who will feature in the Village Enclosure at Royal Ascot 2019. The enclosure will open for three days during the Royal Meeting – Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd June – for a third year.
Ascot Racecourse is pleased to support Safer Gambling Week 2020, an industry wide campaign taking place from 19th-25th November to raise awareness of safer gambling.
Team GB heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson recently ditched her regular athletic attire to take part in a sustainable fashion shoot at Ascot Racecourse in her role as Ambassador for QIPCO British Champion Series.
Waiting Patiently, the 5/4 favourite with Betfair and trained by Ruth Jefferson in Malton, North Yorkshire, came of age in the 2018 G1 Betfair Ascot Chase, when he defeated defending champion Cue Card by just under three lengths to register his first success at the highest level.
November sees the return of the Jumps Season at Ascot Racecourse, with dedicated family days on Saturday 2nd November and Saturday 21st December. From an epic fireworks display and a pop-up cinema to a Father Christmas meet & greet and an animatronic polar bear, the winter season at Ascot is packed with family fun, all alongside free fairground rides and top-class Jumps racing.
10 Michelin Stars collectively make 2021 the most mouth-watering Royal Ascot Fine Dining line-up ever
Awards for leading jockey, trainer and owner will once again be distributed at this year's Royal Ascot.
The Royal Ascot 2019 chefs came together to present their food concepts to one another in front of a select audience at the London Underground Cookery School on Tuesday 8th February.
Ascot will stage a nine race card on Saturday, including the Betfair Hurdle and Denman Chase from Newbury. We will confirm the order of running tomorrow. Newbury Annual Members will be given free entry to the Queen Anne Enclosure on presentation of credentials.
Ascot will stage a nine race card on Saturday, including the Betfair Hurdle Race (Handicap) and the Betfair Denman Steeple Chase from Newbury.
Ascot Racecourse today announces two new international media rights deals which allow the respective parties the exclusive right to show live racing coverage, for betting purposes as well as into Licensed Betting Offices within their territories.
Radley London took home the coveted trophy for the ‘Best Licensed Fashion Accessories’ at the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards for their 2019 equestrian-inspired Royal Ascot collection.
Ascot Racecourse announces today that the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup (Saturday 10th August) will be run for £360,000, a total increase of £90,000.
As the new season sets in and with the Ascot Jumps Season upon us, staying stylish and keeping warm is front of mind.
Covid-19 and cancer charities are in the running for a major cash boost after the UK’s biggest betting operators agreed to donate all of their profits from today’s Britannia Heritage Handicap (4.10pm) at Royal Ascot.
Essential to any kitchen is a good selection of herbs. Whilst most herbs are affordable and readily available in a dried form, nothing beats the flavour and freshness of home grown herbs. Luckily, a lot of popular herbs are easy to grow and require little outdoor space.
A potentially vintage renewal of the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle is in store at Ascot in December, while Entries are also in for the Betfair Exchange Handicap Hurdle and The Silver Cup.
February in the garden is filled with anticipation. The first signs of life are beginning to emerge as the plants shake off their winter dormancy. Splashes of colour illuminate dark corners to herald the start of spring. And there is plenty of preparation to do.
In the most exciting development within the Stayers’ programme for many years, Weatherbys Hamilton has today announced a new initiative to celebrate, support and promote the staying horse – an animal that has defined the European thoroughbred for the last three hundred years.
Ascot Racecourse's first meeting of the Flat season, formerly Sagaro Stakes Raceday, will be renamed Royal Ascot Trials Day with a focus on some of the key prep races for horses ahead of the premier Flat meeting of the season.
Four QIPCO British Champions Series races were today named as being among the top ten run anywhere around the globe last year with Cracksman, the emphatic winner of the QIPCO Champion Stakes on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot in October, rated the top horse in Europe.
The Royal Ascot Style Guide plays a pivotal role in predicting key trends for the summer season and provides inspiration to racegoers keen to dress in style whilst keeping in-line with the Royal Meeting’s famous Dress Code.
Auction - bid now to support frontline charities.
Cancer and Covid-19 charities are in the money after the bookies took a bashing at Royal Ascot.
The world’s premier international jockeys’ competition, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, returns to Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 10th August 2019.
Ascot is delighted to reveal a first-class line-up of music acts who will feature in the Village Enclosure at Royal Ascot 2019.
QIPCO King George Weekend features the midsummer jewel in the Flat racing crown with the Group One King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes. Regarded as Europe’s premier midseason middle-distance championship race for horses of both sexes and all ages, this year’s renewal looks one of the most exciting in recent history.
For the first time diners will be able to sample a taste of Royal Ascot in the lead up to the event at two exclusive ticketed lunches.
Royal Ascot 2021 tickets on sale from just £29pp. Best Price tickets available now with savings of up to 46% based on 2020 full ticket prices.
During Spring, seasonal British grown flowers are so abundant, and generally really reasonable to buy, fragrant and lasting. In addition to supporting British growers, you will be adding much-needed colour and floral freshness to the home after weeks and months of dark and drear weather!
Ascot Racecourse continues to recognise key trends in the ever-evolving world of fashion with the launch of its ninth annual Royal Ascot Style Guide, in association with luxury cruise brand Cunard.
Favourbrook teams up with Royal Ascot to produce the first ever navy morning suit allowed into the Royal Enclosure.
Ascot Racecourse and Fenwick – Royal Ascot’s Official Millinery Sponsor – have once again collaborated with some of the world’s most exciting milliners to produce an exclusive 10-piece collection: The Royal Ascot Millinery Collective.
The December Racing Weekend at Ascot on 18th & 19th December is to take place without public attendance.
The two-day December Racing Weekend gets underway with a strong-looking six-race card featuring two of Ascot’s high-quality novice events. Presented by Sky Bet.
Winners of Prince of Wales’s Stakes, Queen Anne Stakes, Norfolk Stakes and Diamond Jubilee Stakes to earn Automatic Berths into 2018 World Championships
Ascot Racecourse today announced a new global relationship with leading ladies apparel design house Karen Millen to launch a SS18 collection inspired by its flagship race meeting, Royal Ascot, in a deal brokered by IMG.
A formidable intercontinental challenge is in prospect for Royal Ascot this year as the Group One entries and those for four of the Group Two races are unveiled today. Royal Ascot runs from Tuesday, June 18th through to Saturday, June 22nd and offers over £7.3 million in prize money.
Following the success of last year’s collaboration, Royal Ascot has again partnered with official sponsor Karen Millen to launch an exciting new collection of SS19 occasionwear.
Ascot Racecourse is introducing hidden disability lanyards at the Royal Meeting next week, following the successful introduction of the concept at organisations such as Sainsbury's, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
Ascot Racecourse and British menswear brand T.M.Lewin have collaborated to produce a bespoke collection of exclusive men’s formalwear inspired by Royal Ascot.
Ascot Racecourse is delighted to unveil its brand-new plant-based menus for Royal Ascot 2019 as the world-famous event continues to respond to consumer demand for alternative food and drink.
The 2017 G1 Japan Cup victor Cheval Grand will arrive in the UK later this month ahead of racing against some of Europe’s leading lights in the £1.25-million G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, July 27.
Eight races to be run on 11th July 2020.
23rd January 2021
Lady Aurelia returned to the track in the Giant's Causeway Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday night, finishing second behind Triple Chelsea by just over a length.
Ascot Racecourse is pleased to announce that Betfred will be the 'Official Bookmaker' of Ascot and Royal Ascot, in a new three-year relationship running from 2019 to 2021.
The world’s premier international jockeys’ competition, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, returns to Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 10th August 2019.
QIPCO British Champions Day hero Cracksman has the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot in June as his main aim for the first half of 2018.
We are delighted to bring you our 2018 Royal Ascot Style Guide, in Association with Cunard. Pivotal in predicting key trends for the summer season, we hope this guide will help inspire you with what to wear this June whilst assisting guests to remain in keeping with the tradition of the Royal Ascot dress code.
Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. This is upheld by our Dress Code and annual Style Guide, which invite guests to take inspiration from the season’s key trends and contribute to an occasion heralded as a major fashion event in its own right.
Two of jumps racing's heavyweights, Altior and Cyrname, have been entered for the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on Saturday 23rd November.
Millinery and fashion worlds came together to support The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation.
Godolphin sprint star Harry Angel is ‘even stronger this year’ according to trainer Clive Cox.
The Royal Ascot #StyledWithThanks campaign inspired the nation to dress up and celebrate the Royal Meeting from the comfort of their own homes, in the process raising funds for The National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation.
The Young Gardeners of the Year competition 2018, pioneered by TV Gardener David Domoney in association with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, takes place at the Ascot Spring Garden Show.
Royal Ascot 2020 proved the catalyst for £400,000 in fundraising activities with the racecourse’s own #StyledWithThanks programme contributing £166,000.
'Ascot regulars Ripp Orf and Raising Sand head the betting, with the latter expected to go extremely well on ground that will be ideal, having run with great credit in Group Three company over a mile last time out.'
The world’s premier international jockeys’ competition, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, returns to Berkshire on Saturday 10th August 2019.
The second day of the Discover Racehorse Ownership Weekend features the race of the Jumps season so far as Altior, unbeaten in his last 19 starts and a four time Cheltenham Festival winner, takes on Cyrname, the highest rated British horse in training and a stunning winner of the Grade One Betfair Ascot Chase in February.
Guests can enhance their trip to Royal Ascot on 19th June by travelling in style with Belmond British Pullman.
Monica Galetti, Raymond Blanc OBE, Ollie Dabbous and more...
The Ascot Racecourse Groundstaff team celebrated the start of the turf flat season by lifting the Racecourse Groundstaff Award for dual-purpose racecourse, sponsored by Pitchcare, Watt Fences and Fornells.
Ascot announced yesterday that the "King George," which is set to feature Enable's historic bid for an unprecedented third win in the race, will be run for £400,000. Entry fees, taken at the six-day stage, will be set at the pre-Covid standard 1.25%
The world’s premier international jockeys’ competition, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, returns to Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 11th August 2018. An evening concert for racegoers featuring Rita Ora, Example & DJ Wire, Soul II Soul and DJ Scott Mills will follow the action-packed day of Flat team racing.
The Ascot Shop is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend. It was this time last year that its doors were first opened to guests with beautiful Ascot and Royal Ascot-inspired collections including bespoke ranges from British brands such as Links of London, Christy, Oliver Brown and Christys’ Hats of London.
Charlotte Hawkins today unveiled a brand-new uniform to be worn by the Dress Code Assistants during Royal Ascot – Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd June.
It’s the crown-jewel in horse-racing and no other racing event comes close in terms of Royal Ascot’s reputation for pageantry, fashion and style. You love it, we love it and our 2018 Picnic partnership promises to make your day even more enjoyable. Even if we do say so ourselves!
The countdown to one of the most iconic summer events of the British sporting and social calendar has begun. Four weeks today Ascot Racecourse will open its gates for five days of world-class racing, pageantry, high fashion and Fine Dining from Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd June 2018.
Each year, to mark QIPCO’s sponsorship of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the winner of a vintage renewal is commemorated.
As a son of Northern Dancer, the most influential stallion of the 20th century, Nijinsky was, you could say, born into greatness.
If Enable wins the 2020 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes, she will become the first horse to win the prestigious race three times.
Ascot is delighted to announce that Longines, provider of race times at Ascot since 2007, has become an Official Partner of the racecourse.
Saturday 25th July
Four overseas countries set to be represented at Royal Ascot
Enable cemented her place in the annals of horse racing history and the hearts of fans around the world by winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot for a third time on Saturday.
Two Group 3 races headline the card and it will be the first time the Betfred Valiant Fillies’ Stakes is run at that level having been upgraded this season.
A battling victory by Santosha in the Group Three Princess Margaret Betfred Stakes was the highlight of a competitive day at Ascot still reverberating from the heroics of Enable.
The Christmas Racing Weekend begins with a strong looking six race card that includes a brace of Grade Two novice contests. With testing ground after significant rain this week, field sizes are understandably smaller than previous years but the racing looks no less competitive as a result.
Sectional timing highlights from QIPCO King George Diamond Weekend 2020.
Wednesday is all about the girls on the track at Royal Ascot with high class fillies and mares set to light up the action on the track. We get underway with a wide open, high quality looking renewal of the Queen Mary with 28 speedy two-year-old fillies going to post.
An impressive victory for Master Debonair was the highlight of a competitive card at Ascot on Friday, as the Berkshire course kicked off its Christmas weekend in soggy conditions.
ITV has today announced it will continue as the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of British horse racing until 2023.
The concluding day of Royal Ascot features one of the world’s premier sprint races with the Diamond Jubilee over six furlongs the feature race on the card. Blue Point is the story of the race as he bids to complete an impressive double having won the King’s Stand on Tuesday.
Guy Henderson, Chief Executive of Ascot Racecourse, reflected on the 2019 Royal Meeting. He said: "It has been a tremendous week of racing. Our ambition is to make year on year improvement in staging one of the highest quality race meetings in the world.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and following government directives, regrettably our September Racing Weekend (4th & 5th September) fixture will not open to the general public in 2020.
"Bet With Ascot" launches today and Ascot Racecourse is pleased to announce that Nigel Payne, the former Chief Executive of Sportingbet plc, has been appointed to the company board of Ascot Racecourse Betting & Gaming Limited (ARBGL) as a Non-Executive Director.
The King George Weekend, held on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July at Ascot Racecourse, celebrates the best of British summertime as one of the most prestigious race meetings outside of the Royal Meeting.
Matchbook Clarence House Chase Raceday
The Matchbook Clarence House Chase Raceday opens the year at Ascot and the headline act is an eagerly anticipated rematch between Un De Sceaux and Defi Du Seuil in the Grade 1 Matchbook Clarence House Chase.
Defi Du Seuil delivered a masterful performance to win a scintillating renewal of the Grade 1 Matchbook Clarence House Steeple Chase at Ascot on Saturday 18th January.
Godolphin colt won the race in both 1997 and 1998.
Hayley Turner scored a superb double but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Rest of the World taking the team honours in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday.
Ascot Racecourse today announces that it has chosen Total Performance Data (TPD) as its tracking data distribution partner to leverage integrations with broadcasters, bookmakers, form websites and pro punters around the world.
Ascot Racecourse and At The Races today announce that they have agreed to extend their partnership on domestic pay TV and digital platforms.
Due to patches of false waterlogged ground the races scheduled to be held on the Round course will now be run on the Inner Flat Course.
A host of the world’s finest horses are entered for what is set to be a blockbuster 10th edition of QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 17th October.
Enable’s brother out to follow in superstar’s footsteps
A seven race card for the second day of the September Racing Weekend is headlined by the Lavazza Handicap Stakes at 3.05pm, a Heritage Handicap worth £80,000.
Jockey Jim Crowley continued his dazzling vein of form at Ascot with a double on a competitive opening day of the September Racing Weekend.
Four of the world’s best six horses feature among the entries for the £4.35m QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 20th October.
The ninth running of QIPCO British Champions Day will once again feature some of the stars of the 2019 Flat season. Four Group One races and £4.3m worth of prize money make this not only the richest raceday in Britain but also one of the highest quality meetings in the world.
Racing With Pride, the official LGBT+ network for British racing, has today been launched by the sport’s Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG).
Donnacha O’Brien enjoyed a QIPCO British Champions Day to remember as he and Kew Gardens ended the long distance reign of Ascot favourite Stradivarius before the Irish jockey captured the feature Champion Stakes on board Magical.
Two-year-olds light up the weekend
Ascot Racecourse is pleased to announce that we will be introducing One Fit padded hurdles to our track at the beginning of the 2018/19 Jumps season. Ascot becomes the first Grade One track to be using the hurdles which are an initiative of BHA Senior Inspector of Courses, Richard Linley.
The Italian Tourist Board Festival of Food and Wine Weekend looks set to feature a host of exciting contests as we head into the closing stages of the 2018 Flat season.
Sponsored once again by Pitchcare, Watt Fences and Fornells, the award winners were decided by an industry wide panel made up of representatives from the RCA, Professional Jockeys Association (PJA), British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and National Trainers Federation (NTF).
On Saturday 3rd November the Jumps season returns with a bang! Ascot Racecourse will kick off the season with a memorable day out for all the family. As well as top-class Jumps racing there will be free fairground rides and live entertainment culminating with one of the region's largest firework displays.
Ascot Racecourse named amongst the top 11 racecourses for raceday experience by LiveTourism
The first three home from the 2019 renewal of the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes have been jointly awarded the title of Longines World's Best Racehorse for 2019. Enable, Crystal Ocean and Waldgeist were all equally rated 128 after fighting out a thrilling finish at Ascot last July.
Following nine years as Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot, Johnny Weatherby will stand down from the post after Royal Ascot, which concludes on Saturday, 20th June, 2020.
On Wednesday 12th September 2018, Ascot Racecourse was presented with the Sports & Leisure Catering Award for ‘Stadia & Arena of the Year’ at an awards ceremony held at BAFTA London.
Ahead of QIPCO British Champions Day on Saturday 20 October, World and European 4x100m relay Champion Adam Gemili, England and Harlequins rugby player Danny Care, former Olympic cyclist turned jockey Victoria Pendleton and star jockey Oisin Murphy, attempted to Race A Champion by taking on one of the world’s best racehorses over a 10 metre sprint.
Ascot raises £1,020 for charity via Virtual Grand National Sweepstake
October 17th 2020 will see another star-studded finale to the British Flat season played out on the Ascot turf.
Royal Ascot is the subject of a new cinematic, Netflix-style brand campaign which aims to further build its position as the ‘must-attend event’ of the 2020 British summer.
The penultimate meeting of Ascot’s Flat season is the Autumn Racing Weekend, a two-day fixture offering a variety of opportunities for horses likely to prefer some cut in the ground and excellent prize money.
A high-class six race card concludes the 2020 Autumn Racing Weekend at Ascot featuring two Group 3 contests, a couple of Listed races and a valuable Heritage Handicap.
Fashion Model Rosie Tapner and Samantha Hills, daughter of Derby-winning jockey Michael Hills, are among five riders taking part in the Prince's Countryside Fund Charity Race on Friday 23rd November at Ascot Racecourse.
World Pool, a collaboration between Ascot Racecourse (Bet With Ascot), Totepool and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, was launched at the 2019 Royal Meeting (18th to 22nd June).
The Prince’s Countryside Fund Racing Weekend provides two days of high-quality jumps action with more than £485,000 in prize money on offer.
Rosie Margarson won The Prince's Countryside Fund Charity Race at Ascot Racecourse this afternoon riding Caribbean Spring trained by her father George Margarson.
Racegoers enjoyed the fourth renewal of The Prince's Countryside Fund Raceday at Ascot, attended by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
The Ascot Authority is pleased to announce that at yesterday’s board meeting, Sir Francis Brooke Bt. succeeded Johnny Weatherby as Chairman of Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited (AAHL).
The QIPCO King George Weekend at Ascot Racecourse – Friday 26th and Saturday 27th July – is a sparkling midsummer cocktail of style, socialising and world-class racing.
British Champions Series Limited is delighted to announce that this year’s QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot racecourse on 17th October will be a World Pool event.
Ascot Racecourse prides itself on tradition as well as innovation and the ‘chefs in residence’ confirmed for Royal Ascot 2019 perfectly illustrate this with a collective eight Michelin Stars.
Ascot Racecourse has been announced as a ‘Live Experience’ winner in the international Leaders Sports Awards, which recognised it as a leader in live events following the success of Royal Ascot At Home this year.
The 2020 Flat season at Ascot comes to a close with QIPCO British Champions Day, the most valuable race day in the country and a brilliant showcase of the quality that exists throughout British racing.
A day out at Ascot Racecourse lends itself to the perfect gift for loved ones this Christmas. With 26 racedays to choose from and a race meeting in every month of the year, win or lose you can be sure to treat your family and friends to a day like no other.
To celebrate the festive season, Ascot Racecourse has worked with Pretty Sweet London – the high-end patisserie service from international pastry chefs Claire Clark MBE and Sarah Crouchman – to create a 5.5m long Giant Gingerbread Grandstand.
A preview of Ascot's first Grade One race of the season, the JLT Hurdle (registered as the Long Walk Hurdle).
Jumping returns to Ascot with the October Raceday where an excellent eight-race card will welcome the new season in ideal jump racing conditions.