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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Godolphin sprint star Harry Angel is ‘even stronger this year’ according to trainer Clive Cox.
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.
'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.
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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.
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.
Ascot is delighted to announce that Longines, provider of race times at Ascot since 2007, has become an Official Partner of the racecourse.
Four overseas countries set to be represented at Royal Ascot
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).