19th June 2017

Royal Ascot to open with a mark of respect

In light of recent tragic events around Britain, Ascot announces that Royal Ascot will open with a mark of respect.

Following the arrival of Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Party in the Parade Ring tomorrow, a minute’s silence will be observed across the racecourse.

Ascot Racecourse is making a donation of £100,000 to The British Red Cross UK Solidarity and London Fire Relief Funds and Local Charities, to support those affected.

Exit collections on all five days of Royal Ascot will be available to enable racegoers to contribute.

Johnny Weatherby, Chairman of Ascot Racecourse, said: "We have all been deeply saddened by recent tragic events around the country.

"At the beginning of this important week for racing, we at Ascot Racecourse wish to pay our respects to the victims and offer support to the families who have been so terribly affected."