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Royal Ascot

15 - 19 June 2021

Royal Ascot is a highlight of the summer social season and is certainly a must-attend event of the year and a quintessentially British day out.

These are five days made for socialising.  Experience all the elements of Royal Ascot in 2021: the racing, the pageantry, the dining and the style!

Every day of the Royal Ascot meeting – from Tuesday to Saturday – is attended by The Queen and members of the royal family. The Queen is a dedicated racehorse owner and has attended every Royal Ascot during her reign.

The Queen and the royal party depart Windsor Castle in a fleet of cars and travel along the Long Walk into Windsor Great Park.  They change from cars to horse-drawn Ascot Landaus then the royal procession makes its way down the Straight Mile of Ascot Racecourse.  The royal procession is always an iconic moment to herald the start of every raceday and it has taken place every year since 1825.

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £7.3 milllion in prize money. Eighteen Group races, eight of them in Group One, have made legends of the finest thoroughbreds. Black Caviar, Frankel, Yeats – all are Royal Ascot winners turned household names.


The dates for Royal Ascot 2021 are Tuesday 15 June to Saturday 19 June 2021.  Gates open at 10:30am, The Queen arrives by carriage at 2pm, the first race is at 2:30pm and the last race is at 5:35pm.


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