Every year thousands flock to Ascot in Berkshire to witness one of the greatest racing events in the British calendar. The scenery and atmosphere during Royal Ascot week is incredible, as its host to some of the best horse racing in the world. It is not only an event for horse racing fanatics, but also an event to showcase the latest fashions.
Ascot has been used for thoroughbred horse racing and this tradition has not changed for 250 years. It is a sporting venue that is witness to some of the world's best horses. For people that are passionate about horse racing, Royal Ascot week is a site of pilgrimage. There are a total of eighteen group races spread over five days, with over £4million in prize money; Royal Ascot is a sporting event like no other and The Cavendish London is the ideal Royal Ascot accommodation.
The Royal meeting gets off to a promising start with the Queen Anne's Stakes, the King's Stand Stakes and the St James's Palace Stakes taking place on the first day..
With £400,000 in prize money to be won, the 2nd day of the Royal Meet is host to one of the most important races of the week; the Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes. Also on this day are the Group 2 races; Forest of Windsor Stakes and the Queen Mary Stakes.
This day is known as 'Gold Cup day' or 'Ladies day'. The highlight on the 3rd day of racing is without doubt the Group 1 Gold Cup race; however it will be inevitable to miss the escalation of designer fashion.
Races taking place on this more gentile day, are the Coronation Stakes and the King Edward VII Stakes also known as the 'Ascot Derby'.
The final day sees a more family orientated atmosphere, with the newly named Diamond Jubilee Stakes†bringing Royal Ascot week to an end.
For more information on the Royal Ascot contact our friendly concierge team†firstname.lastname@example.org or visit†www.ascot.co.uk.