History of Royal Ascot

Ascot Racecourse is one of the oldest tracks in the sport and has been hosting horse racing since 1711 when the course was founded by Queen Anne. Since then it has become one of the most iconic tracks in the sport and with Royal Ascot the showpiece event of each year.

The Royal Meeting is held in the third week of June each year, with the finest horses from around the globe competing for some of the biggest prizes in the sport. Across the five days, there are 16 group level races, with eight Group One contests.