The Royal Ascot being one of the most anticipated and heavily respected race events in the world – that is hosted in the 18 races in groups over the 5 day the event, that has the likes of multiple races including Flat racing with some of the finest horses in the races, meeting some of the jockeys and trainers. You will come across some of the most glamorous styles of dresses to even the whacky stunning hats that are often on show, worn by the women of the event.
The event offers some of the most luxurious foods and wine – it’s an opportunity to experience the greatest quality wine and foot that the UK has to offer. The food is a mixed array of styles and dishes; from Gourmet burgers, afternoon tea, classic vibrant Macarons and fine dining that hosted and curated by some of the worlds most talented chefs, that hold a staggering 8-Michelin stars between them – let’s say it not your average meal.
The day is full of betting – well, the whole event is focused on betting on the races. Do your research on the best odds, Royal Ascot at Timeform would be the best idea as easy to navigate. An essential is the enclosure; they’re four main enclosure that will each put you in different spots of the event – The Royal Enclosure is of course, for members and VIP’s only. Royal Enclosure gives you some of the best atmosphere of any other, but comes at a price of £1,379 – not so cheap.
When attending the Ascot, it’s essential to pack a lunch for the day ahead – if you’re in the Windsor and Heath enclosure then its fully permitted to take a packed lunch to sit and enjoy the racing and sun that comes out of this beautiful event. Remember you will be on your feet all day long so best to pack in some ballet pumps – just in case high-heels get too intense.
Betting, the top leisure to do at the event – but place them wisely. Leave your card at home and bring just cash as the cash machines there have a £2.95 charge and there will be a huge queue – unless you don’t mind paying the fee and waiting a long time, then by all means bring your card along. The event will be starting on the 1st of may this year – So, it’s good to be prepared and ahead of the curve when the time comes to get your high heels, smart shoes and spectacular hats!
To finish, The Royal Ascot is a Royal week. The Queen of England will be in attendance as this is her most favourite time of the year – as it being named after the royal family. She usually comes onto the race track half an hour before the race begins and she in the past she has owned 22 of the worlds winning horses, with 2013’s horse; ‘Estimate’ that won the historic Gold Cup.