Ascot is one of the most famous Racecourses in the World, home to the Royal Ascot meeting, held in June each year and is a venue synonymous with exceptional racing and is on a par with Newmarket as the home of British Flat Racing.
Ascot stages the most Group One races of any Racecourse in the UK with a total of ten during the Flat Racing calendar, seven of which are Group One races at the Royal Ascot meeting. The other three are the King Geroge VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and the Fillies Mile, all of which are run in late September each year.
Race meetings have been held at the Berkshire venue for almost 300 years, with the first meeting on record dating back to August 11th 1711. The course has been a popular venue ever since and has been the home to Royal Ascot since that date in 1711 when Queen Anne hosted the 'her majesty's plate' which offered a prize of 100 guineas.
For the first time in its 300 year history, the Royal Ascot meeting left Berkshire roots in 2005 and headed North to York Racecourse whilst the course underwent a major refurb. The new track and Grandstand was opened for the 2006 Royal Ascot meeting and its new facilities make it one of the World's premier racing venues.
Ascot Racecourse Directions
From the North
Leave the M4 at junction 6 and take the A332 towards Windsor. Follow sign posts to Ascot Racecourse.
From the West
Leave the M4 at junction 10, pick up the A329(M) towards Bracknell and you will soon pick up sign posts for Ascot and Ascot Racecourse.
From the South and East
Leave the M3 at junction 3 and join the A332 towards Bracknell. Follow signs for Ascot/Racecourse.
Ascot Station is situated just a short walking distance from the Racecourse. The Station is serviced from London Waterloo and Reading stations.