About Ascot Racecourse
For five days in June, Ascot is the focus of the racing world as Royal Ascot takes centre stage. First hosting racing in 1711, Ascot is one of the country's premier flat and jumps meetings, providing a home to calendar highlights such as the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes on the flat, and the Grade 1 Ascot Chase over obstacles.
From Frankel and Enable to Desert Orchid and Sprinter Sacre, some of racing’s biggest names have recorded major victories at the Berkshire course. Ascot is a galloping right-handed track, with a one mile straight track attached on the grandstand side. It provides a unique test for both flat and jumps horses, at a variety of different trips.