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Ascot Racecourse

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Founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, Ascot is Britain’s and arguably the world’s most famous racecourse. Although the Berkshire course plays host to a number of top-class National Hunt fixtures, it is on the Flat that it has earned its reputation worldwide with the Royal Meeting in June providing five days of the best racing anywhere on the planet. The combination of the quality of racing, stunning fashion and Royal Processions that take place on each of the four days, stands this meeting apart from any other. A galloping, right-handed track, Ascot provides a stiff test for horses, which can become exceptionally testing in soft ground.

Contact and Location

Ascot Racecourse Limited, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX. United Kingdom.
Official Website: http://www.ascot.co.uk/

The Effect of the Draw

It used to be thought that low numbers were best on the straight course whatever the ground, but that’s no longer true. The draw doesn’t make a lot of difference on the round course, except in races with big fields, where high numbers are best. Increasingly in big field handicaps on the straight course, the winner will come from where the pace is in the race, over any defining draw biases.

Local Knowledge


  1. Ascot Cars (0.7 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1344 297297

Places to Stay

  1. Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa (1.2 miles away)
    Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, Ascot SL5, UK
    Tel: +44 844 879 9104
  2. Sunningdale Park (1.6 miles away)
    Larch Avenue, Ascot SL5 0QE, UK
    Tel: +44 871 222 4818
  3. Royal Berkshire Hotel (1.7 miles away)
    London Road, Ascot SL5 0PP, UK
    Tel: +44 1344 623322

Places to Eat

  1. Fego Caffe- Ascot (0.4 miles away)
    Unit 1B The Hermitage, High Street, Ascot SL5 7HD, UK
    Tel: +44 1344 874318
  2. Dog & Partridge (1.1 miles away)
    92 Upper Village Road, Ascot SL5 7AQ, UK
    Tel: +44 1344 623204