With your Royal Ascot tickets from StubHub you can join the Royal Family as they enjoy one of the UK's most elite race meetings. And, of course, Royal Ascot is about more than just the horses. It's an occasion for putting on your best outfit and joining the fashion parade, especially if you attend on Ladies Day.
Royal Ascot - a background to an elite event
Queen Anne founded Royal Ascot back in 1711 since when it has become a major highlight of the racing calendar. Held annually in June, Royal Ascot's five days of racing from Tuesday to Saturday see crowds in excess of 300,000, making it Europe's best-attended race meeting. Saturday's programme is not given a royal designation, allowing the Queen and her guests to attend more informally. During Royal Ascot, there are eighteen Group races and a dozen lesser races. Over the years the elite Group One races have turned horses such as Frankel, Yeats, Dartmouth and Black Caviar into household names.
The fun of Royal Ascot is much more than just the races. The venue underwent a superb upgrade in 2006 and boasts four enclosures, superb betting facilities and a wealth of dining choices catering to all tastes. Tickets to the Royal Enclosure at Royal Ascot are by invitation only and highly sought after and here a statement hat is a definite must. In the Queen Anne Enclosure, you are close to the Parade Ring while in the Windsor Enclosure you get all the excitement of the race start. The Village Enclosure offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with plenty of pop-up dining and entertainment that continues long into the evening with live music and DJs.
Royal Ascot - winning all the way
Royal Ascot is the most valuable race meeting in the country so attracts the finest of the world's horses. These, along with their owners and trainers compete for a huge prize pot, which was a staggering £6.58 million in 2016. The Queen who inherited her love of racing from her mother is a dedicated racegoer. She has attended every Royal Meeting since ascending the throne enjoying her most recent major success in 2013 when her horse, Estimate won the Gold Cup. The Royal Procession of sumptuous carriages has become an iconic tradition that precedes the racing from Tuesday to Friday. Both locals and ticket holders enthusiastically greet the Queen and her guests. While millions of race lovers around the globe watch the action on their TVs there's nothing quite like being there in person and Royal Ascot tickets from StubHub let you do just that.