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Ascot Racecourse

Racecourse Guide

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.

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Contact and Location

Ascot Racecourse Limited, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX. United Kingdom.
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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. Corporate Cars (0.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1344 875395

  2. Cedar Cars (0.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1344 872777

  3. Just Airport Transfers (0.4 miles away)
    Tel: +44 1344 299999

Places to Stay

  1. Sterling Executive Cars (0.6 miles away)
    Gibbs House Kennel Ride, Ascot, Ascot SL5 7NT, UK
    Tel: +44 1344 883838

  2. Ascot Cars (0.7 miles away)
    Station Hill, The Courtyard, Ascot SL5 9EG, UK
    Tel: +44 1344 297297

  3. Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa (1.2 miles away)
    Bagshot Road, Sunninghill, Ascot SL5, UK
    Tel: +44 844 879 9104

Places to Eat

  1. Ascot's Cafe (0.4 miles away)
    35 High Street, Ascot SL5 7HG, UK
    Tel: +44 1344 874363

  2. RockSalt (0.4 miles away)
    55 High Street, Ascot SL5 7HP, UK
    Tel: +44 1372 777777

  3. The Stag (0.4 miles away)
    63 High Street, Ascot SL5 7HP, UK
    Tel: +44 1344 621622

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