UK Racecourse Information

Ascot Racecourse

Racecourse Information
Welcome To Ascot Racecourse
Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, Ascot is the world’s most famous racecourse and stages top quality Flat and Jump racing throughout the year. The highlight is Royal Ascot week in June, which combines tradition, pageantry, style and fashion with five days of the greatest horseracing in the world.
Contact Details
Ascot Racecourse
Address
Ascot Racecourse
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 7JX
Telephone
01344 876 876
Fax
01344 628 299
Travel Information
Local Transport Links
By Road
The racecourse lies to the west of the town on the A329, and is easily accessible from the M3 (junction 3) or the M4 (junction 6). The car park adjoins the racecourse and Ascot Heath.
By Rail
There is a frequent train service to Ascot from both Reading and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 46 minutes from Waterloo. Regular services also run from Guildford. The racecourse, which is clearly sign posted, is a short walk from the station
Railway Station
Ascot Railway Station 0.3 miles (0.5 km)
Airport
Heathrow 10.5 miles (16.8 km)
By Air
London Heathrow is approximately 15 miles away. A helicopter landing facility is provided.
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Facilities
Betting
Tote facilities are available in every area with bookmakers situated in front of the Grandstand in the Grandstand and Silver Ring enclosures.
Parking
At non-Royal meetings, Parking costs £6 per vehicle, either on the day or booked in advance. Free Car parking is only available in Car Park 6 (excluding Royal Ascot, De Beers Diamond Day and September Festival Saturday). During Royal Ascot, parking costs £14-£18 for cars, £45 for limousines, £45 for minibuses, £50-80 for coaches.
Children
A free supervised crèche is available for seven year olds and under. Baby changing facilities are available in all three Enclosures. On selected days, Ascot also provides a variety of entertainment and attractions to appeal to all ages - from jazz bands to jugglers and face painting to fairground rides.
Ascot launched a new club in April 2003 the 'Colts & Fillies Club' dedicated to young racegoers aged 16 and under. The clubs aim is to make the sport more accessible, interesting, educational and fun! It is free to join and there are over 600 members who enjoy the activities that are planned throughout the year specifically for them
Disabled
Ascot offers disabled parking spaces, wheelchair hire, access to all Enclosures and designated viewing areas. There is an Access Officer who can make any special arrangements and to assist with any queries, both in advance and on the day of the race meeting. There are raised viewing areas adjacent to the running rail in front of the Grandstand and over looking the Paddock. Car parking facilities for disabled customers are available
Enclosures And Grandstands
Members (This becomes the Royal Enclosure for Royal Ascot)
Tickets:
£20 - £36 for non-Royal meetings; access during Royal Ascot limited to Royal Enclosure badge-holders only
Food And Drink
There is a wide range of hot and cold food and drink options available on the day. The Day Members’ Restaurant serves a three-course meal, with limited reservations available (Tel: 01344 878484). Alternatively, a choice of all-inclusive packages is available in the Ascot Pavilion from £70.00 per person. For further details please call Ascot Hospitality on 01344 878555
Viewing
All areas are accessible to the general public at non-Royal Meetings. Everyone who purchases either a Day Members Badge has easy access to the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure in the Paddock. Free seating is available, with views parallel to the winning post.
Dress
All racegoers are encouraged to wear smart clothes. In the Members’ Enclosure, gentlemen should wear a shirt and tie. Shorts and trainers are not permitted. Many ladies wear hats although this is not obligatory.
Dress for Royal Ascot: The Royal Enclosure is a very special part of Royal Ascot, with all visitors required to respect the dress code. Ladies are asked to wear formal day dress. A hat must be worn to cover the crown of the head and shoulders must be covered. Trouser suits are permitted, but must be of matching material. Gentlemen require black or grey morning dress with a top hat. Service dress may also be worn. Overseas visitors are welcome to wear the national dress of their country.
Grandstand & Paddock
Tickets:
Non-Royal meetings £14-£23; Royal Ascot £54.*An early booking discount is available for Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday tickets purchased before Friday, 7th May 2004.
Food And Drink
There is a wide range of hot and cold food and drink options. The Arundel Restaurant serves a three-course meal, with limited reservations available. Alternatively, a choice of all-inclusive packages is available in the Ascot Pavilion from £70.00 per person
Viewing
This is the largest Enclosure and has excellent facilities and viewing areas. The main betting ring is located in front of the stands and a giant screen brings views of all the racing action. During the Flat season, racegoers can also access the Parade Ring and Winner’s Enclosure in the Summer Paddock. During the Jump season, the Parade Ring is located in front of the Grandstand. For Royal Ascot and Premier racedays reserved seating is available and can be booked in advance via the racecourse. Seating is free at all other meetings.
Dress
Most racegoers like to make Ascot a special occasion and dress accordingly. All visitors are encouraged to wear smart clothes. Bare tops and sleeveless shirts are not permitted in the Grandstand Enclosure.
Dress for Royal Ascot: Racegoers usually put on their best clothes for this traditional occasion. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie or suit, ladies require smart day dresses or trouser suits, many ladies wear hats, though this is not obligatory. Please note that jeans, shorts and trainers are not permitted.
SilverRing
Tickets:
Non-Royal meetings £7 - £10; Royal Ascot £18
Food And Drink
A variety of catering and bar facilities are provided.
Viewing
There is still good viewing of the course from this Enclosure. There is no access to the Paddock, including the Winner’s Enclosure, but for the Jump racing season, you can view the Winter Parade Ring. A giant screen is also available during Royal Ascot to provide coverage of the racing action.
Dress
There is no dress code at any meeting.
Course Details
Flat Course
Ascot Racecourse Flat Course
Effect Of Draw
No significant advantage



Right-handed triangle, galloping and stiff, with few undulations, Just over 1m6f round, with 2 1/2f run-in. Straight mile and round mile. All races up to 7f on straight course.
National Hunt Course
Ascot Racecourse National Hunt Course



Right-handed, galloping, with stiff fences. Circuit 1m5f.
Fixtures
2013
Date
19/01/2013 - Saturday
16/02/2013 - Saturday
07/04/2013 - Sunday
01/05/2013 - Wednesday
10/05/2013 - Friday
11/05/2013 - Saturday
18/06/2013 - Tuesday
19/06/2013 - Wednesday
20/06/2013 - Thursday
21/06/2013 - Friday
22/06/2013 - Saturday
12/07/2013 - Friday
13/07/2013 - Saturday
26/07/2013 - Friday
27/07/2013 - Saturday
28/07/2013 - Sunday
10/08/2013 - Saturday
07/09/2013 - Saturday
04/10/2013 - Friday
05/10/2013 - Saturday
19/10/2013 - Saturday
02/11/2013 - Saturday
22/11/2013 - Friday
23/11/2013 - Saturday
20/12/2013 - Friday
21/12/2013 - Saturday
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