Ascot

Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX, UK

Tel: +44 (0)870 727 1234 Enquiries & Sales

Fax: +44 (0)870 727 1238

Ascot Racecourse has a rich history and heritage dating back over 300 years and is now a national insitution and the ultimates stage for the best racehorses in the world. The Queen Anne Stakes continue to run in memory of the monarch who founded the course back in the early 1700s. Following a major redevelopment beginning in 2004, the racecourse now boasts a new Grandstand with state-of-the-art facilities along with a redeveloped world class racing surface.

Officials:

Her Majesty's Representative & Chairman: The Duke of Devonshire CBE; Directors: Mark Davies, Johnny Weatherby, Janet Walker (Commercial & Finance Director), Charles Barnett (Chief Executive)

Other Tel/Fax:

+44 (0)1344 878 501 (PA to Charles Barnett, Chief Executive); +44 (0)1344 878 502 (Chris Stickels - Clerk of the Course's Office & Racing); +44 (0)1344 878 430 (Nick Smith - Press Office & International Racing); +44 (0)870 727 4321 (Ascot Hospitality)

Major Races Run:

The Victor Chandler Chase, Commercial First Ascot Chase, Royal Ascot, The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup, The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, The BGC Long Walk Hurdle and The Ladbroke. A full list of Ascot's Flat & Jumps fixtures can be found on www.ascot.co.uk

How to Get There:

Ascot Racecourse is easily accessible by road from the M25, M3, M4 and M40. By train there is a direct, 50 minute route from London Waterloo and a direct, 30 minute route from Reading. Ascot is also easily accessible from London Heathrow

Car & Coach Parks:

Car, Coach, minibus and limousine parking is available at every race meeting. There is a parking fee for car parks closest to the racecourse. Free parking is also available outside Royal Ascot. Log onto www.ascot.co.uk for more information

Aircraft Landing Facilities:

Contact Helicopter & Aviation Services Ltd. Phone: +44 (0)1273 465345, Fax: +44 (0)1273 465346

Stabling:

175 Boxes Tel: +44 (0)1344 625 630

Restaurant Reservations:

+44 (0)870 727 4321 or email: hospitality@ascot.co.uk

Dress Requirements:

1. Royal Ascot Royal Enclosure For Ladies, only formal day dress with hat or substantial fascinator will be acceptable. Off the shoulder, halter neck,spaghetti straps with a strap of less than one inch/or mini skirts are considered unsuitable. Midriffs must be covered and trouser suits must be full length and of matching material and colour. Gentlemen are required to wear either black or grey morning dress, including a waistcoat, with a top hat. Service dress is also acceptable and overseas visitors are welcome to wear formal national dressof their country. General Admission: Ladies are required to dress in a manner appropriate to a smart occasion. Many wear hats, although this is not compulsory. Gentlemen are required to wear shirt and tie, preferably with a suit or jacket. Sports attire,jeans and shorts are strickly forbidden. Silver Ring: Whilst racegoers are encouraged to wear smart clothing, no formal dress code applies. Other Meetings: Premier Admission: Ladies and gentlemen are required to dress in a manner appropriate to a smart occasion. Many gentlemen may choose to wear a shirt and tie with jacket or suit. Sports attire, jeans and trainers are strictly forbidden. In General Admission: Whilst racegoers are encouraged to wear smart clothing, no formal dress code applies.

Facilities & Badge Accommodation for Owners:

Owners and trainers should contact Holly Mitchell, PA to the Clerk of the Course (+44 (0)1344 878529), for details of entitlement for owners and trainers. Several incentives are in place for the jumps season. Details can also be found on the website.

Recommended Hotels:

For a comprehensive list, please telephone the Windsor Tourist Board's accommodation line on +44 (0)1753 743 907 or log onto www.windsor.gov.uk

Taxis/Cabs:

There is a taxi rank located at Ascot Station, a 7 minute walk from Ascot Racecourse

Type of Racecourses:

Flat, Jump