May Racing Weekend

11 - 12 May 2018

Overview


Our May Raceday Weekend culminates with the Victoria Cup Raceday, which represents the final chance for racegoers to visit Ascot before the Royal Meeting starts in mid-June.

The feature race itself is in part a nod to Royal Ascot, albeit also a prestigious prize in its own right. Many of the participants in the Victoria Cup, a seven-furlong handicap, will return to contest major handicaps at around a mile at the Royal Meeting.

But with prize money well in excess of £100,000, it’s a race that every trainer and jockey wants to win.

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Friday 11th May 2018

Queen Anne Enclosure (from £11.00)

Adult (Group 10+)

(Valid until 7th May)

£11.00
Adult
£15.00

King Edward VII Enclosure (from £21.00)

Adult
£21.00

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Evening Racing Final Furlong Package

Fri 11 May 2018 - Sat 12 May 2018

  • Final Furlong Hospitality (Queen Anne Enclosure)
  • Macdonald Berystede Hotel

    1 Night Bed & Breakfast in a Twin Room

£235.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Package Includes

  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast at the Macdonald Berystede Hotel
  • Final Furlong Hospitality Ticket to Friday 11th May

Final Furlong Hospitality

Includes:
- Shared Table Hospitality in the Furlong Club
- Queen Anne Admission
- Welcome Drink
- Set 3 Course Meal
- Cash Bar Facilities
- Racecard & Racing Paper

About the Raceday

The evening will include ‘Stateside V’s Trackside’ themed entertainment (including Beatles, Queen & Dolly Parton tributes) - alongside six competitive races over distances from five furlongs to two miles. Join us for our only evening meeting of the year, where you can expect great entertainment, live music and much more.

Hotel information


In a Victorian building retaining some original features, this upscale hotel is 2.1 miles from Ascot Racecourse and 8 miles from Windsor Castle.

Classic rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffee making equipment. Upgraded manor-house rooms offer period styling and features; some include 4-poster beds and some are in the house turrets.

Suites add seating areas and walk-in wardrobes. There's a fine-dining restaurant, a bar, and a fireplace lounge offering afternoon tea. A spa offers indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and a fitness room.

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Evening Racing Final Furlong Package

Fri 11 May 2018 - Sat 12 May 2018

  • Final Furlong Hospitality (Queen Anne Enclosure)
  • Royal Berkshire Hotel

    1 Night Bed & Breakfast in a Double Room

£249.00
per person
(based on 2 people sharing)

Package information


Package Includes

  • 1 Night Bed & Breakfast at the Royal Berkshire Hotel
  • Final Furlong Hospitality Ticket to Friday 11th May

Final Furlong Hospitality

Includes:
- Shared Table Hospitality in the Furlong Club
- Queen Anne Admission
- Welcome Drink
- Set 3 Course Meal
- Cash Bar Facilities
- Racecard & Racing Paper

About the Raceday

The evening will include ‘Stateside V’s Trackside’ themed entertainment (including Beatles, Queen & Dolly Parton tributes) - alongside six competitive races over distances from five furlongs to two miles. Join us for our only evening meeting of the year, where you can expect great entertainment, live music and much more.

Hotel information


A stunning Country House in Ascot less than 2 miles from the racecourse, the Royal Berkshire Hotel is the ultimate spot to enjoy a overnight stay during Royal Ascot.

You can take a stroll around the 15 acre landscaped grounds that surround the red brick Queen Anne mansion that dates back to 1705. The hotel offers exemplary levels of services and has beautifully decorated bedrooms and suites for you to enjoy during your stay.

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Saturday 12th May 2018

Queen Anne Enclosure (from £19.00)

Adult (Group 10+)

(Valid until 7th May)

£19.00
Adult
£25.00

King Edward VII Enclosure (from £36.00)

Adult
£36.00

Enclosures

Where to be for the best views

QUEEN ANNE ENCLOSURE (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS THE GRANDSTAND ENCLOSURE)

Situated within the magnificent woodland next to the Windsor Great Park, Queen Anne Enclosure is the perfect place to enjoy all that Ascot has to offer. Just a short walking distance from the Parade Ring, Winners Enclosure and Track which can be reached by crossing the Concourse of the main Grandstand, the enclosure provides a host of excellent facilities, with fantastic views of the racing both from elevated seating and at the trackside lawns at ground level. Each day before the racing, a military band will perform in the Parade Ring and guests will be able to witness Her Majesty The Queen arrive in the Royal Procession. There are also a range of places to eat and drink, and betting is possible at totepool kiosks, betting shops in the main grandstand and with bookmakers in the betting ring. After the racing is over, it is traditional for guests to head to the Bandstand to join in with a sing along. It is important to remember that ticket holders for this area do not have access to Level 4 of the Grandstand, which can only be accessed via the Edward VII Enclosure.

KING EDWARD VII ENCLOSURE (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS PREMIER ADMISSION)

Ascot’s King Edward VII enclosure is the ideal place for the devoted racing enthusiasts to experience the excellence of Ascot. The exclusive fourth floor’s seated balconies overlook both the Parade Ring and track and are sure to provide unparalleled views, covering all the action of beforehand, the race itself and the aftermath. Fourth floor capacity has been reduced from 4,500 to 1,700, now providing guests with a more relaxed atmosphere and a guaranteed balcony seat with unsurpassed views of the racing. Whilst watching the breathtaking spectacle unfold, guests will be able to enjoy a wonderful selection of bars and dining options. And the benefits of staying at the King Edward IV enclosure don't stop after the racing is finished either… Guests attending the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup will also have a priority period in which they can secure stage-side viewing of the music concert after the racing.

WINNING POST ENCLOSURE (AVAILABLE ON KING GEORGE VI SATURDAY AND QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY)

Whilst fundamentally being a private area, Ascot’s Winning Post Enclosure is by no means separate from the action. Situated on the West end of the Grandstand ground floor, from private viewing lawns guests will be able to witness first-hand the nail biting moments as they see which horse bustles their way to the Winning Post first. A second viewing lawn is also available to guests, perfect for enjoying an evening drink or picnic. For those interested in sophisticated lunch options, a three-course a la carte menu is available in The Smokehouse and shellfish platters at the Seafood Terrace. A range of cakes and sandwiches are also on offer at the Deli.

CHILDREN

When accompanied by a paying adult, children under 18 are allowed into the racecourse free of charge on all racedays.

Dress Codes

What to wear

ROYAL ASCOT

Royal Ascot has always been synonymous with both elegance and style. Ladies are required to wear a dress suitable for a formal occasion, and of course, as is conventionally known at Ascot, must wear a hat at all times. Girls aged 17 or under, should be dressed for a formal occasion also, and a summer dress is recommended, although hats are not compulsory. Gentleman must wear a matching suit with a shirt and tie. Similarly, boys under 17 should wear a suit or jacket with a shirt and tie. Boys under 13 are not required to wear a jacket or tie but should dress appropriately.

Travel Information

How to find us

Directions

Ascot Racecourse is ideally situated only 50 minutes away from London, both by car and train. Located close to the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways and to London Heathrow for international visitors, Ascot offers easy access for all racegoers wherever their departure point.

BY ROAD

When travelling from London and the North, take the M4 Junction 6 onto the A332 Windsor road and follow signs to Ascot.

For those coming from the West, take the M4 Junction 10 to the A329(M) signed to Bracknell and follow signs to Ascot.

If arriving from the South and East, take the M3 Junction 3 onto the A332 signed to Bracknell and follow signs to Ascot.

Finally, those coming from the Midlands should take the M40 southbound, Junction 4 and then follow the A404 towards the M4 (Junction 8/9). Once on the M4, head towards Heathrow/London. Leave M4 at Junction 6 and follow the A332 Windsor by-pass to Ascot.

BY RAIL

South West Trains runs a direct frequent service to Ascot from Reading, London Waterloo and Guildford, with average journey times of 27 minutes, 52 minutes and 1 hour respectively. Ascot station is conveniently only a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.

BY AIR

A helicopter landing facility is situated close to the racecourse. It is not suitable for fixed-wing private aircrafts. Please call Helicopter and Aviation Services on +44 (0)1427 718 800 or fax +44 (0)1427 718 811 for more information.

Ascots two nearest airfields are both approximately 9 miles away - Fairoaks, Chobham (+44 (0)1276 857 300) and White Waltham, Maidenhead (+44 (0)1628 823 272).

Parking

CAR PARKING

Parking prices for Royal Ascot vary depending on how near the car park is to the festival. Car Park 1 costs £20 and car park 5 costs £6, whilst car park 6 is free.

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