Runners and Riders at Ascot's QIPCO Champions Day

Royal Ascot 2017 – What to expect?


The Royal Procession at Royal Ascot

As the sun gets brighter and the days get longer, it can only mean one thing – Royal Ascot is around the corner. Get your fascinator and top hat dusted down, this year is should be amazing!

The event is “under starter orders” from Tuesday 20th June and chefs are getting ready to cook and serve the long list of VIP celebrities, guests and of course H.M. Queen and Royal family members who again will be attending this year.

Preparations are already underway:

5,000 kg of Smoked Salmon

45,000 Pastries

7,000 Punnets of Berries

35,000 Rounds of Sandwiches

51,000 Bottles of Champagne

160,000 Glasses of Pimm’s

Exciting New Village Enclosure Facility!

For the first time in over a 100 years Royal Ascot will be getting a new enclosure. The Villers Club Enclosure will be concentrated in the centre of the race course, in what will be an attempt to make a push for the younger generation.

It will include features such as live music, food stalls, DJs, cock-tail bars and much more.

This restricted area will be available for the last three days of Royal that runs over five days concluding on Saturday 24th June.

Aiden O’Brien has confirmed that he will once again be bringing his usual strong team from Ballydoyle to Royal. He has 23 entries in the Queen’s Vase alone, which will be over a new distance of 1M 6F (rather than the traditional 2M) in 2017. A race he has won 5 out of the last 10 years!

Entries for Royal Ascot Group 1 races were revealed last week.

Eventmasters are offering a number of corporate hospitality packages at Royal Ascot 2017 with many facilities already sold out please follow the link for current availability.

Royal Ascot Hospitality Packages.