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York Ebor Festival 2019: Enable Wears the Crown on Ladies Day

ENABLE stole the show once again, extending her winning streak to 12. The ‘super’ mare has 10 Group 1 Races under her saddle now.

On the Knavesmire yesterday it was #EnableDay and race enthusiasts were perhaps both joyous at the fact of being able to see her in action and low in spirits knowing that this is likely to be her last ever race on British soil. She dazzled yesterday at the York Ebor Festival, winning the 10th Group 1 Race of her career to remain the unbeaten ‘super’ mare. The odds were already in her favour and her victory may not have come as a shock to most but she is still a delight to watch, with her strong form and utter power. Frankie Dettori couldn’t praise the mare enough, claiming that he’ll “never have a horse like her in my [his] life.”

Magical did start slightly out in front in the Yorkshire Oaks Stakes and set pace amongst the small group but when Dettori asked Enable to move, the mare wasted no time to do so, all whilst making it look easy. With only three opponents, some might ask: Was there ever any competition?

On the straight, Ryan Moore’s Magical galloped fiercely to comeback and draw alongside Enable but just couldn’t match her speed and Enable soon cleared away from the pair by almost three lengths to reign victorious once more. The Khalid Abdullah owned mare heads onto the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe next, where she will run her final race and hope to win her third successive title at the renowned French race. She’ll be up against some tough competition this year but there’s no telling what this horse is capable of! Enable really is a horse of a lifetime and it goes without saying that no matter where she places, her legacy will continue on for years.

Also taking centre stage on Ladies Day was of course, the fashion and glam. Ladies – and gents – stepped out and showed out in their best attire, donning bold colours, striking prints and larger-than-life fascinators. Spectators were taking advantage of the warm weather and whilst the Ebor Festival has no formal dress code, racegoers were encouraged to take inspiration from ‘wedding attire’ and elegance was everywhere to be seen. This year short dresses and skirts seemed to be the favourite amongst the ladies. What do you think the staple piece for next year will be?

But as expected on Ladies Day, the excitement didn’t cease there as there was as much action on the racetrack as there was off the racetrack.

The opening race on Ladies Day, the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes, saw Living In The Past break away from rivals Liberty Beach and Good Vibes. Living In The Past set pace early within the race to distance herself from the group and though bookies favourite, Liberty Beach made late gains, it seemed her efforts were left a little too late as the filly achieved a second place finish.

Ryan Moore’s, Mum’s Tipple left the Knavesmire in awe with his stupendous performance. The 7-2 favourite practically ran his own race, winning the Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes by a phenomenal 11 lengths. There was no other horse in close range!

Moore was handed a penalty because of this, with the stewards stating that he wrongly used his whip as he was “clearly winning” in the final furlong. Though perhaps in the moment, with adrenaline coursing, he could only see the finish line. Nevertheless, that two-day suspension shouldn’t dishearten the jockey too much after that jaw-dropping performance. We look forward to seeing how far Mum’s Tipple will go in the future, perhaps a mile-long course is on the cards?

In the 3pm, Clipper Logistic Handicap, it was a hold your horses’ moment when What’s The Story took the prize pot by a nose against 10-1 rival, Vale of Kent. Kynren, the 7-2 favourite chased the leaders from over one furlong out and kept the same pace in the final furlongs, to place third.

After the spectacular race, in which Enable won her 10th Group One title, it was the luck of the Irish as 3-1 favourite, Search for a Song galloped to victory in the Galtres Stakes. At one point, it was looking like a tight tussle between Search for a Song, Vivionn and Spirit of Appin but Search for a Song was finely tuned and sprinted past the opposition to give Dermot Weld his second win. The filly was victorious by a length and three-quarters from second-place finisher Vivionn, in what was only her fourth career start.

In the final race of the day, the Class 2, British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Handicap, 66-1 Excellent Times may have upset some of the punters, with his first-place finish. The favourite, Salayel at 3-1 came a disheartening fourth place. He did try to keep on in the final furlongs but Excellent Times, Agincourt and Chalet were just that little bit stronger.

Today, the sun shines brightly once again on the Knavesmire for day three of the festival. You can expect York’s Ebor Nunthorpe Day to be as thrilling as the first two at York, with the sprinters looking to have all eyes on them this afternoon. The mighty Stradivarius will be making his return to York Racecourse in the Lonsdale Cup and for the punters he could mean big pound signs.

In the Group One, Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, Ten Sovereigns is looking like the hot favourite but as you racegoers will know, this race is highly unpredictable. Battaash is looking like serious competition for Ten Sovereigns and there are even debates about Mabs Cross being victorious. She had better form in the Nunthorpe Stakes this time last year, losing by just a nose. She’s had Group One victory since then and Gerald Mosse will be looking to finish first this year after just missing out last year. Either way, this sprint is sure to be exhilarating! Who do you think will take first place?

York Ebor Festival 2019 Off to a Galloping Start!

Japan edges past the people’s favourite, Crystal Ocean and Frankie Dettori’s Logician, makes an epic win on the Voltigeur.

The York Ebor Festival got off to a galloping start yesterday! As British Summer draws to a close this iconic four-day event is one of the last in summer sporting calendar and still a firm favourite, attracting thousands far and wide! As expected, its opening day, the Juddmonte International did not disappoint.

In the Sky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes, bookie favourite Dakota Gold completed the hat-trick by winning the opening race at the York Ebor. There were fears he may not have been able to outlast the 5.5 furlongs but he’s headstrong and tough this horse, who went on to win by a clear stretch!

Valdermoro took the punters by surprise in the Acomb Stakes at York. At 9-2 in the odds, he was expected to perform worse than Ryan Moore’s Harpocrates and it was looking that way too until the final furlong. Hamilton’s Valdermoro made up ground and chased clear of the leader who was over one furlong out – it was magic to witness! This horse will definitely be going a step further soon, with trainer Richard Fahey mentioning that “one day, he’ll be a proper horse.”

We saw something very special in the Group 2 Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes. Frankie Dettori’s Logician, at 10-11 blew us all out the stands when he beat Ryan Moore’s 5-2, Constantinople and extended his unbeaten record to four. Logician looked comfortable behind Norway, alongside Constantinople and Nayef road but when Dettori asked him to perform, my did that horse perform. Logician set pace and galloped fiercely away from the group to beat Constantinople by over a length and Norway, an immense seven lengths! He’s become the St. Leger’s favourite, which comes at no surprise, this colt has good form.

At 3.35pm, the long awaited and highly anticipated Juddmonte International Stakes commenced. With a £1million prize pot, the prestigious Group One race is definitely the highlight of the day. Crystal Ocean was the people’s favourite though Japan and Frankie Dettori’s, King of Comedy were also prizeworthy contenders. Crystal Ocean, alongside Circus Maximus started out ahead, though Circus Maximus struggled to keep up with the 5-year-old bay horse. It was looking good for Crystal Ocean but in his final dying strides, Japan put his head down and won by a head, sending the packed Knavesmire stands in a frenzy! The bookies are now forecasting Japan to be the main threat to Enable in Longchamp’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

In the Sky Bet Handicap, James Doyle’s Eddystone Rock, powerfully edged away from the group to lead in the final strides and finished first. To close a fantastic first day, 20-1 Owney Madden outshone favourites Pop Dancer and Monoski to take first place.

Today at Ebor Festival it’s Ladies Day! A day that combines high-fashion and racing excitement, expect to see head-turning garments. Who do you think will be crowned best dressed this year?

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Four Reasons to get Excited about York Ebor Festival

York Ebor festival is one of the oldest and richest festivals within the horse racing calendar. From Wednesday 21st August, racegoers from all across the country will flock to York Racecourse to experience four fabulous days of thrilling horse racing. Here are four reasons why, if you haven’t already, should start getting excited about this fantastic festival!

Fashion, darling!

First established in 1843, the Ebor festival is, without a doubt, renowned for its fashion and prestige. Throughout the festival, racegoers take the opportunity to dress up to the nines, ensuring that they feel as luxurious as their surroundings. Day two of the festival is Ladies Day, which is not only the social highlight but also one of the most prominent events within the entire horse racing season. With Ebor being synonymous with elegance and style, this is the day where the ladies vamp it up in a bid to win the much-coveted best dressed prize.  This year, Slingsby gin will be the headline sponsor for Ebor Fashion Lawn, which will be taking place throughout the festival. The purpose of the event is to celebrate the racegoers’ love of style. There are six prizes available, which include; best dressed lady, best dressed gentleman, best dressed couple, runner up best dressed lady and gentleman, best hat and best dressed child. Why not sign up and strut your stuff for your chance to win anything from a £250 luxury hamper to a ‘distil your own’ gin experience!

Frankie Dettori and Enable

Racegoers will be delighted to learn that superstar Enable will be back with Frankie Dettori for Darley Yorkshire Oaks. The race is set to be a challenge as rival Magical has also been confirmed to run. Detorri won the race with Enable back in 2017 but will she be able to persevere and come out on top this year? Dettori declared the thoroughbred ‘the queen of racing’ after a victorious run in the Eclipse Stakes. Clearly full of admiration for the mare, Dettori went on to reveal that he never stops getting excited when he rides Enable and how much he ‘really loves her.’ To witness the iconic duo competing at the Ebor festival, will truly be a captivating experience.

Fabulous food and drink

Fancy arriving to Ebor and being greeted with a champagne reception? There are a number of amazing hospitality packages and food and drink options to enjoy at York Racecourse. From a box in the Knavesmire Stand to the Dante Suite to simply fluttering throughout the bars and restaurants scattered about the racecourse, there really is something for everyone. Dwell in grade II listed buildings with modern interiors, sip on some Moet and indulge in some delectable food whilst revelling in the racing action.

Fantastic atmosphere

Above all, a day at Ebor is guaranteed to provide you with constant enjoyment. This is a chance to get dressed up and witness some of the finest horse racing in the country in a lively yet elegant social environment. If you’ve never considered attending this exhilarating festival, it’s not too late to get involved! Head on over to our hospitality page for further details on last minute availability and give you and your guests a day to remember!

There’s Only One Frankie Dettori

Winners

14:30   A’Ali 5/1

15:05   Sangarius 13/2

15:40   Star Catcher 4/1

16:20   Stradivarius 1/1

17:00   Biometric 28/1

17:35   South Pacific 22/1

Ladies Day brought racegoers into Royal Ascot with bright, bold, statement pieces, nothing less than what you could’ve imagined for Ladies Day. The sun was shining or at least trying to, being one of the better days of the previous two over at Ascot.

The man of the moment Frankie Dettori had a terrific start to the day yesterday placing first in four of the first races, with a seventh Gold Cup victory. But that’s where it stopped for Dettori as after his fourth win his luck soon faded. After the great performance from yesterday Dettori is now in first place for the leading jockey of Royal Ascot 2019. With two days until the final day of Royal Ascot can he hold onto that title at  he continues to play at the Frankie playground.

Dettori kicked off his four consecutive wins in the Norfolk Stakes on A’Ali. The horse was the first Maiden to win this race in 30 years. A close call at the finishing post as A’Ali and Ventura Rebel paced over the finish with mini seconds apart. While Dettori’s second win was just the opposite of that with a clear length ahead of the others over the finishing post.

Star Catcher defiently caught up with the other runners in the Ribblesdale Stakes, leading two furlongs out. Making it a third win of the day for the legend of the day.

The awaited Gold Cup race saw Dettori take his fourth and last win of the day. The leading jockey achieved a record breaking seventh win of the Gold Cup. Stradivarius being the bookies favourite and delivered what Royal Ascot racegoers wanted, with the horse retaining a second Gold Cup. Taking Ladies Day by storm Dettori also made trainer Gosden day as he brought home two wins for the trainer on Star Catcher and Stradivarius.

Young jockey Harry Bentley has a taste of victory with his first win at Royal Ascot stopping Frankie Dettori in his tracks from getting an all clear 5/5 wins at Royal Ascot. The young jockey rode Biometric out pacing Dettori’s horse Turgenev who lead the race until the final moments when it really counted.

South Pacific gave jockey Seamie his first win at Royal Ascot 2019, taking the last win of Ladies Day. Trainer Aiden O’Brien also taking his fourth win at Ascot this week.

Royal Ascot Day Two Review

WINNERS

14:30 – Raffle Prize 18/1

15:05 – Dashing Willoughby 6/1

15:40 – Crystal Ocean 3/1

16:20 – Move Swiftly 9/1

17:00 – Afaak 20/1

17:35 – Southern Hills 7/1

We began the second day of Royal Ascot yesterday, again it didn’t disappoint. The weather wasn’t on everybody’s side but that doesn’t stop the horse racing and celebrations down at Ascot.

Frankie Dettori was off to a good start on the second day of Royal Ascot winning the Queen Mary Stakes, riding Raffle Prize. Dettori not being a big fan of the wet weather didn’t seem to be bothered by this after taking the win. The race saw Kimari lead until the final furlongs when Raffle Prize paced to the finishing post. An overall good performance from Kimari who had only had one previous entry before coming to Ascot.

It all came down to the last few strides as Dashing Willoughby, Barbados and Nayef Road race it out to be the first over the finishing line in the Queen Vase race yesterday afternoon. Dashing Willoughby was the first to hit the finishing line with Barbados coming in second place and Nayef Road in third. A very tight finish from the three horses, but a great finish for jockey Oisin Murphy who had a fantastic start to his come back after missing Salisbury earlier this month.

And Frankie Dettori strikes again for a second time as he takes first place with Crystal Ocean in the Prince Of Walesʼs Stakes, leaving behind Magical just a few strides from the finishing post. Dettori will be back for the Gold Cup at Ladies Day riding Stradivarius. Can the horse win the anticipated Gold Cup for a second time.

Daniel Tudhope leads Move Swiftly into first place in the fillies group 2 race. He now becomes one of the leading jockeys at Royal Ascot in the short two day period with 3 wins, also helping trainer William Haggas achieve a third win at Royal Ascot. Move Swiftly took first place over Rawdaa who was ridden by third place leading jockey Frankie Dettori, who definitely don’t believe third time lucky as he was defeated for his third win of the day.

A photo finish needed for the Royal Hunt Cup as Afaak takes the win after 260 days off, coming back with a massive win. Clon Coulis finishing second place but favourite New Graduate was nowhere to be seen near the finish, leaving Dettori with 2 wins at Ascot on the second day of Royal Ascot.

Show Me Show Me wanted it’s time to shine in the last race at Ascot yesterday after breaking out of the stalls to run the track solo. The lively filly became inpatient while waiting for the other horses to get into their stalls but later was withdrawn from the race. Southern Hills took the win home for jockey Ryan Moore after beating Platinum Star to the finishing post, giving Moore his third win at Ascot this week equalising with Danny Tudhope for the leading jockey.

Ladies Day commences today and we are looking forward to seeing some of the great races Royal Ascot has to offer, and of course not forgetting the great outfits. For more updates on Royal Ascot head over to our Twitter @EventmastersUK.

Royal Ascot Day One Review

WINNERS

14:00 – Lord Glitters

15:05 – Arizona

15:40 – Blue Point

16:20 – Circus Maximus

17:00 – The Grand Visir

17:35 – Addeybb

What a great start to Royal Ascot we saw yesterday, at the opening day of the 5 day celebrations. A fantastic entrance by the Queen and the royals who where brought into Ascot on a horse and carriage. The Queen wearing a stunning baby blue ensemble, which seemed to be the choice of colour for most ladies at Ascot yesterday.

The first race saw favourite and last year’s winner Accidental Agent left in the starting stall, allowing Lord Glitters to take 1st place at Ascot.

Back to back Champion jockey Silva De Sousa was given a 7 day ban and fined £1050 after using his whip above the permitted level on horse Beat The Bank, who came second in The Queen Anne race leaving peoples favourite Arizona to finish in 1st place. Still only a young horse Arizona is one to watch in the future after the brilliant win at Ascot.

What a replay from last year did we get from Blue Point and Battaash with both horses going head to head again at the final furlong, Blue Point taking 1st place. Battaash wasn’t looking strong at the beginning with the horse staying behind, but that changed heading into the final furlongs.

A fantastic start to Royal Ascot for jockey Ryan Moore who had a double win with Circus Maximus in The St James’s Palace Stakes and Arizona in the Kings Stand Stakes. Moore is set to ride the Queens horse Seniority in today’s Royal Hunt Cup.

The Grand Visir takes 1st place in The Ascot Stakes after a good run from Jukebox who lead the race until half way around the track. That was until The Grand Visir and Buildmeupbuttercup took the lead heading into the final stride, The Grand Visir taking 1st place leaving Buildmeupbuttercup in second place.

The final race of the day saw trainer William Haggas take home his 1st win at Royal Ascot 2019 with horse Addeybb. It became a one horse race at the final furlong when Addeybb took the lead being lengths in front of the pack.

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Royal Ascot

Around 10am today is the start of Royal Ascot for many race goers visiting Ascot for the Royal five days of celebrations. Royal Ascot sees 300,000 race goers across the five days of celebrations, and a huge 509 horses running to get that top spot.

The five day royal celebrations begin today with The Queen Anne Stakes group one race at 14:30 starting off Royal Ascot 2019. This will be a one mile race with horses being four plus years old. Last year saw Accidental Agent take first place with Lord Glitters behind at second. Both horses are back this year in The Queen Ann Stakes, but Mustashry ridden by jockey Jim Crowley is the people’s favourite. Could the first race of Royal Ascot give jockey Jim Crowley his first win of the five day event at Ascot, which sees him ride in five of the races this week.

The Coventry Stakes is a big race for trainer Aidan O’Brien who has four of his horses running in the 15:05 race this afternoon. One of these being favourite Arizona, who won his last race at Curragh in May this year. Potentially one of O’Brien’s strongest contenders in the race.

The third race of the day is another group one race with a distance of five furlongs. Last year’s winner of the Kings Stand Stakes was Blue Point who is back to secure 2 consecutive wins in this race, but can second place Battaash take this year’s top spot, after being beaten last year near the finishing post. Now back for a second year Battaash is the favourite in the 15:40 race.

Too Darn Hot is making a start at the 16:20 The St James’s Palace Stakes this afternoon, with an impressive start within the first year of racing, Too Darn Hot is coming into the top two of all races. Last months ride at Curragh saw the horse in second place with first place Phoenix Of Spain starting in todays 16:20 race. Is Too Darn Hot ready to lead the pack in todays race or will it be a repeat of Curragh for both horses.

Coeur de Lion is back for The Ascot Stakes, running at 17:00. Last year saw the horse reach sixth place, but is the potential weather forecast at Ascot the winning strike here for Coeur de Lion whose better going is heavy to soft. Not ruling out Macini ridden by jockey Sousa, a back to back winner of Britain’s champion jockey. This horse tends to be a leader of the track and has the potential to take the lead at Ascot today. Not one of the favourites today at Ascot but the horse could be a potential game changer.

The Wolferton Rated Stakes begin at 17:35 ending the first day at Royal Ascot 2019. Definitely one to watch in this race would be Mountain Angel whose last win at Ascot in May 2018 saw a clear final furlong, finishing in top spot. Also taking a double win at Epsom last month. Can the weather be onside for Mountain Angel and secure a win with a soft going.

Let’s begin Royal Ascot with some winner!

Royal Ascot: Your Need to Know Essentials

Ascot Racecourse: home to the some of the season’s finest flat racing fixtures. Races at Ascot are renowned for attracting a cast of thousands every year with the annual showcase, Royal Ascot, triumphing over all. The prestigious Royal Meeting boasts 8 fascinating Group 1 races, ranging in distance from the 5f King’s Stand Stakes to the 2 and a half mile Gold Cup. Five days of top-class racing at Ascot is the perfect tonic for those looking to combine pulsating action with a tremendous social occasion.

Royal Ascot 2019 Dates

Proceedings get underway at the prestigious Royal Meeting on Tuesday 18th June 2019. Royal Ascot Ladies Day is on Thursday 20th June 2019 with the event coming to a close on Saturday 22nd June 2019. A day to look out for is certainly Ascot Ladies Day, which this year is scheduled for Thursday 20th June.

Royal Ascot Racing Action

Royal Ascot combines a fabulous racing spectacle with unrivalled style and sophistication.

Ascot Dress Code

Synonymous with style, elegance and unrivalled sophistication – values which are upheld by the meeting’s impeccable dress code – Royal Ascot represents one of the world’s most popular social events in the summer calendar. The luxury and finery of this splendid social occasion is unrivalled by most and for good reason. The dress codes for two of the venue’s popular enclosures can be found below:

Royal Enclosure

Gentlemen are required to wear either grey or black morning dress inside the Royal Enclosure, this must include:

  • Waistcoat and tie (no cravats)
  • Black or grey top hat
  • Black shoes

Ladies are required to wear formal daywear when inside the Royal Enclosure and this is defined below:

  • Dresses and skirts should be of modest length, falling just above the knee
  • Tops and dresses should have straps of one inch or greater
  • Jackets and pashminas are permitted but must be worn over dresses and tops
  • Trouser suits are allowed but should be of full length and matching colour
  • Hats should be worn
  • A headpiece with a base of 4 inches or greater in diameter is also acceptable

Queen Anne Enclosure

Gentlemen with Queen Anne Enclosure Admission must wear a suit with a shirt and tie. Ladies with admission to the Grandstand are encouraged to dress for a formal occasion and should adhere to the following:

  • A hat, fascinator or headpiece should be worn at all times
  • Strapless/sheer strap top or dresses are not permitted
  • Trousers must be full length and comply with the above guidelines
  • Midriffs should be covered
  • Shorts are not permitted

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Royal Ascot: Your Guide to Ladies Day

With Royal Ascot starting tomorrow, here is your one stop shop for all you need to know about one of British sport’s most glamorous events.

When is Ascot Ladies Day?

Ladies Day is always on the Thursday of Royal Ascot, which this year falls on Thursday 20th June.

What is Ascot Ladies Day?

Ladies Day is a perennial favourite of racing festivals all across the world, but Royal Ascot takes the tradition to new heights of elegance and glamour. Guests, ladies in particular, are encouraged to come dressed to the nines and enjoy a day of racing in style. The practice is thought to have come from Ascot itself originally, either from Queen Anne herself, who founded the racecourse, or from an anonymous poet, who described the Thursday of the Royal Meeting as ‘when the women, like angels, look sweetly divine.’ in 1823.

Whatever the story, the tradition continues and 2019 look just to be just as glamorous as ever.

Royal Ascot Ladies Day Guests at Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea on the Queen Anne Lawns – Royal Ascot

What is the Ascot dress code?

Although other racing events encourage a refined sense of style, Ascot is renowned for the strictness of its dress code. Woven into the fabric of the event, Regency fashion arbiter Beau Brummel dictated the dress code for men in the 19th Century, and the formal tradition continues to this day.

Royal Enclosure

The most prestigious enclosure at Ascot demands a dress code to match. Women are required to wear dresses of modest lengths with straps of one inch or greater. Jumpsuits and trouser suits are welcome, but must be of a matching colour. Hats or larger headpieces are also a requirement. Men must be in black or grey morning dress, with a top hat.

Queen Anne Enclosure

Named for the events founder, steeped in pedigree and featuring such luxurious facilities as the Royal Ascot Pavilion, this enclosure’s dress code follows in a similar vein. Women are required to wear formal dress, with strapless and off the shoulder dresses not permitted. Rules on head-wear are relaxed however, with guests allowed to express themselves with all manner of hats, headpieces and fascinators. Men must wear a full length suit with a tie at all times.

Windsor Enclosure

A more casual experience, but no less befitting of the style and elegance Ascot is known for, the Windsor Enclosure requires women to wear formal dress, but gives more opportunity for guests to express themselves with different cuts and headwear. Men may also forgo a suit and tie, with a jacket, shirt and long trousers being the only necessities.

Where is Ascot?

Ascot Racecourse is located in beautiful Berkshire, less than an hours drive or train journey from London. Visitors coming from further afield will find it convenient from the M3, M4, M40 & M25 motorways as well as London Heathrow, ensuring you can make the most of your day at this remarkable event.

Eventmasters is delighted to be providing Royal Ascot hospitality. However, if you want to secure your place, there is limited availability remaining at Ladies Day 2020.

The Ascot Pavilion

With a private balcony overlooking the gorgeous Plaza Lawns, the Royal Ascot Pavilion packages provide your esteemed clientele with a delicious three-course lunch, complimentary bar and afternoon tea, before sauntering down to the Grandstand and Parade Ring to watch the thrilling action unfold.

Treat yourself, your employees or your important clients to this magnificent sporting and social occasion with our Royal Ascot Pavilion hospitality packages. In this glorious setting, tradition, pageantry and style intertwine to create a truly unforgettable experience.

The Gallery Restaurant

This brand new facility, with a superb second floor suite being introduced above The Lawn Club, provides guests with a fabulous corporate hospitality option, taking the place of the original Sandringham Restaurant. A splendid benefit of this new and delightful location is its situation relative to the racecourse; from its prime viewing position, attendants can enjoy the thrilling racing action like never before. The Royal Procession will also pass directly in front of the facility.

 

York Dante Festival: A Review

As expected, York Racecourse kicked off in style with the Dante Festival and racegoers enjoyed some impressive racing action on the Knavesmire.

This year also saw a record-breaking investment of over £8.8 million in prize money, the first £1 million Sky Bet Ebor and the opening of the new and luxuriously-impressive Premier Racing Lounge. This year, the Dante Stakes, now supported by Al Basti Equiworld Dubai promised to be the highlight of the festival and it definitely didn’t disappoint!

Telecaster stunned the crowds during the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes, as he charged towards the finish line and procured the title from last season’s champion Too Darn Hot. Frankie Dettori had the two-year-old nicely behind in fourth but when he urged Too Darn Hot to set pace, the young colt just couldn’t do enough to get past 3-year-old Telecaster, who was refusing to buckle.

On day three, it was Good Vibes, the 10-1 favourite that excited the crowds in the Langleys Solicitors British EBF Marygate Fillies’ Stakes. After a rough start, the David-Evans trained filly burst through the pack and upstaged Mighty Spirit to take the win. It was a sensational performance and now there are talks for her to make a trip to Royal Ascot!

Invincible Army proved he truly is invincible after stepping up to the Group Two level in the Duke of York Clipper Logistic Stakes on Knavesmire. The day one race, saw trainer James Tate more than pleased with the four-year-olds performance, who powered past PJ McDonald and El Astronaute to nab the win. Invincible Army continues to impress racegoers and there are high hopes for this colt, who has now been made the bookmakers favourite for Royal Ascot’s Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

So much excitement, thrill and unpredictable action! The Dante Festival is a race meeting that should be in every racegoers calendar. Racing fans are surely spoilt for action at this event, so if you missed out this year, make sure you and your friends attend the York Dante Festival in 2020!

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