King Charles III Royal Ascot

King Charles III to attend Royal Ascot

The reigning British Monarch has decided to attend the racing at Ascot Racecourse this year following his cancer diagnosis and one year on from his first Royal Ascot as King.

The excitement and anticipation are building rapidly amongst horse racing fans ahead of the return of Royal Ascot to Ascot Racecourse in June 2024. The sport’s richest and arguably most prestigious event is once again set to take place over the course of five days from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd June 2024.

In terms of history, Royal Ascot has plenty of it with the British Royal Family being a vital part of its event ever since its founding. The Ascot Racecourse itself was founded by Queen Anne back in 1711, and it was no less than 200 years later in 1911 that what had previously been an annual summer race meeting became a Royal event.

Since then, the Royal Family has continued to be the cornerstone of this prestigious event, and they have made history along the way. Perhaps the most prominent example comes from the 2013 renewal of the Ascot Gold Cup where Estimate, the horse that was owned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, won this event’s most prestigious race with Jockey Ryan Moore riding Estimate to victory that day. This made Queen Elizabeth II the first reigning monarch to ever win this particular race.

It is well-known that the Royal Family are massive fans of horse racing, and at Royal Ascot each year there is a royal procession where members of the British Monarchy can wave and greet racegoers ahead of the enthralling action to come.

Since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, this tradition has of course continued under the reign of her son, King Charles III. The 2023 renewal of Royal Ascot was his first as King, and it saw him follow in his mother’s footsteps, winning his first race at this event thanks to Tom Marquand and Desert Hero.

Last year also saw a race, the King Charles III Stakes named in the Monarch’s honour, as it was the first horse racing event that the King had attended since his reign began a few months previously.

On the third day of last year’s racing at Ascot Racecourse, Jockey Marquand was able to emerge victorious, riding Desert Hero to a win the King George V Stakes that year by a margin of two and a half lengths ahead of Oisin Murphy’s Valiant King and Bertinelli, ridden by Ryan Moore, in third place.

According to a report from the Mail Online, His Majesty King Charles III intends to attend one or more days of the upcoming Royal Ascot, despite his treatment following his cancer diagnosis earlier on this year.

This will be fantastic news for racegoers, as it will give them the opportunity to greet him as he takes part in the royal procession and in the emotions that are part of the enthralling racing that is provided for all who attend Royal Ascot.

With the 2024 renewal of the iconic and illustrious Royal Ascot underway in a matter of weeks at Ascot Racecourse, excitement, and anticipation are certainly on the rise amongst horse racing fans.

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