WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Limerick on Friday 27th May.
Ascot Racecourse is situated in the county of Berkshire and hosts 13 of Britain’s 36 annual Flat Group 1 horse races along with three Grade 1 Jumps races over 26 days of racing throughout the year.
Ascot has close associations with the Royal Family with the 179 ache course being leased from the Crown Estate and founded by Queen Anne in 1711.
In 2006, the New Ascot Grandstand was erected and opened by her Majesty the Queen. This is just one of several renovation projects carried out and scheduled at the prestigious racecourse to ensure standards are kept to the highest level possible.
The course accounts for 10% of all UK racegoers by attracting around 600,000 people annually.
Ascot hosts both flat and jumps racing throughout the year.
The flat course at Ascot is right-handed and triangular-shaped.
The course is fourteen furlongs around and has a two and a half furlong run-in.
Races between five and seven furlongs are run on the straight mile course.
The National Hunt course is also right-handed and reopened after major redevelopment in 2006/07. One of the improvements was with the drainage of the course which means that conditions rarely get testing.
Good jumpers tend to do well at the course due to the stiff fences.
Ascot hosts both flat and National Hunt racing throughout the year with many notable races to look forward to in both categories.
Beginning in 1911, Royal Ascot is the highlight of the year at Ascot Racecourse and attracts in excess of 30,000 people over each of the five days it takes place. Royal Ascot is often addended by members of the British Royal Family along with several high-profile celebrities who can be seen in the Royal Enclosure.
A total of 28 races take place at Royal Ascot with the highlight being Ladies’ Day which is on Day 3 (Thursday) of the festival. Ladies’ Day features the historic Gold Cup which is by far the richest non-handicap race in Britain with a prize fund of £625,000.
Other notable races at Royal Ascot include:
As well as Royal Ascot, the racecourse hosts several other prestigious meets and races throughout the year including the King George, the Ascot Chase, the Shergar Cup, the Clarence House Chase, the Long Walk Hurdle and Champions Day.
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|Address||High St, Ascot SL5 7JX|
|Phone||01344 876 876|
|Nearest Train Station||Ascot Station|