Enjoying the Royal Ascot

On the 16th of June 2009, another five days of racing excitement kicked off, that continues through to Saturday the 20th of June 2009. The Royal Ascot is one of the leading and best supported horse racing events, as it is seen as the prestigious racing meeting of the year, in the United Kingdom. The Ascot Racecourse has always been associated with the Royal Family and this years events again began with the Queen opening the proceedings in a horse drawn carriage, to the delight of the thousands of spectators.

The Royal Ascot offers approximately sixteen racing events over the five day period and there is a Group 1 event to look forward to everyday. The Group 1 events include The Queen Anne Stakes, King’s Stand Stakes, St James Palace Stakes, Prince of Wales Stakes, The Gold Cup, The Coronation Stakes and The Golden Jubilee Stakes. Total prize money for the Royal Ascot totals a staggering £4,450,000 this year. Spectators are excited to attend this glamorous event, not only because of the top class racing action, but because of the opportunity to show off their best dresses and stylish outfits. The Royal Ascot has a strict dress code, ensuring the integrity of the event and adding sophistication to horse racing.

The first day of racing has already provided three Group 1 champions, with Paco Boy taking the Queen Anne Stakes, the King’s Stakes being taken by Scenic Blast and Mastercraftsman showcasing his talents in the St James Palace Stakes. For the up coming Group 1 events, a few horses have been selected as favorites, such as Ghahaati, Rainbow View, Elusive Wave and Again getting the nod for the Coronation Stakes; and the Golden Jubilee Stakes favorites being Sacred Kingdom, Kingsgate Native and JJ the Jet Plane.

Spectators to the Royal Ascot will be able to enjoy thrilling horse racing action, ample parking, tasty food and beverage facilities and an experience that is not easily matched. Tickets to this magnificent event sell out extremely fast, as no-one in the horse racing community, or racing enthusiasts, want to miss out on this royal race meeting.

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