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Royal Ascot 2013

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The 2013 Royal Ascot meet will take place from Tuesday 18th June to Saturday 22nd June at the Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, just outside of London. The meeting was first established in 1711 and is attended by members of the Royal Family who arrive via horse drawn carriage each day. Over a quarter of a million people attend the world famous event that, in 2013, boasts a record purse of £5,000,000.

 

Each day The Royal Procession will make its way from the Golden Gates, along the racecourse and into the Parade Ring from 2.00pm each afternoon. The first race of six each day is at 2.30pm and the last race is at 5.35pm. The Royal enclosure is a uniquely exclusive area where the wealthy experience the true luxury that Royal hospitality can provide, and a place where the dress code is strictly enforced.

 

The highlight of the event for serious horse racing fans is the highly cherished Gold Cup race; Britain’s most prestigious horse race, which takes place on Thursday 20th June. However, for the fashion minded attendant, Ladies’ Day is the main attraction and this takes place on the Thursday also, making it the busiest day of the festival and ideal for both racing fans and the fashion conscious.

 

The Royal Ascot 2013 Schedule is as follows:

 

Tuesday 18th June 2013

 

2:30pm The Queen Anne Stakes (Group 1)

 

3:05pm The King’s Stand Stakes (Group 1)

 

3:45pm The St James’s Palace Stakes (Group 1)

 

4:25pm The Coventry Stakes (Group 2)

 

5:00pm The Ascot Stakes (Handicap)

 

5:35pm The Windsor Castle Stakes (Listed)

 

Wednesday 19th June 2013

 

2:30pm The Jersey Stakes (Group 3)

 

3:05pm The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2)

 

3:45pm The Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Group 1)

 

4:25pm The Royal Hunt Cup (Heritage Handicap)

 

5:00pm The Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2)

 

5:35pm The Sandringham Stakes (Listed) (Handicap)

 

Thursday 20th June 2013

 

2:30pm The Norfolk Stakes (Group 2)

 

3:05pm The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)

 

3:45pm The Gold Cup (Group 1)

 

4:25pm The Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

 

5:00pm The Tercentenary Stakes (Group 3)

 

5:35pm The King George V Stakes (Handicap)

 

Friday 21st June 2013   

 

2:30pm The Albany Stakes (Group 3)

 

3:05pm The King Edward VII Stakes (Group 2)

 

3:45pm The Coronation Stakes (Group 1)

 

4:25pm The Wolferton Rated Stakes (Listed)     

 

5:00pm The Queen’s Vase (Group 3)

 

5:35pm The Buckingham Palace Stakes (Handicap)

 

Saturday 22nd June 2013

 

2:30pm The Chesham Stakes (Listed)

 

3:05pm The Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)

 

3:45pm The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1)

 

4:25pm The Wokingham Stakes (Heritage Handicap)

 

5:00pm The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (Handicap)

 

5:35pm The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Conditions)

 

Tickets are still available from Royal Ascot’s official site and via telephone.
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