Ascot Racecourse Established
The Ascot racecourse is both Flat and National Hunt racecourse and is one of the oldest most famous racecourses among the UK horse Courses. It was established in 1771 by queen Anne who came about open grounds not far Windsor castle and saw the territory as fit for horses to race. Races began to take place and were the source and origin of the famous meetings held at Ascot racecourse, meetings such as the Royal Ascot, a five days fixture with more than 250000 racegoers and attendance by the queen herself as her private horses participate in the races of the Royal Ascot meeting.
Ascot Racecourse Developed
The Ascot racecourse continued its development thorough the 18th century with architects and builders erecting buildings and facilities upon its grounds. In 1813 the House of Parliament passed the Act of Enclosure that ensures the use of the Ascot racecourse as a public racecourse despite the fact of it belonging to the crown. A hundred years later, a holding company for the Ascot racecourse referred to as Ascot Authority was established followed by a reorganization of the different roles and departments. In 2001 the company became a Ltd. company as part of a redevelopment process and it is now Ascot Racecourse Ltd. the company in charge of running and managing the Ascot racecourse.
The Royal Ascot Meeting
The Royal Ascot meeting is the most famous horse racing meetings with almost 250000 racegoers attending the Ascot racecourse. The meeting lasts for 5 days and hosts popular races such as the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes and the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup. The meeting is heavily covered by the media and access to the Royal Enclosure is restricted by high security measures. Being one the most famous meetings of the season, the Royal Ascot attracts many punters keen on horse betting when the prize money is an avarage of £3.5 million.
Facilities and Services at Ascot Racecourse
As any famous respectable racecourse, the Ascot racecourse also offers facilities and services for a variety of events and activities. There are restaurants and bars at the course for the enjoyment of the racegoers or for the benefit of those wishing to celebrate events of any kind form birthdays to weddings. Private boxes are available for those willing and able to pay the price, halls and conference rooms are set for the purpose of attending business meetings, fashion shows, product launches and many more.
The Ascot racecourse is located approximately 6 miles away from the Windsor Castle at the small town of Ascot at Berkshire.