Royal Ascot Begins
Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and has since received the patronage of a further eleven monarchs. The Ascot summer race meeting officially became a Royal week in 1911. Each day of the week begins with the Royal Procession, when The Queen and accompanying members of the Royal Family arrive along the track in horse-drawn landaus. They then spend the day watching the races from the Royal Enclosure.
The Royal Ascot attracts many of racing’s finest horses to compete for more than £8m in prize money! As well as the extravagance of the event, those who attend dressed in their finest clothes. Click – here for the Royal Ascot website to check out some of the lookbooks!
- Start off with the Royal Ascot section in our monthly activity book – here
- Enjoy a horse themed one-page My Times newspaper – here
- Watch some 1964 Royal Ascot footage – has anyone has attended before? – here
- Hold your very own races by creating a race track with ticket stubs and betting slips – here
- More inspiration for your own race track game here (with limited resources) – here
- Ascot fashion is nothing if not weird – have an Ascot “weird” fashion show – here