Royal Ascot is renowned across the globe. Underpinned with a rich and deep-rooted heritage, the Royal Meeting has not only survived the rigours of time, but it has also thrived. It is an experience shaped by the iconic moments that punctuate each day, declared underway by the Royal Procession as the clock strikes two. Though there are nuanced variations that differentiate one day from the next, each shares the same glorious atmosphere and sense of occasion, each is unmistakably Royal Ascot.
The Epsom Derby is one of the oldest and most famous horse races in the World and is the most popular flat race in the English Racing calendar. Dating back to 1661 it takes place at Epsom Downs Racecourse on the first Saturday in June each year and is the third classic of the English Flat Racing season.
The Cheltenham Festival is recognised worldwide as the pinnacle of the jump race calendar – it is quite simply the Olympic Games of National Hunt racing. Each day of the festival offers spectacular jump racing, building up to the grand finale, the Gold Cup, on Friday. Across each of its four race days, the Cheltenham Festival produces a special atmosphere. The ‘Cheltenham Roar’, which refers to the huge amount of noise generated for the start of the first race of the festival, is something not to be missed.
Join us for an evening at Royal Windsor Racecourse. Guests will meet at the 4* Oakley Court Hotel just upriver from the racecourse, where you will board your launch to take you to the races. A couple of glasses of Champagne on the journey will start the day off in the right manner.
Simon Double, horseracing manager will be on hand throughout to take you through the race card and offer some tips.
At the Racecourse you will enjoy full hospitality in the private suite overlooking the course. Set right on the bend of this prestigious racecourse, these suites offer spectacular views not only over the track, but over the stunning 165 acres of the venue.
The Arc de Triomphe
Paris, the world’s most romantic city is famous the world over for the iconic Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur and the River Seine. Renowned for gastronomic fayre and fine wine, it also plays host to Europe’s richest horse race, the Group One Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.
The weekend has been carefully planned, allowing you time to explore Paris on the Saturday while going to see Europe’s richest horse race on the Sunday with restaurants laid on for your pleasure for all three evenings.