Royal Ascot

Jockeys prefer the course conditions to be 'good'

Dating back to 1711, Royal Ascot is one of Europe's most famous race meetings with four days of world class racing.

Between 16-20 June, approximately 300,000 people will visit Ascot racecourse in Berkshire during Royal Ascot Week.

Attended every year by Her Majesty The Queen and various members of the Royal Family, each race day starts with a Royal procession as The Queen arrives in a horse-drawn carriage.

Featuring eight Group 1 races and 18 Group races in total, Royal Ascot is the most valuable race meeting in Britain, with over £5.5 million in prize money.

During Royal Ascot week 16,700 items of temporary furniture are hired and 2,400 cleaners work on a 24 hour rota to keep Ascot racecourse in tip top condition.

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16-20 June - Check the weather forecast for Royal Ascot to see whether you will need your brolly or sunglasses when enjoying a day at Ascot racecourse

Spectators and enthusiasts will be looking for the perfect course conditions to suit their chosen horse and rider and to make for an exciting few day of racing at the Ascot racecourse.

On race day, the course officials will check the course conditions and inform the owners and jockeys. This information also helps those who have an interest in the race.

Owners will be looking for the course to be classed as 'good' which means the ground will not be too hard or too soggy.

Check the official Royal Ascot for more information.

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