Day at Ascot races

Saturday, July 14, 2007 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Ascot, founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, is one of the world's greatest racecourses and the best racecourse in the UK.

Day at Ascot races, originally uploaded by Craig Grobler.

It was while Queen Anne was out riding on the edge of Windsor Great Park that she noticed a natural clearing near the village of East Cote, now called Ascot. Queen Anne ordered a course to be laid out 'for horses to gallop at full stretch' and so the Royal Racecourse was born. The first four-day Royal Meeting was held in June 1768, changing to a five day meeting in 2002, the Queen's Golden Jubilee year. Today Ascot Racecourse stages the highest quality flat and jump racing throughout the year and is undoubtedly the best racecourse in the world.