Royal Ascot Festival
14th - 18th June 2011
The Royal Ascot premiered on 11th August 1711. Founded by Queen Anne it staged Her Majesty's Plate as its maiden race, offering a purse of 100 guineas. Since then the Royal Ascot has been the highlight of the racing season; representing glamour, elegance and sporting perfection. A winner at the Royal Ascot will be remembered.
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Ascot Gold Cup
The Ascot Gold Cup is the principal race of the five days that constitute the Royal Ascot Festival. It runs over a distance of two miles and four furlongs, and is open to thoroughbred horses aged four and above. Its distance classifies it as a so-called 'stayers' event, meaning that it puts the horses' stamina to the test. Amongst its kind it is the most prestigious and valuable of races.
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Ascot Racecourse is a famous English course used for thoroughbred horse racing. It is considered to be one of the UK's leading courses, hosting 9 of the 32 Group 1 races.
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