Enjoy and share more than 90 stories behind the Royal Meeting through an online collection of Royal Ascot stories

To celebrate Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse has produced an online collection of more than 90 stories delving into the people and traditions – past and present – that make the Royal Meeting an event like no other. The collection, named ‘Like Nowhere Else’, is broken into four sections – Racing, Style, Pageantry and Fine Dining. Each section gives the reader a glimpse into the personalities, anecdotes and history that make the Royal Meeting so special and features some of the most iconic moments in the…

Ascot Racecourse announces 2014 financial results

Pre-tax profits rise to £3.1m Growth of both racing and events income Loan repayment programme ahead of schedule Ascot Racecourse today announced its financial results for the 12 months to 31st December 2014. Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited (AAHL) reported a pre-tax profit of £3.1 million, a strongly improved financial performance. Financial summary 2014 £’000 2013 £’000 Turnover 68,063 46,673 Cost of sales (40,490) (25,563) Gross profit 27,573 21,110 Administrative expenses (19,231) (15,125) Other operating income 407 332 Group operating profit 8,749 6,317 Group share of…

All the news and quotes from today’s Royal Ascot & Global Sprint Challenge media morning

The historic Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket played host to a press conference on the morning of Thursday, June 11, with connections of international challengers from Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and the USA talking about their hopes for Royal Ascot next week. Able Friend is currently the joint highest-rated horse in the world following four Group One victories at Sha Tin in Hong Kong, three of which have come at a mile. His most recent victory was in the Group One Champions Mile at Sha…

Vintage season in prospect as Cartier Racing Awards go into 25th year in 2015

The Cartier Racing Awards have reached a landmark 25th year and, with some outstanding performances already seen on the track, 2015 looks set to be a vintage season. The 25th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, on the evening of Tuesday, November 10. The Cartier Racing Awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in horseracing. In addition to the eight equine awards, the Cartier/Daily Telegraph Award of…

31 entered for £1.15 million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot on July 25

The exciting entries for Ascot’s midsummer showpiece, the Group One King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Sponsored by QIPCO) which is staged over a mile and a half on Saturday, July 25, are revealed today. There is a strong European flavour about the very prestigious contest, which has record prize money of £1.15 million after a recent 15 per cent boost, with four entries from France, two from Italy and one from Germany, plus 10 contenders from Ireland. The French-trained contingent looks particularly strong…

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