Ascot announces new horsemen initiatives

Following the announcement in January that Royal Ascot will be run for a record £6.6m next week, (after an increase of £1m on 2015 values), Ascot Racecourse today unveils enhanced facilities and benefits for horsemen, for next week and beyond. Owners & Trainers Badging & Facilities – Royal Ascot The new Unsaddling Enclosure, equipped with equine misters, was completed and opened in April. The whole of the upstairs first floor of the Pre-Parade Ring building has been dedicated to Owners’ and Trainers’ dining facilities for…

Miss Temple City heading back to Royal Ascot

Miss Temple City (Graham Motion USA), who finished a close fourth in the 2015 Coronation Stakes for the USA, will be heading back to Royal Ascot this year with the £175,000 Group Two Duke of Cambridge Stakes (Wednesday, June 15) her target. Beaten just two lengths behind Ervedya (Jean Claude Rouget FR) last year, the four-year-old Miss Temple City recorded the biggest victory of her career last time out when taking the Grade One Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland on April 15, when she saw…

Record overseas entry for Royal Ascot

A record number of overseas entries from eight countries feature among a total of 394 entries for the eight Group One highlights at Royal Ascot in June this year. There are 164 overseas entries in all, as against a previous best of 156 in 2013, including a record 35 from outside Europe (previous highest 27 in 2011). There is representation from Ireland (81), France (44), the USA (18 – the highest ever level – previous highest 13 in 2011), Australia (9), Germany (4), Hong Kong…

Ascot Racecourse appoints new Director of Food & Beverage plus Head of Betting

Ascot Racecourse today announced two new appointments. Jonathan Parker will take up the role of Director of Food & Beverage, while Guy Chadwell becomes Head of Betting. Mr Parker will join Ascot later in the summer, post Royal Ascot, after completing his ninth championships as Catering Operations Director at Wimbledon. He is currently Operations Director for FMC, part of the Compass group, the official caterer to The Championships, Wimbledon. Mr Chadwell takes up his position later this month. A management consultant, he was previously at…

2016 Gold Cup to honour The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Ascot to acknowledge contribution of breeders with two new initiatives Ascot Racecourse today, Sunday, March 6, announces that this year’s renewal of The Gold Cup will be run as, The Gold Cup in Honour of The Queen’s 90th Birthday. Johnny Weatherby, Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating The Queen’s 90th birthday in the race title of The Gold Cup. “The Gold Cup, recently won of course by The Queen herself, is the historic centrepiece of Royal Ascot, and is…

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