Mappin & Webb announced as official silverware and trophy supplier to Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse, home of the Royal Meeting, today announces that Mappin & Webb has been designated the Official Silverware and Trophy Supplier for the world famous sporting venue. Mappin & Webb has had a 75-year association with Royal Ascot to date, having produced many of its historic race trophies and cups since creating the Gold Cup for the first time in 1938. The Gold Cup (1807), Ascot’s oldest surviving race, is one of only three races (30 in total) at the Royal Meeting for which…

Ascot Racecourse and Longines sign five year official partnership agreement

Ascot is delighted to announce that Longines, providers of race times at the racecourse since 2007, today become official partners of the racecourse, initially through to 2017. The Swiss watchmaker will continue to be official timekeeper, credited on Channel 4, but now with enhanced on course presence. This will include a branded chronometer close to the winning post and an elegant clock in the Parade Ring throughout the year, including at Royal Ascot and on QIPCO British Champions Day. Longines is also ‘The Official Watch…

Rosie Napravnik amongst international stars confirmed for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup

Rosie Napravnik, one of North America’s leading jockeys, and Lisa Allpress, the best female jockey that New Zealand has ever produced, will join Britain’s best, Hayley Turner (Captain), in the Girls Team for the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday 10 August. Meanwhile Gary Stevens (Captain), one of the USA’s greatest ever jockeys, will be joined on the Rest of the World team by Japanese ace Yasunari Iwata, who has won three Japan Cups including the last two on Buena Vista…

A dozen nations come together in Royal Ascot Group One entries. US trainer McPeek keen to have runners

Exciting global entries are revealed today for the seven Group One races run this year at Royal Ascot, which takes place from Tuesday, June 18 to Saturday, June 22 inclusive.   The wonderfully cosmopolitan nature of the Royal Meeting, which has record prize money of £5 million in 2013, continues to expand year by year and up to a dozen countries could be represented in the Group One contests this year.   In total, there are 367 Group One entries – up from 344 in…

Royal Ascot prize money reaches £5 million for the first time

Windsor Forest Stakes renamed “The Duke of Cambridge Stakes” Prize money at Royal Ascot will be a record £5 million this year, representing an increase of £500,000 (11%) from 2012 and Ascot is delighted to announce that the Windsor Forest Stakes has been renamed the Duke of Cambridge Stakes. As well as reaching the £5 million Royal Ascot milestone for the first time, annual prize money for all race days in 2013 is in excess of £10 million (£10,001,150) and although this threshold was reached…

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