And they’re off! Today marks the first of London’s most glamorous event in the sporting calendar, the Royal Ascot. Considered the place to see and be seen for high society, the five-day sporting event draws in royal watchers, party goers, and horse racing enthusiasts alike! Though seen by today’s standards as a social and fashionable event, the Royal Ascot remains the ultimate stage for some of the best horse races in the world.
Dating back to 1711 when Queen Anne founded the races, the Royal Ascot is still attended by the Royal family including Her Majesty the Queen. Today, it features a daily horse-drawn procession from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse led by the Royal carriage. The sporting event welcomes approximately 300,000 visitors across the five days of Royal Ascot, and in 2011 offered nearly £4 million in prize money.
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