The 2019 Royal Ascot Tour – Not to be Missed
In association with Ambassador Travel I extend a warm welcome to join me on the 2019 Royal Ascot Racing Tour. This is undoubtedly one of the greatest race meetings in the world as well as being the most celebrated social events of the year.
Royal Ascot is one of the most famous race meetings in the world with over 300 years of history and is a sporting venue rich in heritage and culture, and attended by members of the British Royal Family as they arrive in their horse-drawn carriage. A national institution, Royal Ascot is the centrepiece of the British social calendar. Each year, the tradition, pageantry and fashion combine at one of the most beautiful settings in the country and the fashion holds no bounds.
In the past Australian horses have met with success at Royal Ascot no doubt they will have a strong representation in these events again in 2019. There are few sporting events that can match the rich history of racing at Royal Ascot with champion thoroughbreds from across the globe including Hong Kong, the USA, New Zealand and of course,
Australia competing. Over 300,000 visitors attend the event over the five-day racing carnival. The quality of the racing at Royal Ascot is simply outstanding, with nearly £4 million in prize money on offer and a total of eighteen ‘Group’ races over the five days. The tour includes the first and final days of this prestigious race week, highlighted by the King’s Stand Stakes (first day) and Golden
Jubilee Stakes (last day) , and you will have the opportunity to attend any of the other race days. At least one group race is run every day of the carnival.
Watch the world’s most famous race meeting from the epicentre of Royal Ascot, the Queen Anne Enclosure which is named in honour of the racecourse’s founding monarch. Situated close to the Parade Ring and the Winners’ Enclosure, you are right at the heart of the action. With elegant Champagne bars and tea rooms of the beautifully manicured Queen Anne Lawns, the atmospheric raised terraces from where you can watch the Royal Procession and world-class racing followed by the uplifting tradition of singing around the Bandstand; this enclosure allows you to tailor your ideal day.
You have the option to upgrade to the Furlong Restaurant. Newly added in 2018, this restaurant offers a contemporary fine dining concept within the Queen Anne Enclosure. Guests can take advantage of the inviting lounge-seating and also enjoy the expansive elevated viewing deck overlooking the final furlong. A combination of grazing and seated menu concepts, live cooking theatre and spectacular dessert stations promise an experience like nowhere else.
As well as Royal Ascot no doubt another of the highlights will be our visit to Newmarket, renowned as the horse racing capital of Europe. Newmarket is the headquarters of the British Racing Board and has a history dating as far back as 1174 making it the earliest known racing venue of post classical times.
You will mix with racing’s elite in this quaint English town as everything gears towards Royal Ascot. Visit stables, watch horses train on the heath and take in the National Thoroughbred Museum. As well you will visit also visit two of the world’s leading stud farms, including Dalham Hall owned by Sheik Mohammed Maktoum of Dubai, and Banstead Manor Stud owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. Stallion parades will be held at both properties.
Your accommodation is centrally located and in walking distance to some of the leading English trainer’s stables which house many of the contenders for Royal Ascot including the Australian contingency.
At our welcome dinner on Saturday June 17th at the Bedford Lodge in Newmarket, you will enjoy an informal dinner in the company of special guests including English and Australian racing identities who will share their insight on the forthcoming races. This picturesque city is also the European base for two of the largest racing and breeding conglomerates in the world – Darley and Juddmonte Farms. At the completion of the tour you have the option of extending your trip for further travel throughout England and Europe, including Stonehenge and Bath, Oxford and Stratford and the Irish Derby at Curragh.
You could also consider a luxury cruise with Silversea. Perhaps you could arrive into Europe early, relax and enjoy the timeless treasures Europe has to offer prior to Royal Ascot, or look to enjoy a Mediterranean or Northern Europe cruise after. Experience whispered luxury on Silversea’s intimate ships, calling on exciting new ports with numerous overnight stays and late departures allowing you to get closer than ever before.
This is the 7th time that I’ve hosted a tour for Ambassador Travel to Royal Ascot and in 2016 the tour was highlighted with a visit to Banstead Manor and seeing the great horse Frankel. For more information and a to be sent a detailed brochure, visit www.ambassadortravel.com.au
If you are a single lady or gentleman and would like to travel to Royal Ascot, this is the perfect tour for you to meet with up like-minded people. You will be always placed with other people and will never have to worry about being on your own. For any people wishing to join the Royal Ascot Tour as part of the Ladies in RACING Group please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .