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4 reasons why Royal Ascot will be a great day out this summer
With the likes of the Cheltenham Festival, Epsom Derby Festival and others around there is no shortage of great racing events in the UK. But the one that is without doubt one of the most glamorous race meeting in the world is Royal Ascot. The Royal event is definitely the one of the most social and colourful extravaganzas on the British calendar.
Based in the delightful village of Ascot, the racecourse is one of the most legendary in the whole of the UK and one of the most widely known throughout the world.
It is not just for horseracing fans either. The event has developed a glitzy reputation as a celebrity hangout and off course royalty are very involved.
Royal Ascot is not just a horseracing event; it is an English institution. On the site, you will be able to see some of the country's most famous people in the nation's classiest labels. In fact, it could even be described as a fashion show with horseracing.
Here are four reasons why Royal Ascot has proved enduringly popular in England:
1. It is a great excuse to dress up!
Celebrities spend thousands of pounds putting together delightful outfits for the event and regular punters get in on the act, too.
As it takes place just ahead of the arrival of summer. The weather should (hopefully) be pleasant, allowing women to get out their finest dresses that have been hidden away for the cold winter season.
The most important part of any royal ascot outfit, though, is the hat. All sorts of colours, patterns and designs are used for the headwear, which range from being delightfully subtle to ridiculously over-the-top.
Previous years have seen hats featuring oversized ice cream cones, tablets and food, so let your imagination run wild!
Men are not left out either. Royal Ascot is the perfect opportunity to dig out your favourite suit or tuxedo and dress in style.
2. You can win some big money!
Another big selling point of Royal Ascot is obvious: the winnings!
Many of those taking punts at the event are new to horseracing, so you need not worry if you are inexperienced. In fact, it is the perfect place to be introduced to the pastime - just be sure you do not go overboard!
If you have no idea about how odds work, there is plenty of guidance onsite, with staff at hand to explain anything you are unsure about.
Hopefully, you will have a few friends who have gambled before, who will be able to guide you in the right direction when it comes to choosing your horse. There are many factors to considering, including the horse's form, condition and even the weather.
If you really want to up your chances, research all of the horses before the day and get an idea of who you want to back.
3. Enjoy the event's unique atmosphere
The atmosphere at Royal Ascot is unlike any other horseracing event.
Surrounded by the stunning Windsor Great Park, the grandstand at the course offers exceptional views of the racecourse, adding to the extravagant atmosphere on site.
With everyone dressed in a range of stunning outfits, Royal Ascot provides an atmosphere that is more like a wedding than a horseracing event.
4. Sample delightful food and drink
Royal Ascot offers a range of delicious meals and beverages. Whether you want to spend the day getting merry with your friends or instead relax with a non-alcoholic mocktail, there are enough options to suit any lifestyle.
If you book in advance, you can even reserve a spot at some of the exclusive dining locations onsite, where some masterfully crafted dishes are served up alongside a wide variety of fine wines.
#royalascot #ascot #royal #queen #fashionPosted: 05 June 2017 15:20:01 GMT by Shane
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