ascot racecourse

Ascot Racecourse

They’re under starters orders at Ascot Racecourse for the Victoria Cup Raceday.  Gates open at 11am and tickets are available.

The May Racing Weekend culminating with the Victoria Cup Raceday represents the final chance for racegoers to visit Ascot before June’s Royal Meeting.

There are seven races on the card with today’s feature race in part a nod to Royal Ascot, albeit also a prestigious prize in its own right.  Many of the participants in the Victoria Cup, a seven-furlong handicap, will return to contest major handicaps at the Royal Meeting.  But with prize money well in excess of £100,000, it’s a race that every trainer and jockey wants to win.

As always at Ascot, the action on the track is only part of the story.  Tribute acts from Spice Girls, Westlife, Madness and McBusted will perform throughout the day and after racing.

(Preview courtesy of the Ascot Racecourse website).

Gates open at 11am, first race at 2.15pm.

Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.

Tickets on the day at Ascot Racecourse are available.  Under 18s (maximum of 4) are free when accompanied by an adult.

Travel tips

By car: Ascot is accessible from the M3, M4 and M40 and parking is available.  For details and to book visit the Ascot website.

By train:  South West Trains runs a frequent service to Ascot from both Reading, Guildford and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 52 minutes from Waterloo. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.