Royal Ascot is Britain’s most popular race meeting. There is nothing quite like it in the social calendar – an atmospheric cocktail of priceless horses and the most extraordinary fashion parade in the world.
The luxuriously appointed marquee, The Platinum Suite, is situated within the Imperial Village which is located directly opposite the main Grandstand and within the racetrack itself.
Platinum Suite guests view the racing from a private viewing area which is right on the rail overlooking the finish line and this includes a raised viewing platform.
This is the very best value at Royal Ascot in 2013, a great fully-inclusive package close to the Grandstand with access to all areas included with the exception of the Royal Enclosure.
Royal Ascot 2013
|Royal Ascot||Platinum Package|
|Royal Ascot||Wednesday 19 June||Platinum Package|
|Royal Ascot||Thursday 20 June||Platinum Package|
|Royal Ascot||Friday 21 June||Platinum Package|
|Royal Ascot||Saturday 22 June||Platinum Package|
Royal Ascot is a national institution and the centrepiece of the British social calendar. Each year, for the third week in June, tradition, pageantry, fashion and style combine at one of the most beautiful settings in the country.
Each day follows the same format with The Royal Procession making its way from the Golden Gates, along the racecourse and into the Parade Ring from 2.00pm each afternoon. The first race of six each day is at 2.30pm and the last race is at 5.35pm, after which racegoers are invited to celebrate their winnings as they sing traditional favourites, and a few new ones, around the bandstand.
The opening day of what is sure to be a spectacular Royal Meeting gets off to a flying start with three Group 1 races (i.e. the very best in the world); the Queen Anne Stakes, the King’s Stand Stakes - the first British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge – and the St James’s Palace Stakes. As the first day of Royal Ascot, the fashion stakes are high but the atmosphere is relaxed which allows racegoers the chance to enjoy a glass of Champagne between races or explore the racecourse at their leisure.
The highlight of the second day is the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes. This is arguably the most important race at the Royal Meeting with an increased prize fund of £500,000 on offer. Also on the card are the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes, for older female milers and the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes, for the best up and coming two year old fillies (females). Wednesday is perfect for groups of friends to enjoy the Royal Ascot experience at a slightly gentler pace.
Thursday’s highlight is the Group 1 Gold Cup, a battle of stamina and determination over two miles and four furlongs - this undisputed long distance world championship is not for the faint hearted! Style, elegance and the height of the summer social calendar all combine on Gold Cup Day, colloquially known as ‘Ladies’ Day’. Although the whole week of Royal Ascot is a fashion show like no other, it is Thursday when the designer creations and millinery masterpieces reach new heights.
The feature race on Friday is the Coronation Stakes, which traditionally brings together the leading three-year-old fillies in Europe. Also on the card is the King Edward VII Stakes, colloquially called the ‘Ascot Derby,’ as its conditions mirror those of the Epsom Classic. This is the perfect way to start the weekend with friends and work colleagues.
The final day of the Royal Meeting always provides a dramatic climax and features one of the world’s most important and international races, The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the second British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge. Although the fashions are as elaborate as they are during the week, there is a pronounced, relaxed family feel as many people who are unable to attend until the weekend come to enjoy the experience of the greatest race meeting in the world.