Royal Ascot 2017
Royal Racecourse Ascot (Royal Ascot) – a sporting event, founded in the XVIII century by Queen Anne and since then annually held in the British town of Ascot, Berkshire.
The first race, which competed seven participants, and the prize fund was only 100 guineas (equivalent to £ 100), was held on August 11, 1711. For all its more than three centuries of existence, the Ascot racecourse was not held only between September 2004 and June 2006, when the famous race track was closed for repairs and a small redevelopment.
In 2017, the biggest prize was £60000 in The Longines Sagaro Stakes resources.
Main guest in Royal Ascot
The royal tribune is somewhat removed from the stands for the more ordinary visitors and fenced, but still more than 300,000 ordinary spectators buy tickets and come every year to Ascot to feel like a piece of history, enjoy the aristocratic atmosphere, from a distance to look at that “high society” and Even a little to join.
Prices and Audience
Relatively democratic prices for tickets (from £ 75 for a place on the main platform, from £37 for admission to the mass sector https://www.ascot.co.uk/ and the lack of rigor for the dress code of ordinary (“non-royal”) visitors increased the percentage of workers and middle-class present among those present in the stands . And they, as the British media and the blogosphere say, behave not at all “in a royal way” and dress worse than ever. Thus, even residents of the city of Ascot on the five days that the event lasts, strive to leave it, so as not to see the frantic drunken grief-aristocrats and aristocrats on its streets. So, contrary to the past glory of the status event, where beautiful manners and impeccable taste were shown, the jumps turned into a gathering of catastrophically bright and tastelessly dressed Englishmen and Englishwomen, ridiculously reaching in their attempts to stand out from the crowd with vulgar attire and reprehensible behavior. In 2012, the organizers of the race, realizing the scale of the catastrophe, grabbed their heads in horror and published new requirements on the official website (https://www.ascot.co.uk/dress-code) for the dress code, outlining the necessary details of the desired wardrobe for all categories of spectators: visitors to the royal sector of the stands, the main sector and the so-called mass sector, Where a certain place is not assigned to people.
According to these requirements, women of the royal sector are obliged to adhere to the following rules: dresses and skirts should be of “modest” length – just above the knee and below. Dresses, blouses and tops should have shoulder straps not less than an inch wide, even with a suit jacket, cardigan or cashmere cape.
The necessary presence of a headdress – unless with caps of every possible bizarre forms and color royal pranks are associated? However, according to the requirements, any accessory located on the head, at least 10 cm in size, except for the veil, is considered to be a hat. That is, a barrette, ribbon, volumetric bow, textile flower or large feather is not forbidden, provided that they cover most of the head.
Men are supposed to wear a dress uniform for morning receptions. It includes a suit, a shirt with a vest and a tie, a black hat or a gray hat, black shoes. It is allowed to remove the cylinder only in certain places, for example in a restaurant, in a personal box-cab, on the terrace or balcony, in the garden. No additional elements, such as colored ribbons, should be present on the cylinder.
It is rumored that the Royal Ascot will soon be equal to the provincial racecourse in the level of the public: for example, with the Grand National races taking place in the vicinity of Liverpool, whose guests are just famous for their unacceptable behavior and the absence of even a hint of refined manners. But as long as the members of the royal family will visit the Royal Ascot, setting an example to a more simple public, the aristocratic spirit of this event will live.
From Central London to Ascot Racecourse:
Travel time 1 hour 7 minutes
Distance 30.9 miles
From Four Season Ten Trinity Square to Ascot Racecourse:
Travel time 1 hour 37 minutes
Distance 36.9 miles
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