Horse Racing

Flat Racing

Flat Racing is by far the most popular form of thoroughbred racing in both the UK and the world. There is nothing quite like pitting the fastest horses against one another in a direct race to the finish.

The highlights of the flat season are widely known as The Classics, the first leg is made up of the Newmarket Classics – 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas.

The second leg is made up of The Derby and The Oaks, both ridden over 1m 4 furlongs at Epsom in early June. The Oaks is regarded as the Fillies’ Classic, The Derby as the Colts.

The final leg is the St Leger, held over 1m  6 1/2 furlongs at Doncaster.

Aside from The Classics, the highlight for most race goers is Royal Ascot, probably the centerpiece of the British social calendar and the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.

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Jump Racing

National Hunt Racing is the official name given to that form of the sport of horse racing in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland, in which the horses are required to jump fences and ditches. National Hunt Racing in the UK is divided into two major distinct branches: Hurdles and Steeplechases.

The Grand National is the most famous National Hunt race, which takes place each year at Aintree racecourse near Liverpool. More people bet on the Grand National than on any other horse race in the UK. The race is four and a half miles long with high fences. The most famous horse to take part in the Grand National was Red Rum.

The Cheltenham Festival – known by many as the Olympics of horse racing is another not to be missed. Four days of action that include the finest horses, jockeys, owners and trainers battling it out for the highest racing honours. An occasion your guests will always remember and a chance to put on your finest National Hunt attire.

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official hospitality package

Official Hospitality Package

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Morning Coffee On Arrival

drinks reception

Drinks Reception

gourmet luncheon

Gourmet Luncheon

afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea

complimentary bar

Complimentary Bar

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On Side Hostesses

reserved seating

Reserved Seating

event documentation

Event Documentation

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On Side Management Team



Venues & Events

Ascot is home to some of world’s biggest race meetings, hosting 13 of Britain’s 36 annual Group 1 horse races. The racecourse is situated in the heart of Berkshire’s picturesque countryside, and enjoys close associations with the British Royal Family, being just a few miles away from Windsor Castle. The course’s outstanding £200 million grandstand houses an array of elegant hospitality suites, ranging from the Panoramic Restaurant to the stately Private Boxes overlooking the final furlong of the course.

Jul 08

Summer Mile Racing Weekend

8th July - 9th July
Jul 22

King George Weekend

22nd July - 23rd July
Aug 06
Sep 02

Festival of Food and Wine Race Weekend

2nd September - 3rd September
Sep 30

Autumn Racing Weekend & Ascot Beer Festival

30th September - 1st October
Oct 15
Jan 21

Ascot January Meeting

21st January 2023
Feb 18

Betfair Ascot Chase Raceday

18th February 2023

Hidden amongst the hills of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham racecourse is regarded by many to be the most picturesque in Britain. The natural amphitheatre created by the surrounding hills provides a spectacular backdrop to the Cheltenham Festival, one of the most exciting events on the British racing calendar.

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Aintree Racecourse is home to the Grand National, the most famous racing event in the world and the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of £1 million. The course features much larger fences than those found on conventional National Hunt tracks, many of which have become famous in their own right. Hospitality attendees can savour a day of luxury, which includes gourmet dining and some of the best views of the racecourse.

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York Racecourse is steeped in history and plays host every year to a range of meetings including the informal party highlight of the year, the John Smith’s Meeting, and the Ebor Festival where outstanding racing is combined with fashion and fun over all four of it’s feature days. Guests at any of York’s meetings can expect fine dining in luxurious surroundings.

Aug 17

Ebor Festival

17th August - 20th August

Doncaster Racecourse holds prestige as the home of The St Leger Festival. The festival contains the oldest of Britain’s five classics – the St Leger Stakes, which dates back to 1776. In addition, the festival is home to the hotly contested Portland Handicap and the Group 2 Champagne Stakes. Doncaster also caters to the less dedicated racing fans as The St Leger Festival has a fantastic social scene, featuring high class fashion, music and sensational live entertainment.

Sep 07

St Leger Festival

7th September - 10th September

The home of The Derby, Epsom Downs is one of the most prestigious racecourses in the UK. One of Britain’s five classics, the Derby brings racegoers out in their thousands as punters flock to the course to savour the unique test of speed, stamina and balance needed to negotiate the hallowed Epsom turf. With a capacity crowd of 130,000, the Epsom Downs Racecourse provides an unmatchable atmosphere, and will be sure to impress guests who experience the course with the exquisite hospitality on offer.

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Horseracing has been a part of Goodwood since 1802, when the 3rd Duke of Richmond introduced the sport as an amusement for local army officers. Fast forward 200 years and Goodwood’s racing season now consists of our flagship event, the Qatar Goodwood Festival, affectionately known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’.

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