Ascot Racecourse is one of UK’s leading racecourses, and stages both flat races and national hunt. It hosts nine of Britains 31 Grop 1 races. One of the most important races is the Ascot Gold Cup, which takes place each year in June. It’s run over a distance of 2 miles and 4 furlongs.
Ascot Racecourse is a right-handed triangular, just under 1¾ miles long. For flat races, the round course descends from the mile-and-a-half start into the lowest part of the track, called Swinley Bottom. It turns right-handed and joins the Old Mile Course, which starts as a separate chute about a mile from the finish. The course rises to the right handed home turn over a new underpass to join the straight mile course. The run in of about 3 furlongs rises slightly to the winning post.
In national hunt, the Chase course has seven flights of hurdles per circuit. The course is of a galloping nature with easy turns.
Ascot Racecourse has three restaurants: On 5, Parade Ring and Panoramic.
Flat races: Yes
National hunt: Yes
Capacity: 70 000
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