Ladies Day at Royal Ascot
Ladies day is a tradition at all major UK racing festivals and Royal Ascot is no different. Ladies Day falls on Thursday 21st June in 2018, with thousands of racing fans flocking to the racecourse, making it the busiest day of the whole festival.
History of Ladies Day
Ascot racecourse has been holding horse racing events for over 300 years, with Royal Ascot now the biggest event of the UK racing calendar. With such a long tradition, it is no wonder that Ascot was also the founding place of the traditional Ladies Day. The day is always held on the Thursday of the festival, which is often the busiest day and the day with the most exciting races. The Gold Cup is held on Ladies Day each year and is one of the biggest races anywhere in the world.
Historically, Ladies Day offered free entry for all women, or allowed women to attend an event that was previously male only. These days, it offers a chance for all attendees to dress up to the nines and even win prizes for the best dressed. Prizes in the past have included cars, holidays and unique day experiences that are often provided by local businesses. Dress codes are often strictest on Ladies Day to ensure that everyone is looking their best. If you are heading down to Royal Ascot for the day, make sure to check the specified Royal Ascot style guide so you don’t get turned away.
Schedule for Ladies Day at Royal Ascot
Ladies Day races last from 2:30 pm to 5:35 pm, just like the other racing days at Ascot this year. Some of racing most famous horses are racing as well, with Order of St George due to be the highlight. With 13 wins in his racing career, he will be looking for number 14 in the Gold Cup at 4:20 pm. The races for Ladies Day are as follows:
2:30 pm - Norfolk Stakes
3:05 pm - Hampton Court Stakes
3:40 pm - Ribblesdale Stakes
4:20 pm - Gold Cup
5:00 pm - Britannia Stakes
5:35 pm - King George V Stakes
Bet UK have prepared the racecards and results. for all races at Ascot this year.
The highlight of the day is the historic Gold Cup, which has been held every year since 1807 and is the biggest race of the whole week. The trophy for the Gold Cup will be presented by a selected member of the royal family. The Queen has been in attendance every day of the festival so far, we could see the trophy being presented by the head of the family.
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