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June 8, 2021

Royal Ascot to form part of second phase of government’s Events Research Programme

BERKSHIRE, U.K.—Royal Ascot meet begins Tuesday, June 15 and runs through Saturday, June 19. An allocation of Queen Anne Enclosure (General Admission) tickets are now available. 

The Queen Anne Enclosure is situated at the epicentre of Royal Ascot. Granting views of the Parade and Pre-Parade Rings, this is a vibrant and stylish world of colour, high fashion and incredible millinery, just a whisker away from the world’s finest horses.

Guests can enjoy access to prime views of the racing from the trackside viewing lawns and state-of-the-art Grandstand viewing terraces. 

If you are a Royal Enclosure Member, please click here for information about Badges.

Please note: There will be no cost to Royal Ascot attendees for any covid tests required to attend the event.

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Where you can watch

TVG, America’s original horse racing network, will bring the apex of international racing to fans across the U.S. as the network broadcasts the meet from Royal Ascot. 

Coverage will feature expert analysis and insight from TVG’s skilled staff who will be covering the races remotely from Los Angeles, California. First post time on Tuesday, June 15th through Friday, June 19th is 8:15 a.m. ET and first post on Saturday, June 19th is 7:40 a.m.

Royal Ascot to form part of second phase of government’s Events Research Programme

Ascot Racecourse, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and the Racecourse Association (RCA) announce today (26th May) that Royal Ascot (15th – 19th June) has been selected to be part of the Events Research Programme (ERP) on behalf of the sport.

Whilst the precise detail of what will be trialled and what the requirements from visitors to the racecourse will be remains work in progress, it is confirmed today that 12,000 people will be admitted each day to Royal Ascot. As details are confirmed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and following input from Public Health England and Ascot’s Safety Advisory Group, they will become available on this website.

This announcement means that all those who rolled over their 2020 bookings can now be accommodated and an allocation of Royal Enclosure Badges and Queen Anne (General Admission) tickets will go on sale this Friday, 28th May.

Further information on the above and on hospitality options will be available online as soon as possible.

Guy Henderson, Chief Executive at Ascot Racecourse, said: “We are delighted that Royal Ascot has been accepted to play its part in the next phase of the Government’s Events Research Programme. We much look forward to welcoming 12,000 racegoers each day.

“Our thanks go to our industry bodies, the British Horseracing Authority and the Racecourse Association, which led the preparation of the submission to Government.”

Julie Harrington, Chief Executive of the BHA, also welcomed the news: “It is excellent news that Ascot will be included in the Events Research Programme as a pilot event. It is an opportunity to demonstrate how racing events are perfectly suited to safely hosting spectators in greater numbers as we progress through the Government’s roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions.

“We are grateful to DCMS and this outcome reflects the strong and positive relationship between racing and Government. Working with colleagues we will ensure that our participants remain protected to the same degree that has been achieved with racing’s bespoke coronavirus protocols since resumption in June 2020.”

David Armstrong, Chief Executive of the RCA, added: “I am so pleased that Royal Ascot has been selected as part of the ERP program.

“The RCA and the Industry Return of Spectators Group have worked closely with the ERP (and its predecessor groups) to develop pilot options across racing which demonstrate the safe nature of the racecourse environment and the strength of our operating protocols.

Royal Ascot News Release

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