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Racing at Ascot 2018: Christmas Racing Weekend

Type:Sporting Event

Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX

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Racing at Ascot 2018: Christmas Racing Weekend

About

The first day of the Christmas Meeting features the Grade 2 Betfred Noel Novices' Steeple Chase, run over two miles and three furlongs and the Grade 2 MITIE Kennel Gate Novices' Hurdle run over two miles. Both these events are significant stepping stones towards the championship races for younger jumpers of both disciplines later in the year, culminating at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Saturday: Ascot's most valuable day of Jumps racing, featuring the two mile £150,000 Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle, the highest profile event of its type outside the Cheltenham Festival.

On a day when hurdlers take centre stage, the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle, the early season championship for stayers, caps a top quality programme.

SATURDAY ENTERTAINMENT
Off the track, the whole family can join in some festive fun by taking a ride at the fairground, experience Christmas tales live from the cosy confines of the Bandstand and even meet Santa’s reindeer! And of course, the Christmas Meeting wouldn’t be complete without a visit to see Father Christmas, who will be waiting in his Winter Wonderland to give a gift to every child, subject to availability and good behaviour throughout the year.

End the day with a Christmas carol concert to get you in the festive mood. Song books are provided free of charge and audience participation is encouraged! What better way to start your Christmas celebrations.

Please note all family entertainment takes place within the Grandstand Admission area so all racegoers can take part in the fun of the day.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Smoking Some Areas

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within walking distance

Catering

  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Groups welcome
  • Toilets on Site

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth - Colts and Fillies Club for under 17s.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From London and the North: M4 Junction 6 onto the A332 Windsor by-pass and follow the signs to Ascot. From the West: M4 Junction 10 to the A329(M) signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot. From the South and East: M3 Junction 3 onto the A332 signed to Bracknell and follow the signs to Ascot. From the Midlands: M40 southbound, Junction 4. Take the A404 towards the M4 (Junction 8/9). On the M4 head towards Heathrow / London. Leave M4 at Junction 6 and follow A332Windsor by-pass to Ascot. All visitors are advised to arrive as early as possible to avoid delays.

Public Transport Directions

South Western Railways runs a frequent service to Ascot from both Reading and London Waterloo. The average journey time is 27 minutes from Reading and 52 minutes from Waterloo. Regular services also run from Guildford. The railway station is a seven-minute walk from the racecourse.

Please note that Ascot is not within the London Oyster Card Zone.

Opening Times

Christmas Racing Weekend (21 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018)

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