Number Plates – Royal Ascot

This week sees Royal Ascot. Ascot Racecourse is a British Racecourse located in Ascot, Berkshire which is used for thoroughbred horse racing. The course enjoys close associations with the British Royal Family and is approximately 6 miles from Windsor Castle. The Royal Meeting is held in June and its highlight is The Gold Cup.

Ascot Racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne. The first race ‘Her Majesty’s Plate’ with a purse of 100 guineas was held on 11 August 1711. Seven horses competed, each carrying a weight of 12 stones. This first race comprised three separate four mile heats.

In 1813 Parliament passed an Act to ensure that the grounds would remain a public racecourse. A new grandstand was opened in 1839. A further Act of Parliament of 1913 (Ascot Authority Act 1913 c.lxxxiv) establishing the Ascot Authority which entity manages the racecourse to this day.

From its creation until 1945 the only racing that took place at Ascot was the Royal Meeting, a four day event. Since that date, more fixtures have been introduced to the grounds, notably steeplechase and hurdles in 1965.

 

Every year Royal Ascot is attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family, arriving each day in a horse drawn carriage with the Royal procession taking place at the start of each race day and the raising of the Queen’s Royal Standard. It is a major event in the British social calendar, and the press coverage of the attendees and what they are wearing often exceeds the actual racing. There are three enclosures attended by guests on Royal Ascot week.

Over 300,000 people make the annual visit to Berkshire during Royal Ascot week, making this Europe’s best attended race meeting. The Gold Cup is on Ladies day on the Thursday.

We at Motor Marks have compiled a short list of personalised and cherished number plates that we think are suitable for Royal Ascot and have listed them below.

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