Author: Allison Graham

Ascot Archive Images – Royal Ascot Style

A guide to Royal Ascot Style La Loren leads the field The Italian screen legend, Sophia Loren, the epitome of Royal Ascot Style, graces Royal Ascot, 1966. Ascot has always played host to famous international figures. But whereas in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries they were most likely to be foreign royalty and international statesmen, in modern times you are equally likely to see some of the biggest names in Hollywood, dressed and styled by some of the leading names in couture fashion. In 1922 the Times correspondent wrote that “Ascot is notoriously the best place in England to see beautiful women in beautiful clothes,” and as a stunning Sophia Loren so elegantly demonstrated...

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Royal Ascot History and Traditions

Royal Ascot History and Traditions It was Queen Anne who first saw the potential for a racecourse at Ascot, which in those days was called East Cote. Whilst out riding in 1711, she came upon an area of open heath, not far from Windsor Castle, that looked an ideal place for “horses to gallop at full stretch.” The first race meeting ever held at Ascot took place on Saturday 11th August, 1711. Her Majesty’s Plate, worth 100 Guineas and open to any horse, mare or gelding over the age of six, was the inaugural event. Each horse was required...

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Horse Betting 101: the Different Types of Bet

Horse Betting 101: the Different Types of Bet There are three basic types of bets in horse racing: the Win, Each Way, and more recently, the Lay. The Win bet is the simplest type of bet for a horse race match that even horse betting beginners know. The mechanics of the game is to bet on a horse to win, and if it doesn’t take the first place, you lose. The Each Way, on the other hand, is two bets in one. It is both a Win bet and a Place bet which is a backup. If you bet...

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Racecourse Survey for Insiders Guide

We’re going through a rather major re-design at the moment, and one of the things we’d really like to do is to give our readers some insight into what goes on at racecourses… and when it happens. So with that in mind, we’d be very grateful if you could find the time to fill in this survey, which will allow us to create an ‘Insiders Guide’ for YOUR RACECOURSE. (Please scroll down for all of the questions!) Please can you also send us your schedule for the rest of the year including Racedays, with details (Music nights, family days, ladies days etc), non-racing...

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Betting tips and who to look out for at Ascot

The season’s most prestigious Flat race meeting is almost upon us as Royal Ascot takes centre stage between June 20 and 24. Punters will be treated to five days of top-class graded racing with Thursday’s Group One Gold Cup the undoubted highlight. The latest horse racing news at Bethut will help advise you as to which horses to back but Aiden O’Brien’s Order of St George is the current ante-post favourite at around 5/4. The son of Galileo was last seen winning a Listed race in Leopardstown on May 26 and may well renew acquaintances with Torcedor (16/1), who...

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