Royal Ascot Spotter’s Guide… If you’re visiting Royal Ascot or watching on the television, here are some features you might like to look out for:


The Grandstand Enclosure has been renamed the Queen Anne Enclosure to honour Ascot’s founding Monarch.
 The Silver Ring has been renamed the Windsor Enclosure, in recognition of the racecourse’s location within Windsor Forest.


This year, Ascot is working with CASS Sculpture Foundation, who have kindly loaned five of their Eilís O’Connell sculptures.

Eilís O’Connell was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1953.
 She studied at Crawford School of Art, Cork 1970–74; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston 1974–75 and again at Crawford 1975–77. The five sculptures will be showcased on the Plaza Lawns and within the Royal Enclosure Gardens during Royal Ascot.


Once again, a specially trained team of Dress Code Assistants will be on hand outside the racecourse to help visitors with any last minute concerns over their attire and provide helpful suggestions.

A selection of waistcoats, ties, pashminas and other items will be available for purchase at the turnstiles for those who need them.

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