If you’ve never been to Royal Ascot yourself, it can be hard to get an idea of what the racecourse looks like for spectators…

Yes we all see pictures of the amazing hats and fashionable outfits, but if you were to just wander around, soaking up the atmosphere, what would you see?

Eclipse Magazine’s photographer Rachel Groom is a specialist in ‘street photography’ so we asked her to capture the magic of Royal Ascot, from a racegoer’s point of view.

Here is what she saw:

ROYALS

HATS

SCENES

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RACHEL GROOM is Eclipse Magazine’s Photography Editor. Known for her ‘street’ photography she is also an in-house documenter of racing activities at a training yard in Epsom and loves a big day out at the races. You can see more of her work at www.rachelgroom.com