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The principles being applied to Royal Ascot will also apply to our May Racing Weekend - Guy Henderson, Ascot Chief Executive, 7th April.
The opening fixture of the May Racing Weekend offers the perfect excuse to start your weekend early with an exciting and competitive six-race card as the Flat season gets into full swing.
Our May Racing Weekend gets underway amid a fun Friday atmosphere.
A host of street food pop-ups and eclectic bars serving our summer Signature Serves, make this an unmissable second day of the Flat season at Ascot.
As always at Ascot, the action on the track is only part of the story. There is entertainment from tribute acts, a wealth of innovative menus and Champagne & cocktail bars adding to the occasion.
The feature race itself is, in part, a nod to Royal Ascot, albeit also a prestigious prize in its own right. Many of the participants in the Victoria Cup, a seven-furlong handicap, will return to contest a major handicap at the Royal Meeting, as shown in 2019's winner, Cape Byron, who went on to win The Wokingham Stakes. With prize money well in excess of £100,000, it’s a race that every trainer and jockey wants to win.