The Ascot Racecourse which preserves an ancient Pagan legacy is held consequently, from 1711.
The contests which take place in Mid June last for five days. The prime riders and the best horses participate in the prestige races of Britain and Ireland. The contests combine sport and social events, marvelous riding contests side by side with externalized attendance of everybody who is somebody in the British society.
Among the spectators, it is possible to watch, the royal family, the nobility families and the upper crust when the women are dressed in elegant gowns and hats with wide traditional brims according to the custom hundreds years ago.
Since lot of locals and tourists arrive at the races, it is recommended to make a room reservation in advance. This sportive and social event is identified as one of the outstanding symbols of the traditional British society.