Monday, 7 February 2011

What Royal Ascot means to you

The dramatic majesty of the Royal Procession at Royal Ascot 2010

Goldikova holds off Paco Boy to win the Queen Anne Stakes on the opening day of Royal Ascot 2010

Updated: 10th February 2011

On Sunday evening (6th February 2011), we posted a message on Twitter asking people what Royal Ascot means to them. It was just a bit of fun and here are some of the best comments we received in no particular order:

‘To me, it's simply hattertastic...and I should know!’ Enthusiastic response there from @Imamadhatter.

‘Champagne, strawberries, horses, sunshine, frocks and the avoidance of breaking my ankles in totally inappropriate 5 inch heels!’ Be careful now @ediTRACKNatalie.

‘Hopefully my husband riding lots of winners, always a great week and hopefully he and the family will get a few this year!’ From @

Royal Ascot is a family tradition. Haven't missed 1 since I was 12. Intend to attend ‘til body fails me/friends won't take me!’ From @SamAtSicilyBean

‘A first class racecourse, a British venue to be proud off.’ Aw, thank you @

‘One of the racing highlights of my year good racing, great venue unbeatable atmosphere ... Book now ....... !!’ You won’t believe me, but @
Philhutchings doesn’t work for Ascot!

‘1: my mates & me doing "The Ascot Jolly Boys" 2: steer clear of the missis for 6 days when coming home from work ;)’, Let's hope Mrs. @
DazFootie doesn’t read this!

‘Getting to see top class racing at a world class venue. Or if not there, being able to watch it at school on the BBC website.’ Not sure if @
calummadell is a teacher or pupil. If the latter, we can’t possibly endorse such action!

‘It means I won't be concentrating at work for 4 days!!’ From @
derekcopland...there’s a theme developing here.

‘It meant a lot to me back in 2006 when I won over £500 on Les Arcs.’ Note to self, ask @
grahamwitch1 what he’s backing this year.

‘Sunshine, Pimms and a cheeky bet with a bit of Frankie, Hughsie, the Hills and Ryan thrown in for good measure...bring it on!’ From @

‘Frock, heels and fascinator and then I can think about what I'm gonna wear :-)’ Also from @

‘What's not to like!’ I get the distinct impression that @
SarahHeath1 rather likes Royal Ascot.

Thank you to everyone who gave us their input, it really is much appreciated.
If you would like to contribute your thoughts on what Royal Ascot means to you, please leave a comment below, post a message with @AscotInsider on Twitter or get in touch via the Ascot Racecourse Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you.

1 comment:

  1. Royal Ascot is the jewel of racing in the U.K.


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