There aren’t many sporting venues that can lay claim to such a rich history as Ascot Racecourse. Since opening in 1711, the renowned racecourse has been the home of horse racing in the United Kingdom. Hosting Royal Ascot every June – the flagship event and one of the most popular in the sport overall – the venue welcomes around 300,000 people over five days, with more than 163 full-time staff and more than 6,500 temporary staff.

Ascot Racecourse is visited by over 600,000 people a year, accounting for 10% of all UK racegoers and it was the first racecourse in Europe to reach the 500,000-racegoer milestone, highlighting its continued popularity.

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