9 Top Tips For Getting Through The Day At Ascot

It is finally time to turn your eyes to the Royal Ascot race cards for the upcoming event. We have all been eagerly awaiting the return of the racing that we love, and with Royal Ascot 2021 set to be one of the most enjoyable in horse racing history, we know that it is going to be a great event. There is a lot to think about when it comes to Royal Ascot. There is the etiquette to consider, traditions to uphold, dress codes to meet and bets to make. Even just the idea of the day can leave you feeling exhausted!

Join us as we share nine top tips for getting through the day at Ascot.

  • Check the dress code

Everyone knows that Ascot is a prestigious event, and as such you are expected to adhere to certain standards when it comes to what you wear. However, there are some nuances that you need to take into account before selecting your outfit. You are advised to check the dress regulations for the area in which you are going to be located, as the dress codes differ slightly in each place. You should also be aware that dress codes apply to children as well as to adults. 

  • Fuel up

It is likely that the day will start early and end late – and that there will be a fair amount of alcohol consumed in between. It is important to ensure that you eat a good breakfast before the races as you will be on your feet quite a bit during the day. Although there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy, you may find yourself having to wait to be seated. No one wants Ascot spoiled by a hangry bettor, so get a good breakfast before you head out. 

  • Wear comfortable shoes

You are going to be doing a lot of moving and walking during the day, so make sure that your shoes fit well and that they are comfortable enough to wear all day. 

  • Bring a picnic (and a rug)

There is food on offer at Ascot, and it is amazing to boot. However, the best way to make the day work for you is often to bring your own food. This will mean that you do not need to worry about what time you eat, or getting the best spot. There aren’t picnic benches or tables at Ascot, so make sure that you bring your own rug to sit on.

This is Blighty, after all! Whether you opt for an umbrella, a waterproof, or both, make sure that you have what you need in order to avoid being caught out by a shower or two. 

  • Buy a race card

It goes without saying, but the race card is the most important weapon on the day. Get one as soon as you get there so that you can start making your choices. 

  • Set your budget

The excitement and high of the day can put you at risk of gambling beyond your limits. Set yourself a budget for the day, and stick to it in order to ensure that the day is filled with nothing but fun. 

  • Go with friends

Royal Ascot truly is a social event. You are certain to make new friends on the day, and also to see people that you know. However, the best way to enjoy the racing is to go in a group of friends. 

  • Drink responsibly

With a day out, the heat and the fun, it can be easy to drink too much on the day. Keep to your limits, take it slowly and remember that racing should be a fun experience for everyone.