Credit: Betway Horse Racing
If you ask the man on the street what the oldest race or racing festival in the UK is, I expert he will say the Grand National. How wrong he would be though, as the Royal Ascot, a full 100 years + its senior, makes the National look like a veritable new born baby in comparison (admittedly a rather strange looking 180 year old baby, but still..).
The thrill of the likes of the Group one Diamond Jubilee Stakes (current favourite: Invincible Army) and Ascot Gold Cup (Stradivarius short-priced favourite at time of writing) are just days away now. - and of course let's not forget how much everyone gets into Ladies Day and the whole on-course atmosphere and classy nature of the Royal Ascot five day Festival
So whether on-course or primed for a punt in the comfort of your own home, let's take a whistle stop video tour of the many important world events and discoveries that came after this prestigious festival began way back in 1711. Royal Ascot starts on Tuesday 18th June until Saturday 22nd June. Tune in and watch what is sure to become another little piece of racing history!