Every year at the hippodrome in the small town of Ascot, in Berkshire, comes a grand social event - the world famous Royal Ascot Royal Racing.
When Queen Victoria, Royal Ascot was very popular and was distinguished by unprecedented pomp. For three centuries, gentlemen with passion watched the outcome of the races, and ladies shine in mind-blowing dresses.
Royal Ascot lasts five days, during which they spend eighteen flat races, and the prize fund for this event is four million pounds sterling.
Another major event is the National Races, where three-day competitions in hurdles are held. The racetrack is located near Liverpool, in Aintree. The events are quite spectacular - four dozen horses overcome thirty difficult obstacles.The main prize in these races is nine hundred and seventy-five thousand pounds, and not the rider gets the money, but the owner of the winning horse.
Royal Ascot is not only a sporting event, but also a social event, and a special event in the fashion world. There is a strict dress code, according to which the ladies and gentlemen who bought tickets to the "royal" tribunes, should be in ceremonial attire and certainly in headdresses (men in cylinders, women in hats).
The event, which was held from 14 to 18 June this year, was a great success. According to tradition, representatives of the royal family were present at the races, including Elizabeth II and her spouse, who each year attend the competitions in the carriage accompanied by horse guards (this tradition was begun by King George IV).
As noted by horse racing
If you win, sin is not a drink. And if you lose, you can already get drunk, you still have nothing to lose!
Every year, racing more and more turn into booze. Of course, it used to be a social event with drinks, but our generation has surpassed everyone!
Annual horse racing in London has long been turned into a show of battered Englishwomen
These races are also called “Lady's Day”, because all the local ladies uncover their most luxurious outfits, hats, shoes, and step on the racetrack.
The audience started to pop up so vividly that it was nice to take a look. She completely captured the attention of photographers. But this is horse racing, gentlemen. After all, there were some proud English jockeys on noble English horses. This is a very elegant animal - English horse! But the English ladies now completely eclipsed him.