The first King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes took place at Ascot in 1951. It evolved from a fusion of two other races; King George VI, a two-mile contest for three-year-olds, which was held in October, and Queen Elizabeth, a one-and-half-mile race staged in July.
Major John Crocker Bulteel wanted to make a one-and-half-mile race in July for horses three and over, so the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes was born. It is amongst the UK's most important flat meetings and this year will be held between 25th - 27th July, with an exciting line-up of activities.
On Friday enjoy a competitive six-race card with the John Guest Brown Jack Stakes. You will also be able to dine on a special menu at Parade Ring restaurant, where two Michelin-starred chef, Phil Howard, will be serving his Great British Menu 2012 banquet winning fish course. Tickets are £15 - £20
Saturday will feature the European mid-season middle distance championship, as well as the main event, the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which boasts a one million pound prize pool. There will be an English Garden Party with acrobats, harpists, a swing band, champagne ,cocktails, and afternoon tea. Tickets are £20 - £45.
Sunday is family day, where you can meet children's Television favourites, such as Peppa Pig, Postman Pat, and Ben and Holly direct from their Magic Kingdom. Patrons of the Colts and Fillies Club, Ant and Dec, will also be there to answer questions from twenty young racegoers. Tickets are £20 - £27. All accompanies children under eighteen are free for the whole weekend,