Howden and Ascot racecourse has announced a Getty-curated online presentation using carefully selected images of Queen Elizabeth II as a way to mark the one-year anniversary of her death (Friday, September 8th 2023).
Previously available to those who attended Royal Ascot in June this year, the now virtual exhibition completes a year-long commemoration dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II who demonstrated an enduring commitment to horse racing throughout her lifetime.
The virtual exhibition will be available from September 8th to December 8th, 2023. This provides a chance for those who couldn’t view the Ascot Racecourse exhibition to explore a unique collection of images, including some that were unveiled to the public for the first time during Royal Ascot 2023.
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Sir Francis Brooke Bt. His Majesty’s Representative at Ascot, commented on the exhibition:
“Queen Elizabeth II ‘s close association with Ascot Racecourse was well known throughout the world, and the Royal Meeting was a very special occasion to her. His Majesty The King has been involved with the planning of this fitting tribute to his mother’s love of Royal Ascot. This collection of photographs honour Queen Elizabeth II and celebrate the connection between her and the sport.”
About Ascot Racecourse
Ascot Racecourse was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, who identified the land as being ideal for horseracing when riding out from Windsor Castle. The first four-day meeting at Ascot took place in 1768 and at some point in time, the race programme started being referred to as Royal Ascot.
The two tracks, Flat and Jumps, now provide racing all year round and Ascot hosts 26 days of racing each year, including the five days of Royal Ascot. It is Europe’s premier Flat racing meeting, featuring eight Group 1 races and 19 Group races in total. Typically, 300,000 racegoers attend across the five days while the event is broadcast in more than 200 territories with a reach of 650 million households.
As well as world-class racing, Ascot Racecourse is also used as a film and TV filming location and as a venue for conferences, banquets, exhibitions, product launches and weddings, with 300 non-racing events annually. The land on which Ascot Racecourse sits is leased from the Crown Estate, adjacent to Windsor Great Park, covering 179 acres.
For more information, please visit the ascot website.
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