Ascot is probably better known for its flat racing particularly the Royal meeting which is held in the summer. However their Winter National Hunt Meetings are excellent events and perhaps more for the racing purists, rather than the pomp and glamour of Royal Ascot.
Ascot Racecourse

Key Characteristics

The Ascot course is a large galloping track of 14 furlongs circumference with a 2 Furlong run in. The course is triangular in nature with 10 fences per circuit. The large sweeping turns and galloping nature of the course mean that it tends to suit large galloping chasers. Nowadays the ground in the straight drains quicker than the rest of the course so going descriptions can vary. It is thought that front runners are favoured at Ascot, due to the nature of the turns and the short run in.

Course Summary

Galloping right handed track with an easy finish.

Difficulty of Fences

Quite difficult.

Similar Courses, where form should be replicated

Kempton, Hereford, Huntington, Ludlow, Folkestone, Taunton, Wincanton.

Course map

Ascot Racecourse Map