The official history of the world's most famous racecourse
Published to coincide with The Queen's Golden Jubilee, this authorised work is the history of Ascot from its foundation by Queen Anne in 1711 to the present day. Lavishly illustrated with both contemporary pictures and modern photographs the story takes the reader through the development of what is arguably the most famous racecourse in the world.
The authors have had access to the Royal Archives and archives of Weatherbys, The Jockey Club, the Public Record Office and the British Museum. The book contains stories of the many people who have contributed to Ascot over nearly 300 years and there are equine stories aplenty.
The reader will thrill to the accounts of races between many of the best horses ever known to the sport. Ascot is a book for all who love the sport of Kings and Queens.