Back in June 2015, for the first time in the fine history of Motive Travel, we took a band of horse racing fanatics across the world to another nation that just can’t get enough of the equine sport – Great Britain. We had such a great time that we’ve done it every year since and are now super excited to let you know that we’ll be going again in 2020!
Royal Ascot is without doubt the world’s most glamorous week of racing. It is the highlight of the UK’s sporting and social calendar and an event that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. An unforgettable parade of tradition and pageantry, few sporting events can trace their history back over three centuries and the Royal Ascot can do just that; cementing its place among racing royalty ever since the inaugural race was held in 1711. The Royal Ascot has never faded into obscurity as the years have passed – if anything, its popularity has boomed – some 300,000 punters entered the gates at the Royal Ascot 2019!
A Royal occasion
The Royal Ascot didn’t get its name simply for aesthetic reasons – Queen Elizabeth II has not missed the event in any one of her 67 years on the throne. Indeed, 11 preceding monarchs have arrived at the racecourse via the Royal Procession and taking in this spectacle is something that every race-goer will want to witness.
Horse Racing History
Escorted by Motive Travel’s own George Michalczyk and WA race broadcaster Darren McAullay, the Royal Ascot Tour will have you experiencing not only the magnificence and pageantry of Royal Ascot, but also Newmarket, the historical home of the thoroughbred racing and breeding and residence to many of Europe’s finest trainers and gallopers.
There were countless highlights in the recent 2019 tour, including visits to:
- Newmarket – a town considered the birthplace of thoroughbred horse racing and home to the National Thoroughbred Racing Museum;
- Banstead Manor – one of the most famous stud farms in the world and home to legendary race horse, Frankel;
- The historical city of Cambridge;
- Dalham Hall, the operations headquarters of Darley Stud, another of the most famous stud farms in the world which is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai.
The 2019 Royal Ascot Tour Group:
Whether you’re an owner, trainer, breeder, punter, or just a horse racing enthusiast who enjoys a social day at the track, this is a tour that has something for everyone – a memorable tour that delivers many pleasant and unexpected surprises!
Make sure to plan well ahead and discuss your 2020 trip to Royal Ascot with George Michalczyk at Motive Travel – you’ll be very glad you did.
Whilst we await the final details of the 2020 Royal Ascot Tour, click here to have a look at what we put on in 2019!
If you’d like to have a gander at what we got up to at previous events, take a look at some photos here!