Royal Ascot 2022: when is it, can I get tickets, what is the dress code and what are the bookies odds?

The origins of the event can be traced back to 1768

One of the biggest events on the horse racing calendar is here, with Royal Ascot 2022 underway.

The event sees crowds of up to 50,000 for one of the biggest and most historic sporting events the UK has to offer.

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For the first time since 2019, there will be crowds of usual capacity, after Coronavirus restrictions meant only 12,000 could attend in 2021.

When is Royal Ascot 2022?

This year, Royal Ascot will be held in June, like it usually is and will start on Tuesday, 14 June ending Saturday, 18 June.

Can I purchase tickets?

Tickets can still be purchased for the three days that are open to the public.

They can be purchased from Viagogo.

The cheapest ticket for Thursday is located in the Windsor Enclosure and will cost £62.

The cheapest ticket for Friday is located in the Windsor Enclosure and will cost £41.

The cheapest ticket for Saturday is located in the Windsor Enclosure and will cost £107.

Is there a dress code?

Each enclosure at Ascot comes with a different dress code.

Queen Anne Enclosure

Ladies

  • A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
  • Strapless and sheer dresses and tops are not permitted. Please note our definition of strapless necklines include off-the-shoulder, Bardot and one shoulder. Dresses and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are also not permitted. Midriffs must be covered.
  • Trouser suits must be full-length and jumpsuits should fall below the knee. Both must adhere to the neckline regulations above. Shorts are not permitted.

Gentlemen

  • Jackets and trousers should be of matching colour and pattern.
  • A tie should be worn at all times. Bow ties and cravats are not permitted.
  • Socks must be worn and should cover the ankle.
  • Jeans, chinos and trainers are not permitted.

Village Enclosure

Ladies

  • A hat, headpiece or fascinator should be worn at all times.
  • Strapless and sheer dresses and tops are not permitted. Please note our definition of strapless necklines include off-the-shoulder, Bardot and one shoulder. Dresses and tops with sheer straps and sleeves are also not permitted. Midriffs must be covered.
  • Trouser suits must be full-length, and jumpsuits should fall below the knee. Both must adhere to the neckline regulations above. Shorts are not permitted

Please note, the Village Enclosure is a grassed area and ladies should consider their hat size and shoes accordingly. Smaller hats or fascinators and wedges or block heels are recommended in place of large headwear or stilettos.

Gentlemen

  • A tie should be worn at all times. Ties, bow ties or cravats can be worn in the Village Enclosure.
  • Socks must be worn and should cover the ankle.
  • Jeans and trainers are not permitted.

Windsor Enclosure

Ladies

Whilst there is no official Dress Code for the Windsor Enclosure, Ladies are encouraged to dress in smart daywear.

It is recommended that ladies wear smart attire with a hat or fascinator.

Gentlemen

Whilst there is no official Dress Code for the Windsor Enclosure, Gentlemen are encouraged to dress in smart daywear.

It is recommended that Gentlemen wear a jacket, collared shirt and full-length trousers.

Please note, all words were taken directly from the official Royal Ascot website, and the dress code must be adhered to. For more information on the dress code, including a video containing a style guide, please visit the official website.

What are the bookies’ odds?

Odds are available for every day that Ascot is on, with many races to bet on.

However, it is widely regarded that The Gold Cup is the most famous race Ascot has to offer.

The favourite for that one is Kyprios at 3/1, Stradivarius at 5/1, Mojo Star at 10/1, Scope at 10/1 and Princess Zoe at 11/1 rounds off the top five.

*All odds are from Sky Bet, and are subject to change.