Are you planning a trip to Reading to visit Newbury & Ascot racecourses? With both courses less than 40-minutes on the train from PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments Reading, we’re ideally located for both Newbury and Ascot Accommodation. A day at the races is a fun day out for singles, couples and groups and you always have the chance to strike it lucky! Here are some of the biggest and best race days in both Newbury & Ascot in 2020.

Newbury Racecourse 

Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes Day

One of the longest standing race days in Newbury is the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes Day, established in 1958. It is the second of the British Champions Series mile races and is open to horses aged 4 and older. It’s also Newbury’s most valuable race day, worth £750,000. Begin your Summer season in style at the new home of Ladies Day, Al Shaqab Lockinge Day. Start your day with a free tour of the course, visiting the weighing room and judges’ box before making your way to the stalls, sizing up the competition. You can also enter the Most Stylish Racegoers competition if you feel you measure up! It’s a great excuse to dress up in all your finery and enjoy a long afternoon of betting, dining and socialising with other racing enthusiasts. The event takes place on 16th May 2020.

Ladbrokes Winter Carnival 

On Friday 27 November 2020, The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival returns to Newbury with another action-packed day of racing to get you in the mood for the silly season. Gentleman’s Day, also known as the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, is the perfect excuse to suit-up and enjoy at the races with friends. They encourage a ‘Peaky-Blinders’ style and a best-dressed competition on the day means you have double the chances to win it big. The Winter Garden is back and is the ideal space to enjoy an array of beers and ciders and relax with your party. After the racing, the night continues with a DJ until the early hours. Buy your tickets for this popular event early to avoid disappointment. 

Ascot Racecourse

Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot offers a day brimming with heritage, excellent racing, high fashion, fine dining, hospitality and pageantry. It is one of the most anticipated events in the British racing calendar and if you’ve ever attended you’ll know why. The entire day is a spectacle, from the Royal Procession at 2pm sharp, to the communal singing around the bandstand, it really is a sight to behold. Royal Ascot is also the country’s most valuable race meeting with more than £8m in prize money up for grabs. Royal Ascot is revered across the globe and attracts many of racing’s finest horses competing in six world-class races across each afternoon over the five-day festival. If you’ve ever wanted to bet against the Queen herself, Royal Ascot is your one and only opportunity. You’ll need to move fast to reserve your space at this prestigious event as is attracts thousands of passionate race lovers from all over the world.

King George Weekend

Aside from the notorious Royal Meeting in June, another prestigious event taking place in Ascot is The King George Weekend, held on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th July. The height of British summertime is celebrated with a day of fun at the races, combining world-class Flat racing with a quintessential English garden party experience, it is an unmissable event steeped in history and synonymous with style. Top class racing is expected this year as always, as well as a reflection of previous winners and a beautiful afternoon at Berkshire’s historic Royal racecourse. Attendees are encouraged to ‘Bring the Colour’, celebrating contemporary summer style and this sentiment is embraced by the many celebrities and recognisable faces in the crowd. Holding a garden party theme in your mind, you can imagine the delicious and refreshing array of food and drinks that will be available throughout the day. It’s a day to remember.


If you’re looking for Accommodation near Newbury Racecourse or the perfect place to base yourself for a trip to Ascot, PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Reading offer everything you need. We are within a short commute to both courses, and we offer excellent value for money in our luxurious suites. Don’t delay in booking your stay, especially as Ascot event accommodation is always busy!

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