The sun is beginning to appear, beer gardens are filling up and you’re starting to plan your summer outings – what about a quintessentially British day at the races?
Horse racing originated amongst the tribesmen of Central Asia and is reported across many countries throughout history.
Horse racing in the UK is traced back as early as the 12th century and it’s well-known that King Charles II regularly held horse races (between two horses) as a form of entertainment.
Underneath Queen Anne’s reign in the early 1700s, horse racing became a betting sport and the racers increased from two to as many as fifteen.
In 1711, horse racing became a professional sport in the UK, Royal Ascot was born, and racecourses erupted across the country.
Horse racing today is a mix of old and contemporary traditions, from boozing on champagne, XXL fascinators and the not-so-new obsessive gambling.
Although Royal Ascot is Britain’s most prestigious racing event, there are many others you can attend from the British Classics to cheaper local racing events with a less strict dress code.
Whether it’s Thirsk Racecourse or Ascot Racecourse you’re attending, transport should be stress-free and seamless – Enterprise Travel drivers may not wear fascinators, but they are uniformed and professional.
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Enterprise Travel has a range of vehicles available so you can arrive however you like from 16-seater with disability access, larger standard coaches to our deluxe V.I.P. coach for the more bougie race-goers.
Get a quote here or call 01325 286924 for more information.