The following communication was sent to Royal Enclosure Members on 13th January 2022. If you did not receive this communication, it is likely that we do not have a contactable email address on record for you. 

If you would like to receive Royal Enclosure communications going forward, please contact the Royal Enclosure Office on [email protected] to provide your email address.

We all look forward to welcoming you to Royal Ascot in June for five days of world class racing in Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year. We look forward to many more Royal Enclosure Members attending this year in comparison to the significantly reduced capacity event that we were required to operate in 2021. 

Last year we were limited to 12,000 racegoers on site each day, as Royal Ascot represented the racing industry within the Government’s Events Research Programme. In 2020, as you may remember, Royal Ascot was the first major national event to be run behind closed doors on the resumption of sport. Whilst we may not look back on this period with great fondness, Royal Ascot has played a significant part in the sporting events industry at key times during the pandemic. 

Whilst the on course audience was limited, the 2021 Royal Meeting nevertheless delivered some truly special moments on the track, starting with Palace Pier landing the opening Queen Anne Stakes ridden by the evergreen and ever popular Frankie Dettori. There was American success with Campanelle winning a dramatic Commonwealth Cup while other high-class performances came from Love, Poetic Flare and Dream Of Dreams. The warm reception that Joe Fanning received from his fellow jockeys when returning to the Winner’s Enclosure on Subjectivist after the Gold Cup will also live long in the memory.

You will soon be receiving your postal invitation for the 2022 Royal Meeting.  Royal Enclosure badges will then be available for purchase via the Royal Enclosure website supported by the usual personal service of the Royal Enclosure office.  All information to assist in planning your attendance will be found there. This will be kept regularly up to date, so please do refer to the website throughout the run up to the event. Badge availability will also be detailed. 

Feedback from those who attended Royal Ascot in 2021 reflected their appreciation of more space. This considerably increased their enjoyment of the Royal Meeting.  Taking this into consideration, we have decided to reduce racegoer density across this site which will involve reducing capacity in certain areas. Daily capacity in the Royal Enclosure will reduce from 13,500 to 12,500, primarily achieved by limiting the quantity of guest badges available from Wednesday to Saturday and the Royal Enclosure Gardens will be extended towards the Lavender Court trackside area we successfully trialled in 2021. This will provide more space and we believe further enhance your enjoyment. Details of all these changes will be provided in the plan your day information. 

Badges on Tuesday will continue to be available to Royal Enclosure Members only. Demand for this day with reduced capacity is therefore expected to increase and so I do encourage Members wishing to attend on the opening day to book early.

In 2021, digital ticketing was successfully introduced and this will again be the case for 2022 and beyond.  Members and guests will be required to show their digital ticket and accompanying Royal Enclosure badge upon entry into the racecourse.

For Members with bookings rolled over from 2020 or 2021, digital tickets, Royal Enclosure badges and car park passes will be issued as per your original order. No further action will be required on your part. 

We all very much look forward to welcoming you to Royal Ascot.  

Sir Francis Brooke Bt.
Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot

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