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  Royal Ascot

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Royal Ascot is one of the most popular and iconic race meetings in the UK season. Generally held over 5 days, it has been long associated with high fashion and good food and drink.

The origins of the Royal Meeting aren't really known, however the first four day meeting took place in 1768 with the meeting as we know it today having begun in 1807 with the introduction of the Gold Cup.

The third day of Royal Ascot is traditionally the most popular day and is is known as “Ladies’ Day”, the day when stunning (and ludicrous) hats are shown off by lady race goers.

 

Royal Ascot 2008 Race Fixtures and Recipes

Below are the main royal races on each of the 5 days of Royal Ascot in 2008, all of which are flat races.

By way of a change, we have selected a "right royal" recipe for each.

Tues 17 June

The Queen Anne Stakes 
The St James’s Palace Stakes
The King’s Stand Stakes

Queen of Puddings    Veg  70mins

Royal Scottish Shortbread      Veg  70mins

Poor Knights of Windsor    Veg  25mins

Wed 18 June

The Prince of Wales’s Stakes

Prince of Wales Cocktail

Thur 19 June

The Gold Cup

Victoria Sandwich      Veg  35mins

Fri 20 June

The Coronation Stakes

Coronation Chicken        10mins

Sat 21 June

The Golden Jubilee Stakes

Jubilee Cherries       Veg  15mins


If none of the above take your fancy, why not just cook a recipe using King prawns or Queen scallops. You can find lots on the Fish and Shellfish page or by using the search form.

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