Two James Bond movies namely "A View to a Kill" and "Skyfall" featured this historic racecourse. In "A view to a Kill" James Bond begins his mission here to catch villain Max Zorin, whose horse was racing in the course. In "Sky fall" this racecourse was featured as the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
The racecourse was also featured in a scene in the musical "My Fair Lady". The subject of the song "Ascot Gavotte" is also based on this racecourse.
It is a British racecourse, located in England’s Ascot, predominantly used for thoroughbred horse racing. It ranks amongst the principal racecourses in the United Kingdom. It hosts nine of Britain’s 32annual Group 1 horse races. It is a property of the Ascot Racecourse Ltd. and is only six miles away from the Windsor Castle. It is also in association with the British Royal family. It serves for twenty-six days of racing throughout the whole year. The racecourse also features jump racing during winter season.
It is also the home ground of the Royal Ascot Cricket Club, which was established in 1897 that played in the ground, located in the middle of the racecourse.
Ascot United F.C. is located to the eastern side of the racecourse.
One of the main events of this racecourse is the Royal Meeting, which is held in June every year, the main highlight being the Gold Cup. One of the most prestigious races was the race of the King George VI and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
The Ascot Racecourse hosted the British Champions Day since 2011. The first event was staged on 15th October 2011.
It hosts the Shergar Cup usually during early August. The Shergar Cup is one of the most prestigious races held in Ascot.