Sparks will fly at beginning of Ascot Racecourse’s Jumps season

Popular with families and groups of friends, the United House Group Raceday launches the 204/15 Jumps season at Ascot. Expect a memorable afternoon’s racing followed by one of the region’s largest Firework displays.

Ascot’s first meeting of the new 2014/2015 Jumps season features the £100,000 United House Gold Cup Chase over three miles. Key supporting races are The Byrne Group Handicap Chase, and the competitive William Hill Handicap Hurdle, which takes place over two miles.

Racing is followed by one of the region’s largest Fireworks spectaculars. Whilst The Plaza Lawns will offer a selection of thrilling rides, with a few tamer rides for the under-10s. Rides are free of charge until 4pm. After 4pm they will cost £1 per ride. All proceeds go to local charities.

First Day of the Jumps Season

Ascot has over 300 years of racing heritage since Queen Anne identified the heath as a great place to race horses.

This day is the first meeting of the 2014/15 Jumps season and features several high quality races including the United House Gold Cup.

Firework Spectacular

One of the region’s largest firework shows follows a day of great Jumps racing from 6pm. Entry to the Fireworks spectacular is free for all racegoers. In association with the Ascot Round Table, all profits go to local charities.

Fairground

Experience the thrill of the Sizzler Twist, Superstar, The Superbowl, Oxygen, The Dodgems and many others. For younger racegoers we have gentler rides and for the budding, jockey pony rides. Rides are free until 4pm, and £1 per ride thereafter. All proceeds go to local charities.