Ascot gears up for a spectacularly fun Hallowe’en and top class racing this autumn

THE jumps season at Ascot Racecourse returns with a bang, the annual fireworks display just in time for a frightfully fun Hallowe’en amid top class racing featuring the Bateaux London Grade 3 Gold Cup Handicap Chase.

Racegoers on 29 October can expect plenty of spooky activities, entertainment and fairground rides, the community event in association with local philanthropic organisation Ascot Round Table providing a safe environment for families to enjoy the day’s racing and Hallowe’en fun. Ticket prices start from £30 online at The day’s racing and evening lift off of a breath-taking pyrotechnical show set to music, launching over 20,000 fireworks from the centre of the racecourse will light up the skyline and bring the curtain down on a spooktacular family day out.

Before the spooky goings-on begin Ascot Racecourse will host the finale of the British Flat season in the QIPCO British Champions Day (15 October). Leading horses and jockeys from across Europe and beyond are expected to descend on Ascot in their quest to be crowned the champions of 2022.

Tickets for the ‘Ultimate Raceday’ in the culmination of the QIPCO British Champions Series are available online at and students can catch the high-class racing with the season’s best horses £15 but hurry, there are only 3,000 tickets to give away at this spectacularly discounted price! Students’ tickets to Britain’s richest race day at Ascot include access to after party acts including George Ezra, Ella Eyre and Jax Jones, tickets redeemable at the online checkout by using the code ‘STUDENTSQBCD’.


Tags: Arts & Culture Sports Horse Racing Halloween

Image credits: Ascot Racecourse

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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