The Christmas Countdown is on at Ascot Racecourse

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CELEBRATE this festive season at Ascot Racecourse with a Christmas calendar of jump season racing and a fabulous array of holiday gifting collections.

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Back on course for a limited time is the Ascot Advent Calendar and the offer to win a fabulous prize every day from 1 December until Christmas Eve 24 December. Simply sign up online at and receive advent calendar updates about the prizes on offer.

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Gather friends, colleagues and the family and enjoy the Howden Christmas Racing Weekend (17-18 December) when the holidays begin in earnest at Ascot. The weekend of festive racing is set to include the Grade 1 Howden Long Walk Hurdle while off the track the festivities are in abundance in traditional fairground rides and candlelit carol singing with the Ascot Brass Band while Father Christmas and his reindeer will be attending the races and fun family festivities. Ticket prices start from £30 online.

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Win a year’s supply of gin from Slingsby in association with Ascot Racecourse. The official gin supplier of Ascot is offering the chance to win 12 bottles (70cl) of Slingsby Gin including London Dry, Rhubarb, Gooseberry, Marmalade and Blackberry Gin. Download the Ascot Fan Pass found on the website by 5pm GMT on Wednesday 30 November to be in with the chance to win.

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The Ascot Gift Guide is live and online with tickets to Royal Ascot in June, membership to Ascot for that discerning racing fanatic, luxury gifts and Secret Santa stocking stuffers.

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In this most wonderful time of the year, make it an Ascot Christmas with gifts, prize competitions and tickets to racing.


Tags: Arts & Culture Horse Racing

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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