The racecourse’s only evening meeting will take place on Friday 11th May where the retro atmosphere will be electric with 1950s dress welcome. As an added bonus, all those attending on Friday evening will be offered a free Sunset Boulevard cocktail on arrival. The racing action and 50s feel continues to Saturday with the Betfred Victoria Cup – this usually has bearing on the Royal Meeting as it is often used as the launch pad to the Royal Hunt Cup held on Wednesday 20th June.


The Ascot Grandstand will be transformed into a chic American diner set to a backdrop of classic Cadillacs, ice cream sundaes and roller-girls who will be giving away free Buddy Holly glasses. Toe tapping jive music will play live in the Grandstand after racing with ‘guys and dolls’ on hand to show you how it’s done.


This is racing with a twist, the perfect excuse to get together with friends, family or colleagues. Gates open at 3pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday with live music on the Bandstand between races. The fun will then continue after racing as lively jive plays in the Grandstand and across the dance floor, so don’t forget your dancing shoes. 

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Ascot to offer our readers two £18 Grandstand Admission tickets for the price of one on Friday 11th May. To book, call 0844 346 3000 or visit quoting promotional code 1958.


Terms and Conditions. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, maximum 20 per order when booking in advance or maximum two tickets per order when using the coupon at the Racecourse on Friday 11th May. Conditions to Ascot Racecourse apply, see for details.