Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £7.3m in prize money. Each year it is broadcast to millions around the globe, and Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) were there to film the horse racing action.
Royal Ascot Horse Racing
Ascot racecourse boasts a rich and famous history
after it was founded in 1711 by Queen Anne. Although the Berkshire track hosts events throughout the year, Royal Ascot is the pinnacle of these.
Royal Ascot 2018
Royal Ascot 2018 was held from Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 June 2018. 30 races were scheduled across five days of action opening with the Queen Anne Stakes, named after the founder of the racecourse.
The Queen has attended every Royal Meeting during her reign and is introduced to the thousands in attendance by a horse-drawn carriage with the Royal procession taking place at the start of each race day, The procession is closely monitored by the ACS tracker vehicle
following alongside to capture the Queen and her guests.
Royal Ascot Style Guide
Royal Ascot is an occasion for dressing up and even has its own dress rules
and style guide
which was launched to offer inspiration and clarification on the rules.
Aerial Camera Systems at Royal Ascot
With 5 days of racing coverage, the Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) team were out in force with our specialist cameras and crews for ITV Racing
. This included the following:
systems; one offering a shot of the horses racing in front of the grandstand and the other showing dramatic shots tracking through the parade ring and the action below. Systems were fitted with HD Cineflex
stabilised mount and GSS stabilised mount. The ACS tracking vehicle
was also there, keeping up with the horses racing around the track and ACS also supplied a SMARThead™
TV coverage of the horse racing at Royal Ascot was available on ITV
and Racing UK
. Over 300,000 people visited the racecourse and the viewers at home were treated to an exemplary five days of uninterrupted coverage of all 30 races on ITV.
Royal Ascot Racing Results
The going was reported as Good to Firm. With so many horse races and action over the five days it’s difficult to report all the highlights. However, these would be our top two:
- Stradivarius claimed victory in a thrilling renewal of the Gold Cup on Thursday as Frankie Dettori clinched his 60th Royal Ascot victory aboard the 7-4 joint-favourite.
- Merchant Navy won a dramatic Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the final day of Ascot 2018.
From the world famous Gold Cup to the Royal Procession, a trip to Ascot is a must for all race fanatics. If you’d like to learn about how the ACS specialist cameras and crews can assist with your next filming project, then please visit our website
Royal Ascot continues to attract the world's best horses from around the world to compete for a shot of glory. Aerial Camera Systems specialist cameras were at Royal Ascot to capture it all, as we have done for many other world famous sporting events. Just take a look at our showreel
to see some examples of our fabulous work.