Royal Ascot has been revealed as the nations most loved race courses.

In a survey conducted by Boyle Sports, it has been discovered that among the 85 horse racecourses in the British Isles the famous Ascot based racecourse is attended by nearly 600,000 people a year.

This accounts for 10% of all regular racegoers with the highest level of social media searches. Over 300,000 Instagram likes and 200,000 Facebook likes have been recorded for Royal Ascot in 2019.

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Following the two year enforced break due to Covid, it is expected to be a record breaking year for racegoers at the 2022 Royal Ascot and Jubilee celebrations.

Leon Blanche, Head of Communications at BoyleSports comments: “There’s nothing quite like a day at the races. From the hype around Royal Ascot, to the Instagram coverage and the chance to see the world’s best runners and riders in the flesh, we love it in the UK and Ireland.

"In fact, we love it so much that just shy of 7 million of us turned out in our finery with our betting slips in hand to get trackside at the races in 2019.

"At BoyleSports we wanted to settle the debate once and for all and find out which is the most loved racecourse by racegoers. And to really understand the love, we had to look at a variety of factors.

"Which course is getting talked about the most on social media, which do the punters rate the most in terms of experience and which is being searched for on Google. All this information enables us to build out a picture of where the love really lives when it comes to our racecourses.”