Weekly Race Meeting. u Date Friday, April 14, ; g Time Gates open 30pm, first race pm, last race pm. Picnic at Ascot. Click here to access online booking for the Royal Ascot racing meet in historic and intimate setting of the Old Paddock at Ascot Racecourse. Friday 14th. Jul. The Royal Ascot attracts the finest race horses in the world. From the traditional dress code, to the rich history behind the event, the experience is no other.