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Royal Ascot: Britain's most prestigious racecourse

Updated 1802 GMT (0202 HKT) March 3, 2017
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Britain's famous racecourse, Royal Ascot, will add a fourth enclosure in 2017. Julian Herbert/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The new "Village Enclosure," which opens for Royal Ascot in June, will include street food style cuisine, live music and nighttime parties with DJs. It will be the first new enclosure since the Five Shilling stand opened in 1908. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images for Ascot Racecours
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Royal Procession during last year's Royal Ascot. Harry Trump/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images
The event requires a strict formal dress code which is well known for its weird and wonderful hats that are worn by racegoers. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
The famous Ascot grandstand will serve as a backdrop for spectators watching in the new enclosure housed in the center of the race track. Miles Willis/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images for Ascot Racecours
Queen Elizabeth's horse-drawn carriage makes its way down Ascot's straight mile. Miles Willis/Getty Images Europe/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse
Ryan Moore receives the Gold Cup trophy after riding to victory on Order of St George at Royal Ascot's showpiece event. The trophy is traditionally competed for on the third day (Thursday) of the races, known as "Ladies Day." Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse
Frankie Dettori (left) rides Galileo Gold to victory at the St James's Palace Stakes, a one mile flat race for three-year-old colts, at last year's Royal Ascot. Steven Cargill