Royal Ascot is a race meeting like no other – Five successive days of top class racing, high fashion and great food – topped off with the pageantry that attends the daily presence of HM The King.

We’ll attend days 1, 3 & 5, leaving two free days between for lots of sightseeing in London. But of course you may opt to also attend on days 2 or 4. Just let Geoff know so he can arrange tickets.

Our Queen Anne Enclosure (Grandstand) entry tickets give us unfettered access to the parade ring area and the Queen Anne lawn on the track side of the grandstand.  We have great views of His Majesty arriving, the horses parading and the races. 

Then on to historic Newmarket, the home of horseracing, where we’ll spend 4 days and nights immersing ourselves in the 350 year old tradition of the training and breeding side of the Sport of Kings in its ancestral home.

Then last, but certainly not least, the Emerald Isle that is Ireland. More racing, including the Irish Derby, more studs and stables plus lots of fantastic sightseeing. Of particular note is the Gilltown Stud of HH the Aga Khan where we’ll meet Sea the Stars, sire of Baaeed, Stradivarius and Just Fine (see below).

All this for A$11,500 for the full 22-night tour or A$5,500 for the England Only option. See Pricing page for more details.

If that’s not enough to tempt you then how about a share in a potential Cox Plate runner.


I recently purchased a share in the horse Just Fine through MyRacehorse syndications.  Just Fine was the first of the late HM The Queen’s horses to win for King Charles.  

The King subsequently sold it at auction, and it was bought by MyRacehorse and Gai Waterhouse.  Just Fine is by Sea the Stars out of a Kingmambo mare, making him a three-quarter brother in blood to Champion racehorse Baaeed. Just Fine won his last start by a widening 5 lengths carrying a small grandstand and seems an ideal type for Australian racing. 

Since we’ll be seeing King Charles at Royal Ascot and meeting Sea the Stars at the Gilltown Stud of HH the Aga Khan in Ireland, it seemed only logical that Grand Racing Tours should buy a share with the intention that it be shared equally by all of us that go on the 2023 tour. I’ll organise and pay for a syndicate in the name GRAND RACING TOURS 2023 Syndicate, to hold the ownership share.

So, if you needed another reason to come with me next year then maybe a potential 2023 Cox Plate runner will do it for you.

I’d love to have you along on tour and as part of an ongoing Just Fine syndicate.

Geoff Richardson

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