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51,000 bottles of champagne, 30,000 eclairs and nearly 3000 lobsters will be consumed in Berkshire this week as Royal Ascot gets underway.
The five day event began this afternoon with 'Toronado' ridden by Richard Hughes winning the Queen Anne Stakes. With nearly three hundred thousand racegoers expected over the next few days, organisers say they're hoping the rain will hold off.
ITV Meridian spoke to Richard Barclay, Director of Hospitality at Royal Ascot.
More than 46,000 race-goers attended the first day of Royal Ascot today.
Police say as of 6pm, there have been no arrests.