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Ascot to host Red Bull air race again

Ascot Race course in Berkshire will once again host the Red Bull air race.

Air race at Ascot, August 2014

50,000 people watched the event in August this year where pilots navigate an obstacle course at speeds of over 200mph.

2014 champion Nigel Lamb from Oxfordshire will return to defend his title next summer.

We’re always making efforts to bring the sport to our fans and we’re delighted that we can now officially announce that Red Bull Air Race will visit 2015 two new countries. We will race in Japan and Russia, countries full of enthusiastic motorsport and aviation fans and once again Hungary, where the Red Bull Air Race has a great fan base.

– Erich Wolf, General Manager of Red Bull Air Race

Big hats, champagne & horse racing... It's Ladies Day!

Video. Big hats, celebrities, champagne and horse racing... It's Ladies Day at Ascot!

And as well as being a festival of fashion, The Queens horse Estimate was also running in the Gold Cup.

Last year, her Majesty's horse won the race, but it wasn't the case today. Instead it was the turn of the favourite, Leading Light, to shine.

But it wasn't all about the racing. For many of the 40,000 people who attended today, its also about getting dressed up!

Cary Johnston is there for us.

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Thousands of race-goers attend Royal Ascot on day one

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.

Royal hat-maker gives Royal Lego models a new look!

Seven of the Royal Family's figurines at Legoland have had a mini makeover in time for the Royal Ascot.

Royal hat-maker Rachel Trevor-Morgan has made intricate and specially designed hats and has described it as her "most unusual commission yet".

As well as designing the tiny hats for lego models of the Queen, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge, she also made ones for the Duchess' mother, Carole Middleton, Princess Eugenie and Beatrice as well as Zara Tindall.

The models and their hats will be on show at Legoland in Windsor until Royal Ascot finishes on June 21st.

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