Ascot up north was in a class of its own as crowds flock to Knavesmire

The Royal ascot meeting has been deemed a success. After Wednesday the weather picked up, and so did the attendance. Altogether, 220,000 people have visited Knavesmire for Royal Ascot at York.

With £3 million in prize money to be won, racegoers have flocked to York from across the country. The event has been well received by the surrounding areas as well. In particular, the city has prospered from the influx of tourism. York Racecourse was chosen to host the event this year, while the Berkshire racecourse undergoes a £185 million redevelopment. However, if building work over runs, York is likely to be the first choice for the event.