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Ascot to hold minute's silence on Tuesday in light of tragic events

Royal Ascot: set to hold a minute's silence
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Ascot racecourse announced on Monday that a minute's silence will be held following the arrival of the Queen and her royal party on day one of the royal meeting, in light of the tragic events around Britain.

The mark of respect will be observed across the racecourse and Ascot is making a donation of £100,000 to The British Red Cross UK Solidarity and London Fire Relief Funds and Local Charities in a show of support to those affected.

Johnny Weatherby, chairman of Ascot racecourse, said: "We've all been deeply saddened by recent tragic events around the country.

"At the beginning of this important week for racing, we at Ascot Racecourse wish to pay our respects to the victims and offer support to the families who have been so terribly affected."

Exit collections on all five days of Royal Ascot will be available to enable racegoers to contribute. 

We've all been deeply saddened by recent tragic events around the country