Breathalysers And Sniffer Dogs At Royal Ascot 2018
Ascot is also going further than any British racecourse to date to ensure that there will be no repeat of the violence which marred its Victoria Cup meeting in May.
Around 50,000 bottles of champagne will be consumed at Ascot over the course of the five days next week, but anyone who cracks open a bottle on the train to the track and there are plenty who do could face a breathalyser at the turnstiles before they are allowed in.
The sniffer dogs which have become a familiar feature of gate security procedures at big Saturday meetings will also be deployed to patrol the queues for toilets at the track, as well as the public bars.
The track has also made it clear that there will be no elitism involved, and their new policies will apply to all racegoers,including those in the Royal Enclosure.