By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (June 15, 2021) – In Issue 2021-112 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we go to the races – English Style.


The Royal Ascot Horse Racing takes place this year from today through June 19.  This is the occasion to dress-up and be seen, similar to the Kentucky Derby.  Fancy hats for the ladies.  We have one of those hats in our closet from our days in England.

This premier British horse racing was founded in 1711. 

The horses race in the clockwise direction.  This is confusing to the poor horses slated to run in the US as well as in the States the racing is in the anticlockwise direction.

There are 26 days of racing in the year, so if you miss Royal Ascot, there are other opportunities to bet on the ponies.

Ascot is located about 6 miles from Windsor in Berkshire.  Here is Smith’s 1808 map of Berkshire.

1808 map of Berkshire (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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