Runners and riders: Ascot has submitted plans for a £180m redevelopment of the racecourse. The plans, designed by HOK Sport, include a stand incorporating an internal galleria and hotel and a parade ring. The racecourse has spent five years preparing plans, which were submitted to Windsor and Maidenhead council last week. Construction is not due to start until late 2004. The project team includes engineers Buro Happold and Sinclair Knight Merz, QS Gardiner & Theobald, planning consultant Turnberry Consulting and landscape architect Derek Lovejoy Partnership.