Royal Ascot descended into carnage last week, as a 10+ man brawl threatened to disrupt proceedings at the UK’s premier horse-racing venue.

Royal Ascot is famous for hosting the UK’s most prestigious series, The Royal Meeting, which is attended by the Queen and much of the Royal Family, who bolster the track’s reputation for pomp, ceremony and a strict dress code. At first thought Ascot isn’t the place you’d expect a mass brawl to break out, but long boozy summer days paired with the excitement of losing money on horses does sound like a bit of a powder keg waiting to blow.

Most of the brawlers were able to walk away from the fight, although two sustained serious injuries and were shot to be melted down into glue.