Royal Ascot- Where Royalty Meets Horse Racing

Royal Asot
Held for more than 3 centuries and traditionally associated with the British Royal family, Royal Ascot is a race meeting that certainly doesn’t lack in lore. The event lasts for five days and enforces a strict dress code for both men and women, which goes to illustrate its importance of the Royal Ascot traditions.

Along with the dress code, the Royal procession is a long-standing tradition that still runs to this day. The Queen and her guest arrive on horse and cart down the centre of the track before racing and many the vast majority of the racegoers on the day pay the respects to the Queen by following the long honoured ‘Hats Off To The Queen”.

Away from the top hats and tails, Royal Ascot brings you the best flat equine action from anywhere around the world with top-class horses from Ireland, UK, France, America and even Asia taking part in the five day spectacular that is Royal Ascot.

However, horse racing betting enthusiasts might be more interested to learn Royal Ascot 2019 betting tips that could help them make this year’s meeting a more profitable one.

Tuesday – Day 1

Day one of Royal Ascot kicks off with the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes where the best one-mile horses aged 4 or over in the world come to together to clash over the straight mile of Ascot. The betting on this is sometimes extremely close at the top because most years you can have battled hardened winners coming to clash with the best 3-year old’s of last season with usually includes the previous year’s 2000 Guineas winner.

Also, on day one you have the flying 5, where the top sprinters in the world go at top speed from the opening of the stalls to the time they hit the finishing line. If you are lucky enough to attend Royal Ascot it is worth standing at the rail to see theses equine sprinters in full flow.

The St James’s Palace Stakes is what most people consider to be the highlight of the opening day of Royal Ascot and in turn, is a big betting event. The race itself is a Group One event and is open to three years old’s and is run over a distance of 1 Mile.
Down the years, the St James’s Palace Stakes has tended to attract the best three-year-old Milers from around Europe, with recent winners including names such as Frankel, Mastercraftsman, Henrythenavigator, Azamour, Rock of Gibraltar and Giant’s Causeway.

Propping up the card on day 1 is the ultra competitive Ascot Stakes where in fact it’s the jumps trainers like Willie Mullins, Alan King and Nicky Henderson is where you should keep a close eye on in the betting as this specialist trip is well suited to jump horses.
The get out of jail stakes is the listed Woferton Stakes which is ultra hard to find the winner of. So, if you fancy a horse at huge odds don’t let that put you off as there have been only two favourites win in the past six years.

Click here for all the best betting tips that Betopin and The Finishing Line have come up with for Day 1.

Time Race Distance

TimeRaceDistance
2:30The Queen Anne Stakes

Group 1

1 mile
3:05The Coventry Stakes

Group 2

6 Furlongs
3:40 The Kings Stand Stakes

Group 1

5 Furlongs
4:20The St James Palace Stakes

Group 1

1 Mile
5:00The Ascot Stakes

Handicap

2 Miles 4 Furlongs
5:35The Wolferton Stakes

Listed

1 Mile 2 Furlongs

Wednesday – Day 2

The Queen Mary Stakes kicks off day two of Royal Ascot. It is a Group Two race for two-year-old fillies and is run over five furlongs. Because it is open only to two-year-olds, the Queen Mary Stakes is a very difficult race to find the winner of, some runners could be making their racecourse debuts and the others will be lightly raced. However, it is always wise to pay attention to American trainer Wesley Ward who always aims his top sprinters for this meeting, with winners such as Lady Aurelia and Acapulco winning in recent years. It is an exciting race from the perspective that it gives fans a first glimpse of the highly regarded fillies from the leading stables.

The Queens Vase is the race that some of the future Gold Cup horse will be aimed for in the hope that they will be back next year with their dream still in tack. Recent winners include the classy Kew Gardens, former Gold Cup winner and Queen owned Estimate, and current Triple Crown winner Stradivarius. This is one of the best-contested races of the week and always throws up an extremely exciting finish.

The Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (formerly the Windsor Forest Stakes) is the third race on the second day of the Royal Ascot and is a Group 2 contest for four-year-old fillies and older. This is a wicked hard race to get a handle of, but keep an eye on the Royal Ascot betting for any gables that may be happening because that might just be pointing you in the right direction.

The Prince of Wales Stakes is the highlight on day two of the Royal Ascot 2019. It is a Group One race that is run over 1m 2f and is open to thoroughbreds aged four years and over. Over the years we have seen some of the best horses in the world win this prestigious Group 1 like Highland Reel, The Fugue, So You Think, Free Eagle and the 2018 winner Poet’s Word. This year looks to be another top class renewal.

We wrap up day two with the world famous 30 strong field Royal Hunt Cup and then onto the 5 furlongs Jersey Stakes where it sometimes brings a small field but big action.

Click here for all the best betting tips that Betopin and The Finishing Line have come up with for Day 2.

Time Race Distance

TimeRaceDistance
2:30The Queen Mary Stakes

Group 2

5 Furlongs
3:05The Queens Vase

Group 2

1 Mile 6 Furlongs
3:40 The Duke Of Cambridge Stakes

Group 2

1 Mile
4:20The Prince Of Wales’ Stakes

Group 1

1 Mile
5:00The Royal Hunt Cup

Handicap

1 Mile 2 Furlong
5:35The Jersey Stakes

Listed

5 Furlong

Thursday – Day 3

Day three kicks off with the 2-year-olds over 5 furlongs. This gives you the first chance to witness some of the winter hype sprinters in the flesh. This has become a wicked hard race to get a handle of each year because some of the fancied horses are priced up in the betting on current form but there could be an unraced 2-year old that could surpass their form and win at a big price in the betting.

The Group 3 Hampton Court Stakes is open to horses aged three years. The race used to be run as the Hampton Stakes on the Saturday after the Royal meeting but was incorporated into the main meeting as part of the Jubilee celebrations of 2002. In recent years the cream of the crop has usually worse to the occasion and delivered the goods.

The Group 2 Ribblesdale has a who’s who of winners. Open to 3-year-old fillies its can be argued that this is the best fillies race on the card because it can attract horse that ran in the 1000 Guineas and the Epsom Oakes. With both of them ingredients alone it never fails to deliver on top-class action.

The highlight of day 3 and for some the week, the Ascot Gold Cup is the ultimate test for any staying horse on the flat. You might have a top class horse over 1 mile 6 furlongs but can he handle the step up to 2 miles 4 furlongs. You need a horse with talent, class, staying power, but most import they need to have bottle and the will to win. Your horse wins the Gold Cup, you will forever be known as…The Gold Cup winner.

In 2018 we saw Stradivarius take this in his quest to become the first ever Triple Crown winner, which he duly went on to achieve.

After the comedown of what always is the Gold Cup, you are left with the two puzzles that are the Britannia Stakes and The King George V Stakes.

Click here for all the best betting tips that Betopin and The Finishing Line have come up with for Day 3.

Time Race Distance

TimeRaceDistance
2:30The Norfolk Stakes

Group 2

5 Furlong
3:05The Hampton Court Stakes

Group 3

1 Mile 2 Furlong
3:40 The Ribblesdale Stakes

Group 2

1 Mile 4 Furlong
4:20The Gold Cup

Group 1

2 Mile 4 Furlong
5:00The Britannia Stakes

Handicap

1 Mile
5:35The King George V Stakes

Handicap

1 Mile 4 Furlong

Friday – Day 4

We kick off the day with the Albany Stakes over 6 furlongs. First introduced to Royal Ascot in 2002, the Albany Stakes is a race for two-year-old fillies and provides useful pointers to some of the leading two-year-old fillies for the remainder of the season and into the following season. There have been big price winners in the betting in recent years so my advice is don’t let the SP put you off.

Run over 1 mile 4 furlongs the King Edward VII Stakes is the most valuable race at Royal Ascot not to be classed as a Group One event. The £150,000 prize fund attracts some of the best three-year-old Colts around who maybe weren’t up to the demands of the Epsom Derby.

First introduced in 2015, the Commonwealth Cup is a chance for the top 3-year-old sprinter to come head to head over the straight 6 furlongs that Royal Ascot has to offer. With only four runnings of this race, there have been really classy sprinters to come out of this like winners Caravaggio, Quiet Reflection, Muhaarah and Eqtdaar. Eben the runners up have turned out to be quite decent with, Limato, Harry Angle, Sands Of Mali going on to Group 1 glory and 2016 runner up Kachy becoming a master sprinter on the all-weather tracks.

The Group 1 Coronation Stakes is the chance for the top 3-year-old Fillies to come head to head over one mile. The Coronation Stakes betting is usually a competitive heat due to the size and quality of the field and is often a platform for those who ran in the 1,000 or Irish 1,000 Guineas a chance to progress and lay claim to being named champion three-year-old filly of the season.

Finishing up day four we have the ultra-competitive Sandringham Stakes over 1 mile and the Duke Of Edinburgh handicap over 1 mile 4 furlong.

Click here for all the best betting tips that Betopin and The Finishing Line have come up with for Day 4.

Time Race Distance

TimeRaceDistance
2:30The Albany Stakes

Group 3

6 Furlongs
3:05The King Edward VII Stakes

Group 2

1 Mile 4 Furlongs
3:40 The Commonwealth Cup

Group 1

6 Furlongs
4:20The Coronation Stakes Group 11 Mile
5:00The Sandringham Stakes

Listed

1 Mile
5:35The Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes

Handicap

1 Mile 4 Furlongs

Saturday – Day 5

The final day of Royal Ascot kicks off with the 7 furlong listed Chesham Stakes. The Chesham Stakes open to horses aged two years, but whose sires have won over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs in their own racing careers. A trainer I would follow in this races would be Aiden O Brian as he has won it 2 out of the last 3 years and his crop of three-year-olds seem to be getting better and better as the season goes on.

The Group 3 Hardwick Stakes has a rich history in throwing up top-class horses with the likes of Harbinger, Sea Moon, Darmoth Idaho and Crystal Ocean among the elite class of winners. This year promises to be no different.

The Group 2 Windsor Castle is an extremely completive race for 4+-year-olds and that is reflected in the betting. With £225,000 up for grabs, there is no reason it is hard to get the winner with all the top class entries.

Run over 6 furlongs, the Diamond Jubilee stakes bring some of the best established 6-furlong specialists from 3 years old and up. Each year you can expect to see some of you old favourites go head to head and some of the new kids on the block trying to make a name for themselves. Some of the winners are household names like Starsbangledbanner, The Tin Man, Australian wonder mare Black Caviar and old favourite Kingsgate Native.

Seeing out Royal Ascot are the Wokingham over 6 furlongs and the Queen Alexandra over 2 miles 6 furlongs, where you might see some horses that ran in the Ascot Stakes on day 1 turn up again and try get compensation or even double up for the week.

Click here for all the best betting tips that Betopin and The Finishing Line have come up with for Day 5.

Time Race Distance

TimeRaceDistance
2:30The Chesham Stakes

Listed

7 Furlongs
3:05The Hardwick Stakes

Group 3

7 Furlongs
3:40 The Windsor Castle Stakes

Group 2

1 Mile 4 Furlongs
4:20The Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Group 1

6 Furlong
5:00The Wokingham Stakes

Handicap

6 Furlong
5:35The Queen Alexandra Stakes

Conditions

2 Mile 6 Furlong

Betting Platform

Here are some of the preferred betting platforms used by horse racing backers alike. So, let’s make you next winner a Royal one.

Horse Racing Betting Exchanges / In-Running Betting

Now, you can bypass traditional bookmakers and choose betting exchanges instead, where you can play against other gamblers. These exchanges match you with opponents who prefer to back outcomes of a particular horse race that differ from their predictions.

In running betting gives you a chance to back mid-race. If you like the way a horse is travelling, you can back him while in running with most top exchanges.

Click here for the best betting exchanges odds and reviews

Horse Racing Sportsbook

Traditional sportsbooks have no end of options when it comes to horse racing betting. Our reviewed sportsbooks are all well in touch with what is about to happen in the world of horse racing and provide you with all the necessary betting markets that you come to expect when betting with a trusted sportsbook like distance specials, fallers insurance and so on.

Click here for the best sportsbook odds and reviews.

Horse Racing Spread Betting

There are two main kinds of spread betting: sports spread betting and financial. While there isn’t a whole lot to choose from, we’ve still scoured the internet to bring you the best platforms around.

With this type of wagering, instead of betting on a straight forward outcome of win or lose on a horse race, punters can place wagers on a range of possibilities, like the winning margin, will he fall or be pulled up and so on. The range of betting opportunities is endless.

In other words, you bet against a spread that covers an outcome. There are two prices involved: a buy price and a sale price. It’s up to you to judge what you think a final outcome will be and then buy if you think the prediction is too low or sell if you feel it’s too high.

Click here for the best sportsbook odds and reviews

The Royal Send Off

So, when you need that extra bit of help finding the right horse to back when Royal Ascot betting is released, look no further than Betopin because unlike some of our competitors we have the racing experts from the YouTube channel “The Finishing Line” on hand to provide you with the best betting tips any man, woman or Queen could ask for.

Recommended Sites

Betdaq
Betdaq
4.5/5
Match Book
Matchbook
4.5/5
Smarkets
Smarkets
4.5/5

Latest Reviews

Interbet Logo 400x400
Interbet
4.5/5
Mr Green Sports
Mr. Green Sports
4.5/5
Mansion Bet
MansionBet
4.5/5
TempoBet Logo
Tempobet
4.5/5
Jetbull
Jetbull
4.5/5
Match Book
Matchbook
4.5/5

William Hill Rugby Offer

Casino

Bet £10 GET £30 using the Promo code : C30