Horse Racing

The 2021 King George VI Chase Betting Preview & Predictions


The King George is the mid-season high-point of the National Hunt racing calendar. Taking place over three miles at Kempton on Boxing Day, the race has a roll of honour including some of the sport’s greatest names, including legendary grey Desert Orchid, who won the race on four occasions, and the iconic Kauto Star, who gained a record fifth win in the race in 2011.

For horse racing fans, it’s not one to miss out on and we’ve got the big race covered – check out who Alan Kelly, Charlie McCann, and Ed Quigley all fancy for the Boxing Day showcase.

Below you’ll also find the latest King George VI & Chase betting odds, tips and the best online bookmakers to play with

Frodon (nearside) and Clan Des Obeaux completing their final piece of work before the King George at @kemptonparkrace. pic.twitter.com/mcbMR9jYRG

— Paul Nicholls OBE (@PFNicholls) December 23, 2021

2020 King George VI Chase Recap

Last year’s King George saw somewhat of an upset, as 20-1 outsider Frodon produced a typically brave performance from the front under Bryony Frost to give trainer Paul Nicholls a record twelfth win in the race.

The former Ryanair Chase winner led all the way to defeat Saint Calvados, with dual-winner Clan Des Obeaux in third. Frodon will be back to defend his crown in 2021, with the placed horses returning to attempt to knock off him his perch, alongside new challengers including Cheltenham Festival winners Chantry House and Minella Indo.

How To Get Free Bets For The 2021 King George VI Chase

Dozens of bookmakers are offering fantastic horse racing Betting Offers currently, from free bets to enhanced offers.

bet365 are offering up to £100 in free bets, perfect for using on the King George VI Chase, as well as Red Zone who are also offering up to £250!

As the big race gets closer, you’ll likely find a number of bookmakers offering extra places in the each way market, which will be well taking advantage of.

For all our current favourite bookmaker bonuses and promotions, head across to our Betting Offers page, where you’ll discover all the very best.

When & Where Is The 2021 King George VI Chase?

This year’s King George VI Chase at Kempton will take place at 3.05 on Sunday 26th December.

It is biggest race across Kempton’s Christmas meeting, which also includes highlights such as the Christmas Hurdle, Kauto Star Novices’ Chase and Desert Orchid Chase.

KAUTO STAR. ?

Relive his amazing five Ladbrokes King George VI's wins ? pic.twitter.com/F4hLr9HvHm

— Kempton Park Racecourse (@kemptonparkrace) December 21, 2021

Recent King George VI Chase Winners

The King George is the feature race on Boxing Day and we’ve listed below the last 10 winners of the big race:

YearWinner
2020Frodon
2019Clan Des Obeaux
2018Clan Des Obeaux
2017Might Bite
2016Thistelcrack
2015Cue Card
2014Silviniaco Conti
2013Silviniaco Conti
2012Long Run
2011Kauto Star