Royal Ascot Betting & Free Bets Guide
The world renowned Royal Ascot race meeting consists of five days of top-drawer racing staged annually during the third week of June. Remarkably Royal Ascot dates back to 1711 when it was founded by Queen Anne.
More than three hundred years later more than 300,000 people will attend the meeting staged, in 2018, between June 19th and June 23rd.
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2018 Royal Ascot Race Schedule & Info
Royal Ascot betting opportunities come in the form of 19 Group races during the five-day festival with at least one Group One race staged each day.
The showpiece Ascot Gold Cup is staged on the Thursday of the 2018 Ascot Festival which is also the fabled Royal Ascot ‘Ladies Day’.
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But if level-weight races of the highest calibre are not your thing fear not. Royal Ascot 2018 betting opportunities include some big-field handicaps such as the Wokingham, Royal Hunt Cup and Britannia Stakes.
Each day of Royal Ascot has at least one Group 1 race and one handicap race and there are six races each and every day – in short there’s ample Royal Ascot betting action.
Click on the available race link to get the latest odds:
|Time||Day 1 Tuesday, June 19th||Type||Distance|
|14.30||The Queen Anne Stakes||Group 1||1 Mile|
|15.05||The Coventry Stakes||Group 2||6 Furlongs|
|15.50||The King’s Stand Stakes||Group 1||5 Furlongs|
|16.20||The St James’s Palace Stakes||Group 1||1 Mile|
|17.00||The Ascot Stakes||Handicap||2.5 Miles|
|17.35||The Wolferton Rated Stakes||Listed||1.25 Miles|
|Time||Day 2 Wednesday, June 20th||Type||Distance|
|14.30||The Queen Mary Stakes||Group 2||5 Furlongs|
|15.05||The Queen Vase Stakes||Group 3||2 Miles|
|15.50||The Duke of Cambridge Stakes||Group 2||1 Mile|
|16.20||The Prince of Wales’s Stakes||Group 1||1.25 Miles|
|17.00||The Royal Hunt Cup||Heritage Handicap||1 Mile|
|17.35||The Jersey Stakes||Group 3||7 Furlongs|
|Time||Day 3 Thursday, June 21st||Type||Distance|
|14.30||The Norfolk Stakes||Group 2||5 Furlongs|
|15.05||The Hampton Court Stakes||Group 3||1.25 Miles|
|15.50||The Ribblesdale Stakes||Group 2||1.5 Miles|
|16.20||The Gold Cup||Group 1||2.5Miles|
|17.00||The Britannia Stakes||Heritage Handicap||1 Mile|
|17.35||The King George V Stakes||Handicap||1.5 Miles|
|Time||Day 4 Friday, June 22nd||Type||Distance|
|14.30||The Albany Stakes||Group 3||6 Furlongs|
|15.05||The King Edward VII Stakes||Group 2||1.5 Miles|
|15.50||The Commonwealth Cup||Group 1||6 Furlongs|
|16.20||The Coronation Stakes||Group 1||1 Mile|
|17.00||The Sandringham Stakes||Handicap||1 Mile|
|17.35||The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes||Handicap||1.5 Miles|
|Time||Day 5 Saturday, June 23rd||Type||Distance|
|14.30||The Chesham Stakes||Listed||7 Furlongs|
|15.05||The Hardwicke Stakes||Group 2||1.5 Miles|
|15.50||The Windsor Castle Stakes||Listed||5 Furlongs|
|16.20||The Diamond Jubilee Stakes||Group 1||6 Furlongs|
|17.00||The Wokingham Stakes||Heritage Handicap||6 Furlongs|
|17.35||The Queen Alexandra Stakes||Conditions||2 Miles, 6F|
2018 Royal Ascot Betting Odds
The glory of this mid-summer meeting is Royal Ascot betting odds on outcomes other than individual race winners. You can bet on who will be the ‘leading trainer’, ‘leading jockey’ and even the old chestnut ‘the colour of the Queen’s hat’.
Here’s a few ‘top fives’, based on previous Royal Ascot results, which we think will star amongst the headline grabbers in 2018.
|#||Top Jockeys||Top Trainers||Top Horses|
|1||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien||Order of St George|
|2||Frankie Dettori||John Gosden||Cracksman|
|3||James Doyle||Michael Stoute||Lady Aurelia|
|4||Silvestre De Sousa||Wesley Ward||Crystal Ocean|
|5||Donnacha O’Brien||Charlie Appleby||Harry Angel|
Royal Ascot Betting Markets, Ante Post & Special Bets
It is very unlikely any Royal Ascot race will feature less than eight runners so each-way punters will be happy in the knowledge their bets will be ‘first three’ and in some cases ‘first four’ betting terms.
As the festival approaches Royal Ascot odds will become available on ‘Top Royal Ascot Trainer’, which has been won by Aidan O’Brien eight times before, ‘Top Royal Ascot Jockey’ and even ‘Top Royal Ascot Owner’.
For now you will have to make do with Royal Ascot betting odds 2018 with ante-post markets. As we know ante-post betting comes with a caveat that your stakes will be lost should your selection not run in the race you stipulated.
On the upside, if your horse does run, you are pretty sure to receive a price far better than that which will be listed in the Royal Ascot results.
2018 Royal Ascot Betting Offers & Promotions
Once we enter the second week of June, when the Epsom Derby and Oaks have been consigned to the record books, online bookies begin their bespoke special offers and Royal Ascot free bets promotions.
With 2018 being a World Cup year and the feast of football clashing with the Royal Ascot betting bonanza, there’s going to be some great offers to be had.
This year’s Royal Ascot offers are sure to include ‘enhanced odds’, ‘price boosts’, ‘money back specials’ and ‘free bet concessions’.
Latest Horse Racing Betting Offers
Royal Ascot Free Bets
Fully aware that Royal Ascot has a unique allure to people who would not normally place bets on horse racing, online bookmakers and national newspapers always showcase Royal Ascot runners form guides, make the information readily available for racegoers and armchair viewers alike.
There will be many special offers generated within the online bookmaking marketplace in a frenzied promotion war which will see astute punters benefit.
So expect Royal Ascot free bets galore, not just for new account opening but for finding big priced winners, coming second to a favourite, being beaten by a short-head or nose and many more.
Latest 2018 Royal Ascot Betting Tips
John Gosden’s stable is brimming with talent and he is the current powerhouse of UK horse racing. Cracksman and Enable are his stable stars but his classic generation (three-year-olds) and two-year-olds look a tasty bunch too.
It is very feasible John Gosden will have at least three winners so looks out for him amongst the Royal Ascot 2018 betting for ‘Leading Trainer’.
But Ireland’s leading trainer, Aidan O’Brien has battalions of top-drawer bloodstock and many of his hopes will go off favourite – it should make ‘Leading Trainer’ and captivating battle.
O’Brien trains our top Royal Ascot betting tip, Order of St George in the showpiece Gold Cup. Winner of the two-mile-four-furlong race in 2016, a lack of pace cost him dearly when trying to keep his crown in 2017 (beaten a short-head) but connections are likely to run at least one pacemaker in 2018 and he is a confident selection.
Horse Racing Tips
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- 19th June 2018
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Royal Ascot Results 2017
The opening race of the 2017 Royal Ascot meeting went to the 11/10 favourite, Ribchester. It set the wheels in motion for punter to get stuck in and with other winners priced 5/2 (Barney Roy), 7/2 (Lady Aurelia) and 4/1 (Thomas Hobson), punters get the best of things.
Day 2’s pair of handicaps went to long-shots but the four Group races were Shangri-La for punters with 2/1, 9/4, 5/2 and 5/1 winners. The racing was far more competitive on Day 3 and the bookies fought back. There was no winning favourites and Order of St George was turned-over at odds-on in the Ascot Gold Cup.
Both odds-on shots Caravaggio (5/6) and Winter (4/9) both scored on Day 4 but the card was bookended by a pair of 20/1 shots and the bookmakers got the best of the battle overall.
So the closing day was vital, vital to punters and vital to the end-of-year balance sheets of major bookmakers. When September won the opening race at 11/8 there was hope all-round but with 25/1, 9/2, 40/1, 25/1 and a 10/1 winners rounding off proceedings, the old enemy came out in front at the end.