Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses who compete for millions of pounds in prize money. Eighteen Group races, eight of them Group One, have made household names of Royal Ascot winners like Frankel, Yeats and Black Caviar. Every year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe and punters from far and wide have a flutter or two on the famous races, searching out the latest Royal Ascot betting odds.
Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, and has since received the patronage of a further eleven monarchs. The summer race meeting officially became a Royal week in 1911.
The Queen has been the owner and breeder of many top thoroughbred horses over the years and shares her love of horse racing with her family. In fact, The Queen's own horses have won races at Royal Ascot a number of times.
The names of the week's races have a Royal theme, such as 'King George V Stakes', 'Diamond Jubilee Stakes' and 'Windsor Castle Stakes', and the Royal procession, which takes place before the start of racing each day, delights the assembled crowd and the global spectators.
Ante-Post betting is when you bet in advance of an event occurring. The markets for some of the main Royal Ascot betting races will open up months in advance, allowing punters to take advantage of much bigger prices than will be available on the day.
Although ante-post betting can be bring about some decent returns it is also one of the riskiest types of bets due to the fact that so much can change in the lead up to the actual race.
Special bets for Royal Ascot can be really novel and fun and offer something a little different to the traditional win and each-way type bets. These bets can include things like Leading Royal Ascot Jockey, Leading Royal Ascot Trainer and even extend to slightly less conventional bets such as what colour the Queen’s hat will be on any given day.
Royal Ascot 2022 features five thrilling days of racing. It starts with the curtain-raiser of the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday, June 14th through to the final action on the evening of Saturday, June 18th.
In total, there are 35 races across the premier flat Festival of the British racing calendar. Eight of those are Group 1 cards:
Tuesday: 14:30 Queen Anne Stakes, 15:40 King’s Stand Stakes, 16:20 St James’s Palace Stakes
Wednesday: 15:40 Prince of Wales’s Stakes
Thursday: 16:20 Gold Cup
Friday: 15:05 Commonwealth Cup, 16:20 Coronation Stakes
Saturday: 16:20 Platinum Jubilee Stakes
There are seven races on each day of Royal Ascot 2022. While day one boasts three Group 1 fixtures, two of the biggest races from the Festival are the Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday and the £1m Platinum Jubilee Stakes on Saturday.
From ante-post markets to the early prices and regular odds, Royal Ascot betting options are available for your Festival selections.
|Time||Tuesday 14 June to Saturday 18 June 2022|
|Location||Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire|
|Course Type||Flat National Hunt|
|Number of Horses||500 horses|
|Notable Races||The Gold Cup, Platinum Jubilee Stakes|
|First Race Meeting||11 August 1711|