Royal Ascot Betting Odds & Offers
Say the words Royal Ascot and many people think of hats - from stunning to plain crazy – and with so much ceremony, top hats and tails thrown in, it’s racing’s social event of the year.
Yes, with all of this going on it’s easy to forget that Royal Ascot is also one of the calendar’s biggest horse racing betting events and perhaps Britain's most flamboyant sporting event.
In case you haven't been online recently, online bookies are giving away loads of special Royal Ascot betting offers, so now’s the time to take advantage of some free bet offers!
Royal Ascot Festival
Royal Ascot takes place over 5 days in mid-June and is one of the nation’s richest sporting spectacles. What more could any racing fan ask for? The name Royal Ascot isn’t merely an empty promise either.
The Queen normally attends every day. It’s a fascinating blend of high society, exciting sport and a golden opportunity to check out Royal Ascot betting odds and then choose from one of the many free bet deals that bookies like Ladbrokes offers UK punters.
The meeting attracts some of the best horses and jockeys in the world which throws up plenty of opportunities to use bookies Royal Ascot betting offers. Each day of the meet, which this year runs from Tuesday 19 June until Saturday 23 June, contains at least one feature race.
We recommend claiming bookies free bets early as this year the opening day of Royal Ascot has three Group 1 contests; a day at the races doesn’t get much better than that!
Queen Anne Stakes
The Queen Anne Stakes, for milers aged four and above, kick-starts the racing on Tuesday and you’d be crazy not to place a free bet on the first race of the meeting. Bet365 currently offer best odds on Animal Kingdom winning the race.
King's Stand Stakes
Next up is the King's Stand Stakes, a thrilling 5f sprint that’s been recently dominated by Australian horses. The final Group 1 on Tuesday is the St James's Palace Stakes, a 1m Race for three-year-olds only. William Hill offers odds of 5/4 on Magician to win this year and is our Royal Ascot betting tip of the day.
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Wednesday's best free bet opportunity is the Prince of Wales's Stakes. It’s one of two races at Ascot worth £500,000, the other being Saturday's Golden Jubilee Stakes.
Royal Ascot Gold Cup
Of course, the highlight of Royal Ascot betting is the Gold Cup, which is run on the Thursday. It’s also the longest Group 1 in Britain, run over 2m 4f and contested by some of the very best stayers in flat racing.
It’s seen some great winners: Yeats had an incredible four consecutive wins from 2006 to 2009, Rite Of Passage won in 2010, Fame And Glory in 2011 and Colour Vision in 2012
At the moment the favourite this year is Rite Of Passage with most bookies offering Royal Ascot betting odds of 6/1 for the win.
It’s the turn of the three-year-old fillies in Friday’s Coronation Stakes. The race provides the chance for 1,000 Guineas winners from Britain, Ireland and France to thrash it out at Ascot.
12/1 runner Fallen For You came out on top last year for trainer John Gosden and would have earn't punters £600 if they'd bet £25.
Diamond Jubilee Stakes
In case you needed even more Group 1 betting opportunities, Saturday climaxes with the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, a sprint over 6f which sometimes attracts horses who also ran the King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday.
The last horse to win both in the same year was the Australian bred Choisir in 2003.
If these aren’t enough to get your free bet offers juices flowing, there are another 23 Royal Ascot races, made up of lesser events and some thrilling handicaps, to free bet on.
Enjoy the hats and ceremony; maybe even have a glass of bubbly or two. But whatever you do don’t forget to make use of those bookies offers and have a right Royal Ascot flutter!