Royal Ascot is always one of the most glamorous events of the horse racing calendar and dates back to 1711.
It’s attended by the Royals each and every year, as well as thousands upon thousands of punters making it among the most bet on festivals of the season.
Royal Ascot 2021 will be held on June 15 – 19, 2021 and hopefully next year it won’t have to be run behind closed doors.
Over the course of five days every June, top races galore take place at the Royal meeting, and every year there are new trends and statistics to analyse. Here at Freebets.co.uk we’ll bring you all the best Ascot betting odds, offers and predictions.
Below you’ll find our ultimate guide to Royal Ascot betting, to give you a complete heads up ahead of the June spectacular.
There will be a number of betting offers perfect for Royal Ascot odds around as the festival gets closer from all the big names, including Paddy Power, who are usually offer extra places on a number of races.
In 2020, William Hill customers enjoyed a great Royal Ascot concession where you could get your money back (as cash!) on selected races if your horse finished second, while also offering extra places on a series of races. Elsewhere you’ll find dozens of best odds guaranteed offers, extra places and Acca insurance among the biggest online bookmakers.
For all the best offers head over to our bookmakers page where you’ll find detailed reviews of our recommended bookies to play with.
The centrepiece of the Royal Ascot festival is the Ascot Gold Cup, with a purse of half a million. It’s the race where the most money goes and is the showpiece race of the entire Royal Ascot meeting.
At this early stage, Royal Ascot odds for 2021 are a bit thin on the ground. Below are the best ante post odds on the 2021 Ascot Gold Cup at the time of writing…
Of course, there’s lots more top quality racing taking place across the 5-day festival, including the Queen Anne Stakes, the Commonwealth Cup, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and Queen Mary Stakes.
More Royal Ascot 2021 odds will appear as the big event gets closer and we will keep you updated with all the latest Royal Ascot betting news and gossip.
When next June arrives and Royal Ascot 2021 is upon us, many bookmakers will start offering a series of enhanced odds offers each day and we’ll make sure we bring you the very finest.
We always keep our customers in the loop and you’ll find all the latest Royal Ascot enhanced odds on our Enhanced Odds page.
Similarly, there are dozens of brilliant free bets that new customers can enjoy, with a whole range of different promotions available, including no deposit free bets.
We pride ourselves on always delivering the most exciting free bets and as Royal Ascot approaches we’ll keep you inundated with them.
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The Royal Ascot Festival gets underway on June 15 and runs all the way through to June 19, 2021. (Tuesday thru Saturday)
The opening day welcomes the Queen Anne Stakes and the King’s Stand Stakes, which is often cited as one of the finest sprint races on the planet.
Moving into day two, you’ll find the Prince of Wales’s Stakes alongside Queen Mary Stakes.
On the Thursday, it’s all about the prestigious Ascot Gold Cup and regularly produces races to remember, including in 2013 when Estimate, owned by the Queen romped home to make history.
Friday continues the drama with the Commonwealth Cup, followed by the Diamond Jubilee Stakes wrapping things up on the Saturday.
Naturally any Royal Ascot trends and statistics are only a guide as to what is likely to happen – they are not an exact science, but quite often patterns do emerge so it’s well worth looking at Royal Ascot races and dissecting their recent history.
Here are some of Royal Ascot’s feature races with their key pointers:
Royal Ascot has produced some real legends over the years including winning runs for the likes of Yeats, who won four years in a row between 2006 and 2009 and Sagaro, a horse Lester Piggott rode to victory in three consecutive Gold Cups.
2017: Big Orange
2016: Order of St George
2015: Trip To Paris
2014: Leading Light
2012: Colour Vision
2011: Fame & Glory
2010: Rite Of Passage
As the Ascot Gold Cup approaches we’ll bring you the full race card to this very page, allowing you to see the latest Ascot betting odds, form guide and more.
As with most UK horse races, the festival will be broadcast live on ITV as well as being able to stream live through multiple bookmakers.
To do so you’ll need to place a bet on the race and meet the wagering requirements, but from there you’ll be able to watch the race via your browser or mobile app.
For those outside of the UK, you’ll need a VPN to access ITV’s Hub, the streaming service it offers, while you’ll likely find a number of bookmakers offering live streaming of Royal Ascot races.
* Royal Ascot betting odds quoted were correct at the time of writing