Royal Ascot 2016 Betting Preview and Live Betting Odds
When it comes to horse racing on the flat, Royal Ascot has everything you could wish for. Dating way back to 1711 when it was inaugurated by Queen Anne, the Royal Ascot meeting has history and prestige in spades. Having kept its royal connections to this day – Queen Elizabeth and many other royals attend every year! – there is no other horse racing meeting that possesses quite the pomp and class of Royal Ascot.
The five-day meeting – which this year runs from Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th June – attracts more than its fair share of celebrities and fashionistas who are there to strut their stuff alongside the great, the good… and the Queen!
Of course, most punters will be more concerned with the action on the track than the massive social and fashion-based occasion it has become, and our site will be bringing you the best live betting odds for all the races as well as betting tips and predictions to help you pick out the winners.
With a plethora of top class racing action, and a total of 300,000 fervent supporters in attendance over the course of the meeting, this is certainly a fantastic spectacle for racing aficionados and occasional punters alike. It is also the most valuable race meeting in the UK and thus attracts the best horses, trainers and jockeys from around the globe as they compete for more than £5.5 million in prize money!
There are 18 Group races to get stuck into, with eight Group One races in which you can witness some of the greatest flat racers on the planet. With the King’s Stand Stakes and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes the best races for fans of the sprints, the Queen Anne Stakes, the St James’s Palace Stakes and the Prince of Wales’s Stakes for the middle distance specialists up to the biggest race of them all, the Ascot Gold Cup, which is run over a testing distance of two miles and four furlongs.
It’s not all about the Group One races of course, and there are plenty of handicaps for those seeking some solid betting value, though making predictions for races like the Wokingham Stakes (a six furlong handicap) or the Ascot Stakes (a handicap run over the same distance as the Gold Cup) can be fraught with peril.
The best way to ensure you get good value for your bets, of course, is to make use of our live betting odds comparison tables that will give you the best prices for all the horses in any given Royal Ascot race from the best bookies in the business.
The 2016 Royal Ascot meeting promises to be as exciting as ever as the competition for winners is fierce amongst trainers and owners – and indeed us punters. The hard part for those looking to profit from this fascinating event, of course, is how to pick out the winning horses. But if you read our betting tips and predictions for the main Royal Ascot races, you’ll at least be pointed in the right direction, and you’ll always be given the best available betting odds to give you the best value whichever horses you pick.