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Royal Ascot

Posted on June 17, 2019 by Tom Raine

Held for more than 3 centuries and traditionally associated with the British Royal family, Royal Ascot is a race meeting that certainly doesn’t lack in glamour. The event lasts for five days and enforces a strict dress code for both men and women, which proves the importance of the Royal Ascot traditions.

Away from the top hats and tails, Royal Ascot brings you the best flat equine action from anywhere around the world with top-class horses from Ireland, UK, France, America and even Asia taking part in the five day spectacular that is Royal Ascot.

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Royal Ascot Highlights

Day 1

Day one of Royal Ascot kicks off with the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes where the best one-mile horses aged 4 or over in the world come to together to clash over the straight mile of Ascot. The betting on this is sometimes extremely close at the top because most years you can have battle hardened winners coming to clash with the best 3-year old’s of last season which usually includes the previous year’s 2000 Guineas winner.

Day 2

The Queen Mary Stakes kicks off day two of Royal Ascot. It is a Group Two race for two-year-old fillies and is run over five furlongs. Because it is open only to two-year-olds, the Queen Mary Stakes is a very difficult race to find the winner of, some runners could be making their racecourse debuts and the others will be lightly raced. However, it is always wise to pay attention to American trainer Wesley Ward who always aims his top sprinters for this meeting, with winners such as Lady Aurelia and Acapulco winning in recent years. It is an exciting race from the perspective that it gives fans a first glimpse of the highly regarded fillies from the leading stables.

Day 3

Day three kicks off with the 2-year-olds over 5 furlongs. This gives you the first chance to witness some of the winter hype sprinters in the flesh. This has become a very hard race to get a handle of each year because some of the fancied horses are priced up in the betting on current form but there could be an unraced 2-year old that could surpass their form and win at a big price in the betting.

Day 4

We kick off the day four with the Albany Stakes over 6 furlongs. First introduced to Royal Ascot in 2002, the Albany Stakes is a race for two-year-old fillies and provides useful pointers to some of the leading two-year-old fillies for the remainder of the season and into the following season. There have been big price winners in recent years so my advice is don’t let the betting put you off.

Day 5

The final day of Royal Ascot kicks off with the 7 furlong listed Chesham Stakes. The Chesham Stakes is open to horses aged two years, but whose sires have won over a distance of 1 mile 2 furlongs in their own racing careers. A trainer I would follow in this race would be Aiden O Brian as he has won it two out of the last 3 years and his crop of three-year-olds seem to be getting better and better as the season goes on.


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