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Royal Ascot 1

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.

Find all you need to know for your Royal Ascot tips on Betopin.com

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.

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