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2017 Royal Ascot Betting Online at William Hill

20th - 24th June

Few sporting events match the majesty of Royal Ascot. The five-day horse racing festival draws the finest flat racing horses, jockeys and trainers from all over the world. It is held at the historic Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. The fact that the course is just a few miles from Windsor Castle adds to the royal flavour of the festival. Indeed, the Queen herself is often in attendance at the Royal Meeting. Despite the pageantry off track, it is the runners and riders that always take centre stage. Ascot Racecourse has played host to the triumphs of horse racing greats like Yeats, Frankel and Sagaro down the years. Royal Ascot 2017 will start on Tuesday 20th June and finish on Saturday 24th June.

There are five thrilling days of action at Royal Ascot. It features 30 races in total, eight of these races are prestigious Group 1 contests. The action kicks off with the Royal Meeting on 20th June. The first race of Royal Ascot is the Queen Anne Stakes, which will go off at 2.30 (UK). Festival highlights include the St James’s Palace Stakes and King’s Stand Stakes (Day 1), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Day 2), Ascot Gold Cup and Ladies’ Day (Day 3), Coronation Stakes (Day 4) and Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Day 5). All in all, the festival delivers some of the most prestigious races and most exciting contests in the world.

See Royal Ascot Races schedule below:
  • June 20 - The Royal Meeting Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
  • June 21 - Prince of Wales's Stakes Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
  • June 22 - Gold Cup Day Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
  • June 23 - Coronation Stakes Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire
  • June 24 - Diamond Jubilee Stakes Day Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

  • Royal Ascot Festival 2017 Overview

    You’ll find the dates for Royal Ascot and some of the best races to bet on below:

    • Tuesday 20th June – The Royal Meeting. Races include the St James’s Palace Stakes, King’s Stand Stakes and Queen Anne Stakes.
    • Wednesday 21st June – Prince of Wales Stakes Day. Highlights include the Prince of Wales Stakes, Duke of Cambridge Stakes and Queen Mary Stakes.
    • Thursday 22nd June – Gold Cup Day/Ladies’ Day. This day is noted both for holding the historic Gold Cup Race and the fashion festivities of Ladies’ Day.
    • Friday 23rd June – Coronation Stakes Day. Race highlights include the Coronation Stakes and the Commonwealth Cup.
    • Saturday 24th June – Diamond Jubilee Stakes Day. The final day highlights include the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (formerly Golden Jubilee Stakes) and Hardwicke Stakes.

    2016 Royal Ascot Results and Highlights

    The Royal Ascot races 2016 featured a thrilling mix of wins by betting favourites, as well as a few surprises. The Royal Meeting on Day 1 saw big wins for Tepin in the Queen Anne Stakes and for Profitable in the King’s Stand Stakes. The most important race of the day, the St James’s Palace Stakes, went to Galileo Gold with the evergreen Frankie Dettori in the saddle. Day 2’s feature race, the Prince of Wales Stakes, was won by My Dream Boat after a fine ride by jockey Adam Kirby. Other wins on Prince of Wales Stakes Day came for Dettori on Lady Aurelia in the Queen Mary Stakes and William Buick on Ribchester in the Jersey Stakes.

    Gold Cup Day, which also serves as Ladies’ Day, was all about Order of St George and Ryan Moore in 2016. The duo served up a racing masterclass, overcoming being held up to deliver a seventh Ascot Gold Cup for trainer Aidan O’Brien. Moore and O’Brien had earlier teamed up to win the Ribblesdale Stakes with Even Song. Day Four saw some joy for the French, with a thrilling victory for Qema in the Coronation Stakes. It was the second year running that French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget landed the prestigious Group 1 race.

    The Ascot Grand Finale was another superb day for Ryan Moore. He opened with two winners (Churchill and Sir Isaac Newton) in the first two races. The Queen’s horse, Dartmouth, triumphed in the Hardwicke Stakes much to the delight of the crowds at Ascot. Moore then completed his hat-trick of wins with a stunning ride on Twilight Son in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. It was the perfect way for Moore to sign off from a festival that delivered six wins.

    Click here to find a full list of Royal Ascot winners from 2016.

    Who to Bet On for Royal Ascot 2017?

    All eyes will be fixed on the Ascot Gold Cup 2017. A lot of punters will be backing Order of St George to join the likes of Kayf Tara, Le Moss and Royal Rebel as a double Gold Cup Winner. Another 2016 winner, Churchill, is also tipped to be in the reckoning for the St James’s Palace Stakes. Other horses tipped for Ascot glory in 2017 include Lady Aurelia, Churchill and Caravaggio.

    You can bet on all the Ascot races online at William Hill. You will also find the latest Ascot results, race news, tips and much more. We offer complete coverage of the 2017 Royal Ascot Festival, with brilliant odds guaranteed for all 30 races. Join us now to celebrate what will be another spectacular festival of horse racing!

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