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Royal Ascot 2019 Guide

May 13th, 2019 Sports Guides

Last updated: 08/07/19

Founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, Royal Ascot is a prestigious meet in the racing calendar. It’s so prestigious, that every year, Queen Elizabeth II attends with other members of the Royal Family, arriving in a horse-drawn carriage. The beginning of every race day is marked by the Royal procession at 2pm and the raising of the Queen’s Royal Standard. The procession dates back to 1825, when King George IV led four other coaches with members of the Royal party up the Straight Mile.

This guide will bring you information on this year’s runners, previous winners and some interesting Royal Ascot facts. You’ll also find out a little more about betting on horse racing, including some tips on how to pick a horse to bet on. If you’re interested in making some money at Royal Ascot, but want to do things a little differently, check out our full guide to matched betting.

When is Royal Ascot 2019?

Taking place at Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot SL5 7JX, the year’s event spanned 5 days, between June 18th – 22nd. Bookending the event are The Queen Anne Stakes (Tuesday the 18th) and The Queen Alexandra Stakes (Saturday the 22nd). There’ll be 6 races run each day. Keep reading for race times and the latest odds.

You can get information about the dress code and more on the Ascot site. Tickets are available here.

When to place your bets on Royal Ascot 2019

Choosing when to place a bet differs from person to person. Some like to bet as soon as the list of runners is announced, whereas others wait until the last moment before the off. In other words: when to place your bet(s) on Royal Ascot 2019 is completely up to you.

So what happens in the run up to an event such as Royal Ascot?

Declarations for Royal Ascot are announced 48 hours before the meeting starts, which is normal for flat races. That’s when you can see the final list of horses who will be running in the individual races. However, the betting market is already open, meaning that you can bet in advance of the event.

With ante-post betting, you’ll most likely find that the odds are good but there’s always the chance that the horse you choose may drop out of the race. Ante-post betting is where you bet at least one day in advance of the race taking place.

If you bet on the day of the race instead, the chances are that horses are more settled because the final declarations have been made. However, drop outs happen, so it’s always a good idea to check the T&Cs of an offer. Does the bookmaker offer a refund in the event of a non-runner?

OddsMonkey Premium members can see the latest Royal Ascot offers on the Daily Offer Calendar and in our matched betting forum.

How do I choose which horses to bet on?

So now you know when you can place your Royal Ascot bets, we’d better look at how to choose which horse to put your money on…

  •  Do it blind: Not every betting decision has to be made using science, analysis and odds.  Instead, you can pick a horse because you like its name, for example. Obviously if you choose a horse in this way, your bet is more of a lottery because you’re ignoring how it has previously performed or its performance potential in this race. This information is expressed through the odds that are given to horses by bookmakers.
  •         What are the odds?: No, really! Odds are used to indicate a horse’s perceived chance of winning a race. Lower odds mean it’s believed to have a good chance of winning, whilst higher odds mean it’s considered to be an ‘outsider’ and therefore less likely to win. However, higher odds and the lower probability of a horse’s success mean that if it does win, the amount you win from your bet will be higher. To give yourself a better chance of winning, though, it makes sense to choose one of the favourites.
  •         Listen to the experts: Tipsters share their predictions for races of all shapes and sizes; some for free and others for a fee. These predictions are based on things like the tipster’s analysis of a horse’s recent performance and the going – course conditions – in the lead up to race day (the going).
  •         Do your own research: If you’d rather do your own research than listen to a tipster, there’s so much information out there for you. You can use the Racing Post to find out about a horse – just search by name to view their profile.Check out the latest going report for Ascot Racecourse here.  Race cards are an essential addition if you want to find out more about all of the runners and riders on the day.

If you’re looking for an alternative to gambling but would still like to bet on the Royal Ascot, why not take a look at matched betting? OddsMonkey Premium members can get offers and support in our matched betting forum, and use tools like OddsMatcher, Racing Matcher and EachWay Matcher to ensure they make a profit. You don’t have to know anything about horse racing to try matched betting on Grand National 2019.

 

Day 1 race guide — Tuesday 18th June 2019

In this section, you’ll find race information, odds, and last year’s results for each race of Day 1 at the 2019 Royal Ascot. OddsMonkey Premium members can check out race offers and more in the Tuesday thread. Or click the link to see the latest going report for Ascot Racecourse.

 

Time Race Distance Grade
2:30pm The Queen Anne Stakes 1 mile Group 1
3:05pm The Coventry Stakes 6f Group 2
3:40pm The King’s Stand Stakes 5f Group 1
4:20pm The St James’s Palace Stakes 1m Group 1
5:00pm The Ascot Stakes 2m 4f Handicap
5:35pm The Wolferton Rated Stakes 1m 2f Listed

Did you know?

According to the History books, Queen Anne was riding her horse from Windsor Castle to Ascot and said, “This would be a fine place for a race.” And so Ascot Racecourse was built.

2:30pm — The Queen Anne Stakes (1m)

2018 winner: Accidental Agent (33/1) – C Bishop / E Houghton

2019 winner: Lord Glitters (14/1) – D Tudhope / D O’Meara

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

3:05pm — The Coventry Stakes (6f)

2018 winner: Calyx (2/1) – F Dettori / J Gosden

2019 winner: Arizona (15/8f) – R Moore / A O’Brien

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

3:40pm — The King’s Stand Stakes (5f)

2018 winner: Blue Point (6/1) – W Buick / C Appleby

2019 winner: Blue Point (5/2) – J Doyle / C Appleby

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?

King Edward VII died shortly before the 1910 meeting, which became known as ‘Black Ascot’ due to racegoers dressing in black to mourn his passing.

4:20pm — The St James’s Palace Stakes (1m)

2018 winner: Without Parole (9/4) – F Dettori / J Gosden

2019 winner: Circus Maximus (10/1) – R Moore / A O’Brien

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

5:00pm — The Ascot Stakes (2m 4f)

2018 winner: Lagostovegas (10/1) – A Atzeni / W Mullins

2019 winner: The Grand Visir (12/1) – R Kingscote / I Williams

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

 Did you know?

The Queen first attended Royal Ascot in 1945 at the age of 19 and has attended every year since the beginning of her reign.

5:35pm — The Wolferton Rated Stakes (1m 2f)

2018 winner: Monarchs Glen (8/1) – F Dettori / J Gosden

2019 winner: Addeybb (5/1) – D Tudhope / W Haggas

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?

It is estimated that over £400m of bets will be placed on Royal Ascot in 2019.

Day 2 race guide — Wednesday 19th June 2019

Let’s take a look at the race and riders information for Day 2 of this year’s Royal Ascot.

If you’re an OddsMonkey Premium member, check out the dedicated Wednesday thread for race-specific offers and more!

View the latest going report for Ascot Racecourse

 

Time Race Distance Grade
2:30pm The Queen Mary Stakes 5f Group 2
3:05pm The Queen’s Vase 1m 6f Group 2
3:40pm The Duke of Cambridge Stakes 1m Group 2
4:20pm The Prince of Wales’ Stakes 1m 2f Group 1
5:00pm The Royal Hunt Cup 1m Heritage Handicap
5:35pm The Windsor Castle Stakes 5f Listed

2:30pm — The Queen Mary Stakes (5f)

2018 winner: Signora Cabello (25/1) – O Murphy / J J Quinn

2019 winner: Raffle Prize (18/1) – F Dettori / M Johnston

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?

The 2018 Royal Ascot had £7.3 million in prize money, making it one of the most valuable horse racing meetings.

3:05pm — The Queen’s Vase (1m 6f)

2018 winner: Kew Gardens (100/30) – R L Moore / A O’Brien

2019 winner: Dashing Willoughby (6/1) – O Murphy / A Balding

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

3:40pm — The Duke of Cambridge Stakes (1m)

2018 winner: Aljazzi (9/2) – W Buick / M Botti

2019 winner: Move Swiftly (9/1) – D Tudhope / W Haggas

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?

In 2013, the Windsor Forest Stakes was renamed the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.

4:20pm — The Prince of Wales’ Stakes (1m 2f)

2018 winner: Poet’s Word (11/2) – J Doyle / Sir M Stoute

2019 winner: Crystal Ocean (3/1) – F Dettori / Sir M Stoute

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

5:00pm — The Royal Hunt Cup (1m)

2018 winner: Settle For Bay (16/1) – W J Lee / D Marnane

2019 winner: Afaak (20/1) – J Crowley / C Hills

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

 

Did you know?

There’s a ban on men’s ankles being shown within the Royal Enclosure.

5:35pm — The Windsor Castle Stakes (5f)

2018 winner: Soldier’s Call (12/1) – D Tudhope / A Watson

2019 winner: Southern Hills (7/1) – R Moore / A O’Brien

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Day 3 race guide — Thursday 20th June 2019

Day 3 is also known as Gold Cup Day or perhaps more commonly, Ladies’ Day. With a strict dress code in place throughout the event, it’s already highly likely that you’ll see some fabulous fashions, but keep an eye out for some extra special millinery happenings on this day.

OddsMonkey Premium members can find offers and advice in the dedicated Thursday thread.

View the latest going report for Ascot Racecourse

Time Race Distance Grade
2.30pm The Norfolk Stakes 5f Group 2
3:05pm The Hampton Court Stakes 1m 2f Group 3
3:40pm The Ribblesdale Stakes 1m 4f Group 2
4:20pm The Gold Cup 2m 4f Group 1
5:00pm The Britannia Stakes 1m Heritage Handicap
5:35pm The King George V Stakes 1m 4f Handicap

 

2:30pm — The Norfolk Stakes (5f)

2018 winner: Shang Shang Shang (5/1) – J Rosario / W A Ward

2019 winner: A’Ali (5/1) – F Dettori / S Crisford

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

3:05pm — The Hampton Court Stakes (1m 2f)

2018 winner: Hunting Horn (5/1) – R L Moore / A O’Brien

2019 winner: Sangarius (13/2) – F Dettori / Sir M Stoute

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?

In 1823, an anonymous poet described this race day as “Ladies’ Day… when the women, like angels, look sweetly divine.”

3:40pm — The Ribblesdale Stakes (1m 4f)

2018 winner: Magic Wand (100/30) – R L Moore / A O’Brien

2019 winner: Star Catcher (4/1) – F Dettori / J Gosden

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

4:20pm — The Gold Cup (2m 4f)

2018 winner: Stradivarius (7/4) – F Detorri / J Gosden

2019 winner: Stradivarius (1/1f) – F Dettori / J Gosden

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?

The 2013 Gold Cup Race was won by the Queen’s horse, Estimate. This was the first time in history that the race had been won by a reigning monarch.

5:00pm — The Britannia Stakes (1m)

2018 winner: Ostilio (10/1) – S De Sousa / S Crisford

2019 winner: Biometric (28/1) – H Bentley / R Beckett

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?

There are 4 enclosures: The Royal Enclosure, The Queen Anne Enclosure, The Windsor Enclosure and The Village Enclosure.

5:35pm — The King George V Stakes (1m 4f)

2018 winner: Baghdad (9/1) – A Atzeni / M Johnston

2019 winner: South Pacific (221/1) – S Heffernan / A O’Brien

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

 

Day 4 race guide — Friday 21st June 2019

View the latest going report for Ascot Racecourse.

 

Time Race Distance Grade
2.30pm The Albany Stakes 6f Group 3
3:05pm The King Edward VII Stakes 1m 4f Group 2
3:40pm The Commonwealth Cup 6f Group 2
4:20pm The Coronation Stakes 1m Group 1
5:00pm The Sandringham Stakes 1m Listed | Handicap
5:35pm The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes 1m 4f Handicap

Did you know?

Prize money for Royal Ascot 2019 will be worth more than £4m.

2:30pm — The Albany Stakes (6f)

2018 winner: Main Edition (7/1) – J Doyle / M Johnston

2019 winner: Daahyeh (4/1f) – D Egan / R Varian

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

3:05pm — The King Edward VII Stakes (1m 4f)

2018 winner: Old Persian (9/2) – W Buick / C Appleby

2019 winner: Japan (6/4f) – R Moore / A O’Brien

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?

In 2005, the Royal meet was held at York Racecourse because Ascot was closed for redevelopment.

3:40pm — The Commonwealth Cup (6f)

2018 winner: Eqtidaar (12/1) – J Crowley / Sir M Stoute

2019 winner: Advertise (8/1) – F Dettori / M Meade

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

4:20pm — The Coronation Stakes (1m)

2018 winner: Alpha Centauri (11/4) – C O’Donoghue / Mrs J Harrington

2019 winner: Watch Me (20/1) – PC Boudot / FH Graffard

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

5:00pm — The Sandringham Stakes (1m)

2018 winner: Agrotera (11/2) – J P Spencer / E Walker

2019 winner: Thanks Be (33/1) – H Turner / C Fellowes

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

5:35pm — The Duke of Edinburgh Stakes (1m 4f)

2018 winner: Dash Of Spice (7/2) – S De Sousa / D Elsworth

2019 winner: Baghdad (7/2f) – R Moore / M Johnston

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Day 5 race guide — Saturday 22nd June 2019

The final day of the 2019 Royal Ascot promises a spectacular end to the meeting, with one of the world’s “greatest international sprint races”: the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

Keep reading for the runners and latest odds for Day 5, as well as last year’s results.

OddsMonkey Premium members can read the dedicated Saturday thread for race-specific offers and more!

View the latest going report for Ascot Racecourse.

 

Time Race Distance Grade
2.30pm The Chesham Stakes 7f Listed
3:05pm The Jersey Stakes 7f Group 3
3:40pm The Hardwicke Stakes 1m 4f Group 2
4:20pm The Diamond Jubilee Stakes 6f Group 1
5:00pm The Wokingham Stakes 6f Heritage Handicap
5:35pm The Queen Alexandra Stakes 2m 6f Conditions

Did you know?

Over the course of the 5 day event, 56,000 bottles of champagne will be consumed.

2:30pm — The Chesham Stakes (7f)

2018 winner: Arthur Kitt (13/2) – R Kingscote / T Dascombe

2019 winner: Pinatubo (3/1) – J Doyle / C Appleby

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

3:05pm — The Jersey Stakes (7f)

2018 winner: Expert Eye (8/1) – J McDonald / Sir M Stoute

2019 winner: Space Traveller (25/1) – D Tudhope / R Fahey

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

3:40pm — The Hardwicke Stakes (1m 4f)

2018 winner: Crystal Ocean (4/7) -R L Moore / Sir M Stoute

2019 winner: Defoe (11/4f) – A Atzeni / R Varian

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

4:20pm — The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (6f)

2018 winner: Merchant Navy (4/1) – R L Moore / A O’Brien

2019 winner: Blue Point (6/4f) – J Doyle / C Appleby

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

Did you know?

In 2012, the Golden Jubilee Stakes was renamed the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

5:00pm — The Wokingham Stakes (6f)

2018 winner: Bacchus (33/1) – J Crowley / B Meehan

2019 winner: Cape Byron (7/2f) – A Atzeni / R Varian

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

5:35pm — The Queen Alexandra Stakes (2m 6f)

2018 winner: Pallasator (11/2) – J P Spencer / G Elliott

2019 winner: Cleonte (7/2) – S De Sousa / A Balding

Name Price Jockey/Trainer
     
     

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