Royal Ascot 2016 Punters Guide

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Overview

Dates: Tuesday 14th June – Saturday 18th June

The five-day Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting with £6.58milllion worth of prize money up for grabs with 18 group races.

Held every June, the carnival brings in some of the world’s top horses for the eight feature Group 1’s.

Members of the Royal Family are regular attendees at Ascot arriving each day in a horse-drawn carriage with the Royal procession taking place at the start of each race day.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Ascot Gold Cup, regarded as Britain’s most prestigious stayers race.

TV Coverage: Sky Racing, approximately between 11pm & 4am Tuesday – Saturday.

History

The origins or Royal Ascot date back 1711, when Ascot Racecourse was originally founded by Queen Anne.

Australian horses have a proud history at Ascot with legends such as Choisir, Miss Andretti, Starspangledbanner and Black Caviar etching their name into folklore by winning at the prestigious meeting.

Irish Stallion Yeats is the most successful horse in the history of the Ascot Gold Cup, taking the honours four years in a row between 2006 and 2009.

Must See Races

Queen Anne Stakes, Tuesday 14th June 11:30pm

Past Winners: Solow (2015), Toronado (2014), Declaration Of War (2013), Frankel (2012), Canford Cliffs (2011)

Major Players: Tepin ($4.60), Ervedya ($7.00), Belardo ($7.00), Time Test ($11.50)

 

Ascot Gold Cup, Friday 17th June 12:45am

Past Winners: Trip To Paris (2015), Leading Light (2014), Estimate (2013), Colour Vision (2012), Fame And Glory (2011)

Major Players: Order of St George ($2.44), Bondi Beach ($10), Mizzou ($12), Max Dynamite ($12)

 

Diamond Jubilee Stakes, Saturday 18th June 11:30pm

Past Winners: Undrafted (2015), Slade Power (2014), Lethal Force (2013), Black Caviar (2012), Society Rock (2011)

Major Players: Magical Memory ($6), The Tin Man ($6.40), Twilight Son ($7.40), Limato ($12)

 

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