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Ascot Gold Cup Betting
Royal Ascot is one of the most anticipated horse racing events in the UK racing calendar. Filled with pomp and circumstance, this royal meeting is full of top-class races, and none stands out more than the Ascot Gold Cup. One of the key races of the Royal Ascot meeting, the Gold Cup, which is also contested on Ladies Day is open to some of the prestigious staying runners in flat horse racing, and here at Bet UK, we’ll have all the betting information you’ll need for the main event.
Ascot Gold Cup Odds
When Royal Ascot gets underway here at Bet UK, we’ll have all of the tops horse racing betting) odds available, including the latest odds for Gold Cup, so before placing any bets, punters will have the chance to see the current market leaders and who offers the best each-way value in the betting odds. Whether you prefer to place a win bet or choose multiple horses in a forecast bet. As well as the latest odds just before the race, we also have the ante-post betting odds, so you can get larger price odds before you add the horses to your bet slip.
Ascot Gold Cup Betting Tips
When the final racecards for Royal Ascot are decided, we’ll have complete Royal Ascot Day 3 betting tips, including all the selections for the Gold Cup, which is the highlight of Ladies Day. So whether you’re looking for a big-priced winner or you’re a favourite backer, we have all of the information you need with our selection of tips for the Royal Ascot meeting.
About The Ascot Gold Cup
One of the most prestigious horse races for stayers, the Gold Cup is held on the third day of Royal Ascot. Open to horses aged four years and over, this Group one race is contested over a distance of two miles and three furlongs, which means stamina is key for a strong performance.
First established in 1807, the race was originally open to horses who were three-years-old, and the inaugural winner was Master Jackey. However, this has since changed to four-years-old as the race has become a staple of the long distances stayers triple crown alongside the Goodwood Cup and Doncaster Cup, both of which are run later in the season.
The most successful horse to land multiple victories in the Ascot Gold Cup is Yeats, who landed four victories in this race before going on to win the Goodwood Cup in two of those seasons. Within this race history, he became the first horse to win this race on three successive occasions as a seven-year-old and his success is yet to be beaten. However, there is one horse in recent seasons to win this race three times, and that is Stradivarius.
When it comes to trainers who have managed to land wins in the Gold Cup, the name which stands out from the crowds is Aidan O’Brien. With eight wins to his name since 2006, he’s the most successful trainer with horses such as Kyprios, Order of St George and Leading Light.
Royal Ascot Gold Cup Winners
As the race approaches, we’ve looked at the previous winners and selected the most recent, as they may also influence your betting decisions:
2022 - Kyprios
2021 - Subjectivist
2020 - Stradivarius
2019 - Stradivarius
2018 - Stradivarius
2017 - Big Orange
Ascot Gold Cup Betting Trends
There are many horses which head to the Ascot Gold Cup, and because the race holds such prestige as its part of the British Champions series, there can be many trends which can influence your decision we’ve highlighted the key information you’ll need to take into account below
- 12 of the last 12 winners were aged between four and six, which means older horses don’t always perform well.
- 10 out of the last 12 winners also won on their last visit to Ascot racecourse
- 10 out of 12 winners also had a rating of 117 or more
Gold Cup FAQs
What time is the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot?
The Gold Cup will be contested at 4:20pm on Ladies Day.
How much is the prize money for the Gold Cup at Ascot?
The total prize money available is £600,000 after all Group 1 races at the event received an increase.
Which horse has won the Gold Cup on the most occasions?
The horse who has won the Gold Cup the most times is Yeats.
What other races will I see Gold Cup runners compete in?
Following this race, there are many other races across the season, including Long Distance Cup and the Goodwood Cup.