Norfolk Stakes Odds
At Royal Ascot, there are many races which stand out due to the calibre of the race. But there are some which catch the eye due to their distance, and this is certainly what can be said about the Norfolk Stakes. A fast and furious contest, the race is classed as a Group 2 race and also acts as a golden ticket to the Breeders Cup meeting for whichever horse can land a win. However, before you place your bets on a race which has included winners from the UK, Ireland the US, we’ve got all the information you need to view, including the top betting odds and markets for the Norfolk Stakes.
Norfolk Stakes Betting Markets
When it comes to the Norfolk Stakes, there are many betting options available for the Group 2 event. We have all of the betting odds on offer for the race, including the win and each-way markets, which will feature the favourites and top contenders who can potentially finish in the placings. As well as the betting markets, which will be available on race day, including forecast bets, we also have the ante-post markets that can allow punters to place their bets weeks before the race takes place if they’ve seen a potential horse finish strongly in a prep race.
Norfolk Stakes Tips
As well as all of the betting tips for Norfolk Stakes, we’ll also have betting tips for Royal Ascot Day 3 which will include the Gold Cup and Ribblesdale Stakes. So whether you’re waiting until just before post time or you’d prefer to place your bets earlier in the day, our selection of Norfolk Stakes tips will have the details you need to know.
About The Norfolk Stakes
One of the key sprints to happen at Royal Ascot, the Norfolk Stakes, is held on the third day of the festival and will be contested by two-year-old horses. Taking place over the distance of five furlongs, it's a fast and furious race which means position out of the stalls is key if a horse is looking to win this race.
First established in 1834, the original title for the Norfolk Stakes was the New Stakes and has been a feature of the meeting for a number of renewals. It was given its new name in 1973, honouring the Duke of Norfolk and has now been promoted to Group 2 status.
There are some key takeaways in Norfolk Stakes, one of which is that it's only open to two-year-olds, and the second is that the winner is given a win and you’re in ticket to the Breeders Cup Juvenile Sprint, so if a horse can win this race, they also have the chance to win at that prestigious meeting.
Many trainers have managed to win this race, with four sharing the leading trainer positions with four wins each. However, in recent renewals, Richard Fahey has managed to pick up two wins, Wesley Ward has managed to bag a winner, as has Michael Bell.
In terms of jockeys, there has been a mixed back, with Frankie Dettori picking up a winner alongside Oisin Murphy, Paul Hanagan and Ryan Moore.
Norfolk Stakes Past Winners
Below, we've listed the Norfolk Stakes' past winners, so you can take a look before placing your bets.
- 2022 - The Ridler
- 2021 - Perfect Power
- 2020 - The Lir Jet
- 2019 - A’Ali
- 2018 - Shang Shang Shang
Norfolk Stakes Betting Trends
The Norfolk Stakes is a race which is full of betting trends which can help influence your choice of horse. If you prefer to place a bet on the favourites come post-time, then this race could be one to avoid, as the favourite has failed to win in the last ten renewals.
Whilst browsing the betting page, we’ve also listed some of the other trends you can follow:
- Runners who perform well in this race are within the first six in the betting markets.
- Horses who have gone on to the race have been priced no bigger than 16/1.
- Within recent renewals, horses who are expected to perform well have won within their last two starts.
Norfolk Stakes FAQS
How long is the Norfolk Stakes?
The distance of the contest is five furlongs, so the Norfolk Stakes is classed as a sprint.
What day is the Norfolk Stakes run on?
The Norfolk Stakes is run on day three of the Royal Ascot Festival (Thursday), which is held annually in June.
What is the prize money for the Norfolk Stakes?
The purse on offer for the Norfolk Stakes is approximately £110,000. However, the winner of this race will also win the chance to run at the Breeders Cup. Which jockey has the most wins in the Norfolk Stakes? In the Norfolk Stakes Ascot, this accolade falls to Lester Piggott, who has a total of nine wins.