Bet on Ascot Horse Racing At Bet UK
Horse racing is one of the most popular betting markets we have at Bet UK, and one of the major events in every calendar is a week of racing at Royal Ascot. Here at Bet UK, we have all of the markets for the key races in the build-up to the Festival, as well as the odds for the remaining fixtures at Ascot, including British Champions Day for the flat season and National Hunt Racing for the Christmas Festival.
Ascot Course Guide
Famous for hosting both Flat and National Hunt racing, Ascot is located in the heart of Berkshire. The home to key racing fixtures across the UK horse racing calendar, it hosts many Group 1 races from the Gold Cup and the fast-paced King Stand Stakes. The National Hunt course is also famed for hosting the Long Walk Hurdle, the Clarence House Chase and the Ascot Chase, all of which are key build-up races to the Cheltenham Festival.
Ascot Racecourse History
Founded in 1700 by Queen Anne, Ascot is a course heavily associated with the Royal Family, with The Queen attending the Royal Meeting and also presenting the trophy of the Ascot Gold Cup to the winner. Now the home of 13 of the country's 36 Group 1 races, the course is owned by Ascot Racecourse Ltd.
Ascot Flat Course
The flat course at Ascot is a right-handed course that includes a straight mile and the Old Mile course, which joins the round course at the famous Swinley Bottom entrance. Due to its short run in, if not racing on the straight mile, runners leading from the front tend to have a strong chance. However, given the recent developments to the course, the going conditions can vary from day to day.
Ascot's National Hunt Course
The National Hunt Course is also run right-handed, and thanks to the drainage now available on the course, it offers betting running conditions than previously. The fences on the far side of the track can prove the most tricky, but if horses are front runners in small fields, they may not be caught.
Ascot Top National Hunt Trainers
Many National Hunt trainers pinpoint the Christmas Meeting at Ascot as preparation for Cheltenham. The current leading trainers on the chase course are Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson, with both of those alongside Dan Skelton ranking in the top three in hurdle wins.
Ascot Top Flat Trainers
In terms of flat trainers, John Gosden, alongside his son Thady, rank top of the Flat trainer standings at Ascot. Behind that successful pair are Andrew Balding, Roger Varian and Aiden O'Brien, who normally targets the group ones on offer.
Ascot Key Fixtures
- 16th October - British Champions Day
- 19th November - November Racing Weekend
- 20th November - November Racing Weekend
- 17th December - Christmas Racing Weekend
- 18th December - Christmas Racing Weekend
- 14th June 2022 - Royal Ascot
- 15th June 2022 - Royal Ascot
- 16th June 2022 - Royal Ascot
- 17th June 2022 - Royal Ascot
- 18th June 2022 - Royal Ascot
Ascot Key Races
- Queen Anne Stakes
- King's Stand Stakes
- St James's Palace Stakes
- Prince of Wales's Stakes
- Ascot Gold Cup
- Commonwealth Cup
- Coronation Stakes
- Diamond Jubilee Stakes
- King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
- British Champions Sprint Stakes
- British Long Distance Cup
- British Filles' and Mares' Stakes
- Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
- Champion Stakes
** National Hunt Races**
- Clarence House Chase
- Ascot Chase