Tuesday 20th June sees the start of arguably the biggest five days and certainly the most ostentatious five days of the flat racing calendar. A total of eight Group One races, plus a host of other top runners and riders will descend to the west of the capital for what is hoped to be five sun-soaked days of Royal Ascot.
With the Queen and members of the Royal Family in attendance every day and Royal Ascot having its own unique traditional dress code, this is the event for people to dust off the top hat and tails, or pop on the glad rags and enjoy some of the highest quality racing of the season.
It is also one of the biggest betting weeks of the year for bookmakers and as such, all the top bookmakers are clamouring for your wagers. Bet365 Sport however offer outstanding value all the year round and just because it is Royal Ascot, that doesn’t make any difference.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlight races of the week, before we examine some of the outstanding horse racing betting offers available with Bet365 Sport.
Key Races at Royal Ascot this week
The opening day at Royal Ascot kicks off immediately with the first Group 1 race as the Queen Anne Stakes gets things under way at 2.30pm and this is followed by the Kings Stand Stakes at 3.40pm and then the St James’s Palace Stakes gets under way at 4.20pm.
Wednesday sees the Prince of Wales Stakes and then on Thursday it is Ascot Gold Cup day. The best three year olds in Europe will battle it out in the Coronation Stakes on Friday and then on Saturday there are a further two Group One races with the Diamond Jubilee Stakes and the Hardwicke Stakes.
The Best Bet365 Betting Offers for Royal Ascot
The Bet365 Price Promise
Each day from 10am of the Royal Ascot meeting, Bet365 will ensure that every bet made on the race adheres to their Price Promise guarantee. What this means is that Bet365 will monitor their prices against a raft of top bookmakers in the UK to ensure that the prices they offer for every one of the runners in the live televised races that day, is at least the equal to the best price you will find anywhere else, if not better.
This offer includes only the races that are shown live on ITV Racing throughout the course of the meeting.
Bet365 will check the prices of the following bookmakers to ensure that their odds are at least equal to the best available: Ladbrokes, William Hill, Paddy Power, Coral, SkyBet and Boylesports. The offer applies to bets that have been placed on the Win, Each Way or Fixed Odds markets only.
In short, this offer means that regardless of which selection you make for a race being shown live on TV from Royal Ascot, Bet365 will offer you the best odds on that selection guaranteed.
ITV Racing 4/1 Offer
Of all of the offers running this week I think this is my favourite offer as with Bet365, you could earn a vast number of free bets, up to the maximum value of £50, if you can keep picking winners as part of their fantastic ITV Racing 4/1 offer.
This offer applies only to races that are shown live on ITV or ITV 4 and seeing as the broadcaster is offering full coverage of Royal Ascot, that means that this offer is available for you to enjoy across the whole five days of action.
All you need to do to qualify for the bonus is to place a bet on a horse at odds of 4/1 or greater with Bet365 and if your selection wins, then on top of your winnings, Bet365 will also give you a free bet to the same value of your winning stake on the very next live race.
So that means if you put £50 to win on a 10/1 shot in the first live race of the day and your horse wins, not only do you get your £500 winnings,, but you’d also get a £50 free bet on the very next race too.
Furthermore, if you can keep picking winners at odds of 4/1 or more then Bet365 will keep giving you free bets to the same value as your winning stake, as many times as you can keep picking 4/1 or greater winners in each of the live races. However you can’t lose as if your free bet loses, then Bet365 will refund your original stake (in the case above, £50) back to your account.
This really is one of the best betting offers you can find anywhere online at any time and it is available right now across all five days of the Royal Ascot meeting.
Best Odds Guaranteed
It is also worth remembering that Bet365 Sport also offer a Best Odds Guaranteed on any of the bets placed after 10am each day on any UK or Irish race meeting, including Royal Ascot. Simply place your bet on your chosen horse from 10am onwards and whatever is the highest price for your selection, out of the price you took when you placed the bet, or the starting price, Bet365 will pay you out at that price if your selection wins.
So, if you backed a horse with a £10 bet to win at 5/1 and by the time the race started its odds had shortened to 4/1, Bet365 will still pay you out at 5/1. However, if instead of shortening, the odds for your selection had lengthened to say, 6/1, Bet365 will pay you out at 6/1 instead so you can never miss out and you always get the best odds.
Unlike other bookmakers that may bring in promotions and offers specifically for Royal Ascot or other similar high profile meetings, Bet365’s promotions are available all year round on both flat and national hunt meetings and it is easy to see why the company enjoys such a fantastic reputation with punters regarding its horse racing betting offers.