The first horse racing bet I put on was at University. I remember vividly wandering into the betting shop across the road to ask how I could put a bet on. I was a newbie, but everyone helped me work out how to put a bet and what the odds mean. That year I won…first, third and fourth place.
Ascot is the most well-known horse race, and people look forward to it every year. I went to Royal Ascot a few years ago. In the sunshine – drinking bubbles and having a few cheeky bets. It really is an amazing experience.
When is Royal Ascot?
Royal Ascot will be held this year on Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th June.
This year races will be private affairs without any general public allowed due to concerns about the Coronavirus. No public gatherings are allowed.
What channel is it on?
Sky Sports and ITV will be showing the racing from Tuesday 16th June. Ascot will be showing 36 races over 5 days.
Ascot Gold Cup Day Tips
Racing Tips have everything you need to guide you through all the action at what promises to be a thrilling Royal Ascot 2020. From the very first race of the meeting to the closing Queen Alexandra Stakes on the final day. You can get industry-leading experts to provide you with top horse racing tips on all 36 races of the meeting. So buckle up for our Royal Ascot Day 5 tips and betting prediction. Check out the Ascot Gold Cup Day Tips for this year.
Please note: If you don’t have any money to lose, don’t bet.
History of Ascot
In 1711, Queen Anne rode her horse from Windsor Castle to the field and said, “This would be a fine place for a race.” Later that year, the first event was held, and the tradition has continued ever since. The royal procession has been going strong since 1825.
The Royal Enclosure is an invitation-only section of the Ascot Racecourse. It was established in 1807, originally only for guests of King George III. Around 300,000 people attend the Royal Ascot every year.
The #StyledWithThanks Campaign
Ascot usually has a strict dress code. Not this Ascot week!! Why not dress up on Saturday and have fun. Get a dress out of the wardrobe and even find a hat!! Dress to impress and take some pics (tag us in the pics on Instagram).
Ascot is inviting fans across the globe to dress up with a hat and take part in Royal Ascot At Home.
Whether it is a ladies’ hat, men’s top hat, Panama, trilby or another racing hat, simply take and share a photo on social media using the campaign hashtags #StyledWithThanks and #RoyalAscot. Every photo shared is in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes while helping those affected by COVID-19.
Participants are being encouraged to donate £5 to the campaign fundraising page, share their outfit photo and tell their friends to do the same, helping to spread the #StyledWithThanks message in recognition of those working on the frontline of the global COVID-19 crisis.
Ascot has launched its appeal with a £100,000 donation. All money raised will be split between four frontline charities: The National Emergencies Trust Relief Fund, NHS Charities Together, The Care Workers Charity and the Berkshire Community Foundation Coronavirus Fund.
Photos posted using the campaign hashtags will be turned into a giant rainbow mosaic image tribute, becoming a permanent installation at Ascot Racecourse.
Ascot usually has a strict dress code. Not this Ascot week!! However, why not dress up on Saturday for a chance to have fun? Get a dress out of the wardrobe and even find a hat!! Dress to impress and take some pics (tag us too in the pics).
How To Get Involved:
Style a colourful Royal Ascot outfit.
Take a selfie and tag #StyledWithThanks. Tell your friends to do the same.
If you can, donate £5 to support frontline heroes and those affected by COVID-19.