Horse Racing: Royal Ascot Begins Today

Sol FH. - June 20, 2017

The biggest races in the world and a £6.58 million prize purse kicks off today at 10:00 GMT with six races to open the event.

The Royal Ascot is the biggest horse racing feature in the world and it has branded itself as "Like Nowhere Else." For the next five days and 30 races altogether, it surely will feel like the only place in the world, as the top racehorses, the famed hats, and even members of the Royal Family will descend upon Ascot Racecourse to watch the event that goes hundreds of years.

This year will feature 6 races each of the five race days with eight races rated Group 1, the toughest designation in horse racing. These big stakes on the line will definitely bring out the best of the best with aspirations to leave with the respect, and of course with the big money. One of the aspects of this historic race that makes it so special is the impeccably bourgeoisie dress code. Some online sportsbooks even offer odds on what color the Queen's hat will be. Each race enclosure has its own set of rules and the Royal Enclosure, the hardest to get into, and the one with the most prestigious races is the swankiest.   

Royal Ascot Betting Markets

The big bets for the Royal Ascot will be covered by bet365 Sports, who are offering a huge set of betting opportunities throughout all five days of action. Today's races have some incredible chances for lucrative cash beginning with Race 1 and the odds are pointing in favor of an Ribchester win at 1.83, followed by lightning Spear at 7.00, Mutakayyef at 7.50, and Deauville at 13.00. Don't count out long shots like American Patriot at 23.00, Cougar Mountain at 34.00 and others. 

The odds ahead of each race are all already posted at bet365 Sports for all five days and bettors looking to get in on the action should check out the desktop bet365 site or the mobile version. Don't miss out on the chance to walk away with your own prize money. 

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