Royal Ascot Runners and Riders

Royal Ascot 2019: Our Guide to Betting

Royal Ascot is one of the most competitive and prized horse racing events to date. Alone it is worth well over £7 million. Indeed, at Royal Ascot 2018 no race was run for under £90,000.

With such grand prize sums, it’s no wonder racegoers want in on the action. Betting at the races is a sure way to get involved and enjoy the thrills of Royal Ascot. It increases the tension as racegoers eagerly wait to see who finishes first. Roars erupt at the final second as the winning horse takes victory.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the races if you’ve never placed a bet before. So for those interested in getting involved, we’ve put together this handy guide to help when betting at the races.

Don’t forget to read our Horse Racing Terms Guide to know more on the betting terms used!

Gamble Responsibly: Know Your Limits

First, it’s important to know and understand your financial limits. Never bet more than you can comfortably afford to lose and refrain from chasing losses.

Perhaps set aside a budget of what you will bet per race or overall on the day. Ask friends or family to keep you accountable if you feel you may go over this budget.

Buy a Race Card

Race cards are essential if you want to find out more about all of the runners and riders on the day. Spend time studying and learning about the horses and their history.

Perhaps conduct your own further research if you desire to learn more about specific race horses, jockeys or trainers. All this information will be beneficial and support in allowing you to choose who to place a bet on.

Get Expert Advice

Royal Ascot tips are readily accessible for all racegoers! Either conduct some quick google searches or speak to a tipster.

Experts can provide you with skilled advice on the odds, the likeliest winners and any other gambling related questions you may have. Don’t be shy to ask and clarify any doubts you may have.

Check the Odds

Odds are the chances of a horse to win a particular race based on the pari-mutuel betting of the racegoers. Low odds means it’s more likely to win whilst higher odds mean it’s less likely to win, however if it does it means you’ll win more money.

With the quality at Royal Ascot, this usually means horses do win at fairly generous odds.

Bet With Confidence!

Once you’re ready to place your bet, do so with confidence! Prepare for the race and get ready to see where your bet will take you.

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