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Royal Ascot Day 1: Best Free Bets & Betting Offers

Royal Ascot has been a Quintessential British tradition since its inception all the way back in 1711. Ever since, fans of horse racing have come from all over the world to witness one of the greatest spectacles in the world of sport. Royal Ascot 2023 will run from Tuesday, the 20th of June, until Saturday, the 24th of June.  

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List of Best Royal Ascot Betting Sites

  • bet365 – Bet 10 Get 30 in Free Bets
  • William Hill – Bet 10 Get 30 in Free Bets
  • Betfred – Bet 10 Get 40 in Free Bets
  • BetVictor – Bet 10 Get 40 in Free Bets
  • Betway – £30 Matched Free Bet if your First Acca Loses + 50 Bonus Spins

Day One of the Races 

Royal Ascot 2023 starts with a bang, with there being seven races run on day one. These include; 

  • Queen Anne Stakes – 2:30 pm
  • Coventry Stakes – 3:05 pm
  • King’s Stand Stakes – 3:40 pm 
  • St James’s Palace Stakes – 4:20 pm 
  • Ascot Stakes – 5:00 pm
  • Wolferton Stakes 5:35 pm 
  • Copper Horse Stakes – 6:10 pm 

Day One Racing Tips

The opening race at Royal Ascot 2023 is, of course, the Queen Anne Stakes, which is run over a straight mile. The Queen Anne Stakes usually holds the second biggest prize pot, with a whopping £400,000 up for grabs this time around. There is typically very little bias when it comes to the straight-mile races at Ascot. 

A good indicator of what next year’s competitors will look like is the Coventry Stakes. This race is open to two-year-old horses. 

The King’s Stand Stake is all about speed and speed alone over five furlongs. Competitors such as Lady Aurelia and Sole Power typically show the pace required to win such a demanding race and have done so in recent years. 

The St James’s Palace Stakes is open to three-year-old Colts over one mile. 

Up next is the Wolferton Stakes. Now a conventional listed contest, it is open to horses aged four and above. In years past, John Gosden has won the race an impressive four times since 2011 with Mahsoob, Gatewood, Monarchs Glen and Beachfire. 

The Copper Horse Stake is the finale of a thrilling first day at Royal Ascot 2023. It is contested across 1m and 6f and for horses aged four and above. 

Conclusion 

Day one of Royal Ascot is sure to be a fantastic and thrilling day for all involved. With the help of these tips, we hope that punters and horse racing fans alike can potentially win some amazing prizes! 

FAQs 

When is Royal Ascot 2023? 

Royal Ascot 2023 will run from Tuesday, the 20th of June, until Saturday, the 24th of June.    

Are spectators allowed at Royal Ascot 2023?

People wishing to attend Royal Ascot 2023 can do so on all five days to maximum capacity. 

Where can I watch Royal Ascot 2023? 

All 35 races will be shown on TV, either on ITV or Sky Sports Racing. 

(ITV will show race 2 onwards on days 1,2,3,4 and race 3 onwards on day 5.)

(Sky Sports will be showing every single one of the 35 races throughout Royal Ascot.) 

How many races are there at Royal Ascot 2023? 

There will be a whopping thirty-five races across five days at Royal Ascot 2023. Each day will consist of seven races.  

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