Abeginner’s guide to Royal Ascot

Picnics, pageantry, and the chance to make some serious money — no wonder so many people look forward to Royal Ascot. Peter Watton, from OddsMonkey, offers his advice for making bets as well as some insight into the historic event itself.
Royal Ascot is an annual event that takes place at Ascot Racecourse, less than 10 miles from Windsor Castle. It’s the crown jewel of the horseracing calendar and 300,000 people flock to attendthe five-day-long meeting per year. This islargely because it has the most Group 1 horse races in the UK, which is the highest level of thoroughbred stakes races.
In addition to top-class racing, the appeal of Royal Ascot is its fashion, fine dining, and pageantry. Think champagne afternoon teas, dress codes that require top hats, and the Queen of England arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, as per tradition.As such, Royal Ascot is attended by racing professionals, famous faces, and the British public, all of whom are hoping to win big.
I’ve put together this beginner’s guide to Royal Ascot, which starts on18 June this year. I’ve also included some betting tips so you can get in on the fun and hopefully win some money.
Day-by-day race guide
The Royal Ascot trophy highlights include the Royal Hunt Cup (a Heritage Handicap race), the Queens Vase (a Group 2 race), and Ascot’s oldest and most famous award, the Gold Cup (a Group 1 race).The five-day-long event features 18 group races,with six races and at least one Group 1 event per day. Here’s a rundown of the races taking place:
Tuesday 18 June
Three Group 1 races will take place on the first day of Royal Ascot: the Queen Anne, King’s Stand, and St James Palace Stakes that have prize funds from £500,000 to £600,000. Tuesday also includes the Coventry, Ascot, and Wolferton Rated Stakes.
Wednesday 19 June
This is a particularly popular day, with the Queen’s Vase, Royal Hunt Cup, and one Group 1 race — the Prince of Wales’ Stakeswith a prize fund of £750,00 — scheduled to take place. Wednesday will also include the Queen Mary, Duke of Cambridge, and Windsor Castle Stakes.
Thursday 20 June
Thursday is Ladies’ Day and the day of the Gold Cup, which is a prestigious Group 1 race with a prize fund of £500,000. It will also include the Norfolk, Hampton Court, Ribblesdale, Britannia, and King George V Stakes.
Friday 21 June
The Friday will see two Group 1 races: The Commonwealth and the Coronation Stakes, with prize funds of £500,000 each. It will also include the Albany, King Edward VII, Sandringham, and Duke of Edinburgh Stakes.
Saturday 22 June
The final day of Royal Ascot will feature one Group 1 race — the Diamond Jubilee Stakes — with a prize fund of £600,000. Saturday will also include the Chesham, Jersey, Hardwicke, Wokingham, and Queen Alexandra Stakes.
The gates will open at 10:30am every day, and the Queen will arrive promptly at 2:00pm. Races begin at 2:30pmwith the final race of the day starting at 5:30pm.
Placing your bets
There are three key aspects to betting on horses. The first is picking horses to bet on, and the second is deciding when to place your bet. The third is, of course, how much money to put down — but that depends entirely on your circumstances.
People usually choose their horses based on personal, arbitrary, or logical factors. Some people like to do it blind and pick randomly, as they believe luck is a matter of chance anyway. Others do their research, base their decisions on the bookies’ odds, or take advice from tipsters —these are expert analysers who consider things like a horse’s previous racing history. Then, there’s those who simply pick a horse based on its name or the colour of its jersey.
Once you’ve picked your horse, choosing when to bet is the next step. The declaration for Royal Ascotconfirms the line-up of who will be racing,and it is announced 48 hours before the meeting starts. You can place your bets before then if you prefer. Betting ante-post (before the declaration) usually means you’ll have better odds, but there’s always the chance that your horse will drop out of the running and you’ll lose your money.
After the declaration, the odds will change and you might not get as good a deal, but you’ll have a clearer picture of the participating horses. It’s up to you whether you want to bet before or after the declaration, but it’s a good idea to assess how certain you are that your chosen horse will be in the running when making your decision.
With the tips in this guide, you can get the most out of this year’s Royal Ascot, as well as make informed decisions about who to bet on. Have fun!

Rempstone Chauffeurs – Wymeswold Airport Taxis – Wysall Minibus Hire

Although we are Nottingham Chauffeurs VIP & Minibuses, we are only based 7 miles from EMA, this means we are frequently called upon from Rempstone, Wysall, Widmerpool and Wymeswold to provide airport transfers, minibus hire and chauffeur services.

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• Royal Ascot
• Cheltenham
• Wembley
• Wimbledon
• Twickenham
• Silverstone
• Henley Regatta
• Cricket Match Travel
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• Edinburgh
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Situated a short distance from The Forest Recreation Ground beside Mansfield Rd A60, this sprawling upmarket residential area is often the home to commuters who work in Nottingham city, but prefer to live outside the city.

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• 16 Seat Mini Coach
• Southampton Cruise Terminal Transfers
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• Royal Ascot
• Cheltenham
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• Wimbledon
• Twickenham
• Silverstone
• Henley Regatta
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• Executive Minibuses
• Wedding Cars
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• 16 Seat Mini Coach
• Southampton Cruise Terminal Transfers
• London Central (with wait & return)
• Royal Ascot
• Cheltenham
• Wembley
• Wimbledon
• Twickenham
• Silverstone
• Henley Regatta
• Cricket Match Travel
• Golf Event Travel
• Edinburgh
• Sightseeing Tours
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• Uniformed Chauffeurs (On request)
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Although we have been a very well established chauffeur company since 2007, the main work we are requested to undertake is airport transfers.

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We have a well established client base that stretches across the east midlands, not just Nottingham. This is only achieved by being reliable, punctual, professional and someone that can be trusted in delivering a service 100% of the time.

We do offer a full range of chauffeur services, that covers everything our clients need, from the annual holiday airport transfer for elderly couples, to the small group travel minibuses required by families and business groups.

Lady Chauffeur Is Also Available On Request In V-class MPV.

We cover the full range of chauffeur services in Mercedes saloons or Mercedes MPV’s not just Nottingham airport transfers.
• Airport Transfers
• Executive Minibuses
• Wedding Cars
• Wedding Minibuses
• 16 Seat Mini Coach
• Southampton Cruise Terminal Transfers
• London Central (with wait & return)
• Royal Ascot
• Cheltenham
• Wembley
• Wimbledon
• Twickenham
• Silverstone
• Henley Regatta
• Cricket Match Travel
• Golf Event Travel
• Edinburgh
• Sightseeing Tours
• Corporate Travel
• Inter-City Travel
• Coastal Resorts Travel
• Chauffeur Services
• Uniformed Chauffeurs (On request)
• Concert or Music Event Travel
• Prom Cars

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We focus on Bramcote, Beeston and Chilwell to those longer distance airports of Heathrow airport, Birmingham airport, Manchester airport, Luton airport, Stansted airport, London City airport, Gatwick airport.

East Midlands airport is so close to our base area of Long Eaton, we dont unfortunately service it, we only have a small fleet of 7 vehicles, and prefer to focus on longer distance, where the comfort of Mercedes Benz is in a league of its own.

We operate Mercedes E-class saloons that are supported by Mercedes MPV’s that include the NEW Mercedes V-class luxury 6 passenger MPV, we also have a 16 seater mini coach available with advanced bookings for long distance travel.
We cover the full range of chauffeur services in Mercedes saloons or Mercedes MPV’s not just Nottingham airport transfers.
• Airport Transfers
• Executive Minibuses
• Wedding Cars
• Wedding Minibuses
• 16 Seat Mini Coach
• Southampton Cruise Terminal Transfers
• London Central (with wait & return)
• Royal Ascot
• Cheltenham
• Wembley
• Wimbledon
• Twickenham
• Silverstone
• Henley Regatta
• Cricket Match Travel
• Golf Event Travel
• Edinburgh
• Sightseeing Tours
• Corporate Travel
• Inter-City Travel
• Coastal Resorts Travel
• Chauffeur Services
• Uniformed Chauffeurs (On request)
• Concert or Music Event Travel
• Prom Cars

Grand National Aintree – Nottingham Minibus Hire – Chauffeurs Nottingham

The Grand National Aintree, probably the single most watched horse race in the UK.

The British love the Grand National, we are happy to provide Nottingham chauffeur driven Mercedes minibuses (MPV’s) and chauffeur driven Mercedes saloons to this long running UK sporting event.

Nottingham Chauffeurs VIP & Minibuses have been established since 2007, providing clients from across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire with chauffeur services, wedding & bridal car hire, airport transfers and executive minibuses.

Horse racing meetings UK wide are all well serviced by us, with Royal Ascot, Cheltenham and Aintree being 3 of the most popular, but we do service any of the UK horse racing events.

We offer a door 2 door chauffeur service for singles, couples, small groups and large groups. With Mercedes E-class saloons, Mercedes V-class MPV’s and 2 x 16 passenger mini coaches available, we can cover most groups. But booking early is essential for some race meetings, due to demand.

Nottingham minibuses to Royal Ascot are extremely popular, as are the 16 passenger mini coaches, this event is popular for corporate, business and friend groups. Ladies Day is usually the 1st date to book up.

We are happy to provide chauffeur driven cars and minibuses Nottingham, Derby and Leicester to Aintree, Royal Ascot and Cheltenham races.

Chauffeur Nottingham To Royal Ascot – Minibus Nottingham To Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot is probably the finest race meeting week across the UK, a chance for visitors to dress up in their finest clothes.

Ladies Day Royal Ascot, probably the most stunning race event of the year for those well heeled gorgeous ladies in posh frocks and fancy hats.

We at Nottingham Chauffeurs VIP & Minibuses have serviced this event since 2007, providing Nottingham chauffeured cars and executive MPV’s, meaning you can relax in your Nottingham chauffeured car or minibus while we take care of the driving to and from Royal Ascot.

Your chauffeur will wait on 1 of the many car parks situated around Ascot racecourse, while you enjoy your wine, beers and food, along with a flutter on your fancied horses.

When the event is over, you just wander back to your chauffeured car or minibus and begin the travel home, can a door to door service get any better?

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Nottingham Chauffeurs VIP to Royal Ascot

Ascot is probably the finest and most popular sporting event in the UK for horse racing.
The pomp and glamour of each day is only beaten by Ladies Day, and all the flamboyant hats and posh frocks worn.

Nottingham Chauffeurs VIP have always been a popular choice for cars and minibuses to this event, with some clients likely to use us for their 10th time in 10 years.

Our chauffeurs will arrive at designated address around 8am or earlier if required, provide a smooth journey to Royal Ascot, where we can park in our car park allocated space and leave our clients to make their way to the entrance.

Should you wish to take your own picnic we will happily set this up for your arrival back to vehicle, or you maybe using hospitality tickets, where food & drink is provided for you.

After a long enjoyable day of drinks, food and hopefully winning horses, your driver will be waiting to take our tired but happy clients home.
If pre-arranged, we can do individual drop off’s at home address’s if this has been costed in to the vehicle hire.

Nottingham Chauffeurs VIP are the choice of business, corporate and hospitality travel across Nottingham, Loughborough, Derby & Mansfield.
We are happy to quote your days out to ANY UK sporting event throughout the year including Royal Ascot.