Bookies expect healthy turnover levels during what is a huge week in the Flat racing calendar, with the presence of superstars like Frankel and Black Caviar set to increase interest in the festival.
William Hill spokeswoman Lucy Rhodes told Betrescue “Royal Ascot is the biggest week in Flat racing, and with the British public revelling in royal raptures in the Diamond Jubilee year, coupled with presence of equine superstars Black Caviar and Frankel, we’re looking forward to a busy five days in a monumental sporting month”
Meanwhile, William Hill are also betting on what colour hat the Queen will wear on Ladies’ Day and blue is the current market leader at 7/2.
7-2 Blue, 5-1 Pink, 5-1 Purple, 6-1 Green, 7-1 White, 8-1 Peach/Apricot, 10-1 Cream / Beige, 12-1 Yellow, 12-1 Turquoise, 16-1 Brown, 20-1 Orange, 20-1 Red, 20-1 Grey / Silver, 25-1 Black, other colours on request
6/4: Her Majesty The Queen to own a winner at Royal Ascot
2-1: The Queen to wear either a red, white or blue hat on Ladies’ Day
10-1: The Queen to have a Union Jack somewhere visible on her Ladies’ Day outfit (including accessories such as hat, handbag and shoes)
25-1: The Queen wears the same hat or coat she wore during any of the four days of the Jubilee celebrations on Ladies’ Day.
100-1: One or more of the carriages in the Royal Procession at Royal Ascot on Thursday 21st June to be flying a plastic ‘car flag’