King George Ascot Betting

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The King George Ascot betting is one of the highlights on the flat horse racing calendar. Run at Ascot racecourse the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes if the main race on a top card that is always staged towards the end of July each year.

The King George 2020 Stakes will be run on Saturday 25th July.

King George Odds

The King George Ascot betting is normally on show with most bookmakers throughout the year in their ante post sections.

However, the King George odds will start to take more shape in the weeks and days building up to the King George race, while other contests like the Coral Eclipse and the Epsom Derby and Oaks are other contests that can often have a huge bearing on the King George Ascot betting.

King George Runners

With the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes being one of the key Group One middle distance horse races in the world then we often see King George runners from all over the globe.

The Ascot King George is also now Britain’s second richest horse race, with only the Epsom Derby worth more.

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a race that is open to horses aged 3 or older and so it’s one of the first races of the season that the year’s Classic generation (3 year-olds) can run against the older horses.

Betting on the Ascot King George can therefore often revolve a lot around the result of the Epsom Derby, plus past winners of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes often target the race year-after-year.

In recent times the popular john Gosden-trained mare – Enable – won the race in 2017 and 2019, while Dahlia and Swain are other Ascot King George runners to have won the prize more than once.

Getting ready to race at George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photo Credit: David Jones / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

King George Tips

In recent years the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes has been dominated by some powerful yards that include Aidan O’Brien, John Gosden and Sir Michael Stoute, so any King George runners they have are often respected King George tips.

Popular jockey, Frankie Dettori, is also a favourite King George tip for punters – the pocket Italian has ridden the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner twice in the last three years and six times in total.

He needs just one more King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner to equal Lester Piggott’s tally of 7 winners of the Ascot King George.

King George Betting Trends

There are many King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes trends that can help you with your Ascot King George betting.

For example, ALL of the last 18 Ascot King George race winners had previous won a Group One or Two race in the past, while 16 of the last 18 King George winners were aged 3 or 4 years-old.

We’ve listed the recent Ascot King George winners below, plus the key King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting trends.

Past King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes Winners:

  • 2019 – Enable (8/15 fav)
  • 2018 – Poet’s Word (7/4)
  • 2017 – Enable (5/4 fav)
  • 2016 – Highland Reel (13/8 fav)
  • 2015 – Postponed (6/1)
  • 2014 – Taghrooda (7/2)
  • 2013 – Novellist (13/2)
  • 2012 – Danedream (9/1)
  • 2011 – Nathaniel (11/2)
  • 2010 – Harbinger (4/1)
  • 2009 – Conduit (13/8 fav)
  • 2008 – Duke of Marmalade (4/6 fav)
  • 2007 – Dylan Thomas (5/4 fav)
  • 2006 – Hurricane Run (5/6 fav)
  • 2005 – Azamour (5/2 fav)
  • 2004 – Doyen (11/10 fav)
  • 2003 – Alamshar (13/2)
  • 2002 – Golan (11/2)

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes 16 Year Trends:

  • 18/18 – Previous Group 1 or 2 winners
  • 16/18 – Aged 3 or 4 years-old
  • 16/18 – Had 2 or more runs already that season
  • 16/18 – Had won over 1m4f before15/18 – Returned 6/1 or shorter in the betting
  • 15/18 – Placed last time out
  • 14/18 – Previous Group 1 winner
  • 12/18 – aged 4 years-old
  • 11/18 – Had run Ascot before
  • 11/18 – Won their previous race
  • 9/18 – Favourites that won
  • 8/18 – Ran at Royal Ascot last time out
  • 7/18 – Won at Ascot before
  • 4/18 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
  • 4/18 – Trained by John Gosden (4 of the last 9)
  • Frankie Dettori has ridden the winner in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2017 & 2019
  • 2 of the last 6 winners were that season’s Epsom Oaks winner
  • Galileo (2001) was the last horse to do the Derby/King George double
  • Trainer John Gosden won the race in 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2019
  • Trainer Sir Michael Stoute won the race in 1981, 1983, 2002, 2009, 2010 & 2018
  • Trainer Saeed Bin Suroor won the race in 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999 & 2004
  • Trainer Aidan O’Brien won the race in 2001, 2007, 2008 & 2016
  • The average winning SP in the last 18 runnings is 7/2

King George Bookmakers

All the leading bookmakers will have betting odds for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes in the build-up to the day and, of course on the day of the race.

However, most bookmakers will also have the Ascot King George runners priced up in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting markets in their ante-post sections all through the year too.

Be sure to shop around for the best Ascot King George horse racing offers too. Enhanced King George Stakes odds and place terms are two King George offers to look out for.

King George History

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was first run back in 1951 and is now sponsored by QIPCO.

With over £700,000 on offer to the winner of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes it’s the second richest flat race in Britain and often attracts King George runners from around the world.

The first winner of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was a horse called Supreme Court (1951). Other well-known winners of the Ascot King George race have been Dahlia, Mill Reef, Shergar, Nashwan, Generous, Dancing Brave, Swain, Galileo and Enable.

Read also our guide about the Royal Ascot betting.