King George Ascot Betting
The 2021 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which is a Group One contest run over 1m4f, was run on Saturday 24th July. The date for the 2022 edition has not yet been announced.
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 is the main race on a top card that is always staged towards the end of July each year.
King George Odds – King George VI Stakes
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 can often have a huge bearing on the King George Ascot betting – these other three Group one race are run just before the King George at Ascot and often attract the same top-class middle-distance horses.
Therefore, the Ascot King George betting odds can often change based on the results from these previous races.
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, we often see King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes runners from all over the globe head to Ascot racecourse to target the race.
Since 2006, we’ve seen King King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners that were trained in England, Ireland, France and Germany.
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, 2019 and again last year in 2020, while Dahlia and Swain are other Ascot King George runners to have won the prize more than once. However, with those three Ascot King George wins, the already mentioned Enable is the most successful horse in the race’s history.
With Enable now retired, this will pave the way for a new era in King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes history.
Any King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes runner that jockey Frankie Dettori is riding are always popular when it comes to betting – the pocket Italian has won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes seven times, the same amount as the legendary Lester Piggott.
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.
One of these three trainers has won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot six times in the last seven runnings!
Popular jockey, Frankie Dettori, is also a favourite King George tip for punters – Dettori has ridden the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner three times in the last four years and seven times in total.
Another Ascot King George tip, once the final King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes runners are out, is to look for 3 or 4-year-old horses as this age group have won 16 of the last 19 runnings.
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 19 Ascot King George race winners had previously won a Group One or Two race in the past, while 17 of the last 19 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners had won over 1m4f before.
Having previous Group One-winning form is another positive as 15 of the last 19 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners also ticked that particular trend.
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:
- 2021 – Adayar
- 2020 – Enable (4/9 fav)
- 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:
- 19/19 – Previous Group 1 or 2 winners
- 16/19 – Aged 3 or 4 years-old
- 16/19 – Had 2 or more runs already that season
- 17/19 – Had won over 1m4f before
- 16/19 – Returned 6/1 or shorter in the betting
- 16/19 – Placed last time out
- 15/19 – Previous Group 1 winner
- 12/19 – aged 4 years-old
- 12/19 – Had run Ascot before
- 11/19 – Won their previous race
- 10/19 – Favourites that won
- 8/19 – Ran at Royal Ascot last time out
- 8/19 – Won at Ascot before
- 4/19 – Trained by Sir Michael Stoute
- 3/19 – Trained by Aidan O’Brien
- Frankie Dettori has ridden the winner in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2017, 2019 and 2020
- 2 of the last 7 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, 2019 & 2020
- 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 19 runnings is 10/3
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.
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 Royal Ascot betting.