An early look ahead to the 2016 Royal Ascot Meeting

Horse racing is one of the biggest sports in the world and there are a number of colossal meetings throughout the year that continue to attract the best horses, owners, trainers and jockeys to pit their wits against one another.

Royal Ascot is perhaps the greatest horse racing event on the planet and spans over five days, making it one of the sport’s largest meetings in the United Kingdom. Every year, Ascot welcomes over 200,000 spectators to the racecourse – an incredible statistic.

There have been some sensational races in recent years and a number of the best horses of all-time have their place cemented in Royal Ascot history. The legendary Frankel, trained by the late Sir Henry Cecil, has his own statue overlooking the Winners Enclosure.

In 2016, it’s unlikely that we will see a horse provide a Frankel-esque performance in terms of dominance but a number of the greatest thoroughbreds on the planet will compete across the week’s action, which gets underway on Tuesday 14th June.

The complete list of runners and riders will be released closer to the time but in the meantime, you can keep up to date with all of the latest Royal Ascot news and tips via Bookies.com. Furthermore, you can find odds and tips on all of the latest upcoming action as well.

The Queen Anne Stakes is one of the meeting’s biggest races and will attract a number of the world’s top-rated horses. Solow, who has win his last eight races in a row, will feature in this one and will be one of the leading candidates to emerge victorious for trainer Freddie Head.

Perhaps the most popular and iconic race of the week is the Ascot Gold Cup. Order of St George, who recently completed a St Leger double for Aidan O’Brien, will be well backed in what is arguably the most prestigious race of the meeting. He is one of the most exciting and powerful horses in the business and could relish a step up in trip and competition.

Royal Ascot is one of those sporting events that is certainly worth visiting, even if you only go once in your entire lifetime. There aren’t many events that can provide the same level of excitement as the races and many larger groups choose to visit Ascot due to the incredible vibe on the concourse. In terms of news, Bookies.com can keep you updated but in the meantime, it’s well worth visiting Royal Ascot’s website to read a little more on the festival.

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