Royal Ascot: Royal Ascot Set To Break Betting Records – Queen To Be Mellow In Yellow
William Hill are predicting that a massive £35 million will be staked on Royal Ascot with them alone, which would suggest that the industry is likely to turn over in the region of £175 million - possibly £200 million should a number of the fancied horses deliver for punters. Hills offer 6/4 that over 60,000 full size bottles of Champagne will be drunk over the five days, and it is the same price that over 200,000 pints of Pimms will be brought from the official caterers.
“There is no major football tournament for Ascot to compete against this year, so we are expecting record breaking turnover,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Meanwhile, the annual betting on the Queen’s hat is suggesting that Her Majesty will opt for yellow on day one at 2/1, with her other favourite colour, blue, offered at 4/1.
“The forecast for day one looks fantastic and we think the Queen will choose a yellow ensemble for the first day of Royal Ascot,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.
Over 60,000 full size bottles of Champagne drunk over Royal Ascot: 6/4
Over 200,000 pints of Pimms drunk over Royal Ascot: 6/4
Churchill (St James Palace) to win and Jeremy Corbyn to be next PM: 5/2
Aidan O'Brien top trainer and Aidan Turner to be next James Bond: 10/1
Happy Like A Fool to win Queen Mary and Boris Johnson next PM: 11/1
Greta G (Duke Of Cambridge) and Brando (Diamond Jubilee) both to be placed: 16/1
Washington DC to Win Kings Stand and Donald Trump UK State visit in 2017: 33/1
Game Of Thrones - Winter (Coronation Stakes) and Mother Of Dragons (any Royal Ascot race) both to win: 80/1
What colour hat will the Queen wear to Royal Ascot On Tuesday: 2/1 Yellow, 4/1 Blue, 5/1 Purple, 6/1 Green, 6/1 White/Cream, 8/1 Pink, 10/1 Peach, 20/1 Red, 20/1 Orange, 33/1 Brown, 33/1 Grey, 33/1 Silver, 66/1 Gold, 100/1 Black.