Bookies Blue on Queen's Hat
For the second day in a row, punters correctly predicted the colour of the Queen’s Hat. After a gamble on pink on the opening day, Her Majesty made the bookmakers groan as she donned blue headwear on Day Two – the worst possible result for the bookies.
“Blue was the best-backed hat colour and now we’re hoping to avoid a hat-trick of hits on Ladies’ Day,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.
The cost to bookmakers betting on this year’s Royal Hat colour is already stretching in to tens of thousands across the industry.
“Although we’ll be taking far more on the horse races, the Queen’s choice of headwear is proving quite costly,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.
White is the early favourite for Ladies’ Day at odds of 3-1 with William Hill.
William Hill Royal Ascot Betting – Queen’s Hat Colour on Thursday 18th June (Ladies’ Day):