When it comes to betting on horse racing and Ascot there are now literally hundreds of licensed betting sites to choose from. This is great for the punter as more competition can often means better odds value and more innovative and useful features but at the same time it makes finding the right bookies, bets to place, odds, tools and offers a little more difficult to find.
Over in this section of the site we hope to help you get the best from your betting on horse racing by giving you clear and objective information about bet types (each-way, ante-post, totepool, lucky bets, etc.), odds (how they work and how to calculate value) and features (such as live race betting, in-play cash out and streaming). We also give you details of the major offers for flat racing, from money back if your horse is beaten by a length to best odds guaranteed and free bets for winners to loyalty club promotions.
We understand that not everyone who bets at Ascot has in-depth knowledge of horse racing and in particular flat racing. We, therefore, also have guides about racing, including; groups, grades and classes, handicapping, distances and race types and much more. We also cover common betting terminology such as what is Rule 4 and what happens when a horse is disqualified.
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Although fairly rare given the number of horse races some horses do inevitably get disqualified. Usually this is for interference, where a horse stops another horse from winning or reaching the places. There are other reasons too such as, drugs test failures, racing under the wrong name or weight issues. Here we cover the main reason why you might see a horse disqualified after a race, who makes those decisions and what rules they follow.
Horse Racing Guides, History & Trivia
The number of abandoned fixtures and races fluctuates from one year to the next, but if we zoom out and look at data from the last 25-30 years, we may be able to spot long term trends, and get some inkling of just how common they are or are likely to be. The frequency of fixtures being abandoned between flat and national hunt racing is another interesting point of comparison, and an area that the data is crystal clear on.
You've heard of the Ascot Gold Cup, but have you heard of the Mascot Gold Cup? Although not run at Ascot, it's clearly a play on the name, and it's perhaps the only race that takes place at a racecourse which allows other animals to take part alongside horses. That's because the Mascot Gold Cup is a race for literal mascots. Be they birds, bears, or baked beans, all mascots are welcome so long as they are raising money for charity. It's a great concept that has been running since 2005 in aid of the Sue Ryder charity, and it is also utterly hilarious to watch.