2019 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Tips & Betting Predictions


DateSaturday July 27, 2019
TrackRoyal Ascot
Distance2414m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights
Prizemoney£1.15 million
Age3YO

Worth £1.15 million, Britain's most prestigious flat race has featured many champion winners, including Highland Reel and Enable, which was rated as one of the best horses in the world at the time of winning.

The King George is synonymous with producing future stallions, which makes it a must-win for the breeding stables.

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting card 2019


The King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes is the biggest race on the card at Royal Ascot, which also includes the Gigaset International Stakes.

Race No.
Race Name
1Juddmonte Stakes
2Class 2 Handicap
3Gigaset International Stakes
4King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes
5Pat Eddery Stakes
6Class 3 Handicap
7Class 3 Handicap

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes tips & betting selections



King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes history


The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes was added to the Royal Ascot festival three years after it was introduced.

Established in 1951 as a result of two races coming together, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes has since become one of the biggest races in the UK.

With a big prize purse, it's Britain's second richest race behind only The Derby and it was added to the Breeders' Cup Challenge in 2011 which saw its popularity rise.

Sir Michael Stoute trained the trifecta in 2009 with Conduit defeating stablemates Ask and Tartan Bearer.

Stoute scored consecutive victories in the race when winning with Harbinger to win in 2010. The champion thoroughbred scored by a record margin of 11 lengths.

It has been a good race for the international runners with winners including German champion Danedream, which captured many of the biggest races in the UK.

The German runners have had a good history in this race, winning again with Novellist. The Andres Wohler-trained four-year-old won by five lengths in a course record time.

Postponed, Highland Reel and Enable scored from 2015 to 2017, much to the delight of the breeding stables and having this race on your record adds a great deal of stud value.

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes betting guide


Four consecutive favourites won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes from 2006-2009.

Hurricane Run scored at short odds in 2006 and that was followed up by quality wins from Dylan Thomas (5/4), Duke of Marmalade (4/6) and Conduit (13/8).

Danedream (9/1) and Novellist (13/2) were at good each way money for the German punters and there were numerous big bets placed on the quality types.

Highland Reel and Enable got punters back on track when scoring at short odds.

Three runners in the last 12 years entered the race without a Group 1 victory to their name. Harbinger, Nathaniel and Postponed hadn't scored at the highest level before taking out the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Group 1 form is key for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes as the last 12 winners have had a combined 21 Group 1 wins beside their names.

Winning form is also important. Seven of the last 12 winners have all won their last start before the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Having experience at this distance is another key betting trend punters should be looking at.

Past King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes winners


Year
Winner
2018Poet's Word
2017Enable
2016Highland Reel
2015Postponed
2014Taghrooda
2013Novellist
2012Danedream
2011Nathaniel
2010Harbinger
2009Conduit
2008Duke of Marmalade
2007Dylan Thomas
2006Hurricane Run
2005Amazour
2004Doyen
2003Alamshar
2002Golan
2001Galileo
2000Montjeu
1999Daylami
1998Swain
1997Swain
1996Pentire
1995Lammtarra
1994King's Theatre
1993Opera House
1992St Jovite
1991Generous
1990Belmez
1989Nashwan
1988Mtoto