2020 Queen Anne Stakes Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

Royal Ascot kicks off in fantastic fashion, with the best milers in the business going toe-to-toe in the Queen Anne Stakes.

This historic Group One has been won by many of flat racing's finest down the years, with greats like Frankel, Cape Cross and Paco Boy claiming the bragging rights in the last decade.

In 2020, the Queen Anne Stakes will be the second race on day one, with the reinstated Buckingham Palace Handicap opening proceedings.

Queen Anne Stakes Key Facts

DateTuesday June 16, 2020
TrackRoyal Ascot
DistanceOne Mile
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeSet weights

2020 Queen Anne Stakes Tips

King Of Change ended last season with an excellent victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day, and he's the hot-favourite to claim a second Group One at Ascot in the Queen Anne Stakes.

Circus Maximus was victorious on day one of Royal Ascot last year, beating Too Darn Hot in the St James's Palace Stakes, and he sits second behind King Of Change in the betting.

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2020 Queen Anne Stakes Odds

Best Odds
King Of Change4/1
Circus Maximus7/1
Persian King10/1
Barney Roy12/1

Odds From William Hill. Correct at 09/06/20

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Queen Anne Stakes Day Card

Race Title
2019 Winner
Buckingham Palace Handicap
Queen Anne Stakes (G1)Lord Glitters
Ribblesdale Stakes (G2)Star Catcher
King Edward VII Stakes (G2)Japan
King's Stand Stakes (G1)Blue Point
Duke of Cambridge StakesMove Swiftly
Ascot Stakes HandicapThe Grand Visr

Queen Anne Stakes History

Established in 1840 as the Trial Stakes, it was renamed in honour of Queen Anne in 1930.

It was given Group 1 status in 2003 when taken out by Dubai Destination and it's a rare 1600m race to be run down the straight.

Despite not being rated at Group 1 level until 2003, the Queen Anne Stakes was targeted by the major stables, including Henry Cecil, Luca Cumani and Saeed bin Suroor.

Those three trainers, along with Sir Michael Stoute, have dominated the Queen Anne Stakes. Saeed bin Suroor has won the race an incredible seven times and Henry Cecil won the race on four straight occasions in the 1980's.

Saeed bin Suroor repeated that feat in the late 1990's and he would return in 2003 with Dubai Destination and in 2004 with Refuse to Bend.

Sir Gordon Richards scored six wins as a jockey in the early 20th century, but was matched by Frankie Dettori, who scored most recently in 2007 with Ramonti.

There have been four two-time winners, but not since 1907.

Frankel was a once in a lifetime thoroughbred and it scored one of the most impressive wins in the Queen Anne Stakes' history.

The Henry Cecil-trained champion won by 11 lengths over high-quality rivals Excelebration, Side Glance and Strong Suit.

Queen Anne Stakes Betting Guide

Royal Ascot is often dominated by the big stables and the Queen Anne Stakes is a classic example of this.

The major stables have won the last 19 of 23 Queen Anne Stakes races and punters should be looking for the well-fancied thoroughbreds.

Ribchester scored as the 11/10 favourite in 2017 for trainer Richard Fahey and it got punters off to the right start at Royal Ascot.

An even field was presented in 2016 and it was arguably one of the most disappointing fields in recent history, but American-bred Tepin was too good for them at 11/2.

Belardo and Ervedya were the 9/2 joint favourites, but second was their best go with Belardo finishing a half-length behind Tepin.

The good record of favourites was evident in 2015 when Solow won at 11/8. The hugely-popular runner scored comfortably by a length and there were some big bets placed on the French-trained runner.

2014 saw another favourite win in Toronado. The Richard Hannon-trained runner paid only 4/5 with bookmakers and punters once again got their Royal Ascot carnival off to a good start.

Frankel was the shortest-priced winner in history when scoring at odds of 1/10 in 2012. As the 11-length win suggested, victory was never in doubt and the big bettors were rewarded.

Incredibly, only four and five-year-old's have won the Queen Anne Stakes since 1980.

It's a tough race to win and the older thoroughbreds struggle to keep up with the fresher horses.

Favourites have really struggled in the two most recent renewals of the Queen Anne Stakes, with horses starting with odds of 10/1 or longer filling the top four places in both 2018 and 2019.

In '18, 33/1 outsider Accidental Agent handed trainer Eve Johnson Houghton a surprise first Group One win. The following year, it was Lord Glitters who came through with a powerful late surge to snatch his first top-level triumph.

Queen Anne Stakes Lead Up Races

The most popular lead up race for the Queen Anne Stakes is the Lockinge Stakes, run over a mile at Newbury in May. 

Winners of the Sandown Mile and the Earl Of Sefton Stakes often target the Queen Anne Stakes too.

Royal Ascot Track Report

Ascot is a large, right-handed track, best suited by galloping sorts. Ascot features a 14-furlong round course, and a straight course for races between five furlongs and a mile.

The track at Ascot is testing, particularly when the ground is soft, and the three-furlong home straight is all uphill until the runners hit the line.

Queen Anne Stakes FAQs

When is the Queen Anne Stakes held?

The Queen Anne Stakes is the opening race on day one of Royal Ascot.

When was the Queen Anne Stakes first run?

The Queen Anne Stakes was initially called the Trial Stakes, and was first run in 1840.

How can I watch the Queen Anne Stakes?

The race will be shown live on ITV Racing. Visit our Live Streaming page to find out how you can watch every race at Royal Ascot on your mobile or tablet.