How to Place a Bet

If you are new to racing and betting, follow these easy steps to enjoy a ‘flutter’ at the races.

1. Look through the Racecard, the Racing Post or any national paper to select which horse you fancy for the win.

2. Decide whether you want to bet ‘To Win’ (the horse has to finish first) or ‘Each Way’ (the horse must be ‘placed’ - finish in the first two, three or four, depending on how many runners there are in the race). ‘Each Way’ is twice the cost, as you are placing one bet on the horse to win and another bet on the horse to be placed.

3. Choose from the three different ways to place a bet at Ascot: at one of our Bet With Ascot outlets, Betting Shops and the Betting Ring - find out more.

Bet With Ascot at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup & Concert

Exclusive to the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup raceday, Bet With Ascot are offering two unique bets. Six races, four teams - there can only be one Winning Team and one Top Jockey. Whether you are a die-hard horseracing fan, or a complete novice enjoying a day at the races, these two bets will keep you entertained all day.

Decide on which team you think will collect the most points or which jockey will amass the most individual points, choose your stake and place your bet at any Bet With Ascot counter or any roaming courier. 

Remember, bets must be placed before the first race - don’t miss your chance to join the celebration!

Bet With Ascot

Bet With Ascot is the racecourse’s new pool betting operation, being run in partnership with totepool. Staff at our Bet With Ascot outlets are always happy to help if you have any questions or are unsure about what bet to place. You can place a bet at any serving position and pick up your winnings at any serving counter. 

As part of our wider CSR programme, racegoers are invited to drop any losing Bet With Ascot slips into our charity bins across the site to be in with a chance to win betting vouchers and hospitality at the end of the Jump season.

Bet With Ascot Vouchers can be pre-purchased in denominations of £2, £5, £10 and £20 for any race meeting. To order please click here or call 0344 346 3000.


Bet With Ascot Placepot

The Placepot is by far one of the most popular bets to play. Whether you are a die-hard horseracing fan, or a complete novice enjoying a day at the races, the Placepot will keep you entertained all day and you'll feel like a legend if you win.

To place the bet, pick up a Placepot slip from any Bet With Ascot counter and mark the numbers of the horses you think will place in each of the first six races, then select the stake of your bet.

Bet must be placed before the first race - remember, the early bet catches the first win!

The biggest Placepot win at Ascot in 2019 - £44,545*

*As of 23.07.2019


Bet With Ascot Ambassador

Colin Brown

Colin is a former National Hunt jockey who rode over 400 winners. He’s best known for his association with the famous steeplechaser Desert Orchid, whom he won 17 times on. He retired as a jockey in 1987 and we’re delighted to have him as our Bet With Ascot ambassador.  You’ll be able to find Colin’s tips for each raceday on the Ascot YouTube channel

Bet With Ascot Vouchers can be pre-purchased in denominations of £2, £5, £10 and £20. To order please click here or call 0344 346 3000.