THE Queen Anne Stakes is the first race on day one of Royal Ascot and we’ve got all the latest news, views and top tips ahead of this year’s renewal.
To get you in the mood for the curtain-raiser – here’s a run-down of the race.
Getty Images – Getty William Buick celebrates his Queen Anne win on Ribchester last year
When is the Queen Anne Stakes, what TV channel is it on, what’s the distance and which sort of horses can enter?
The 2018 Queen Anne Stakes will take place on Tuesday, June 19 at 2.30pm and will be live on ITV.
It’s a Group 1 Flat race run over a mile for horses aged four or older.
The Queen Anne Stakes was originally classed as a Group 3 race in 1971, and was then promoted to Group 2 level in 1984.
It was finally given Group 1 status in 2003.
Who is running in this year’s race?
Accidental Agent Beat The Bank Benbatl Deauville Lightning Spear Limato Lord Glitters Oh This Is Us Recoletos So Beloved Suedois Yoshida Zonderland Hydrangea Rhododendron Century Dream
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What are the latest odds for this year’s race?
Lockinge winner Rhododendron currently heads the market.
Benbatl and Recoletos also feature prominently in the betting.
Click here for the latest odds with Sun Bets.
Previous Queen Anne Stakes winners
2017 – Ribchester 2016 – Tepin 2015 – Solow 2014- Toronado 2013 – Declaration of War 2012 – Frankel 2011 – Canford Cliffs 2010 – Goldikova 2009 – Paco Boy 2008 – Haradasun 2007 – Ramonti
Who won the race last year?
Richard Fahey’s Ribchester won the race under William Buick. He went off the 11-10 favourite.
Mutakayyef (5-1) was second with Deauville (12-1) third.