Henley Royal Regatta
The Henley Royal Regatta is one of the world's most foremost rowing events. Held annually on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames, it was first established in 1839. With competitors and spectators from around the world, it is also an event that is popular with punters.
Although it may not be an event that is as popular to bet on such as the FA Cup or the Grand National, you’ll find that most online bookmakers will offer odds on all or at least some of the races during the regatta.
Betting on Henley Royal Regatta
Betting on the Henley Royal Regatta is really simple, as all of the races are head-to-head knock out competitions that are raced over a course of 1 mile and 550 yards. Some of the most popular races to bet on include:
Grand Challenge Cup
The oldest and the best-known event at the annual Henley Royal Regatta, it is also the one on which most money is placed on at the online bookmakers who offer odds on the regatta’s races. A men’s eights race, it is open to male crews from all eligible rowing clubs. Dating back to 1839, it was originally called the Henley Grand Challenge Cup.
Stewards’ Challenge Cup
The Stewards Cup is the second oldest race at the Henley Royal Regatta, beginning in 1841. Originally a men’s coxed four event, in 1869 it became a coxless event. Open to all male crews from eligible rowing clubs, it's one of the most popular events at the Henley Royal Regatta both for spectators and punters.
Queen Mother Challenge Cup
Another highly popular event for both spectators and punters, it is a men’s quadruple sculls event and is open to all crews from eligible clubs. Like the Stewards’ Challenge Cup and the Grand Challenge Cup, lots of money is bet on this race by punters across the world.
Ladies’ Challenge Plate
Despite its name, this is actually a men’s eight-oared boat race. It is open to all crews below the standard of the Grand Challenge Cup. A keenly contested race, its history goes back to 1845 when it was called the New Challenge Cup.
Princess Royal Challenge Cup
A women's single sculls race, the Princess Royal Challenge Cup is open to all female scullers to enter. The race in its current format began in 1997, although its history in other forms dates back to 1982.
Remenham Challenge Cup
The Remenham Challenge Cup is a woman’s eights event and is open to all female crews from eligible rowing clubs. The race was first held in 1998 and was originally called the Henley Prize but was renamed the Remenham Challenge Cup in honour of the President of the Remenham Cup Ian Rogers MBE who donated the race’s trophy.
Where to bet on the Henley Royal Regatta
Although not all online bookmakers offer odds, the vast majority of the major sites do. We particularly recommend using the following sites to bet on the regatta: