Ever fancied having a bet on horse racing but been worried that you can’t make it to the races – or is the action not being broadcast on television? Don’t worry, as most bookmakers now provide a live streaming service of horse racing from the UK, USA, Ireland, Dubai and South Africa.
In order to access this service, most bookmakers require that you bet a minimum of £1 on the horse race you want to watch in order to activate the stream, which is usually available for both PC and mobile devices.
All the latest horse fixtures around the world can be found on the respective horse racing authorities from each of the leading countries, like in the UK, where the BHA publish the full list of meetings a year in advance. In the UK, the Ebor Festival is the next big leading flat meeting available to stream on mobile. The feature race is the Juddmonte International, where Poet’s Word is the 13/8 favourite in the horse racing betting for that Group One contest at York.
Live streaming of a race may not be for everyone, so the good news is it is not the only choice you have available to you when betting online. An audio service is also provided, which provides listeners with a full buildup to each contest, live commentary on the action, a rundown of the replay and the full official result with prices and times. This radio channel can be accessed through most mainstream bookmaker apps. You’ll need to be logged in to access the service and unlike the live stream, you don’t need to place a bet to tune in.
During the major horse racing meetings, the audio service is on air for extended periods and the events that demand extra attention are the Cheltenham Festival in March, Royal Ascot in June and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October, which was won last year by Enable.
Meanwhile, the best place to find exclusive interviews with jockeys and trainers is often the bookmakers’ news sites. All of the leading bookies have deals with the stars in the sport, who talk through their rides and horses every Saturday and at the big meetings. This is something that the traditional newspapers can’t rival as their budgets are either not big enough to sign the ambassador to write a column or it is not something that fits their publication
With these blogs, you will get a detailed breakdown of a horse that is set to race from the jockey who will be onboard or the trainer that looks after it every day can be really invaluable in you deciding whether to bet on it or not.