Horse Racing Betting
Horse racing betting is hugely popular and horse racing odds on everything from ante-post markets on upcoming big races to the 14:40 on a cold day at Ludlow are available. There is also a wide range of daily choice for punters, with four or five meetings up and down the country hosting racing, some of which will be on the turf, some on the all weather and others on the National Hunt calendar over the jumps.
Flat racing dominates the horse racing betting over the summer
The summer months are when the Flat racing calendar takes centre stage and the highlights are certainly the 32 Group One races between April and October. The biggest and most prestigious of these are the five Classics – the 1,000 Guineas, 2,000 Guineas, the Epsom Derby, the Epsom Oaks and the St Leger. Away from the UK, Arc de Triomphe odds and the Breeders Cup are other valuable races of the Flat season.
Cheltenham and Grand National odds also dominate the horse racing betting
The winter months sees the introduction of the big races in the National Hunt season, with the Grand National the one race of the whole season that causes virtually every household to make a bet. Ballabriggs was the latest to win the Grand National and to show how difficult the legendary steeplechase is to win, it took regular champion jockey Tony McCoy 15 attempts to secure victory, on board Don’t Push It in 2010.
Away from the Grand National, the four-day Cheltenham Festival each March is also lucrative for both punters and bookies. The best jumps horses in racing are sure to descend on Cheltenham, with Long Run, Big Buck’s, Master Minded and Binocular among those searching for victories. The highlight of the festival is undoubtedly the Cheltenham Gold Cup.