The top industry leading UK bookies for horse racing bettors

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Drama, suspense, fashion, finery and excitement. There’s not much better in the sporting world than a day out at a major horse racing meeting, where you’ll find the biggest names in the game do battle over life-changing sums of prize money.

Crowds flock to the major racecourses of Britain and Ireland on a daily basis to witness well-bred runners trained to the peak of physical fitness compete under the guidance of fearless jockeys. It’s a joy to behold and a pleasure that has been enjoyed by the adult population of this country for well over a century.

The chance to profit from the occasion by wagering your hard-earned cash on the winner tempts thousands into a bet, with the biggest meetings of the year – Cheltenham Festival, Glorious Goodwood, Royal Ascot, Aintree Festival and Punchestown Festival – attracting millions of pounds worth of stakes.

Fancy joining the party but don’t quite know where to start? The only slight negative associated with horse racing betting is it can seem a tad daunting to new players, many put off by a lack of knowledge. How do you pick a winner? What does all the jargon mean, what’s the different betting types and when you’ve finally figured out which horse will carry your stake money, what’s the best bookmaker to play with?

The answers to these questions could make the difference between turning a profit from your love of sport or losing your cash and being put off horse racing betting forever.

Thankfully, it’s not nearly as complicated as it seems. The key to picking a winner is reading the form. Pour over as much data – facts, figures and recent results – as you can get your hands on. A simple internet search will have you clued up on the jargon and there are a few bookmakers who do a better job than others when betting on the sport of kings - You can also explore dedicated reviews for horse racing betting firms at sites like Horse Racing Betting.

We’ll start with bet365 as they stand head and shoulders above most of the competition when it comes to horse racing. The online giant offers a range of betting opportunities, including win and each-way, forecast, tricast, favourite to win or not, Tote and a flood of popular multiples. Throw a few selections together and aim for a big priced pay-out by taking advantage of the high returns offered by Lucky 15s, Yankees, Canadians, Heinz, Super Heinz, Lucky 63, and much more.

They also serve up a welcome bonus to new customers opening an account and betting on horse racing and this acts as the perfect way to familiarise yourself with how the site works. They have everything you need to place a racing bet and you can watch the live action through your desktop or mobile app.

Coral have all the benefits of bet365, but with one major difference we simply must make you aware of. Most major bookmakers, including bet365, allow you to watch the racing live through an HD quality stream on your computer, mobile or tablet device, as long as you bet at least £1 on the outcome. Coral go further than their rivals and screen live racing to all registered customers free of charge. That’s just one reason why you should have them on side.

The ability to cheer on your bets is great, but with other firms you must wager to watch. Coral allow you the chance to get a feel for the racing, checking out how the ground is running, draw biased and even jockey form, all free of charge. Watch a race or two from a meeting and look for hints and tips, before deciding to make your bets. We tip our hat to Coral for this service.

Paddy Power are the home of the sports betting promotion and they simply love a horse racing offer. The online betting heavyweight can often be found offering better prices than the pack on the biggest meetings and they also give enhanced place terms on the most talked about races of the day. That allows customers to have a go at backing a big priced outsider.

For example, if you support a selection each-way with many of the competition you’ll get 1/4 the odds a place 1-2-3, but if Paddy Power think its worth it and there’s enough interest in the outcome, they’ll budge that up to 1/4 the odds a place 1-2-3-4. That makes a huge difference and means you will receive a pay-out even if your pick doesn’t win, as long as they end in the first four. There are more ways to profit betting on horse racing at Paddy Power.

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