Always fancied getting clued-up on horse racing but never managed to? Well, all that’s about to change. Cutting through the jargon, we’ll start from the top and explain everything you need to know about racing, so you can head to any event equipped with an arsenal of knowledge.

Betting Slips

Horse racing betting tips for beginners

Betting on the horses is a great way to make a day out even more exciting. The jubilation when your horse romps home, the disappointment when it comes in last, all combined with the chance to win some cold hard cash.

Crowd at horse racing event

Horse racing jargon buster

Horse racing is a fascinating sport populated with a whole lot of jargon that can make it seem mysterious and intimidating to the first-time spectator or bettor.

Horse Racing

A condensed history of UK horse racing

Horse racing is possibly one of the oldest sports in the UK, with recorded races dating back to around the 12th century. English knights returned from the crusades, bringing with them noble Arab horses to breed with domesticated English horses.

Top articles from an introduction to horse racing

latest articles from an introduction to horse racing

The going: Explained

The going is one of the most crucial factors that can affect how well a particular horse will run, yet a large majority of horse racing spectators do not truly understand it.

How to place a bet on horse races

Betting on the horses can be a fun and exciting past-time, provided you only bet what you can afford to lose.

Review at the Races: Newcastle Racecourse

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Saturday 18th March was a day of gold, silver and green as Newcastle Racecourse celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in style. The specially-held ‘Pot of Gold’ party delivered heart-pumping action, Irish...

Review at the Races: Cheltenham Ladies Day

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One of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar, the sun shone generously on the fascinators and hats that moved gracefully around the grounds during Cheltenham Ladies Day 2017....
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Everything you need to know about Aintree Racecourse

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Aintree Racecourse is best known for hosting the annual Grand National, the most famous horse race of the year. The history of Aintree, however, holds much more than just one...
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10 historic moments from the Grand National

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 The Grand National is a highly prestigious annual event on the National Hunt horse racing calendar. First run in 1839, this yearly race has had more than its fair share...