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.

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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.

Jockey

The complete Grand National winners list

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The Grand National has been run almost every year since the first race in 1839, with every rider eager to make their way onto the prestigious winners list. The only...
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Betting tips and advice for the Grand National 2018

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Get all the Grand National tips for 2018! The 2018 Grand National is nearly upon us. It is one of the most prominent sporting events of the entire year. And...
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Grand National Runners List 2018

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There’s no other race in the calendar quite like the Grand National. The renewal, run over 4m2f at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, is one of Britain’s sporting crown jewels and…

A history of female jockeys in the Grand National

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Horse racing is one of a still very limited number of sports where men and women are able to compete against each other on a level playing field. Since the...