Horse Racing and Betting in the UK and Ireland

There are several dozen racecourses throughout the UK and Ireland (many more than sixty). The oldest of these is Chester Racecourse, in operation since the 16th century and one of the newest is Great Leighs Racecourse, established in 2007.  Speaking of training, there are a total of at least 9,000 races organised each year.There are more than 14,500 horses.  The best known racecourses are Ascot, Newmarket, Cheltenham, Doncaster and York.

Usually the races are attended by an English or Irish public. However, there are also tourists and foreigners visiting these countries for various reasons. If you like to bet on horse racing, these are good places to invest. Enjoy your holidays or time off for an immersion in the British and Irish languages and culture. And if you want to participate to a horse race event, it should be noted that the costs of some major events such as the Royal Ascot or Cheltenham are significantly higher than in France, so you should anticipate.

Where to bet on English or Irish horseracing?

You may simply take advantage of online platforms, as the website of the specialist in sports betting in Ireland you can access here for example, to bet on competitions with major obstacles such as the Liverpool Grand National. The latter is the most profitable with around €1,000,000. It starts every year at the beginning of April on the Aintree racecourse. Many bookmakers also allow you to follow the races in streaming if you do not have the possibility to go directly to the racecourse. Don’t forget also to bet on the big meeting that takes place in June in Ascot (Royal Ascot), as there may be exceptional prize pools on occasion. 

The advantages to pass by an online sport betting specialist are various. Indeed, you can get welcome bonuses to place free bets if you’re a new registered member. You can also count on competitive odds and professional advice to maximize your chance to win. Moreover, you can decide when and where you want to bet as some website are also available on your mobile.

Race allowances

When you go to England or Ireland, you should be aware that benefits are very low compared to what you could have earned in France. They are generally around €3,000.  However, they are a little higher in Group I. The price is determined by the entries on the racetrack and the Tote (a state-owned pari-mutuel betting system).

England is a country renowned for its horse racing.  Every year, several races are organised. If you are a betting enthusiast, this is a good opportunity to make good deals. However, you need to have a minimum knowledge of betting to hope to win the bet. This is an area you could also visit to learn English.

And you should also note that Ireland is the most famous country in Europe for the pedigree of its horses as well as their racing performance. Don’t worry if you want to watch a race: Ireland has many racecourses all over the country! Some horse races are real events, lasting from 3 days to a whole week! Not to mention Christmas, where it is customary to celebrate the holidays by attending a horse race!

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