One of the great things about betting on horse racing in the UK and Ireland is you can watch the races live online in a variety of places. Watching horses you’ve bet on run live is much more exciting that just checking the horse racing results later to see if you’ve won.
As you can also watch horse races on computer, tablet, and mobile phones, this means you can also enjoy that excitement anywhere you’ve got an internet connection. So, where can you watch horse racing online in the UK and Ireland?
Watch Horse Racing Online On TV Channels
Sky Sports Racing (formerly Attheraces) and Racing UK have the TV rights to broadcast horse racing live in the United Kingdom and Ireland. If you’ve got a subscription to Sky Sports Racing, you’ll be able to watch horse racing from the following racecourses: Bangor, Bath, Brighton, Chepstow, Doncaster, Fakenham, Ffos Las, Fontwell, Yarmouth, Hereford, Hexham, Lingfield, Newcastle, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon, Sedgefield, Uttoxeter, Windsor, Wolverhampton, and Worcester.
You’ll also get to watch horse racing from Ascot, including Royal Ascot, Champions Day, and the Shergar Cup. Ascot is the jewel in the crown of Sky Sports Racing. If you’ve got a subscription to Sky Sports, simply download the Sky Sports App for Android or iOS and take it with you wherever you go.
All the other horse races in the UK and Ireland are covered by Racing TV, which will also give you online access to these races via their app. This means you’ll be able to watch live horse racing from courses such as Epsom, Goodwood, York, Cheltenham, Aintree, and many more.
Watch Live Horse Racing With Bookmakers
But the great news is you don’t even need to subscribe to Sky Sports or Racing TV to watch horse racing live in the UK and Ireland. That’s because you can now watch all these races live with many bookmakers.
This service has been available at many top bookmakers for a while, and some of them will ask you to place a small bet to qualify for watching the race you’ve bet on. Qualifying bets normally range between £0.50 – £1.00 win or £0.25 – £0.50 each-way. Simply check your bookmaker’s terms and conditions to find out what their qualifying amount is.
Even better, such is the competition between the online bookmakers, some of the top bookmakers now let you some or all races for free without having a bet. Some bookmakers will request that you have money in your account before you can use this service, but this is still a great way to watch races that you think are important for studying the form.
Watching live racing at the bookmakers is also a great way to save money instead of subscribing to the likes of Racing TV or SKY Sports, which means you can use this money to bet instead. Alternatively, you might want to use this money to subscribe to a professional horse racing tipster. Following a professional tipster is a great way to enjoy regular winners, which makes watching live horse racing online even more enjoyable.