When it comes to racing, there are plenty of bookmakers to choose from. But the quality, value and features that are available at each bookie varies dramatically – meaning that two sites that look very similar on the face of it, can actually be miles apart.
On this site we’ve come up with a simple guide to the best online bookmakers for horse racing. Below you’ll find a list of the sites we recommend for people located in the UK & Ireland, although many will accept customers from outside of these areas as well.
You can't really talk about horse racing in the UK without mentioning the Tote - a true british institution that was not only the first legal bookmaker in the UK, but for decades also operated as the keyholder to parimutual betting.
The company is now owned by Betfred and the standard horse racing section and offers are very similar to what you'd see on the Betfred site. But for pools betting there's no place better.
Horse Racing Articles
As well as reviews of UK bookmakers and betting sites, we’re also writing a number of guides to horse racing, including:
Most people know the difference between a win and an each way bet, but don’t worry if you don’t – we cover it here. Plus every other kind of bet you can think of, from forecasts all the way to a lucky 63, and everything in between.
Leading on from our bet type guides we also cover some other key topics which will have you knowing your Grades and the difference between Flat and Jumps and racing in no time. We also cover the key rules that the race organisers and bookies must follow.
Racecourses & Races
Everything you need to know about racing venues, races and meetings. Including lists of all racecourses in the UK & Ireland, a guide to the biggest races that take place throughout the year and the difference track surfaces you might come across.
Our final section covers more general topics. So if you’ve ever wondered how much jockeys get paid or how you can go about owning your very own racehorse, then you’ll find the answers below. Plus the most famous names in racing.
HRBS, as it’s know to those of us that write for it, is part of the BOBS Betting Network (BOBS coming from ‘best online betting sites’ which acts is the big daddy of the group) – a series of guides and directories for those of us who like a bet in the UK.
Any Betting Tips?
A few people have asked us recently if we offer tips or picks – the short answer to this is… no. The sites are set up primarily as a set of resources for racing punters and we prefer to spend our time writing useful guides and informative articles rather than picking naps.
If you’re looking for tips for todays racing we suggest you start here.