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Horse Racing Odds for UK & Irish Racing Today & Race Cards

Wherever Horse Racing is taking place across the UK and Ireland today you can access up to date race cards and today’s horse racing betting right here on Bookies.com. Our racing odds come from the most established horse racing bookmakers online and our one click system takes you from selection to betting slip in just a few seconds. Compare today’s horse racing odds, check the going, access results and the recent form and make informed decisions on any horse racing taking place today. Flat racing, jumps racing or on the All Weather if it’s on it’s here each and every day, with latest odds, results and entries.

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How to Read A UK Horse Race Card

Trying to understand a race card for UK or Irish Horse racing can take a little time to get familiar. Our race card display and odds comparison simplifies that process to a few simple steps and our summary below will guide you through the steps needed to ultimately follow all the action and make your horse racing selections with all information to hand.

Clicking Today will give you a full list of all of today’s horse racing meetings whether they take place in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland. This will include evening meetings as well as those for earlier in the day. Make a selection there and you can then navigate between any race at that track today and click View Race Card and see the latest form, odds for each horse, silks they will wear, weight carried, jockey and trainer and their draw. The individual race info will also provide race card numbers, the full race name, time of the race, race card numbers, the going (the state of the ground they will race on) and the current weather for the venue. 

Odds are displayed for each runner, clicking them will give you a comparison and of course if selecting one to place a bet will send you straight to the page at that bookmaker where the odds are displayed and prompt you to place you bet accordingly. New Customers with any of our horse racing partners who display their odds here will offer a welcome bonus or free bet to new players so it is worth checking them out when betting on horse racing.

Here's a helpful key to the items you will see and click on whilst using our horse racing cards and odds display on Bookies.com:

Today – All Race Meetings in the UK and Ireland that take place today.
View Race Card – Single race display, all odds, horses and recent form for that race.
Going – The state of the ground, for example good, or good to firm.
Class – The quality of the race, and the format for the race is displayed here.
Weather – Raining, dry, overcast or sunny for example.
Runners – The number of horses that will line up.
Distance – How far the horses will run in this particular race, given in miles, furlongs and yards.
Draw – Where the horse will be starting from in the starting stalls when racing on the flat
Jockey – Jockeys Name
Trainer – Trainers Name
Age – Age of the horse in years
Weight – How much weight the horse will carry
Form – Recent form figures for the horse like 1213-0321 each number reflecting a finishing position.
Current Best Odds – The latest prices with the best online bookmakers in your region
All Odds – Prices for the horse with multiple different horse racing bookmakers
Future – Ante Post Races, races that will take place in the future where ante post betting is available on the likely runners.

What do the Letters Mean in UK Horse Racing Form?

Sometimes a horse will fall, fail to finish, be disqualified or a race voided and when an occurrence like that happens it is represented in the recent form for the horse as follows:

1-9 - where a horse finished in a race
0 - Unplaced, outside of the first 9 positions
F - Fell
U - Unseated Rider
P - Pulled Up
D - Disqualified
S - Slipped up
V - Void race 
/ -  Missed A Season
- Denotes a different calendar year
B - Brought down 
C - Carried out 
HR - Hit Rails
O - Ran Out
L - Left at the start
R - Refused

Today’s UK Horse Racing Betting

Research Horse Racing Form

With easy-to-understand horse racing form and data you will be able to make informed decisions across all UK and Irish Horse Racing. By accessing latest horse racing betting markets, up to date race cards with all key information such as current going, weather, trainers and jockeys, the draw and best prices you can make selecting your horses for today’s racing a simpler and enjoyable exercise.  Whether building a Lucky 15 or your Yankee for the races on TV this weekend or simple following your favourite horse racing tipster with their best horse racing bets of the day everything is accessible here and easy to use.

Watching the Horse Racing Betting Markets

Betting on horses and the opportunity to make money from it obviously requires luck but it also requires skill in terms of understanding value and watching the odds of a horse fluctuate between entry time, night before a race, the morning of a race and right up to post time can tell a lot about the chances of victory.

Our race cards and up to the minute odds display for today’s horse racing allows you to follow the activity closely. A gambled upon horse will see it’s price shorten and will indicate it is well fancied to perform at it’s best during the race based on public opinion and hopefully if you are following that money, those in the know. A horse that is not fancied will often see it’s price lengthen and the odds get bigger, these horses can still win of course, but the public opinion is not expectant of a good run and the biggest bookmakers are happy to lay bigger prices based on lack of market support.

Taking a price or betting at SP can be important in a horse racing betting strategy, dependent on the market movements and whether your online sportsbook or bookmaker will pay at best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish racing. Many do of course and that acts as a buffer to big movements in odds but make sure you are getting what you expect when placing a bet. Our horse racing betting sites are recommended for being the best available for such wagers.

Betting at Big Horse Racing Meetings in the UK and Ireland

Meetings like the Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National, Punchestown, and even the Breeders Cup in the United States garner huge interest in the media, across television and of course bigger still with the passionate racing fans around the world.

The biggest meetings like these will encourage online betting sites to offer horse racing specials, odds boosts and enhancements, and many different ways to bet on the racing. Odds for races are often provided well in advance of race day for the biggest events and we display all future racing odds and race cards right here of course. Betting on racing in advance can come with a downside that if your chosen selection doesn’t run, through injury or otherwise, your stake will be lost and the bet a loser without a run for your money. However to compensate for this ante post odds on horses for events in the future, whether days, weeks of even months away are often far greater than if the race was to be run today.

Our odds are displayed for win or each way betting purposes, these prices are for an individual horse in a specific race. However lots of daily horse racing bettors will place multiple bets, doubles, trebles, forecasts, trifectas, placepots and jackpots across the racing in UK and Ireland in search of a better paying result than a straight win single. Operators like the Tote provide a great service for the more exotic style of horse racing bet and offer pools betting and at the big meetings this is a great additional tool to have when considering how to bet.

UK and Ireland horse racing is the envy of most of the world when it comes to equine quality and competitiveness. With racing almost 365 days of the year there is always something on so being disciplined and betting responsibly is key to enjoying the sport and choosing to gamble on it regularly.

Today's Horse Racing Cards FAQs

How to read horse racing odds?

Understanding horse racing odds is key to figuring out what amount you will win. Odds are shown in decimal or fractional and relate to an amount you will get for a unit of stake. 10/1 means you get 10 for every 1 placed on a horse if it wins. Returning 11, including stake of 1 and winnings of 10.

What does place mean in horse racing?

To place in horse racing means to finish in the first three in a race of 8 or more runners. To finish in the first 2 places in races of 7 or less and in the first 4 in races of 16 or more. In races with less than 5 runners there is no places other than 1st place.

Is there any UK horse racing today?

UK Racing takes place on almost every single day of the year. Christmas day and a couple of days prior is the only real break we see in racing and in fact there are more races on public holidays rather than less.

How long is a length in horse racing?

It is considered the length of a horse from head to tail, so if a horse wins by 3 lengths it is effectively 3 horses in front in terms of distance.

What does the odds mean in horse racing?

The price of a horse to win the race is the odds. A horse might be 3/1 to win and that is the odds.

What does post time mean in horse racing?

This is the time a race is set to start.

What does the number after a horse’s name mean on a race card?

The first number after a horses name is usually the days since it last ran when you are looking at a race card. After this you will see the Age, the weight it will carry and then the jockey, trainer and current price in terms of betting odds. If looking at odds display the first number you see will be the current price for the horse to win.