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chaotic design may remind you of a particularly garish jockey's tunic,
but there's plenty of worthwhile information on the Racing Network site.
As well as
the latest news
and results, there's a list of horses and trainers to follow and plenty
of statistics and information on past form. A well-used message board
the site a friendly feel and, who knows, you might even glean a few
design might be a little unimaginative, but this site is a goldmine for
all those serious about racing, with all the latest news, results and
on the gee-gees.
fond of the odd flutter,
you'll especially like the daily analysis of the best odds available
the in-depth guides to major races. There's also fun to be had
the performances of the major tipsters and a comprehensive archive.
Life is synonymous with the latest racing news and the website doesn't
design has remained
fairly static since the site's inception, but the breadth and depth of
the information on offer has improved beyond recognition. Regular
by some of the most respected names in racing preview upcoming meetings
and advise you who to back and who to avoid, while a simple
procedure allows you to access the very latest results and prices.
Grand National is the most famous horse race in the world and once a
the nation's eyes are on Aintree. Everyone from hardened gamblers to
old Grannies has a punt on The National and you'd be well advised to
this site before you place your bets (online, of course).
well-organised site allows
you to whet your appetite, by finding out about famous races and horses
of days gone by, as well as helping you plan your trip - with a section
devoted to travel details and ticketing arrangements.
official site for the governing body of the sport is very nicely
and contains a surprising amount of useful information. At one end of
spectrum, there's an excellent guide to making the most of your day at
the races, complete with impressive multimedia elements. At the other,
there's plenty of information for those who want to go the whole hog
buy their own racehorse. Particularly useful for potential owners is
list of registered trainers.
4 Guide to Racing
of the best things about Channel Four's extensive coverage is the
involved and it's made an impressive effort to extend their influence
rogue John McCririck
features heavily, together with his trademark hand signals, and the
presenters also lend a hand. Each delivers expert opinion and previews
upcoming races in entertaining style.
also a great introduction
to the daunting world of yankees, trebles and each-way bets, with a
guide to betting.
always fancied putting on your fancy hat and having a day out at the
but are unsure where to go then you should take a look at this lively
Compiled by the British Racecourse Association it includes details of
59 courses in the UK and a nice interactive map to point you in the
direction. There's also an annual calendar for each course so you know
when to go, together with a list of special events ranging from big
days to medieval jousts.
horse racing sites seem to believe that less is more, with pages of dry
results and statistics followed by more pages of results and
Not this one, though. Racing Chronicle doesn't have the depth of other
sites but the stunning photographs capture racing in all its
bonus is the speed
with which the site is updated - by most afternoons you can see action
shots of the favourites romping to victory or falling at the first.