There are hundreds of websites with a horse racing focus and unfortunate; quite a large percentage are not worth the time of day. Rather than allowing you to waste time (and possibly money) on low-quality websites, we have comprised a short guide on some excellent sites worth visiting. We have not included ourselves because we hope you already believe we’re one of the best!
1 – The Racing Post
The Racing Post remains as the industry publication and continues to set the standard of racing coverage. It offers practically everything a punter needs from up to date racing news, expert tips, historical data and updated odds on every single race. You could practically spend your entire day on the Racing Post poring over its varied list of statistics. The main downside is that a lot of its content is now Member’s Only.
2 – Sporting Life
Sporting Life is probably second only to the Racing Post in terms of quality information and statistics on this list. As well as providing you with up to date horse racing data, it offers free tips from its list of expert columnists. It gives you detailed results, and its race cards are extremely easy to read. If you want to learn about profitable trainers, jockeys or horses, Sporting Life is the place to be.
3 – Punters Lounge
This is a long-running website (open since 1999) with over 90,000 community members at the time of writing. Punters Lounge covers a variety of sports, but it pays special attention to the Sport of Kings. Their in-house tipsters are apparently enjoying an excellent run over the last 13 months, and you can check them out for free. As well as offering a NAP of the day, it has trebles and selections based on ratings. You should also check out the Horse Racing forum entitled ‘At The Races.’
4 – Pattern Form
The site refers to itself as ‘the best-kept secret on the web,’ and it certainly offers stats lovers a whole new perspective on horse racing. Most punters rely on form cards, but the creators of the site know it is an ineffective strategy. With Pattern Form, you can see each race in an entirely new light. The site offers a lot of free statistics, and you can filter races to find horses in form or look at speed ratings. It had a recent hardware disaster, but the site has recovered up to 70% of its data.
5 – Betting School
This site provides you with tips six days a week; all you have to do is give it your email address, and the tips are sent to you. Betting School also offers a free magazine entitled ‘On Course Profits’ to subscribers. The magazine includes betting systems and reviews of profitable tipsters. It is important to note that you’ll only get the best out of this site by becoming a subscriber.
6 – Post Racing
Michael included Post Racing on a list from 2012 because it garnered so much praise from readers. Fast forward five years and the combination of Ron Robinson, Tony Davidson and Gary Kelly continue to help punters gain a statistical edge. Robinson is in charge of the horse racing aspect of the site while Kelly takes care of statistical micro-systems. Ron offers regularly updated ratings while also pointing out horses of interest. The site has a member’s only forum, and it still donates money to charity; so well done Post Racing!
7 – GeeGeez
This site is run by Matt Bisogno, a man that Michael greatly respects for his horse racing knowledge. GeeGeez is anaward-winningg website that offers free subscribers tips on up to six premium form races a day, a daily feature of the day and a monthly Tipping League. You can also track your favourite horses, jockeys, and trainers.
Premium members gain access to trainer form indicators, form summaries for every horse in every race and a lot more. The site also gives you the latest information in the world of racing, and Bisogno shows his analytical mind with his previews.
8 – At The Races
At The Races is ostensibly a horse racing television channel that is set to become Sky Sports Racing and it currently shows racing from 26 UK racetracks. Its website remains as an excellent source for racing enthusiasts with regular columns from experts such as Alan Thomson while Lawrence Taylor provides exclusive speed rating analysis daily. It also has the usual array of tips, informative blogs, detailed race cards and information on market movers.
9 – Racing UK
As well as being At The Races’ rival TV channel, Racing UK also has an excellent website. As you would expect from a leader in the field, it has the latest racing news, bookmaker offers, full results, racecards, free bets and tips. The site’s tipsters include Andy ‘The Score’ Stephens who is a previous winner of The Racing Post’s NAPs competition.
10 – Pace Advantage
No top 10 would be complete without a site dedicated to racing outside the UK. Pace Advantage is a forum dedicated to racing in the United States, and it remains as one of the best sites to learn more about U.S. handicapping. Pace Advantage has been online since 1999, and you can use it to educate yourself about American racing as it has access to Timeform U.S. ratings and the speed figures of horses.