Gone are the days when you had to go to an actual track or buy tomorrow’s paper to find out the results of a horse race. Like pretty much everything these days, the Internet is there to instantly bring you the horse racing results you desire. But where to start looking for them and which are the best websites to use today for your horse racing interest?
1. Daily Racing Form
Recently celebrating its 120th anniversary, the veteran Chicago-based publication is perhaps one of the most straightforward sources for you to get the results you need if you’re interested to bet on horses. It has a simple and intuitive design that makes it easy to read and which you navigate fast. Moreover, despite continuing to publish 30 daily editions of its hardcopy version, the Daily Racing Form has come a long way since its 1894 debut, recently having introduced its services through a smartphone app that makes it even easier to access the required information. DFR’s prestige in the field is strengthened by the annual Eclipse Awards which is awards since 1971, alongside National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association.
2. Horse Racing Nation
Branding itself “the fan-powered horse racing community”, Horse Racing Nation is such a complete in its offering of information regarding horse races that it can be overwhelming. With news straight off the track, as well as from behind the scenes of the sport, Horse Racing Nation prides itself with strong information on both the horses and the people that make the track go around, as well as a series of informative blogs. When it comes to race results, it has a well-organized stream of information that covers pretty much every track you would be interested in, as well as focus categories on the more important competitions from around the year. Don’t miss checking out more info about great tracks such as Saratoga Race Course, Golden Gate Fields, Betfair Hollywood Park, Tampa Bay Downs, or Arlington Park in the USA, but also info about tracks and events in places such as UK, Australia, and Dubai.
As with anything else than even comes close to being a sport, the USA based institution that is ESPN is also an important presence in horse racing, bring the certain flavour that American television giants have, with user polls regarding events, commentary from sport pundits and high-quality photo and video galleries. As is expected, they also keep a ticker box updated with the most recent results, which is, however, “powered by Equibase”, showing that while all it can pull a decent level of coverage and commentary for the sport, it still resorts to the services of established and specialized players in the field.
Born out of a partnership between the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and The Jockey Club, Equibase is one of the most important bodies in the equestrian sport, being considered somewhat of a statistical bible, due to its free database relating to past performances of horses throughout the United States history of the sport. Being such a trusted institution among those whose interest lies on the track, the Equibase website is quite no-nonsense, with little else other than raw results and statistical data cluttering the screen at any given time.
5. Television Games Network
A large digital cable and satellite television network dedicated entirely to horse racing, TVG is the preferred go-to for many equestrians interested in finding out the latest horse racing results, due to its size and breadth, currently reaching more than 30 million households, making it the largest interactive horse racing network not only in America, but also in the world. On top of immediate access to any and every result, TVG users also benefit from a plethora of horse racing related programs, including live races as well as race analysis, interviews, handicapping tips, feature stories on the horses and legends of racing, and programs such as “The Works,” featuring daily training and workouts of horses from the raceway leading up to the Breeders’ Cup.
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