Smartphone apps are revolutionising the way that people manage their lives and have fun. Horseracing is no different, with hundreds of apps available to racing fans to help them follow, bet on and experience racing in a new way.
Here are five of the best horseracing apps on the market.
1. Racing Post App: News, stats and tips
The Racing Post is an iconic racing daily that is now also a major online racing news source. While the Racing Post focuses primarily on the UK and Ireland, it also keeps tabs on major racing events in Australia, France, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa and Asia.
The main value the app offers to punters is its excellent editorials and news articles. Users can also access some of the best known tipsters in the world. You also won’t find a more in-depth resource for individual racehorse performance stats.
2. Derby Quest: Race trainer simulator
If you’ve ever wanted to role-play as a racehorse trainer, then Derby Quest is for you. This great little 3D racing game gives you complete control over a stable of horses. You feed, train and equip your horses with a view towards preparing them for the big day at the races.
Once your horses are ready to run, you take to the saddle and have the chance to ride them to victory in the Derby. Rated by many as the best designed horseracing game on the market, Derby Quest is a must for racing enthusiasts.
3. bet365 app: Betting and free live race streaming app
All major online bookmakers offer betting apps these days, but not all mobile betting apps are born equal. bet365 has a reputation for delivering great betting software, and this app's quality places it amongst the best horse racing betting apps. It uses the latest technology to deliver high performance, speed and reliability.
Navigation of racing betting markets is fast and intuitive, and the bet slip is very easy to use. bet365 also packages its racing betting markets with lots of helpful data. This includes horse form and tips on each runner, drifters and easy access to tote betting markets. So if you’re going to run one bookie app off your phone, bet365 is the one to go with.
Get this app: iOS & Android
4. Racing.com App: Live streaming
There are a couple of options for punters who want to watch Australian racing live on their mobile devices, but a number of these require you to purchase subscriptions. If you want a great free live racing resource, then Racing.com has the answer with its live racing app.
This app streams live racing from all race meetings in Victoria via free-to-air digital television, with streams available for desktop and mobile. While it doesn’t cover racing outside of Victoria, it does cover Victoria’s Spring Racing Carnival, giving you free access to Australia’s biggest race meeting.
Get this app: iOS & Android
5.The Racing App: Race cards, results, simulations and in-app betting
The name says it all The Racing App strives to be The Racing App and is a serious challenge to the likes of the Racing Post. This app combines everything from attractively presented form, race cards and results to the ability to place bets within the app (iOS devices only).
One particularly novel feature is the app's pre-race simulation feature. This uses available race and entry data to run a simulation of the race. These simulations not only look great, but give some real insight into how any given race will unfold.
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