bet365 racing

If you mainly follow horse racing in the UK, Ireland and South Africa, bet365’s racing service is for you.

bet365 offers a good range of fixed odds and tote betting markets for daily UK and Irish races, and betting on all key South African races. It also provides live streaming of UK, Irish and South African races, and detailed race analyses courtesy of the Racing Post.

Note that bet365 currently guarantees better prices than key competitors on all races broadcast live on Channel 4.

On the down side, bet365’s coverage of international racing is limited, especially when compared to that offered by bookmakers like William Hill and Betfred. Also, bet365 doesn’t always do a good job of tying its services together. Some of its most useful racing-related services and promotions are buried deep in its site, making it difficult to find them.

Benefits of betting on racing at Bet365

Live streaming of racing in the UK, Ireland and South Africa

In partnership with At The Races and UK Racing, bet365 offers live streaming of horse racing in the UK and Ireland, as well as live streaming of 400 race meetings in South Africa. To access live streaming of a particular race, you need to place a qualifying bet of £1 or more on that race. Note that restrictions may apply to customers outside the UK and Ireland.

bet365’s horse racing live streaming is available for desktop users, as well as on IOS and Android mobile devices. Read our bet365 live streaming review for more information.

Detailed horse racing statistics
If you’re looking for more form information than bet365 supplies on its race cards, you can head to its horse racing form and statistics portals. There you'll find career information for the past year of every racehorse active in the UK, Ireland, the United States or South Africa. You’ll also find basic career and form statistics for jockeys and trainers in the UK and Ireland.
Free real-time simulations of UK and Irish races
bet365 provides simulations of all UK and Irish horse races. You can access these for free from race cards. A simulation provides a real-time, virtual representation of what’s happening in a race, along with text commentary. This makes it easy to track how your selection is performing, even if you don’t have access to bet365 live streaming.
Tote betting for any UK or Irish race
bet365 offers tote markets for races in the UK and Ireland. As well as making selections in the tote pools, you can take a shot at winning big in one of three jackpot pools by betting on the finishing order in a race or series of races.
Detailed race previews and analyses
In association with the Racing Post, bet365 provides an expert preview and summary of every race in the UK and Ireland. It also provides a synopsis of each horse in the field and its recent performance. This information is integrated with bet365's race cards.
Free live audio commentary on UK and Irish racing
bet365 provides free live audio commentary for all races held in the UK and Ireland. No registration or deposit is required – simply open the race commentary pop-up window on the bet365 site.
Round-the-clock virtual racing
The racing action at bet365 never stops, thanks to its five virtual racecourses. A race takes place at one of these racetracks every couple of minutes throughout the day. The virtual races are almost as good as the real thing – full race cards are available for each race, and the action is streamed “live” using beautifully rendered computer animation.

bet365’s racing betting coverage

bet365 focuses its racing coverage on the UK, Ireland and South Africa, although it also provides limited coverage of racing in Australia and the United States.

For UK, Irish and South African races, bet365 provides:

  • race winner markets
  • forecast/tricast markets
  • place markets
  • cover bet markets
  • match betting markets
  • jollies and rags markets.

You can also participate in the following tote betting markets for UK races:

  • Tote Win and Tote Place
  • Tote Exacta
  • Tote Trifecta
  • Tote Swinger
  • UK Jackpot
  • Tote Scoop6
  • UK Quadpot.

Some of these tote betting markets may appear only shortly before the start of a race. Also keep in mind that antepost markets for high-profile races offer only fixed odds betting on the winner, so you’ll need to wait until race day before you can access additional markets.

bet365 racing promotions and specials

bet365 offers a small selection of long-standing racing specials. These provide excellent value, enabling you to get money back or risk-free bets on several races every day.

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bet365 racing odds

bet365 guarantees to beat the prices offered by Ladbrokes, William Hill, Paddy Power, Coral, Totesport and Boylesport for every entry in every race shown live on Channel 4.

For other races, bet365's odds range from average to good, in comparison to the average prices offered by the major bookmakers.

bet365 also offers best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish racing.

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