A rich tradition and almost unprecedented success combine to make betting on Irish racing a must. Why? Because Irish horse racing betting offers great value for money.
With more than 25 venues scattered across the Emerald Isle, Irish racing betting offers a wide scope of flat and jump action; what’s more remarkable is that it offers more courses per head of population than any other country in the world.
Results are closely watched and fixtures always eagerly anticipated with a vast live television audience , Irish horse racing betting is as much a part of the culture as a pint of the black stuff.
Irish horse racing betting information can be found across a wide spectrum of media outlets, and with so many jockeys and trainers crossing the Irish sea on an almost daily basis, bets placed on favourites who have triumphed on home soil will often be rewarded on foreign fields.
Many UK-based internet bookmakers offer a variety of free bets, especially on ‘live’ betting and it is worth considering the main race meetings when the call to Irish racing betting beckons.
Fairyhouse is one of Ireland’s main courses and the Grand National, staged on Easter Monday, is the highlight of this Festival and just 10 miles from Dublin. On-course betting is always hectic at this meeting, though if you enjoy little success with your Irish Grand National predictions, you may prefer to look further south to Cork where an Easter meeting is also held .
Irish horse racing betting often reflects the rivalry between the best in Britain and Ireland. Punchestown hosts the best jump racing of the year with champions from Britain and Ireland competing over five days at the end of April; invariably, the odds and the honours are be split between each nations’ entries.
With the best flat horses in Europe competing at the Guineas Festival in May, the Derby at the end of June, the Oaks in July and the Irish St Leger and National Stakes in September the Curragh is one of Europe’s leading racecourses. It provides great value for horse racing betting enthusiasts where the punter / predictor seeking to make use of a free bet from an online bookmaker can follow his national flag as well as his head.
As one online bookmaker commented recently: “The great appeal of racing, and Irish racing betting in particular, is there are such a variety of courses and fixtures to choose from. It’s a brilliant 12-month season where you can always find value in your bet.
“There is always such a cross over with the leading teams from either side looking for the big wins, and there is great value to be had from horse racing betting in Ireland
“If you ever get the chance to cross the Irish Sea for one of the meetings, take it with both hands. It is a fabulous opportunity to marry Irish racing betting with a grand holiday. The extent of our racing fixtures means that your bets are likely to be profitable ones.”