Horse Races are now available streamed live online - watch live from the track at Aintree, Cheltenham, Haydock, Leopardstown, South Africa and even Australia.
Horse Racing has a long standing tradition of attracting many millions of racing fans that attend meetings at the world's most prestigious race tracks each year, but since the introduction of high quality live streams made available by the likes of Racing UK and At The Races, the sport of kings has become much more accessible.
Racing enthusiasts can now attend race meets from around the globe, online and for free. The number of online attendees has been increasing steadily over the last few years - a trend that shows no sign of stopping.
One of the biggest race meetings in the calendar year is the Grand National meeting that is held in Liverpool in England. The Grand National is the main race that is held on the Saturday of a three-day event and the race is a handicap chase run over a distance of four miles and 856 yards, where the horses are supposed to jump 30 fences over two laps of the tracks.
The Grand National is not the only event that is streamed live online, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is also featured as well as Royal Ascot which take place at Cheltenham and Ascot respectively.
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is seen as a Grade 1 National Hunt chase and is staged at the Cheltenham race course in March. It is one of the most prestigious of all National Hunt events, and it is sometimes referred to as the Blue Riband of jump racing. Famous horses that have graced Cheltenham for the Gold Cup include Arkle, Golden Miller, Kauto Star and Mill House. The Gold Cup is at the moment the most valuable non-handicap chase in Britain, and in recent years has offered a total prize fund of £475,000.
Royal Ascot is the centrepiece of the year for the Berkshire racecourse and is also deemed as one the most famous meetings throughout Europe. Every year this meeting is heavily attended by members of the Royal Family, including the Queen. Royal Ascot is rated highly on the social calender and the press coverage of the meeting is remarkable with most coverage focusing on what the attendees are wearing rather than the actual racing.
Outside the UK, racing is extremely popular with the Melbourne Cup in Australia seen as the richest two mile handicap race in the world. The Melbourne Cup is marketed as "the race that stops a nation". It is a 3,200 metre race for for horses aged three or over and is staged at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne with a 1500 local time start on the first Tuesday in November every year.
Bet365 lead the way when it comes to live streaming sport events and they continue to offer punters the opportunity to bet on races on a daily basis. To start watching horse racing live, simply go to bet365 > live streaming > horse racing
. Other firms that take great pride in streaming live coverage of horse racing meetings are Ladbrokes and Paddy Power.