Racing Explained is an encyclopedia of everything you need to know about horseracing. Whether you’re planning a trip to the races or you’re stood at the rails on raceday, you can find the answers to your questions here, courtesy of The Jockey Club.

The sport can be a complicated one if you’re not used to the language and you can end up feeling a little lost at the racecourse as a result, so Racing Explained was created to shed light on every betting term, every race type and every racing routine so you can make sense of the sport.

You can find out more about Flat racing if you’re heading to Newmarket, Jump racing if you’re heading to Cheltenham or the history of racing if you’re simply an inquisitive sports fan.

If you’re planning to have a flutter at the races, understanding a horse’s odds can appear to be one of the most difficult things to get your head around, but we’ve got that covered, too.

Explore our content today to get to know the sport we love, the people behind it and everything in between.

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