Whether you are planning a day at the races, you want to place a bet or you want to know more about how it all began, you’ll find the answers here on Racing Explained. Simply select a category to get started.
How to pick a winner explained
Learn how to spot a confident horse, how favourites are chosen and how to read the form.
The Sport of Kings explained
Find out more about the races, rules and regulations in the lucrative sport of Flat racing.
What to expect from a day out at a racecourse
Find out what to wear, what to do and what to expect from the action at the races.
All about the stars of the show
Learn about the daily lives, balanced diets and training regimes of the mighty racehorse.
Having a flutter explained
Understand odds and demystify the different types of bets you can make in racing.
Hurdling and steeplechasing explained
Discover more about the history of Jump racing and the rules and races within it.
The rest of the team explained
Get to know the teams behind the horses to discover what makes a champion.
The history of racing explained
Explore the history of horseracing to find out what made it the sport it is today.
What is Racing Explained?
Discover more about the encyclopedia of horseracing.
Racing Explained is here to help you make sense of the world of horseracing. From understanding odds to training racehorses, this is the encyclopaedia of everything you need to know about the sport.
It can be a confusing world for beginners and first-time racegoers, so we’ve provided answers to all of the most common questions to help you understand what’s going on during your day at the races and beyond.
Racing is a sport full of unique phrases and colloquialisms.
If you ever find yourself wondering, you can use this glossary to get your head around the jargon. Everything from ‘the going’ to the Grades is explained to help you make the most of your time at the races.