Race Day Guide

The pages in our racing guide take you through everything a beginner needs to know about getting ready for your day at the Races in the UK. Despite how popular racing is in the UK, most people have very little knowledge about the preparation involved in attending any of the major events held throughout the year. Our racing guide includes sections on:

Going To The Races

Going Racing

This section will provide those who are looking to visit a racecourse for the first time a comprehensive guide that will take you from what to wear through to placing a bet at the track. We’ll help you to choose a raceday and the best enclosure to sit in, not to mention advice on what to wear and take to the track so that you remain comfortable for the whole day. Once you are at the racecourse, we have guides to reading racecards, placing a bet, and what to watch out for in the lead up to each race.

Racing Terminology

Racing Terminology

Is your selection on the drift? Will you be well advised to place a monkey on a horse that is running on a carpet? Should you bet on the jolly or the Co-favourit? If you have no idea what any of this means, click here to learn more about the very special language of the race track.

Racing Colours

Racing Colours

Find out about the strict system of rules determining the colours on a jockey's silks. If you thought it was all about standing out from the crowd and being as bright as the eye can bear, you better have a look at this.

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