Horse racing remains one of the top sports to bet on in the UK, with fans of the sport of kings increasingly desiring the chance to watch live action to see if they placed a winning wager.
Live horse racing streaming is therefore in high demand, with meetings from all over the world available to watch, not just those from courses across the UK and Ireland such as Ascot.
So what are the best sites for free and paid streams of horse racing meetings? Let’s take a look.
One of the world’s largest online betting sites, Bet365 is up there with the best for live streams.
Every UK and Irish horse race is available to watch live at Bet365 and greyhounds are also included too, along with Grand Slam tennis and top European football action to boot.
Customers who want to watch live horse racing streams via Bet365 will need to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours, or just have a funded account with the online bookmaker. Australian, South African and US racing is available, plus action from Brazil, Dubai, Singapore and India.
For some races, customers need to place a qualifying bet of at least £0.50 to access streams.
Other reasons to use Bet365 for horse racing live streaming include the fact that this bookmaker runs a free-to-play predictor game with a top prize of £100,000 up for grabs every single week.
Back in the summer, a lucky punter scooped the jackpot after predicting the winner of all six Saturday races – four outings at Newcastle, then two winners later on in the day at Curragh.
The high-quality live streaming service from Coral covers horse racing, making this one of the best bookmakers in the UK for fans of the sport of kings. Coral’s live streaming offer for horse racing is simple – customers just need to have an account at this traditional British bookie.
There is no need to place a bet in order to access the horse racing live streams at Coral. All of the action can also be streamed live on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones by downloading the Coral betting app, which is available for both Android and for iOS as well.
With Coral also having a raft of horse racing betting bonuses and promotions such as extra place races, best odds guaranteed and more, it is well worth signing up for a Coral account.
Coral also has live sports streams including football from Brazil, Japan and Australia, as well as tennis, snooker, darts, ice hockey, baseball and even handball – the choice is almost endless.
Betfair Video is the streaming service from this combined online bookmaker and exchange site.
At Betfair, the live pictures are typically delayed by 2-5 seconds but this is similar everywhere so it is not anything to worry about for those who want to keep up to date with all the latest action.
Betfair Live Video is only available to customers who have opened and have a funded account with Betfair. Access to horse racing streams will not be available without logging into the site.
The site is free of charge for live sports content with the exception of certain horse racing. UK, Ireland, American, South African and Indian horse racing races are free to watch at Betfair.
For UAE and Germany horse racing, Betfair exchange customers must bet £2 on the race to get the live stream.
On the sportsbook side of things, the minimum stake to access French, UAE, Germany, Mauritian and Latin American horse racing is £1, which can be a £0.50 each way bet.
Another British betting brand with an excellent live streaming service for racing is William Hill. William Hill TV broadcasts live action from 24 racecourses across the UK – and all for free.
All William Hill customers need to do to get access to the live racing streams is log into their account. There is no need to place a bet to watch streams from the UK on William Hill TV.
However, some top races are categorised as a Bet and Watch-restricted event, which means William Hill will only offer access to the stream if a customer has placed a bet on the action. It is easy to see which races are Bet and Watch-restricted as they have a yellow cross symbol.
This online betting site has one of the best streaming services around, with Unibet providing basketball and tennis streams to its customers, as well as football action from the Bundesliga.
For racing fans who want to watch action through their Unibet account, the only stipulation to access the streams is that a minimum £1 bet must be placed on the race you want to watch.
Watch and Bet with Unibet is also available to access through both the Unibet sports app and mobile web browser, so it is easy to keep up with all the latest action while out and about.
The delay on horse racing live streams at Unibet is less than 10 seconds in most cases.
At The Races
Not everyone wants to use a betting site to watch all of the top live horse racing events that are taking place in the UK, with At The Races one of the top options for anyone who fits this criteria.
The company operates the Sky Sports Racing TV channel and covers all of the races from top courses in the UK such as Ascot, Bath, Chepstow, Newcastle, Ripon,, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Yarmouth. US racing and Australian racing is also available to watch live here.
ATR Player has a cost of £9.99 per month and users can watch all the live streams on their mobile device by downloading the At The Races app, which is on both iOS and Android.
An alternative to At The Races for live racing streams in the UK comes from Racing TV. This industry powerhouse allows sports fans to watch replays of races free of charge.
However, those who want to be able to watch all the races live from 62 of the best British and Irish racecourses can only be viewed with a subscription.
Customers can choose to pay for a £10 Day Pass if they are only interested in tuning into a day’s racing, or want to try out the Racing TV service to see what its racing streams are like.
For those who are happy to make a commitment to watching regular live horse racing streams at Racing TV there is the choice of a monthly subscription, which starts from £24.98 per month. Live video from the paddock is also included, along with a fast results service by Racing TV.
Those who want to watch live horse racing streams on a mobile device can also do so at Racing TV. Both an Android app and an iOS app are available from Racing TV, so fans of the sport of kings can watch meetings from across the UK from a device that fits in the palm of their hand.