Ireland Horse Racing Odds - Bet On Irish Racecards

Horses have been racing in Ireland since the beginning of time, with the Irish always fond of betting on the outcome of horse races and there are now meetings that take place on a daily basis, with Flat and National Hunt racecards available on a regular basis. Big racecourses in Ireland such as The Curragh, Punchestown and Leopardstown host high-profile Irish horse racing meetings where punters can place their bets.

Many Irish horses end up competing at big UK meetings such as the Aintree Grand National Festival and the Cheltenham Festival, although there are many high-profile events in Ireland and many of them traditionally take place on a Sunday. A good bookmaker will cover every race meeting that occurs in Ireland which provides customers with plenty of choice.

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Ireland Daily Races Betting Odds and Racecards

If you want to place a bet on Irish horse racing, we recommend looking at the Ireland horse race cards where you can get valuable information about each meeting. Here at Racing-Odds.com, we outline the number of races for a meeting, the type of race that you are looking at along with the form of each runner. Each racecard also has the jockey and trainer information to help you make an informed decision.

Our daily racecards for Irish meetings means that you have a handy guide before you visit the bookmaker websites and decide on who to back. We will also have an odds comparison tool where you can look at your race card and then assess the various prices being offered. We would recommend looking for racing price boosts and also the each-way terms that are available with each operator.

Key Flat Horse Races in Ireland

There are many significant Irish Flat races that are similar to the United Kingdom, which include the Irish 2,000 Guineas and the Irish 1,000 Guineas. These races take place at The Curragh which is generally regarded as the biggest racecourse in Ireland when it comes to hosting Flat meetings.

The Curragh also hosts the Tattersalls Gold Cup in May, while there’s the Pretty Polly Stakes in June and that comes before The Irish Derby and The Irish Oaks which are both run over one mile and four furlongs. You will also find The Phoenix Stakes, Moyglare Stud Stakes, Vincent O’Brien National Stakes and Flying Five Stakes at this racecourse.

The same applies to the Irish St Leger which is the fifth Irish flat racing Classic of the season, although Leopardstown hosts the Matron Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes in September, with Irish race cards available for all the big races and meetings.

Key National Hunt Horse Races in Ireland

National Hunt horse racing is hugely popular in Ireland, with many of the leading Irish horses not only claiming multiple Group 1 successes in their homeland but also making the trip to the Cheltenham Festival or Grand National Festival and claiming victories at these particular meetings.

There are an enormous number of Grade 1 races throughout the calendar year, with the Ladbrokes Champion Chase and Morgiana Hurdle occurring in November before there’s the chance to enjoy the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle, Drinmore Novice Chase and Hatton’s Grace Hurdle in December.

There are also Grade 1 races at Punchestown, Limerick and Leopardstown during December, with the Savills Chase and the Matheson Hurdle taking pride of place over the festive season, while the New Year brings the Lawlor’s of Naas Novice Hurdle which was recently won by Envoi Allen.

The Arkle Novice Chase and the Irish Champion Hurdle take place in February at Leopardstown and this is before the Cheltenham Festival, so we can get some big pointers as to how the latter might turn out. After Cheltenham, we have the legendary Punchestown Festival and that includes a wide range of Grade 1 races.

Take your pick on the Punchestown racecard when it comes to races such as the Punchestown Champion Chase, the Punchestown Gold Cup and the Punchestown Champion Hurdle. Racecards are available through the meeting to find the latest runners and riders who are competing for the big prizes.

How to Bet on Irish Horse Racing

Irish horse racing often tends to get grouped together with UK horse racing and it therefore means heading to the UK & Ireland Racing section of a bookmaker website and seeing what meetings happen to be listed. It’s pretty common to find daily Irish horse racing meetings taking place and we always recommend looking at the latest race cards so you can understand what is taking place.

Discover the number of races that occur within a meeting and get details of each of the races so you can get a firm idea of the distance, whether it’s a hurdle or a chase race (unless it’s a Flat Irish racing card) and the latest form when it comes to each runner. The numbers next to the name of each horse indicate the level of performance during the past runs.

There is the opportunity to simply bet on the winner of an Irish horse race, although there’s the alternative to bet each-way on a selection or put together a multiple bet. That means either putting together an accumulator or alternatively placing a Lucky 15 bet or something similar where the different selections are combined together.

Watch Live Streaming of Irish Horse Racing

Racecourses in Ireland come under the same TV jurisdiction as the United Kingdom race tracks and that means an opportunity to access free live horse racing streaming when it comes to every Irish meeting. Simply visit the Irish race card that you want to enjoy and click on the race where you want to place a bet.

Providing that you have placed at least £1 or currency equivalent on an Irish horse race, this will automatically trigger the free online streaming of the race in question. You are able to watch this from start to finish and enjoy audio commentary to help you understand what is going on.

Best Bookies for Horse Racing in Ireland

Many online bookmakers offer a first-class betting service when it comes to horse racing in Ireland. This includes providing a detailed Irish racecard featuring the number of races and information regarding each race. You can ascertain the distance, the type of race along with the latest form guide. This helps you understand where to place your bets.

You should also look out for something called BOG or Best Odds Guaranteed when it comes to betting on Irish horse racing meetings. This means you can take an early price about a runner and know that the bookie will pay out at the Starting Price should your horse finish at a bigger price than the one you took.

If you have never placed a bet with a bookie before, there’s also the chance to claim a free bet or a welcome bonus with that operator and that usually means claiming a bet when you have deposited and placed a qualifying bet.

Irish Horse Racing FAQ

There are lots of big flat and National Hunt races that take place throughout the calendar year in Ireland. You can bet on flat races such as the Irish Derby, Irish Oaks and Irish St Leger, while there’s also the chance to bet on big National Hunt races such as the Irish Champion Hurdle, Irish Gold Cup and Christmas Hurdle. This is a huge sport in Ireland and it’s really popular.
There are lots of ways to bet on Irish horse racing and you need to have a registered bookmaker account so that you can log in and place racing bets. You can then find the latest Irish race meetings and choose which race interests you the most. Pick a runner that you want to back and choose the odds before cheering it on in the race.
The vast majority of bookmakers will have a UK & Ireland horse racing section and you can choose either a Irish or UK horse race. The betting odds are available well in advance of the race starting and it’s a case of accessing the race which interests you the most and choosing the horse that you think will win the latest event.
Yes, there’s the chance to get Best Odds Guaranteed on every Irish race meeting with selected bookmakers and this is an ideal opportunity to get the best value every time. When you find the Irish horse race where you want to place a bet, you simply choose the price and you will automatically get paid out at the bigger price if the SP is bigger.
There are deals that bookmakers have in place with Sky Racing and At The Races which means that the bookies can show live Irish racing to their customers. This Bet and Watch system works along the lines of placing a bet on the horse race which interests you the most and you will then get access to the free live streaming.
There is often the chance to secure a free bet on Irish racing if you open a brand new betting account. A bookie might give you a free racing bet when your first bet has been settled and it’s a great way of trying to land a winner with your racing bonus. Sometimes a bookie will also reward your loyalty with a free bet.
You might find six or seven races which forms part of an Irish horse racing meeting and that often lends itself the opportunity to place an accumulator bet on the action at Punchestown, Leopardstown or The Curragh. You can select a number of different horses and then add them to a bet slip before choosing the accumulator option and your desired stake.
The Dublin Festival is the equivalent of the Cheltenham Festival in Ireland, with races such as the Irish Champion Hurdle, Irish Gold Cup and Dublin Chase taking place. Many of the big horses will run in these races before going on to Cheltenham, while there are also the flat Irish Classics such as the Derby and 2,000 Guineas, with punters regularly getting a chance to bet on the action in Ireland.