As usual, we’ve got the lowdown on today’s horse racing, with a quick guide to the meetings taking place in the UK and Ireland.
As the nights draw in the evening meetings are becoming more and more limited. However, for those who want some post-work racing to ease away the day’s trouble, Kempton is the place to be today.
Irish racing fans can head to Cork, whilst there are another three meetings taking place today. That gives you a total of 36 races to bet on today. Check out our “today’s racing tips” feature for, well, tips for today’s racing! Or how about upping your chances of a profit by joining a new bookie and claiming a free bet?
Race Meetings Taking Place Today
As alluded to, there are five meetings in the UK and Ireland today. You can find some basic info on these below to help you plan your day of racing, be that out at the track or from your own home!
- Nottingham, 8 races from 1.30pm until 5pm
- Cork, 7 races from 2.05pm until 5.05pm
- Ludlow – 2.10pm-5.15pm
- Southwell – 2.20pm first race, last race at 4.50pm
- Kempton – evening meeting from 5.40pm until 9.10pm
Course of the Day – Cork
From time to time our Course of the Day feature gives you a little extra insight into one of the tracks. Today we’re heading to the south west of Ireland and Munster, to Cork.
The course at Cork is officially known as Cork Racecourse Mallow and is relatively accessible, certainly by Irish standards. Cork Airport is around 28 miles away and for the racing high rollers, helicopter transport is an option that Cork caters for.
Road access is good, whilst those wanting to come by train can get off at nearby Mallow, from where free shuttles operate on racedays. There is also a decent range of accommodation options nearby.
The course, originally called Mallow Racecourse, is approaching its centenary, having been founded in 1924. However, many experts claim that racing has taken place in the area since around 1752. Indeed, it is said that steeplechasing was “invented” in the Cork area, some 80 years before it took place in England.
Funnily enough much has changed since the 18th century and Cork Racecourse today is a great day out. It retains a small course feel but has a range of decent hospitality options and restaurants. And, of course, bars.
Both flat and NH racing take place at Cork, with a number of mid- to high-class contests taking place over the year. Over obstacles or on the flat, Cork is right-handed and largely flat, and whilst it is testing, it is certainly fair.
If you fancy a trip to the races in Ireland you could certainly do far worse than head here. Entrance fees are more than reasonable at around £15 and free parking and various fundays make Cork a good option for families too.