Watch Horse Racing Online with Free Live Streaming

Watch Horse Racing Online with Free Live Streaming

They say the world is getting smaller, how right they are. In 1935 Qantas started flying from Brisbane to Singapore, allowing customers to connect with the British-operated Imperial Airlines (now British Airways) for the flying boat flight to England. The total journey took around two weeks, with up to 44 stops.

Now, in 2020, flying from Dublin Ireland to Melbourne takes less than 22 hours. That is still less than 1993, the year when the well-weighted Vintage Crop landed the Melbourne Cup. Back then it was as if the Irish-trained horse and his connections had arrived from another universe. Taufan's Melody who won the Caulfield Cup five years later was met with similar bewilderment.

However, by 2019 and ahead of the Spring Racing Carnival, no less than 38 horses had been imported from France, Japan, the UK and Ireland with hopes of plundering some of the impressive prize-money. Flying and flying horses around the globe - mindful of Australia's excellent results at Royal Ascot during the first decade of this millennium - is no longer a big deal.

In fact horse racing is no longer divided up into defined territories. North America, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Australasia all morph into one when it comes to racing at the highest level. Festivals such as the Dubai Carnival, Breeders Cup and aforementioned Royal Ascot have all become globalised during the past 20 years.

New Technology for the Punters

This globalisation is great if you are a caked-up Saudi or UAE prince on a power trip hoping to beat rival equine powerhouses such as Ireland's Coolmore partnership, but how does horse racing's new world order benefit the layman who loves the sport and loves a bet?

Thankfully gambling and the sport of horseracing remain intrinsically linked and that means betting into tote pools in other jurisdictions has now been made simple as have fixed-odds betting opportunities on foreign races.

Like the prospect of a wave of imported runners coming to contest the Cups every year, the thought of the UK's betting brands invading our visual senses was considered absurd 25 years ago.

But bet365, Betfair and Ladbrokes are just three names that have taken the trip down-under and with them they have brought betting opportunities on races you only once read about: The Epsom Derby, the Canadian International, America's Triple Crown Races, Paris' Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and many more.

Live from 85 UK & Irish Tracks

And these global betting brands have not just brought us a raft of extra betting opportunities, they now give us the ability to watch these Grade 1 and Group 1 contests live. To watch horse racing online using free streaming services, you need to place a small stakes bet with one of these betting firms. Choose your race in question and you will be experiencing the live spectacle as it happens.

But free horse racing online streaming is not limited to just the very best races. There are hours of British and Irish racing broadcast live at many online sportsbooks every day. These offer up some great betting opportunities and give a fascinating insight into the sport in the two countries. Remarkably there are 59 tracks in the UK and 26 in Ireland and no two courses are the same.

Watch enough free online horse racing streaming and you will know courses like York and Haydock Park are massive gallops, Chester closely resembles a dog track and both Windsor and Fontwell are figure-of-eight tracks. There's even a course, in Laytown, Ireland, set out on a beach.

Stars of the Future

In addition to some great betting opportunities throughout the small hours and an education into 'how other countries do it', if you watch horse racing online free streaming you have a great chance of spotting a star of the future. A case in point is Prince Of Arran who still resides in the UK but has been placed in the last two Melbourne Cups.

Hartnell is another favourite who you would have first spotted in Great Britain and this recently retired and popular galloper won four Group 1 races in Australia and regularly gave Winx a run for her money.