Irish Horse Racing Betting

At Bet UK, as well as horse racing markets from across the UK, we also have top online betting odds from the feature races in Ireland. Whether you're looking to bet on the Irish Guineas, Irish Gold Cup or Champions Day, we have all of the sportsbook markets and our range of horse racing betting odds.

Bet on Irish Horse Racing at Bet UK

Here at Bet UK, we have a host of online horse racing betting odds covering the biggest meetings across the UK and Ireland. These betting markets cover some of the biggest Irish horse racing fixtures across the year, where British runners will head across the Irish sea and try to steal the crown. So whether you're looking for the latest online horse betting odds on the Irish Derby or Irish Oaks, we'll have everything you need.

If you're looking to bet on Irish horse racing, you'll find the best odds for these races at BetUK, these betting markets can be found by selecting an Irish racecourse from the selections above in our meetings. Some of the racecourses that can be found are Punchestown, Cork, Limerick and many more. To add a horse to your bet slip from one of these races, simply click the betting odds and place your bet to have fixed odds on that bet.

Irish Horse Racing Tips

We'll have all of the top Irish horse racing tips on offer throughout the season for all of the key meetings. Many of the biggest festivals in Ireland take place over both racing formats, so there will always be the chance to browse the live horse racing betting markets for the top chances. To help you make an educated betting decision, we'll have betting tips for all of the major festivals, so you'll always be in the know.

Betting on Ireland Vs England in Racing

When it comes to major festivals such as the Cheltenham Festival will have markets where Irish horses are pitted up against British horses across the entire festival. At Cheltenham, this is called the Prestbury Cup but this can be available at multiple festivals under different names.

Typically, Irish horses have performed better than British horses in this particular betting market and the odds will likely demonstrate this if you place a bet on this market. This could also imply that for big races during a racing festival, you could look to back an Irish horse to win in your bets.

Irish Horse Racing Fixtures

The Irish Horse racing calendar is full of top-class fixtures throughout the season, whether it's the flat or the national hunt season. The first festival of note takes place in May, which hosts the Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas, just a month after the UK horse racing contest. Next up is the Irish Derby Festival, followed by the Irish Oaks across the flat racing. We've listed the key dates below, so you'll always be in the know.

Top Irish Horse Fixtures

MayIrish GuineasThe Curragh
JuneIrish Derby FestivalThe Curragh
JuneBellewstown FestivalBellewstown
JulyIrish OaksThe Curragh
JulySummer FestivalGalway
SeptemberIrish Champions WeekendLeopardstown/The Curragh

If you're looking to back a winner in these events, we recommend checking out the form of a horse pre-race, if they have success in Ireland, they may be more likely to perform well in comparison to British horses in Ireland.

Irish Horse Racing Results

While also covering the main Irish horse racing events and offering the top horse betting odds](/betting/horse-racing), we'll also be informing our punters of the results from all of the grade 1 races in the Irish racing calendar. So whether you're placing a bet when visiting the course or watching live on TV.

How to watch Irish racing

Bet UK punters can watch Irish racing live on our site. That's right, simply place a bet on any Irish horse race in our horse racing betting markets and head back to our sportsbook just before the race is about to start, and you'll have the ability to watch it live.

Irish Horse Racing Tracks

If you're looking for the top Irish horse racing tracks where the biggest horse racing events will occur, there are quite a few. However, you'll need to be aware that some are dual-purpose or only host flat or jumps racing. The main festival will occur at The Curragh, Fairyhouse, Galway, Leopardstown, and Punchestown.

Irish Horse Racing FAQS

What is Yielding in Irish racing?

In Irish racing, they have a particular term that refers to the going condition good to soft, yielding. This is often the preferred condition for many trainers and jockeys as it offers an equal playing field in racing.

How many Irish race courses are there?

Across Ireland, 26 racecourses host flat and national hunt racing throughout the entire year.

What is the biggest racecourse in Ireland?

Playing host to the Irish champion stakes and many other meetings, the biggest racecourse in Ireland is Leopardstown, located just outside of Dublin.

Can I use my sports bonus on Irish racing?

Yes! If you've made your qualifying bet to get your sports bonus, you'll be able to use a portion of your free bets as an Irish racing bonus. Alongside our best odds guaranteed bonus, new customers can check out our promotions and find free bets, price boosts and more at BetUK

Looking for more Horse Racing Betting? Check out our betting markets for the following events:

Cheltenham Festival Betting

Grand National Betting

Royal Ascot Betting

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