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US Horse Racing Tips

Here at Bet UK, as well as all of the top UK horse racing markets, we also have all of the top online betting markets from across the US Horse Racing. Whether you're looking to place a bet on the Preakness Stakes betting odds, browse our Breeders' Cup tips or browse our Kentucky Derby betting odds, we'll have everything you need, including American racing tips.

American Horse Racing Tips at Bet UK

Our resident tipster will preview all of the feature races and select the top horse racing betting tips for all of the top US horse racing meetings. So whether you're looking at the Kentucky Derby odds or browsing the Preakness stakes betting odds, we have all of the US horse racing live odds on offer, so you'll be to browse our American betting tips before placing your horse racing bets.

US Horse Racing Schedule

The US horse racing calendar features all contest levels, and the thoroughbred horse races are normally run on three potential surfaces, dirt, synthetic, or turf. Regarding the race distance, the most common races in US racing are usually a distance between five furlongs and 12 furlongs, and these races also have a much higher prestige value.

What are the Top US Racecourses?

Across US racing, there are many courses and three play hosts to the races in the US Triple Crown. But there are many other courses, some of them we've listed below, and several will feature in our American racing tips.

Churchill Downs

Pimlico Race Racecourse

Belmont Park

Saratoga Race Course

Fairgrounds Race Course

Keeneland Race Course

Tampa Bay Downs

Del Mar

What are the biggest horse races in US Horse Racing?

There are many top races held across the US at courses such as Churchill Downs, and for those punters looking for the biggest and best in our American Racing tips, we've selected the main courses you'll need to look out for below.

Kentucky Derby

Preakness Stakes

Belmont Stakes

Breeders' Cup

Travers Stakes

Arlington Miller

Pacific Classic Stakes

The US Horse Racing Triple Crown

Although horse racing was popular in the US, it didn't take off until the introduction of the Triple Crown, which consists of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Three of the most famous US horse races it was won most recently by American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify in 2018. We've taken a look at the top races to feature below.

The Kentucky Derby 2022

The first major race of the US horse racing schedule is the Kentucky Derby. Run each year at Churchill Downs, the race is the first leg of the US triple crown and is scheduled to occur in May. A Grade 1 race, it's affectionately known as "The Run For the Roses" due to the blanket awarded to the winner of the race. It's also dubbed the fastest two minutes in American Sport.

When is the Kentucky Derby?

The race is held annually in May, and in 2022, the date of the race is May 7th.

Where is the Kentucky Derby held?

The Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs racecourse. One of the most popular racecourses in the US horse racing circuit, on the day of the main event, the crowds attending the Louisville course have seen crowds of over 170,000 attend. However, in recent years, the crowds have dropped due to the restrictions in place.

What time is the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is part of a race card that features 14 races on which punters can place bets. However, the main race itself is expected to start around 6:57 pm. As there are a number of races on the day, the card starts at 10:57 am.

Belmont Stakes Betting Tips

The final leg of the US Triple Crown is the Belmont Stakes and normally takes place in June of each year. We'll have all of the best tips for the meeting before the race itself, meaning you'll never miss out on the top odds for your racing bets.

Bet UK Preakness Stakes Betting

The second race of the US triple crown is the Preakness Stakes. Hosted at Pimlico Race in Maryland. It's a 9 and 1/2 furlong race that is open to both colts and fillies and is usually run in May of each year. It's a race that will normally see the winner of the Kentucky Derby take part and prior to the race, we'll have the Preakness Stakes odds at Bet UK.

Breeders Cup Betting at Bet UK

Concluding the US horse racing season and a key area for American horse racing betting tips is the Breeders' Cup Meeting in Keeneland. Held annually in November of each year, it's also the time where we'll see top horses from across the horse racing UK scene make a trip across the pond.

In the build-up to the main event, we'll have all of the top Breeders' Cup betting odds available live on-site and all of the other US horse racing live odds for all of the feature races throughout the season.

US Horse Racing Betting Types

Within US horse racing, many familiar betting types are used when betting on the track. However, there are some other bets types that may be unfamiliar, and we've listed them below:

Across The Board

This is the best term given to a win, place, and show bet on a single horse and will count as three separate bets. So if you bet £10, it will cost £30.


Similar to a place bet, if your horse finishes in the top three places, you will be paid out for your stake.


If you're a bettor who likes to predict the first three horses within a trifecta, then why not try your hand at a Superfecta where you have to select the first four runners in the race to pass the post.

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