Now that most of us carry smartphones in our pockets it’s transformed so very many aspects of life.
As well as putting us in constant touch virtually wherever we may find ourselves the addition of apps has made our phones more powerful than we might ever have anticipated.
While the millions of apps now available cover a multitude of uses and services, for fans of sports they have become a key part of enhancing knowledge and enjoyment in virtually every area.
Whether searching for an easy and straightforward way to enjoy horse racing betting or even streaming the action live, no serious fan can be without a good selection on their phone.
Luckily, there’s a great number to choose from. These can do everything from offering all the information you might need when you’re looking for the race meetings that are coming up as well as checking out the form and quality of the horses that will be competing in them.
Like all apps, some are better than others – and here we have selected four truly outstanding ones that are sure to both enhance your enjoyment of the sport of kings and even help you to wager more successfully.
With a name like Churchill Downs, the home of the legendary Kentucky Derby, behind this app you can be assured that it’s going to be of the highest quality. For further proof, it has a 4.8 rating among users who have downloaded it onto their phones.
One of the reasons for its popularity is the good-looking and very easy-to-navigate user interface matched with the positive wealth of information that it can provide.
For example, there is an extensive news section about the latest developments in the sport as well as predictions about horses to watch both now and in the future.
Within the app you’ll also find Edge – a special feature that includes TV shows all about racing, up-to-the-minute news about runners and riders as well as a ready reckoner that will quickly calculate exactly how much successful bets will pay out in winnings.
Ever since 1948, when it was founded in Yorkshire, England, Timeform has been the go-to source for information about racehorses, their pedigree and their performance.
For many racing experts Timeform analysis has been invaluable in helping to make gambling decisions thanks to the way in which it ranks horses by awarding them a numbered rating. Any horse with a Timeform rating of 100 or above is well worth a wager, ones such as the legendary Frankel, who once even beat a train in a race, score 140 or more.
So if you download this app you’ll be able to accurately compare every horse in a given race according to their ranking. This is then also enhanced by a wealth of factual information about the horse including notable races that it has won in the past.
For anyone who wants to take an even deeper dive into the world of thoroughbred horses and horseracing, then this is the app for them.
Created for BloodHorse magazine, a recognized authority in the sport ever since its launch in 1916, the app gives you access to a huge amount of information.
You’ll find profiles of many of the biggest names in the sport from jockeys to trainers and even successful owners. It’s also a very rich source of news about all aspects of horse racing including horse care and veterinary issues.
Naturally, there are also results and predictions that are sure to help you to refine your betting strategies and approaches for the future.
TVG Mobile App
To complete your collection, simply download the stunning TVG Mobile App that’s available for both iOS and Android.
Its big feature is the live streaming, in high definition, from over 300 racetracks across the world including Churchill Downs, Belmont Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. You will also be able to catch plenty of action from famous European race meetings including from Newmarket, Epsom and Longchamp, French home of the iconic Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe.
Because it also has free race alerts it means that you’ll never miss out on the biggest events in the racing calendar whether it’s the Kentucky Derby or the Breeders Cup Festival.
There are also many live shows in which racing experts give their tips for the horses they predict will lead the field, as well as looking back at the previous days’ and week’s racing with analysis and comment.
So if you’re serious about horseracing and want to get more than ever from the sport, make sure to start using these four apps. Best of all, they’re all free to download – and when you combine all the knowledge and insight they can give you, you’ll soon be betting like an expert.