FAQ - How to watch races live!

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Below, we have listed some frequently asked questions and done our best to answer each!

* How do I watch live horse racing online?
The most common question and the theme of this website! First, the best way to watch races live and in near real time is via bookmakers. These live streams are officially licensed and will offer punters the best viewing experience. Below we've listed some simple steps to watch

* This guide is for those 18+ Only. Remember that T&C always applies. Geographic Restrictions apply - users in certain countries will be blocked from streaming or from the bookmakers all together. 50p win or 25p each-way bet on race required to watch.

1) You must deposit funds. You can do this easily using Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, Paypal, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), Click2pay, Wire transfer, entropay or via Cheque. Other methods are available.All methods generally take under 10 minutes to accept the deposit but if there are any issues, you may find this takes a little longer. Obviously for "cheques" this will take longer, generally 5-28 days.

2) Once you have deposited funds, to watch a specific race, you must place a bet on it. The text below is copied directly from bet365's manual:

"To watch: On the day of the race, you must place a bet of at least £0.50 win, or £0.25 each-way (or currency equivalent) on your selection(s), this applies to single and multiple bet types."

Our Live Streaming service is now even better than ever and with our new embedded player you can watch the action from inside the race card. To launch the player, simply place a qualifying bet, click on the WATCH icon located next to the At The Races or Racing UK logo at the top of the card and enjoy the action.

* What devices can i watch live races on?
Again, using bet365 as an example, their live streaming is compatible with pc, mac and laptop computers. All browsers are supported such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox etc, and most internet/broadband connections will have no problem viewing lag-free streaming. In addition, you can watch live races on an iPad or iPhone as well as other iOS or Android mobiles and tablets (such as Nokia phones etc). Bet365 features free RUK/ATR coverage which is available on all of these devices via 4g, wi-fi - experience may vary depending on internet connection speed.

The broadcast will begin approximately 5 seconds before the race is scheduled to start and will last for about 8-10 minutes.

Certain countries are unable to stream live horse racing here due to geographic restrictions. Once again, using bet365 as an example, users based in the USA, Japan, Hong Kong France and Sri Lanka cannot stream the races live. Some of this info was sourced from WatchRaces.co.uk's live racing blog, where's there are in depth reviews on all live bookmaker streams!

Please note that At The Races streaming is not available to customers in Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Belize, Suriname, Bermuda, Guyana or the Caribbean. Racing UK streaming is not available to customers in Australia, New Zealand, Åland Islands, Saint Barthélemy or in Saint Martin. South African Racing streaming is not available to customers in Australia or Pakistan.


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* 18+ Only. Watch and Bet - Geographic restrictions apply! Minimum 50p win or 25p each-way bet on race required to qualify. T&C Applies. Please gamble responsibly.

Other Bookmakers

For info for other bookmakers such as Betfair - who stream US racing, and sites such as BetVictor, the rules are generally the same although the amount you will need to deposit to watch a race will vary (generally from 50p to £2 per race to watch).