We all have the races that we love above all others. They are often the races to which we have been, the races that have proved lucrative in the past, or simply the races that we know the best. If you were to make a list of your favourite racing events, then it is likely that you would include some of the most famous events in the horse racing world, and the ones for which many bettors closely inspect the horse racing cards. You would name Ascot, Goodwood and Grand National. However, there are other races out there that are worth your time, money and effort. They are races that fly ‘beneath the radar’ and rarely make it into conversation. Here we take a look at three underrated horse racing events worth knowing about. Who knows, they might just bring you your next big win!
This National Hunt event takes place in Ireland, and is well worth your consideration when it comes to looking for lesser known races that are likely to earn you a penny or two. This meet is one of the best places to see the horses that are performing at the top of their game. You are likely to see the winners and stars of the Cheltenham Festival running in the races. The course is interesting, the racing fun and the atmosphere electric. It may be a lesser known race, but that does not mean that the talent on display, and the betting opportunities on offer, are anything other than fantastic. Take a look at this race if you are looking for a way to get the upper hand on your betting rivals.
This is a racing event from ‘across the pond’ that is really worth taking the time to look at. It is a newish edition to the races, as it only started in 2017. The race is one of the richest in the world, and the setting is certainly in keeping with the luxury and lucrative nature of the racing that takes place at the cup. With palm trees and the sun of Florida to accompany you on race days, there really is a touch of glamour to this event. This is one the races that you really should be adding to your racing calendar.
Sydney Spring Carnival
We’re on our travels again for this one. This time we head ‘down under’ for this exciting carnival of racing that lives in the shadows of the Melbourne Cup. As the lesser known race, the Spring Carnival does not get the attention or the acclaim of the Melbourne Cup, but that does not mean that it is any less entertaining or exciting. The event is held in October (summer time in Oz, don’t forget), and includes The Everest – the world’s richest turf race. The race is becoming increasingly popular with bettors, and it is beginning to grow in popularity. It is well worth your time, and also well worth staying up to watch when it airs on TV.