That being said, the US still provide a massively healthy horse racing market and include some huge meetings of which prize money is as big as anywhere in the world. The mobile market is one that’s slowly starting to catch on in the US although it would appear that still bookmakers are reluctant to give the sport too much exposure, especially via their mobile apps. However, there is still a good range of apps and tools that can be sued on your mobile and target that of US horse racing.
Equibase Mobile - FREE
The Equibase app is probably the standout app in the US horse racing market. They are a company that have been about since 1990 and since then have compiled one of the biggest back catalogues of horse racing information in the US that we’ve ever seen. The amount of information is simply staggering and it should be a must have addition to any serious or even casual bettors mobile armoury.
We gushed over a more detailed review of this app earlier in the year and even going back to it to write this review just magnifies how right we were. It’s very similar to the UK’s version in the Racing Post and acts as a sort of almanac for US horse racing. Whilst the history is there in the app, it also has a modern twist offering up information on upcoming events and races along with some great betting previews. Whilst you can’t bet directly from the app, it should be used in every decision you make as a bettor before placing a wager. The best thing is, for the most part this app is completely free, it’s only when you want to go deeper into the archives and watch old videos of races that you will need to pay a subscription.
Best United States Horse Racing Bookmaker
BOVADA U.S. BETTING APP
Bovada have managed to produce a reasonably good app and include a good portfolio of markets from races across America. The app has a nice design to it, but you can’t help but feel that the companies heart just isn’t into horse racing as you look around the app and see how detailed their baseball, basketball and American football markets are. Read our detailed Bovada review.
Bet Online follows a pretty similar route in all honesty. They have a pretty good looking app, without ever being amazing and whilst they do entertain more markets than Bovada, it still leaves a little to be desired. In fact, we would probably be better off using a European bookmaker such as bet365 where possible as they will likely have a better designed horse racing app and also as wide, if not wider, range of markets. Read our detailed Bovada review.
Carbon Sports are the clear winner here if you are a United States citizens who wants to place a bet on a horse race from their phone. Their app covers every race from every racetrack in the United States. Bets can be placed on thoroughbred, harness and greyhound races throughout the US, as well as races in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Ireland.
We were impressed by how detailed the mobile racecard was in comparison to what Bovada and BetOnline have on offer. With Carbon Sports Mobile you can find everything you need to know about the trainer, jockey, racing form and latest betting odds.
In addition to a standard first deposit match bonus, Carbon also reward anyone who places a bet via their tablet or smartphone app with a $25 free bet.
For screenshots and additional information, please read our full Carbon Sports US Betting App Review
Horse Racing News - FREE
The Horse Racing News app has a pretty self-explanatory title, and it does exactly that. It includes the latest news not just from US based horse racing, but also that from meetings around the world. Granted, it does have a focus towards US markets, which is a positive in our eyes as this market is probably the least covered and other such as UK and Australia have an abundance of worldwide coverage.
We really liked the addition of video replays of races from the last 24 hours or so and also the previews for the next day’s races were informative and humorous for the most part. One thing that might let this app down somewhat is the amount of time you spend on it. Once you’ve been on and caught up with the day’s news and articles, after say 5 minutes or so you are pretty much done and then can move on. But on the flip side of this, the daily updates means that it will become handy to keep coming back to, even on days where there is limited racing news. The recent integration with social media, namely Twitter, is another positive and a sign that they are constantly striving to make the app better, which is a massive positive.
Racetrack Apps & Specific Apps
On top of these will be a handful of race specific apps such as the Kentucky Derby which has grown into one of the biggest races in the world. These types of apps follow a similar line exact are obviously more targeted towards the race itself, the history of the race and even betting information on that race.
An last but not least, we have to mention the Horse Races Now app that offers live video streams from almost 40 racetracks in the United States. The app is free to download for both iOS and Android tablets and phones. For a full list of all the live video apps, visit our Live Horse Racing Streams section.