British broadcaster ITV will live stream horse racing to smartphones and tablets across Ireland and the United Kingdom through its ITV Hub iPhone and Android app, a move the industry is hoping will boost dwindling audience numbers. As part of a four-year deal to commence in 2017, ITV snared the broadcasting rights to UK horseracing from Channel 4, and has quickly turned its attention to delivering the sport maximum exposure through a multi-platform offering.
Channel 4 Racing have created the Pick 6 app - a horse racing fantasy game with a fantastic weekly prize pool of £10,000. The competition is completely free and players from the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man can participate. The Pick 6 is available on the web and there is also an iOS mobile app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.
Rules of the Competition
Just open an account and you can compete each week for free. There will be 6 horse races and you have to pick the winner of each of them to win the £10,000 grand prize. If no one manages to do so, the best player will still get a £1,000 as a consolation price.
At The Races, the UK's satellite horse racing channel, have launched their ATR iOS and Android mobile app, providing you with a wealth of racing information straight to your smartphone or tablet. The app hosts all the daily news stories, which appear on the At The Races website, in addition to videos of recorded race day previews and recaps, interviews and features recorded. You can also view all the previous days racing, or subscribe to ATR and watch all the live coverage, streamed straight to your device.
There are many useful tools here for racing bettors. Not only can you view all the day's race-cards and live prices, there is plenty of information on each horse. The ATR app not only shows the jockey and stall number (where appropriate), by tapping on each horse you can view its official rating, the trainer, weight carried and breeding. You can also find a brief summary of its form, or view the full form, which includes replays of previous runs.
With one of the greatest sporting events on the planet just around the corner, we thought it best to bring you some of the best apps related to the Cheltenham festival in 2015. The apps are broken down into headings, as you will see below, and from there we will highlight the reasons as to why they have been picked in each category.
BEST CHELTENHAM LIVE STREAMING APP - RACING UK
The best live streaming app that we have come across for the festival is the Racing UK app. Now, the app isn’t the cheapest at £15.99 but in terms of value for money it can’t be beaten. First off, you don’t need to subscribe for the full 12 months as this special rate of £15.99 will allow you a months access, but if you do decide you want it for 12 months then the price will drop to just £9.99 a month.
Not only do you get live streaming of EVERY race from the festival, the only place in which you can see this may we add, but you also get a ton of additional features and race information right at your finger tips. In terms of depth for previews and analysis of each race and horse then you won’t be find a better package for the price.
The app can be accessed on iPhone, iPad and Android devices and the stream actually takes up very little usage and can be easily viewed on a 3G connection.
The UK has been one of the world’s hot beds for horse racing for a number of decades now. The sheer volume of meetings held every day puts the majority of country’s to shame. Not only are there a plentiful amount of races taking place the coverage is also excellent.
The introduction of smartphones and tablet devices has meant the way in which we watch, bet and research horse racing has totally changed. Gone are the days of having to buy a local newspaper every morning to check the runners and riders or purchase a copy of the Racing Post to get some of the latest tips. These days, all that information is available from just the click of a button on your mobile device. It also means that this information is available on the move, so there are potentially no limitations to when or where you will be able to get a hold of your required information.