PP have developed a website and apps specifically for the Australian horse racing punters. They offer a huge amount of horse racing offers on the New Zealand and Australian horse racing betting markets.
Full coverage of hose race meeting from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Africa on your iPhone, iPad and Android phone or tablet.
Horse & Race Form: age, weight, sex, form figures, jockey, trainers, silks etc.
Scratchings - Get up-to-the-minute scratching on all upcoming race meetings.
Get all the latest Australian horse racing news and videos on your phone.
RacingSports is an app that has been designed and published by Australian Racing website, RacingandSport.com.au. The app’s main purpose is to provide its users with a look at the world of horse racing cover markets in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and South Africa.
The app, whilst far from a looker, actually packs quite a punch with it including news, racing form, results, horse form, video and news from other sports outside of horse racing as well. Whilst some may say it’s a bit of a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ this review will be looking at how it performs first as a horse racing app, and also if the additional features really add any depth to the app.
First thing you are going to notice when you open the app is the design; or should we say lack of design. As mentioned, it’s not going to win any awards for aesthetics, but that doesn’t mean to say it’s a bad app. The simple design might actually suit some and to be honest, the more we used and tested the app, the more it grew on us.
The homepage meets you with your navigation buttons and from here you can work your way around the app as you please. The news section allows you to narrow down where you want to find your racing news. This may be Sydney, Singapore, International or wherever you choose. The latest news tab will show you a combination of each and it’s generally the tab that we found ourselves clicking on the most.
The app seems to pull stories from all over the web, which is good, but you will find duplicate articles on there, making it feel a tad messy. It likely works as a feed burner, which will grab articles from certain sites as they are posted. This actually a really good feature in our eyes as it means you don’t need to check dozens of racing sites or apps to read about the latest stories.
We actually think that the apps best feature comes from their racing form section. Here you can flick between dozens of races from within the Southern Hemisphere and then narrow down your search to the race you are looking for. Once in you will get a run down of the runners and riders before the app will allow you to click on each to find out some extended information. The overview for each will include its star rating, along with weight, rating, form and a quick synopsis of its previous few races.
Clicking on the horse then drags up an absolute boatload of information such as the run down for each of its past races, prize money, siblings, and then its profile of which the stats are huge. It’s a fantastic addition for any app and it may well be one of the best stats sections we have come across.
If first impressions of an app were anything to go by, then you’d likely delete this app before you’ve even tapped on the screen. But, we highly encourage you to stick it through, as it might just be one of the best apps of its kind.
The news section and the form section are where this app really comes to life. There are plenty of other features on there as well, but they don’t really come close. The news is pulled from dozens of different sources and the stats are just so in-depth they’d give some of the bigger, higher profile (and often subscription) apps a really good run for their money. This app is truly not to be underestimated or missed for that matter!