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Racing UK has been one of the leading racing satellite channels in the UK since it was established in 2004. The company vowed to show horse racing from 33 race course within the UK and Ireland over their network which could be obtained by signing up to a monthly subscription. Racecourses include Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom, Newbury, Newmarket, Goodwood, Sandown, Kempton, and many more.
Since then, the company has grown into more than just a television channel, but also a website, newsletter, magazine and more recently their mobile app. It’s the app that we will be concentrating on today and we will be looking to see how well it performs. Remember this app can be picked up free of charge, but there are also sections that require a subscription of which we will mention later in the article.
The number of racing apps is continuing to rise within the mobile market, so it will be interesting to see how this fairs against some of its competitors in this market.
The home page for the Racing UK app sends you straight into the action. You get to choose from four headings that include: next races, latest results, live video and latest news. The next races section allows you to view the next two up-and-coming races for that days racing. A quick overview of each race is on offer including the time of the race, the meeting, the country and also a prediction for the winner including the odds, which is a really nice addition.
The next section is the latest results section which shows the winners from the last two races. Finally on the home page you have the live video section, showing you the next race to be streamed and the latest news allowing you to go straight the Racing UK’s blog. More of which for each will be covered later in the review.
The main reason that most of the people will use this app is to look over the race cards for that day. This can be found by clicking the Racecard button at the bottom navigation bar of the app. Once in you get a quick overview for each meeting to say where they are being held and the times that races are taking part there. You can also view the races for the following day on this page as well.
After selecting you meeting you will be greeted with each race taking part including information on how many runners there are, the class, race distance and also time of race. By clicking on each race you are taken into the Racecard itself.
The Racecard offers you a simple overlay of each horse that’s running in that race along with information that includes, form, ranking, iSocre, trainer, jockey and latest live odds taken directly from the William Hill betting site. Now, with each horse you can select this horse to find out even more information it. This section is called the iCards. These give a more detailed overview on things such as previous form and any recent runs it’s had. It also offers a snapshot on each horse as to how they should perform in each race, basically stating whether the writer for the Racing UK app thinks they have a chance in its current field. Once more, in the top navigation section can quickly scroll between each horse’s iCard without having to navigate back to the original Racecard.
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The Verdicts section of the card allows you to see how each horse should perform. Included on this section is The iCard Predictor (which is also available on a standalone tab from the app) that shows a prediction of how each horse should fair in terms of positions for the race. The iCard is said to be ‘the most technically advanced horse racing predictor available’. It basically takes in a massive array of data which can range from current form, past form, horses course form, weight and even how the horse performs running in a certain direction around the track. In total there are over 60 parameters taken into account which is remarkable in itself. Once more, these parameters can be edited by you to really hone in on your sections for each given race.
The Verdicts section also includes around about a paragraph or so of text stating which horses they think will do well. It’s basically a more detailed look into their iCard graphic, stating why each horse should or shouldn’t suit that particular race.
The final part of the Racecard is the live video section. The app actually allows you to stream every single race they cover on their satellite channel – in fact; it is pretty much this channel that you are getting directly from your mobile. But, there is a catch! This feature requires you to have an active subscription which is essentially costing £9.99 a month. Considering how many races this actually covers, its tremendous value and the races that are streamed -whilst not high definition - are of excellent quality.
The live video tab at the bottom navigation section not only allows you to stream the races live, but also has a range of videos from previous races – often from larger meetings – free to stream even for non-members.
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The last two sections are the results tab, which is self-explanatory and a button labelled ’more’. Now this more tab really does open the app up once again. You can choose from information and results on every course covered by Racing UK, the latest horse racing industry news, blogs of tipsters and horse racing fanatics, information about the app, todays tips, ways to watch Racing UK and more information on their iCard (which is well worth a read!).
It’s easy to see why the Racing UK app has become so popular in the world of horse racing. It really is an app that just has everything you could possibly need to get informative, detailed and accurate information before placing your bets.
It’s an app that has very few downsides to it; in fact, arguably none. The only thing that may put people off is the registration fee to view the live races, but this does come included as the package with any television subscription you have. A stunning app and one that comes very highly recommended for all horse racing fanatics.