Can I watch horse racing live on my iPhone?

Discussion in 'Mobile Horse Racing' started by Doyler, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Doyler

    Doyler New Member

    I know most horse racing apps offer results and even commentaries on horse races but it is also possible to watch races from around the world?

    I'd mainly be interested in any of the big horse races such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Aintree Grand National, The Melbourne Cup and The Dubai Classic.
  2. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Doyler

    Yes, it is very easy to watch live horse racing on your iphone from U.K. and Irish racetrack such as Chepstow, Ascot, Doncaster, Fontwell, Lingfield Park, Punchestown, Cork, Navan, Thurles, Leopardstown, Haydock Park, Kempton Park, Tramore and more.

    Pretty much all the big european bookmakers have signed deals with the 2 big racing channels, At The Races and Racing UK, to offer live streams of their broadcasts via their iPhone betting apps.

    To watch most races live on your iphone or ipad you generally just need to place a small wager on a race. Here are the 2 bookmakers that we would recommend.


    This is our favourite live streaming app because not only do they offer live streams from every racecourse in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but they also watch wide range of other sports on your iPhone or Android, including Serie A, UEFA Cup, Tennis and the NBA basketball playoffs. Live sports streams are free to everyone that has a funded account.


    While most online and mobile bookmakers now offer live streaming from Ireland/UK, PP are the only ones to also offer live video streams from every racetrack in South America, Dubai and South Africa. To qualify just place a £1 bet on any race and you will automatically be offered a live feed of that race on your smartphone or tablet.

    Below is a video that demonstrates just how it easy it is to watch your favourite horse or jockey...


    William Hill are one of biggest internet bookies in Australia. They now live stream horse racing from racecourses in Victoria for free. All you need is a funded account and you can watch Australian horse races from major tracks like Flemington (home of the Melbourne Cup), Caulfield and Sandown on any iOS, Windows Phone or Android. You don't even need to place a bet.
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2018
  3. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Also, I forgot to mention that Racing UK have their own racing app for iOS called Racing UK . The free version of the app gives live commentaries on Irish and UK races, racecards, tips from well known industry figures plus racing news. For £10 a month you can upgrade to the Premium version of the iPhone app that will allow you to watch live racing from the 30 UK racetracks covered by Racing UK. These include: Aintree, Cheltenham, Haydock Park, Kempton Park, Newbury, Sandown Park and many more.

    Paying a flat £10 fee per month may be more economical than placing individual bets on races to access the free streams, especially if you're like me and have very little luck picking winners.



  4. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    For those of you wanting to watch a live stream of horse races from the United States there is a new iPhone app called "Horse Races NOW" that is available in the App Store. It currently offers live video from the following U.S. racetracks with more to follow...

    Betfair Hollywood Park, Beulah Park, Canterbury Park, Charles Town, Delaware Park, Delta Downs, Ellis Park, Finger Lakes, Hawthorne Race Course, Keeneland, Kentucky Downs, Lone Star Park, Penn National, Remington Park, Sam Houston Race Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Turfway Park and Zia Park.

    Besides offering live streams, the app also provides results from all U.S. racetracks, racecards, race replays and push notifications so that receive alerts when your favourite horse, jockey or trainer are running.

    The app is free for a limited time. It doesn't give any indication on their website how much they will be charging in the future for the service.
  5. Barkley

    Barkley New Member

    You should try getting yourself a slingbox that will allow you watch whatever is on your TV at home on your iPhone or iPad. Really useful when you are away on holidays or traveling with business. The SlingMobile app cost $30 which seems pretty reasonable to me given that it is just a one off payment and you don't have to pay a monthly subscription. If you've subscribed to a racing channel at home then you can just login to your telly, change the channel and watch a the racing live on your iPad.
  6. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    It might also be worth trying a free TV streaming app called FilmOn. The FilmOn app broadcasts free to air terresterial tevevision channels from your region. If you are using the FilmOn app in the UK or Ireland for instance you will be able to watch live broadcasts of BBC1, BBC2, Channel 4, ITV etc..

    Most racing from Cheltenham is streamed lived on Channel 4 in the UK and I think the Aintree and Royal Ascot meeting are broadcast by the BBC so the FilmOn app should cover most of the big race meeting in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    Users of the app in Australia, the USA, Germany, France, Spain or Italy for example will also be able to view any horse racing show live on their own national channels.
  7. Jack65

    Jack65 New Member

    even though i'm not based in the UK is there any way that i can watch BBC, Channel 4 etc via the FilmOn app on my iphone or ipad?
  8. pesky

    pesky New Member

    Yes, of course you can but you'll need to use a VPN like HideMyAss or Tunnel Bear that tricks the BBC iPlayer or 4OD apps into thinking your are located in the United Kingdom. They typically cost between $5 and $10 per month.

    I also find them pretty useful for watching Hulu Pro on my iPad which is great for U.S. television shows and films. If you login to Netflix while connected to a U.S. VPN then you will have a much greater selection of documentaries and films to choose from.
  9. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Jack, we actually wrote an article earlier this year that explains VPN's in a little more detail. You may find it informative if you would like to watch sports on your phone or tablet.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  10. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    I'd also like to add that the Hose Races Now app is also streaming live racing from a bunch of additional racetracks in the United States. The following racetracks are also now participating - Ajax Downs, Aqueduct Racetrack, Assiniboia Downs, Belmont Park Racetrack, Emerald Downs, Evangeline Downs, Hastings Park, Hollywood Park, Horsemen's Park, Indiana Downs, Lincoln Race Course, Louisiana Downs, Northlands Park, Ruidoso Downs, Will Rogers Downs and Saratoga Race Course

    Check out our Horse Racing section for the very best iPhone racebook apps.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  11. mcafee

    mcafee New Member

    The Horse Races Now app is awesome for watching horse racing in the United States. I really hope it stays free. It's such a shame that us suckers in the UK have to pay through the nose to watch horse racing. Racing UK and At The Races have the whole thing sewn up :(
  12. HK Betting

    HK Betting Member

    I think it's only a matter of time before Horse Races Now start charging for live streams. I can't see how they're are making any money now.

    I also really like the fact that you can watch any race from those racetracks going back 2 years.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 22, 2016
  13. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

  14. seamus

    seamus Member

    Yes, read here about how Paddy Power are now streaming live horse racing from a bunch of other countries to their iOS and Android apps.
  15. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, if you have an account with PaddyPower you can now watch live horse racing from Dubai, South Africa, South American, Ireland and the United Kingdom on iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch and Android.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  16. Terry W

    Terry W Member

    how much does it cost to watch live videos of horse races?
  17. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    If you sign up with Paddy Power then you just need to place a bet of £1 or €1 in order to activate a live video stream of that race. It's incredibly easy to do as you can see from the video demonstration below.

    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
  18. Terry W

    Terry W Member

    I watched a bunch of racing yesterday on my phone using the PP app and I was very pleasantly surprised by how good the video quality was even though I was only using a Vodafone 3G connection. I was out on the road so I didn't have access to a WiFi network. I placed bets on races in Dundalk, Lingfield, Newcastle and Wolverhampton and a live stream of the races became available a few minutes before the off and continued for a few minutes after so I was able to hear the post race analysis and interviews.
  19. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Anyone know how I can watch Australian horse racing on iOS or Android devices? Do any of the Aussie bookmakers live stream racing from Sydney or Victoria etc?
  20. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Sadly, none of the Australian bookmakers stream live racing via their mobile sites. I guess Sky and the Racing Network have the broadcasting right tied down and the bookmakers in Australia simply aren't allowed.

    If you do want to watch racing from just racecourses in Victoria and Sydney then we would recommend the Racing Network app but unfortunately it will cost you. A weekly subscription will set you back $5, while the monthly option will cost you $20. For this you will be able to watch live video of every race and you'll also have access to on-demand of video replays.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016

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