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Guide to betting
Welcome to the Beginners Guide to Racing.
If you are new to the sport this area contains all the information you need to understand horseracing and make your experience of going racing easy and enjoyable.

In this area you will find:
Guide to Going Racing
Our beginners guide to going racing, including advice on choosing a day, preparing for the day and what you need on the day itself.
Guide to Jump Racing
Our guide to Jump racing, explaining the different types of races, major events throughout the October - April season and info on Equine welfare.
Guide to Flat Racing
Our beginners guide to the Flat racing season, which runs from April to October and includes the famous 'Classic' races.
People in Racing
A guide to all the famous jockeys, trainers, owners and celebrities in racing.

All you need is
A day at the races has something for everyone. If you fancy a uniquely British day out, but don't know where to start, then visit for all you need to know to plan your day at the races.

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Some useful links:
Major Events
A guide to all the major events through the season.
Race Grades
An explanation of all the different grades of Jump race, and a calendar of all the top Grade 1 races.
The Big Day Out
All you need to know about your race day.
Equine Welfare
Details of our work and associations with Equine welfare groups.

Are you a Mr. Suave or a Miss Foxy?

What's your racing face? Try our fun new interactive personality quiz, and find out if you're a Racy Lady or a Dashing Chap.
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How to Bet

Worried about how to bet? Learn about the different types of bet you can place, and how you out them on in our handy guide to betting.
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Careers in Racing