After becoming more knowledgeable about horse racing, it’s likely that you might be tempted to place a bet on the UK and Ireland’s biggest races. This is a common activity with a lot of fans of the sport, and it can certainly liven up even the least interesting of race meetings when done in a responsible manner. Building and backing your own horse racing tips isn’t entirely necessary but it often incorporates even those with no insight into the sport, as you’ll see when events like The Grand National come around. 

The demographic of those who  place bets on horse racing isn’t as predictable as you might think, with thousands of people between the age of eighteen and eighty-eight trying their hand at picking their own horse racing tips. You’ll usually see a primary focus on the main horse racing events such as Cheltenham Festival, The Grand National, Royal Ascot and The Epsom Derby, but it can be a missed opportunity to rule out all other options.

Thousands of race meetings are conducted throughout the UK, Ireland, and the rest of the world all over the year. If you’ve already delved into the obvious races, we’d advise that you consider looking at:

St Leger Stakes 

Conducted at Doncaster Racecourse, the St Leger Stakes is a race that spans one mile, six furlongs and 132 yards. While it doesn’t always feature among a lot of punters’ horse racing tips, it’s actually considered as the oldest classic race after first being held in 1776. It’s also regarded as the unofficial end to the racing season, so there’s every reason to consider the horse capable of finishing first in this formidable run. 

The Fighting Fifth Hurdle 

Usually being held towards the end of the calendar year, The Fighting Fifth Hurdle forms the first leg of the Triple Crown Of Hurdling alongside The Christmas Hurdle at Kempton and The Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Despite the clear popularity surrounding Cheltenham Festival, you won’t find quite as much exposure over horse racing tips for Newcastle Racecourse, but forming part of the Triple Crown surely proves that it’s worth considering for your horse bets. 

1,000 Guineas and 2,000 Guineas 

Not only do you get the excitement of one massively competitive race meeting with the 1,000 Guineas, but also the chance to predict another winner in the 2,000 Guineas. They’re credited as being two totally different races but they’re both held at the same racecourse over a period of two days, with the first open exclusively to fillies and the second open exclusively to colts. Another similarity that both races share is that only three-year-old horses are allowed to run, leaving only one chance to place any horse racing tips that you might have on the race, as the horse you fancy won’t be given the opportunity to feature again.