Most Popular Horse Racing Tracks

The UK is famed for having some of the world’s most popular horse racing tracks and so it’s no wonder millions of racing betting fans love to follow all the action from these iconic courses. The likes of Cheltenham and Aintree have down the years produced memorable sporting moments to rival the Olympics and World Cup – and all against the beautiful backdrop of the British countryside.

Of course, other nations have amazing race tracks such as Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse and Churchill Downs in Kentucky. But there is nothing quite like the sight of packed stands at Ascot, Goodwood and Newmarket during the National Hunt and Flat racing seasons. And here at Unibet you can bet on every race from these incredible courses.

Our racing lobby features race coverage of every UK and Irish meeting throughout the year. That means literally thousands of races every season for you to enjoy. And, with our horse racing live stream service, you can witness the beauty of these iconic racecourses while also betting on horses!

Cheltenham Racecourse

The ultimate horse racing betting experience comes from the Cheltenham Festival each year. Cheltenham racecourse is as famous as Wembley Stadium, Silverstone or Twickenham. The glorious stretch of countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds attracts over 70,000 punters each day of the spring festival.

Goodwood Racecourse

Glorious Goodwood is the glittering diamond of the summer Flat season and features some of the best horse racing action on the planet. Fans sit back and enjoy the races under the July sun during the Goodwood Festival – and many punters win big when betting on horse racing here. With its gorgeous Sussex backdrop, Goodwood Racecourse is one of the most iconic tacks in the world.


There is no bigger event for horse racing betting fans than the Grand National, which takes place at Aintree Racecourse every spring. Aintree is famed for its gruelling fences, soft ground and enormous grandstands. The roar of the crowd during the Grand National Festival is louder than anything witnessed in horse racing – and it’s no wonder betting on Grand National races captures the imagination of the entire country one Saturday every spring.


Ascot features both Flat and National Hunt meetings throughout the horse racing season and the action reaches its peak with the Ascot Gold Cup. This thrilling long-distance race takes place every June and has produced horse racing icons such as Stradivarius, Yeats, Drum Taps and Sagaro. Around 600,000 racegoers attend a meeting at Ascot Racecourse every year.


A beautiful and distinctly flat racecourse, Newmarket provides the quintessential UK horse racing betting experience. Racegoers are treated to the sight of rolling plains and luscious grass on the course, while those who live stream racing and bet online can revel in the high views and glittering grandstand whatever the weather. Newmarket hosts both the 1000 Guineas Stakes and the 2000 Guineas Stakes – two of the five Classic races during the Flat racing calendar.

The beauty of British horse racing is that you can find wonderful race tracks all over the country. Whether you’re in the north of Scotland at Ayr, or gracing the Surrey countryside at Lingfield, UK horse racing boasts the finest race tracks anywhere in the world. Grounds staff work tirelessly throughout the year – and especially in the winter months – to ensure the going is fit for racing, the jumps are properly erected and the racing betting areas are easily accessible.

The quality of the racecourse may also affect the standard of racing. After all, a heavily watered course at Aintree could impact on the speed at which the horses run the Grand National. Some of the most iconic races in the world can be affected positively and negatively by the weather – and this just makes betting even more exciting! 

What’s more, the beauty of online horse racing betting with Unibet is you can live stream UK and Irish races whenever you place a bet! So, the next time you check out the Unibet race card, consider clicking on the racing video feed to get even closer to the action.

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