Launched in 1986 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Racing Post is the UK and Ireland’s leading daily horse racing newspaper.
Although it is supplemented by sports content, the Racing Post newspaper is primarily a specialist racing newspaper and consists of the latest news, analysis, expert opinion, tipping content and racecards.
The paper is available seven days a week, costing £2.90 in Britain and €3.50 in Ireland. Here is a breakdown as to what content you can expect to see in the paper.
Some of the best journalistic talent in racing provide you with the biggest horse racing news, which you can expect to find in the opening couple of pages. It could be a trainer retiring, an injury announcement or just news that helps set the scene for an upcoming big-race. Whatever the big news in racing, it will definitely be found towards the front of the paper.
Previews and reports
Our experts will preview all of the big races in the racing calendar, featuring news and quotes from the key trainers on their horses. Every day – even on the quieter ones – there will be a preview of the next day’s racing action. Likewise, there are plenty of big-race reports produced throughout the year and every afternoon meeting will be covered in the daily ‘Talk Of The Tracks’ section.
There are a number of regular columns that appear in the Racing Post and they should not be missed, with the likes of Lee Mottershead and Tom Kerr tackling the big issues in racing on a weekly basis.
Sometimes stories goes beyond the immediate, reactionary news that comes out every day. Feature articles, sometimes across multiple days, cover broader issues or themes affecting the racing industry. On Sundays, a group of features combine to make up the RP Sunday pull out.
Expert tipping comes from some of the best tipsters around. Headline acts Pricewise and Paul Kealy feature regularly in the tipping section, whilst experienced names such as Pietro Innocenzi, Graeme Rodway, David Jennings and more, ensure there is strength in depth.
Furthermore, each day our regional experts provide their best bets from all of the meetings in the daily Tips Box section.
Being a daily newspaper serving the racing industry, the Bloodstock section is a vital read for many of the paper’s readers. There is a designated section, bringing you the latest news from some the biggest breeding operations in the world and the latest sales news.
Racecards are the highlight feature of the Racing Post newspaper. Every runner is highligted in full colour, along with relevant information such as trainer, jockey, owners, form, age, weight, rating, breeding, saddle cloth number and more. This is the iconic way to study for the days racing.
Form and Statistics
The traditional newspaper form has stood the test of time, with in-depth analysis of previous races for every runner on the card with a short description of how the race played out. The newspaper contains with statistics and ratings to help you find more winners. The most insightful information can be found in statistics such as jockey statistics, trainer statistics, racecourse statistics, track rating and previous winners.
Much like the racing side of the paper, the greyhound section features the latest news, previews, cards and results from the wonderful sport of greyhounds.
At the back of the newspaper, you will find the latest previews, betting advice and opinions for the biggest events in sport. Our team of experts can help you keep the abreast across the best sporting action and with the best sports betting advice in football, golf, tennis and much, much more.