The Racing Post Newspaper

Racing Post

The Racing Post newspaper is the UK and Ireland’s leading daily horse racing newspaper. Launched in 1986 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Racing Post newspaper is a specialist racing newspaper. Exclusive content includes latest news, analysis, expert opinions, tipping content and racecards, as well as being supplemented by sport content.

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.

Latest news

Some of the best journalists in racing provide you with the biggest horse racing news, which you can expect to find in the opening 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 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 big-race reports throughout the year and every afternoon meeting is covered in the daily Talk Of The Tracks section.


A number of regular columns appear in the Racing Post and they should not be missed, with award-winning writers such as Lee Mottershead tackling the big issues in racing.


Stories often go beyond the immediate news and reaction that comes out every day. Feature articles, sometimes across multiple days, cover broader issues or themes affecting the racing industry. Each Sunday a group of features are combined to make up the popular Racing Post Sunday section.


Expert tipping comes from some of the best tipsters around. Headline acts Pricewise and Paul Kealy feature regularly in the tipping section, with well-known names such as Pietro Innocenzi, Graeme Rodway and David Jennings ensuring there is strength in depth.

Furthermore, each day our regional experts provide their best bets from all the meetings in the daily Tips Box section.


The Racing Post provides a vital service to the racing industry and the Bloodstock section is an essential daily digest for many of the paper’s readers. There is a designated section, bringing you the latest news from some of the biggest breeding operations in the world and the latest sales news.


Racecards are an essential part of the Racing Post newspaper. Every runner is highlighted 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 basis of in-depth form study for the day’s 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 is packed with statistics and ratings to help you find more winners. Some of the most insightful information can be found in 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 sport of greyhounds.


At the back of the newspaper, you will find a dedicated sports section with the latest previews, betting advice and opinions for the biggest events in sport. Our team of experts will help you keep up with the best sporting action and top betting advice in football, golf, tennis and much more.