What are the best horse racing apps for your Android device?
The Cheltenham Festival is barely behind us, and the Grand National will be upon us before we know it. There’s no doubt about it, the UK racing season is well underway, and with the Dubai World Cup around the corner and the Kentucky Derby a little more than a month away, the action is hotting up across the globe.
Keeping up with all the big races, wherever they take place in the world, is easier than ever in the modern era, thanks to the wonders of the internet. Of course, for most of us, that doesn’t involve sitting down in front of a PC – staying online and up to date on the go is what 2018 is all about, and that means having the right apps installed on our smartphones.
Choosing the best racing apps
We recently discussed the wide choice of horse-related apps that are available, whether you want to stay safe on a hack or to be more organised in your stable. But we also mentioned that by far the biggest choice of apps is concerned with the world of racing. The Gambling app store is a site dedicated to tracking down and assessing the best iOS and Android apps for horse racing, so we have taken a peek and selected three of the best.
If you want a no-nonsense app that is quick and easy to use and covers all the major race meetings across the globe, this is the one for you. It’s free to download, and while it might not have the in-depth and interactive features of some apps, it does exactly what you want it to do without fuss. The app covers more than just horse racing, so if you are also interested in other sports and want to place a bet on anything from the soccer world cup to Davis Cup tennis, this is the place to do it.
2. 888 Sport
888 Sport has only been around since 2000, which seems incredible given that it is such a familiar name, and synonymous with racing the world over. Some of the nicest features of this app include the ability to live stream the top races, and even to try some in-race betting – that’s when you place your bet after the horses are underway. It’s fast and furious action – just make sure you’ve got a good internet signal to avoid disaster!
3. Sporting Life
The Sporting Life is something of an institution in the UK. A daily newspaper specifically dedicated to racing, it first went into print in 1859. 20 years ago, the paper version came to an end, but the website has reached new audiences and is acknowledged as one of the top racing authorities on the planet. Last month, it released its new fast results app for Android, and it is every bit as useful as the main site for keeping race fans up to date on all the latest news, results and tips.