We love horse racing, and we love a punt on almost any race. But we also understand that some of you just like to dip your toes in for the big occasion.
Across the year there are some huge races on both flat and jump racing, with millions staked, and millions won.
For those fancying a bet on some of the most renowned horse races on the planet, here’s a little guide to help you get started…
The Cheltenham Gold Cup
One of the most thrilling week’s in the horse racing calendar, the Cheltenham Gold Cup is the pinnacle of proceedings.
Worth over £300,000 to the winner, punters love betting on all the action as fans, owners, jockeys and bookies revel in the excitement.
You’ll find plenty of Cheltenham betting offers 2018, as bookmakers do their best to make you bet with them.
Taking place in March, it’s the perfect way to get the year started.
The Kentucky Derby
Perhaps the most famous race on the planet, the Kentucky Derby arrives on the first Saturday in May each year and welcomes a staggering 160,000 to the track.
Worth over $1million to the winner, the Kentucky Derby sees hundreds of millions wagered, and you’ll find plenty of offers to make the most of your preferred horse.
2018 will likely break records, so don’t miss out on the action and bag yourself a prize pot.
The Grand National dates back to 1839 and is one of the most famous jump races on the planet.
It’s likely, if you’re of age, you’ve already bet on the Grand National, and it’ll often throw up an upset to pay out big odds.
2017’s winner was a 14/1 shot, while Rule The World took the 2016 title with odds of 33/1.
Held at Aintree in Liverpool, it’s adored around the world and is the must bet for, well, the entire world.
Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe
Held in the very heart of Paris, the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe is one of Europe’s classics and held every October.
First place takes over €2.8million with last year’s won by Enable, ridden by Frankie Dettori. The Italian jockey has won it two of the last three years and he’ll no doubt want to make that a hat-trick of wins come 2018.
It’s referred to as the most prestigious race on the continent and is well worth a punt, especially with the added glamour.
Dubai World Cup
The Dubai World Cup is relatively new to the circuit having only establishing itself in 1996, but it’s quickly become one of the races to win among owners, trainers and jockeys. That’s thanks to its $10million purse.
Held on the last Saturday of every March, the night race regularly welcomes attendances of 60,000, many of which among the world’s richest people.
You get a real sense of competition with this one as all involved are desperate to get their hands on the prize. It’s always a thrilling encounter and becomes even more so with a few quid on it yourself.