All Horse Racing Racecards For Today
We have state-of-the-art racecards available on GG which we believe are the best in the business. Today’s racecards bring you everything you need to know about horse racing on offer, including the meetings, going, and field sizes, as well as all of the horses running today.
Check out our horse racing cards today for the must-know information on every race scheduled in the UK and Ireland. These include the race classification, distance and prize money, as well as the odds for each runner and our expert’s tip for every single one of the horse racing today. The GG racecards also keep you up to date with the non-runners across the meetings, and how the ground is riding that day.
How to Read a Racecard?
There is plenty of crucial information on our racecards, which can help you make better-informed decisions when picking which horse to back and hopefully give you more winners!
Number – The runners will be sorted by number on the far left of the racecard. These numbers will be displayed on the horse’s saddle cloth during the race. In flat racing, there will also be a number in brackets, which will show which stall number the horse has been drawn in.
Silks – These are the colours the jockey will be wearing and will be displayed next to the cloth number. The colours of the silks are the choice of the horses owner, and if he has more than one horse in the race they will wear the same coloured silks but will have different coloured caps.
Jockey (J) – This will be display which jockey is riding the horse.
Trainer (T) – This will tell you who the horse is trained by. If the horse is trained overseas, the trainer’s nationality will be in brackets.
Form – This will show you how the horse has been performing lately, usually showing their last five results. The way to read the form is left to right, and the number shows what position the horse finished. For example, if the form says 32121, then the horse finished third, second, first, second, first (most recent), in that order. If a horse has a zero in it’s form, that means that horse finished outside of the top nine in that race. There is also often letters displayed in the form, which mean as follows: P = Pulled Up, F = Fell, UR = Unseated Rider, BD – Brought Down, R = Refused to race. A hyphen (-) indicates when a horse starts a new season, and a forward slash (/) indicates two seasons have passed since the previous race.
Age + Sex – This shows you how old the horse is and what the sex of the horse is. There are different terms used for a horse’s sex, depending on their age and gender. A male horse under five years old is called a colt, a male horse five or older is simply called a horse, but if they have been castrated they are called a gelding. Female horses under five years old are called fillies, and when they turn five they are called mares.
Weight (W) – This will display the weight the horse will carry. It is displayed as: Stone-Pound (for example, a horse that carries 10 stone 2 pounds will show as 10st 2lb). The weight the horse carries is made up of the jockey’s weight, plus any additional weight in their saddlebags.
Official Rating (OR) – This is the official handicap mark a horse is given. The handicap mark determines how much weight a horse has to carry.
Form + Verdict – This includes a brief verdict on the horse’s chances, which includes how our editors believe the horse will perform. There is also further insight into the horses recent form, which includes a brief verdict on how the horse performed that race.
Our Horse Racing Experts
Our Horse Racing Experts bring a wealth of knowledge and insight to today’s racecards, combining years of experience with a passion for the sport. Their expert analysis and tips are grounded in thorough research and a deep understanding of horse racing dynamics, offering readers an invaluable guide to the day’s races.
Steve is the racing editor of GG and has worked in the racing industry for many years, working across multiple racing sites, including CheltenhamFestival.net and horseracing.net. Over the years Steve has made excellent connections with some of the leading names in the industry, and his extensive betting knowledge has seen him win some big bets, particularly at the major festivals.
Joe has written for GG for more than two years, and is a valuable asset to the team due to his experience of writing for numerous horse racing publications. He has been published by the Jockey Club and Royal Ascot magazine, as well as having provided content for the likes of RacingTips.com and CheltenhamFestival.net in the past as well.
Andrew has worked in the sports industry for over a decade for the likes of Squawka, Football Radar and GG. He’s a keen racing fan and with Cheltenham being his hometown, he’s a regular at Prestbury Park and makes use of his connections to find some valuable inside information.
Matt has a keen eye for value betting, which has seen him pick out plenty of big-priced winners over the years. He’s a huge racing fan and his passion for the sport comes out in his writing, from writing a weekly blog on his social media to writing his weekly column on GG.co.uk, where he looks at eye-catching runs from the previous weekend, before giving his value tips for the upcoming action.
Having previously worked for the likes of TheWinnersEnclosure and TwoFromHome, Jake Russell joined the GG back in 2021 and he’s provided plenty of winning tips since in his race previews and through-the-card articles. Jake has been around racing all his life and is often seen at his local track – Warwick racecourse, where you’ll find him either studying the horses in the parade ring or cheering on his winners by the winning post.
Andrew is one of the most recognised tipsters in the racing industry, having worked for over 20 years with the likes of Racing Post, Racing & Football Outlook, William Hill and of course, GG. A former racecourse bookmaker, Andrew is well known for his trends systems and his in-depth knowledge of the sport has seen him win the Scoop6 multiple times. He’s a former racehorse owner too, having been a part owner of multiple Grade 1 winner Reve De Sivola.
Dave (AKA Cheltmental) is a self-confessed Cheltenham fanatic, who has made plenty of profit over the years through his expert analysis of racing. Having been a racing fan for over 25 years, his knowledge of the sport is second to none and you’ll do well to find someone more passionate about it too, especially if he’s talking about the Cheltenham Festival!
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