Horse Race Betting at Casumo Ireland

The excitement of the track, the noise of the crowd, the adrenaline rush; betting on horse racing is a long and storied tradition in Ireland. Now you can feel it all with the amazing opportunity of online horse racing betting with Casumo Sportsbook.
Horse race betting is as tricky as it is exciting, so we prepared a detailed guide for you: with everything you need to know about the biggest horse racing events in Ireland and the UK, how to place a bet with
Casumo Sportsbook and what are the most popular betting markets and options. All you have to do next to get in on the action is sign up and get ready to bet on your favourite horse.


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Different Horse Races and Events You Can Bet on

When it comes to horse racing sports betting, we have a massive range of races to give you the best experience. Here are some of the best horse racing events available for Irish players to bet on:

Galway Races

Galway Races is Ireland's largest race festival and we're your betting partner with our exciting racing offers!

Curragh Racecourse

The Curragh is Ireland's premier flat racecourse and we make sure that you are ready with our racing offers and tips! Check out our blog for Curragh Racecourse tips!

Cheltenham Festival

For the jump race season, there's nothing bigger than the Cheltenham Festival. This event takes place in March each year and covers a gruelling four days of hardcore races. There are a total of 28 races, with 7 taking place each day. Of course, some of these races are a little more prestigious than others.

For those looking for some serious action, the Cheltenham Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup are the two biggest events.

Queen Mother Champion Chase

Another major race at Cheltenham is the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. This is open to both mares and geldings over the age of five. It features an impressive 1 mile 7 furlongs distance (nearly 2 miles) and consists of 13 fences along the way. One of the older races at the festival, this event was first run in 1959.

Grand National

The Grand National is one of the biggest hunt horse races in the country and, indeed, the world. The event is also one of the oldest races, first being run in 1839 at Aintree, Liverpool. It's so popular that a large portion of the UK who don't usually place bets will join the fun with a small flutter.

With a massive field, usually over 40 horses, this race has it all, from victory to heartbreak. Part of the charm is that the race is so long and difficult, at a whopping 4 miles and 2 1/2 furlongs with 30 fences, that even the biggest favourite may not prevail, giving chances to rank outsiders.

Epsom Derby and Epsom Oaks

First taking place in 178, one of the biggest and oldest flat races of the season in the UK is the Epsom Derby. This event is open to both colts and fillies, as long as they are three years old. The race is a fast one and runs over 1 mile and 4 furlongs and takes place during the long Epsom Festival season, which is held in June each year.

Alongside the Epsom Derby is the equally prestigious Epsom Oaks. This takes place at the same festival as the Derby and, similarly, is only open to three-year-olds. The difference here is that this is exclusively for fillies. The race runs over the same distance as the Epsom Derby but has a slightly smaller purse.

Together, the Epsom Oaks and Epsom Derby are just two of the five classic flat races found in the UK.

The Triple Crown

If we follow on from the Epsom Derby and Oaks, then we should mention the Triple Crown. This combines the Epsom Derby with the St. Leger and the 2000 Guineas for the colts. Fillies can complete their Triple Crown with wins in the 1000 Guineas and Epsom Oaks.

For both, the final leg of the Triple Crown is the St. Leger, and this takes place at Doncaster each year. Usually held toward the end of the season in September, this race is run over 1 mile and 6 furlongs, also offering a sizable purse to the winner.

Royal Ascot

If you're looking for massive horse races, then the Royal Ascot meeting is a must. This venue is home to 13 of the top Group 1 flat races in the country. These include The Gold Cup, St. James' Palace Stakes and more. It's not only popular for the races though. Royal Ascot is also known for stunning fashion and its popular Ladies' Day.

On top of that, this is one of the longest-running horse racing events, as it first took place in 1839. Since then, it's barely missed a year. It's also one of the richest and most valuable flat race meets, with a combined purse fund in excess of £7 million.

King George VI Chase

Another prestigious Grade 1 steeplechase in the country is the King George VI Chase. This takes place at Kempton Park and is aimed at horses aged four and above. What's exciting about this one is that it takes place on Boxing Day.

The King George VI Chase is another longer race, taking place over three miles. There are a lot fewer fences when compared to the Grand National though, with just 18 to be navigated. It's got a pretty decent purse up for grabs too, which is why owners and trainers often aim for this event.

Betting on Horse Racing at Casumo — Quick Guide

How to Sign Up

Getting started with Casumo is simple. Fill in the sign-up form, follow the few instructions and you're all set!

How to Reach the Sportsbook

You can find the Casumo Sportsbook on our website, and it has all your favourite sports, leagues, tournaments, races and events laid out in front of you. It's easy to scroll through this selection and get all the necessary details for your chosen meet or race.

Choosing Horse Racing

When you look for good horse racing betting events, check out the currency allowed, the live betting options, bonuses, and other such details. We don’t provide live horse racing but most of the major races are televised, which is highly appreciated by Irish players so you can bet on a race and then watch it.


Different Betting Markets when Betting on Horse Racing

Race Winner or single

This allows you to bet on the overall outcome of a race. This is an outright bet, though, so you will be placing a bet on a specific horse to come first and that's it. If the horse comes second, the bet is lost.


This is a bet placed on two final outcomes but on two different events or races. Both of the predictions must come true if the bet is to pay out.


Trebles is a single bet placed on three different outcomes across three separate races. As with singles and doubles, all three predicted events must come true for you to win the bet.

Each Way

A better option, especially for players new to horse racing betting, is to choose the Each Way bet. This means placing a bet on a specific horse, but it can come in the top three. Half of the bet you place will go on the chosen horse to win, and the other half will be made as a bet that the horse will place.

This type of bet costs double the usual bet, but it does mean you have a better chance of scoring a return, particularly if the horse is not the favourite.


This type of bet puts four or more selections into one bet. Essentially you will be choosing the names of horses to be placed on a variety of races. All selections made must be accurate for the bet to pay out.


This is a straight bet predicting the order that the horses will finish within the race. This is just about the first and second placers though. You can opt for a Reverse Forecast too, which is simply picking which two horses will come first and second, but you don't need to select the specific order.


This is another common horse racing bet. To take up this bet, all you need to do is pick a horse from each of the first six races on a single day. If the horse is placed in each race, you will win part of the prize pool. However, if one of your chosen horses doesn't place, your bet is lost.


Finally, we have the jackpot. This is the hardest horse racing bet to win. It is very similar to the Placepot in terms of choosing six horses. However, the difference is that the chosen horses must all come first in their races. One wrong choice and the bet is over.

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