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3 Horses to Keep an Eye on in 2024

Here are the names of three horses worth keeping an eye out for in 2024. We will also be taking a look at several major upcoming horse racing events on the horse racing calendar, where one or more of these horses will be competing.

Top 3 horses to keep an eye out for in 2024

Depending on where you look and which betting experts and tipsters you talk to, you will likely hear several different horse names worth keeping tabs on in 2024 that other ‘experts’ will not include in their top three.

However, the more people you talk to, only a handful of horses’ names keep on getting mentioned. Here are the names of three horses that have been mentioned more than any others:

  1. Galopin Des Champs
  2. Ylang Ylang
  3. Lookaway

Others that have also been mentioned on more than one occasion are King of Steel, Bold Bastille, Roll on High, Autumn Angel, and Henry Longfellow, to name a few.

How old must I be in the UK to bet on the horses?

If you live in the United Kingdom and want to get involved in horse racing betting at a fully licensed and regulated iGaming site, you must be at least 18 years old. In other parts of the world, for example, the US or Canada, you may find that it’s slightly older than this (e.g., 19, 20, or 21).

What are the biggest horse racing events to look forward to in 2024?

There are lots of major upcoming horse racing events to look forward to in 2024. Let’s start by taking a quick look at some of the biggest races across the globe that are scheduled for sometime between January and May:

  • Event: 2024 Dubai World Cup Carnival. Date(s): January to March, TBC. Venue: Dubai, UAE, at the Meydan Racecourse
  • Event: 2024 Pegasus World Cup. Date(s): January. Venue: Floria, USA, at the Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach
  • Event: 2024 Saudi Cup. Date(s): March. Venue: Dubai, UAE, at the Meydan Racecourse
  • Event: 2024 Kentucky Derby. Date(s): May 3-4. Venue: Louisville, Kentucky, at the Churchill Downs Racetrack

What are the biggest UK horse racing events in 2024?

Now, let’s take a look at what’s happening at events across the United Kingdom over the coming months:

  • Event: 2024 Cheltenham Festival. Date(s): March 12-15. Venue: Cheltenham, England, at the Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Event: 2024 Randox Ulster National Raceday. Date(s): April, TBC. Venue: Co. Down, Northern Ireland, at the Downpatrick Racecourse
  • Event: 2024 Randox Grand National. Date(s): April 13. Venue: Liverpool, England, at the Aintree Racecourse

Betting markets are already open for certain events, such as the 2024 Cheltenham Festival, where you can place a wager right now on various individual races, such as the 2024 Supreme Novices Hurdle, the Arkle Chase, Ultima Handicap Chase, Unibet Champion Hurdle, Mares Hurdle, Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, and National Hunt Chase.

Other betting markets that are already open for this event are for the following races:

Ballymore Novices Hurdle, Brown Advisory Novices Chasse, Champion Chase, Cross Country Chase, Grand Annual Chase, Ryanair Chase, Champion Bumper, Stayers Hurdle, Plate Handicap Chase, Kim Muir Challenge Cup, Country Hurdle, Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle, and, not forgetting, the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2024.

Final note

Before placing bets on any upcoming horse races, the thing to remember is to conduct as much research as possible to give you a much better chance of winning.

Doing your research can help you place more informed bets that are less likely to lose (but at the same time, still never guaranteed to return you a profit).

Remember to gamble responsibly by using any ‘safer gambling tools’ your chosen iGaming site offers, and stay within your budget.