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As they are Irish, horse racing is going to be a sport that is covered heavily from a bookmaker like PaddyPower. The sport is simply huge in their native country but as they target more countries and markets from around the world, it's often horse racing that a lot of punters turn to the bookmaker for, without disappointment. This review will be looking at how well the sport performs from their betting app.
Mobile Racing Features
As we've mentioned, horse racing is going to be a huge sport for Paddy Power, and what's probably most interesting to see is that it gets as big a following - if not more- than that of football. In fact, it's even listed before football on the app just showing how important it is to the company.
You can dive straight into the horse racing section by clicking the little icon at the top of the app. Alternatively the homepage will likely have a number of quick links where you can access certain upcoming races from around the world. The next featured race can be found as the first installment of markets on the app which will include an overview of the horses running and their current odds. You can scroll down to see links to the next three races that Paddy Power have covered from the app. Finally, a button in the bottom right hand corner can be clicked from anywhere on the app allowing you to select live horse racing, next 5 races and the horse racing home.
The horse racing section proper initially gives you a long list of the races that are taking place around the world for that day. They will give you information that includes where the meeting is taking place, type of race and distance, before highlighting if any of those markets have any offers or promotions attached to them. Also included will be a little blue 'Watch' button to signify if there is live streaming available, which we will talk about more later in the review.
The top of the home section also allows you to flick between tomorrows racing, next 5 races, future races, live races and a more button. The more button shows racing from America, special bets, daily specials and even virtual horse racing, if that's your thing!
The race card is arguably what the whole racing section is all about and we were delighted with what Paddy Power have on offer. A typical card will include information on the horse such as jockey, trainer, form, odds, number and silks. On top of that though you can click the summaries button in the top right of the race card to see a little overview of how that horse has been performing in recent times and how they might fair in this race. The information is taken directly from the Racing Post which is one of the most reputable racing magazines in the world. It's probably not as in-depth as you would get from their site, but if you think that’s an additional feature from essentially a betting app, it's more than sufficient.
You can also click a small 'more' button to find a synopsis for the upcoming race, again taken from the Racing Post. This is a broader section of information and more to do with the overall outcome of the race. Below that you will be able to see if there are any promotions relevant to that race. Paddy Power often run money back specials on a number of races throughout each day and it's easy to spot if there are as it's highlighted in red. By clicking the button it will allow you to see which markets they are refunding and a link to the terms and conditions should you want to find out more on this.
The race card also includes a tips section, which is an interesting inclusion with not many bookmakers directly offering this. It looks like it once again comes from the team at the Racing Post where three tipsters will choose between the field and show you who they have selected. If you are familiar with the Racing Post, they are pretty consistent with who they allow to produce tips, so it's easy to see who have chosen which, if you like taking information from the same tipster.
Live streaming is also available directly from the app, which is a really nice addition. The numbers of races vary, but you can generally find the majority of UK and Ireland races, with a few from around the world thrown in as well. You need to have placed a bet on the race to be able to stream it from your mobile.