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The best racing podcasts

When racing fans aren’t sampling the action at Ludlow, there are several resources they might typically use to satisfy their racing cravings and keep them firmly in the loop ahead of the next big race day on the calendar at Ludlow. Podcasts are a preference for many, particularly as they can accompany a horse racing enthusiast throughout a working week, be it in the car during the morning commute or while relaxing in the evening before bed.

Accessed through smartphone devices and even today’s sophisticated televisions, racing fans can sample an array of productions that bring a lot to the table. For example, some podcasts take a deep dive into racing form, which can assist punters when it comes to betting on horse racing, while others focus on past races and remember some classic occasions where shocks took place, and legends cemented their place in history. The options are extensive and incredibly diverse on the whole.

Additionally, some podcasts in this area don’t just focus on racing on this side of the pond. There are options dedicated to Arabian horse racing, while there are some excellent productions that contain content around world-famous races like The Kentucky Derby. These podcasts cover a variety of facets within the sport and are fantastic tools for diehard racing fans to have at their disposal.

So, if you’re keen to add some racing podcasts to your weekly schedule, then below is a look at some of the very best options right now.

Luck On Sunday

Luck On Sunday is Racing UK’s weekly horse racing talkshow that brings you the best guests, with reaction, chat & breaking news. Nick Luck is the Jeremy Paxman of the racing community, putting our top professionals on the spot about the sport’s latest topics.

In the Saddle

A podcast with a large community of listeners behind it, the In The Saddle Podcast is hosted by Marc Hryhorskyj and Chris Loader, two horse racing devotees with a deep passion for one of the world’s favourite sports. Some episodes contain special guests, while others focus on various aspects of upcoming races, be it form or reviews of specific events. Essentially, this professional production covers it all, resulting in a useful opportunity for horse racing fans to make the most of it.

Daily Racing Form

If a podcast concentrating on racing form is what you’re after, then Daily Racing Form is probably the one for you. With a strong focus on US racing, hosts David Aragona and Craig Milkowski review the best races and look ahead to the major events on the calendar with some informative previews. As the podcast’s title suggests, Daily Racing Form is the perfect resource for fans with an interest in the finer details of the sport, particularly around form. There is a version in Spanish too if you want to get a handle on racing lingo with a Spanish slant.

The Final Furlong

Hosted by Emmet Kennedy, with former jockey Denis O’Regan and an array of special guests, this twice-weekly show features expert race previews and analysis to help you make informed bets.

Irish Field podcast

The Irish Field is Ireland’s only newspaper dedicated to racing and equestrian sports. The Irish Field is available online from 10pm every Friday night and in all good newsagents every Saturday. Podcasts regularly support the printed paper with in-depth interviews with Irish racing professionals among owners, trainers, riders and regulators.

Gate to Wire

A podcast put together by Past the Wire and containing respected hosts Jonathan Stettin and Michael Vale, and you definitely need a bit of Gate to Wire in your life. Looking at the sport’s biggest talking points and sharing their own takes makes for a fantastic listen. Alongside the racing news that’s discussed and the detailed looks at handicapping segments, a production that also relies on the input of major players in the industry and ex-professionals with stories to share. If you’re in need of a podcast that can be dipped in and out of with ease, all while providing you with an in-depth look at horse racing, then Gate to Wire is definitely worth checking out.

National Racing Network podcast

If you occasionally turn your attention to the action that’s unfolding around the world, then you’ll enjoy the National Racing Network Podcast. From the US to the UK, this well-made option features the latest and greatest racing news. It includes important race information and results, and each episode provides an informative listen. A podcast that many racing fanatics rely on, the National Racing Network Podcast is an excellent option.

On the Drift

Self-proclaimed authorities on backing slow horses, and enthusiasts on spinning yarns, On The Drift, the self acclaimed biggest horse racing podcast on the Northside of Brisbane previews and reviews the Group 1 races across the Australian Thoroughbred Racing calendar.

The Smoke & Mare Show

Somewhat understandably, many people with a penchant for horse racing tend to want to hear from professionals in the arena who have been there and done it. The Smoke & Mare Show, therefore, stands out for many, with this fantastic podcast offering engrossing debates and unmissable interviews with some of the most respected men and women in the industry. Hosts Mike Rennie and Mary Rufo ask the right questions, while some of the show’s guests share some truly unique insights.

Pointing pointers

Hosted by Ben Atkins and Sam Davies-Thomas, this light-hearted look at the thriving British amateur scene is well worth a try if you want to discover the whereabouts of the next Latenightpass before he ventures into Rules racing.

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