William Hill Racing has created a way to bring a form of fantasy sports to the sport of kings. The Racing League is offering horse bettors a new method to have a punt on their favorite horses, jockeys and trainers.
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William Hill has created 12 teams of horse racing personnel – Team Racehorse Lotto, Team BullionVault, Team ODDSbible, Team talkSPORT, Team ThoroughBid, Team Swish, Newmarket Red, Team Ireland, eToro Racing, Goat Racing, Remulate Racing and Team Arena.
These teams are composed of a minimum of two and a maximum of four trainers, as well as three jockeys. Each of these jockeys are assigned to one team and are committed to riding for only that team during the competition.
As well, each team is supplied with a roster of 30 horses, along with a team manager who makes the final decision regarding the selection for each of the races in the competition.
Many of the top jockeys in the UK are taking part in the William Hill Racing League. Oisin Murphy is riding for Team ThoroughBid. Hollie Doyle is up for Team talkSPORT. The legendary Frankie Dettori is part of the Newmarket Red team. Mick Channon, the former England international footballer, is among the trainers for Remulate Racing.
How Racing League Works
The William Hill Racing Series is being conducted on six separate Thursdays at four different UK tracks. It began July 29 with the first leg at Newcastle. They next competed at Doncaster on August 5, followed by racing at Lingfield Park on August 12.
Remaining dates in the series are August 19 at Royal Windsor, August 26 at Lingfield Park. It all concludes where it started on September 2 at Newcastle. Six races on each card are included as part of the William Hill Racing League.
Every event is a handicap race with a rating of 0-90 that is open to horses three years and older. Distances of these races vary from 5-12 furlongs. Each team is required to put forth three prospective starters six days prior to race day. One of these three horses will be declared to run at the declaration stage. Each race will have 12 starters, one from each team.
Every race is worth 100 points. The winner is awarded to the winner, 18 for second place, 15 for third, 12 for fourth, 10 for fifth, eight for sixth, six for seventh, three for eighth, two for ninth, one for 10th and no points for the 11th and 12th placed horses.
The prize money for each event in the William Hill Racing Series is set at £50,000 and is paid out to owners, trainers and jockeys.
Betting On The Racing League: Odds & Offers
Horse players can enjoy their usual punt on any of the races involved in the William Hill Racing League. Betting is offered as it would be on any horse race on that day’s card. New customers get a free bet bonus when creating an account with William Hill UK.
However, there’s also the option to bet on any of the teams in the race via outright odds being offered on which team will win the competition. Newmarket Red are the 6/1 current favourites to win the William Hill Racing League.
Among jockeys, Saffie Osborne leads with 132 points through three events. That’s one point better than Jack Mitchell. Lydford of Team talkSPORT and Marks Bear of Team BullionVault share the lead among horses at level 43 points.
Every race in the Racing League series is being broadcast live on Sky Sports Racing. Bettors can also catch all of the action via the William Hill Betting TV live stream, follow live results and place bets on the Racing League betting odds and take advantage of the daily promotions. Learn more about horse betting apps here.