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National Hunt Horse Races

National Hunt Horse Races
National Hunt Racing is the official name of jump racing in the UK and Ireland. National Hunt races are split into two distinct types; hurdles and steeplechases.

With many of the worlds leading National Hunt racecourses been right here in the United Kingdom and with many of the world’s greatest races, never miss any of the action by watching live online via our National Hunt racing live stream partners.

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National Hunt Races Live Streaming

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Here Is How To Watch Live Horse Racing With Bet365

Step 1: Click here to sign up to BET365.com 18+(A funded account/deposit is needed) (If you already have an account go to step 2

Step 2: Click on “Horse Racing”, found at the left hand side of the page, in the darker area for desktops or at the top of the page on mobile devices.

Step 3: Find the race that is of interest to you and so long as a square with a > symbol appears, you can watch live.

Step 4: Click on the text stating the race (on the left hand side) and then on the play symbol to watch along live.

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Please note: Geo-restrictions do apply, a funded account and/or bet placed 24 hours prior to game is required for access.


Choose Where To Watch

All of these bookies offer live National Hunt horse racing streaming, choose your favourite or simply the bookie requiring the lowest stake (the bet you need to place to watch live horse racing via the bookmaker).

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Bet365 *All GB and Ireland
*Australia
*USA
*South Africa
*France
*Singapore
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*South Africa
*France
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Jump Horse Races Live

In a hurdles race horse are required to jump over obstacles called hurdles which are smaller and more giving than full jumps.

Steeplechase races are the pinnacle of the National Hunt Calendar with the most famous race been the Grand National at Aintree racecourse.

In Steeplechase races there are a variety of obstacles with the most common been fences as well as water jumps and open ditches.

With many of the world’s leading jump races, including the Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup, held in the UK and Ireland it’s no surprise that these races are so popular and that there are so many fans trying to watch the races from race course all over the British Isles and Ireland.

100% Legal Live Streams

All of the live horse racing streams featured on GGTV are 100% legal and 100% safe. Many websites feature illegal streams that simply steal the content direct from the likes of At The Races and Racing UK and whilst there may be a small cost to watch the races via legal streams (but let’s face it you are likely to be betting on the action anyway!) you can be sure that there are no computer viruses and/or other nasty’s infecting your computer/phone/tablet when watching.

So How is GGTV Different?

The streams that we feature here on GGTV are offered by bookmakers who have paid for the rights to bring you live horse racing action, so you can watch races that you have bet on.

What Can You Watch?

Different bookies have different services with some only focusing on the UK and Ireland whilst some bring you the action from all around the world. If you are after a specific race, please visit our preview section or for all races from a specific track, check out our track guides.

You can also click on the bookies in the table above for all the info you need.

Choose from all of these great racecourses to watch live

Aintree | Bangor-on-Dee | Cartmel | Cheltenham | Exeter | Fakenham | Fontwell Park | Hexham | Huntingdon | Kelso | Ludlow | Market Rasen | Newton Abbot | Plumpton | Perth | Sedgefield | Stratford | Taunton | Towcester | Warwick | Wincanton | Worcester

Watch Jump Racing Live

When it comes to National Hunt racing or racing over obstacles such as steeplechase racing and hurdle racing, the United Kingdom is home to many of the world’s leading racecourses as well as many of the world’s biggest and most iconic races which is perhaps headlined by the Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Those are races that not only grab the attention of the racing world but of the wider sporting world and even that of the general public who many not watch any other races throughout the year.

Whilst National Hunt racing mostly takes place throughout the winter in the UK, there is racing to be watched all year round and no matter if you are wanting to watch the biggest races from the biggest festivals or if you want to watch the smallest race from a local course, you can watch each and every race live via our jump racing live stream partners.

Whilst many fans and those who just casually watch the sport of horse racing may think that there are just 2 different types of National Hunt racing, there are actually 3 different types and those can also be further broken down into sub-categories or racing to show the breadth and depth of National Hunt horse racing.

The 3 top level types of racing are Chase racing, hurdling and National Hunt flat racing (NH Flat).

These can then be further broken down in Bumper races, Maiden Hurdles, Beginners Steeplechase, Novice races and handicap races.

A bumper race is a special type of flat racing that is form horses in the early stages of their jump racing careers. These race are for horses between 4 and 7 years old and are run over at least 2 miles. The horses are usually raced by amateur jockeys and a horse is only allowed to race in 6 of these events as they are there to show that the horse is up to the level required.

Maiden Hurdles races are for horses who are yet to win a hurdle or steeplechase race but who have already one a bumper race or on the flat.

Beginners Steeplechases is for horses that have not won a steeplechase race but who have won a hurdle race (or a bumper race or a flat race).

A novice race can be either for a hurdle race or a steeple chase race.

In the case of hurdles, it is for horse that have not won a hurdle race prior to the start of that season whilst for chase races, it is for horses that have not won a steeplechase race priority to the season.

A handicap race is exactly what you would expect it to be as the better horses are given extra weight to handicap them and to level the field in the hopes of maximising the excitement for fans.

No matter what type of race you want to watch or where the race is happening you can watch al of the great National Hunt racing from across the United Kingdom, Ireland and further afield via our National Hunt live stream partners.

Whilst lots of the action is available to watch live on pay tv channels or down at your local bookies, and of course you can go to all of the effort of heading to the course in person, why not simply choose to watch live via your phone, laptop, tablet or computer via the great live streaming services on this page?

There is a wagering requirement needed to be able to watch national hunt racing via bookies, we are sure that if you are looking to watch hurdle or steeplechase racing, you are likely to also want to bet on the action so why not pick one of the bookies on this page that allow you to watch the races you have bet on and cheer on your chosen horses?

Choose Where To Watch Jump Racing

All of these bookies offer live jump horse racing streaming, choose your favourite or simply the bookie requiring the lowest stake (the bet you need to place to watch live horse racing via the bookmaker).

Watch Racing Live Via

NAME LOCATIONS DETAILS
Bet365 *All GB and Ireland
*Australia
*USA
*South Africa
*France
*Singapore
Registration and deposited account needed. Minimum bet of 50p needed You Must Be Aged 18 Years Old and Over WATCH NOW
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Coral *Some GB
*USA
*South Africa
*France
Registration and deposited account needed. Minimum bet of £1 needed You Must Be Aged 18 Years Old and Over WATCH NOW (18+ #ad)

If you are a fan of racing you will more than likely know how frustrating it can be to watch live as there is simply so much action out there to watch.

Even if you have an expensive and ongoing subscription to a pay tv sports channel that features horse racing, the chances are that the race you want to watch is not chosen.

It is of course always the best option to be at the course in person but that is often simply not feasible but thankfully there is now a simple and straightforward way to watch the races that you want to watch live.

All of the fantastic live streaming services featured on this page allow you to watch all of the racing action from National Hunt courses across the United Kingdom and form race tracks around the world.

If you do decide to watch live via one of the bookmakers that we feature you will need to be aged 18 or over and have placed a qualifying bet on the action that you want to watch but the chances are that if you are looking to watch a horse race live, you are also interested in betting on the action so why not simply bet with a bookie that allows you to watch along live.

National Hunt Pattern History

Although National Hunt racing has a long history in the United Kingdom, going back for 100’s of years, it wasn’t until the 1960’s when the style and structure of racing that we enjoy today started to develop and come into its own.

In 1964, a National Hunt (NH) Pattern of the most important races was established and recognised when the Horserace Betting Levy Board offered a grant of £64,000 to help make the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and the Grand National become prestigious races that jockeys and trainers just simply could not miss.

This proved to be a big success from the off and has of course held to make those races into some of the biggest races not just on these shores but around the world, so it was no surprise that just 4 years later a Jump Racing Pattern Committee, headed by Lord Leverhulme, put in a recommendation to expand the Pattern and it was decided that 14 races would initially be added to the list of prestigious races, stating in 1969.

It took until the 1980’s for the next developments to take place, but these were only minor until 1989 when the Jockey Club, who were by that time the governing body of racing in Great Britain, decided upon a major overhaul of racing in the United Kingdom.

This led to both mid-seaosn and end of seaosn Grade 1 races that were split into 12 categories with a number of grade 2 races to add as lead-up races, with 14 major handicap races given a status of Grade 3.

Fans of the sport will know that this was the start of the modern day system which still relies heavily on that set up, although there are of course now many more races in each of the categories.

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