The best New Year's Day horse races

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2021-12-22

2022 will hopefully be the first normal start to the year in a long time. Well, the world only missed 2021, but it really does feel like ages, doesn't it? With normal activities resuming almost everywhere across the world, horse racing is one of the activities that fans have been eagerly waiting for. There will be plenty of action on offer everywhere; no fan should miss out. 

The best New Year's Day horse races

Sky City New Year's Day races

In Auckland, New Zealand, race lovers will open the year with all-round entertainment at the races from Sky City. The event begins at 11 am and continues until 6:00 pm when the last race will be run. Eight races will headline the jam-packed day, among them the Rich Hill Mile and the Championship Final. 

18+ racegoers are allowed in the Cuvée Ground Floor Ascot stand where they can enjoy DJ music as they watch the sprints. There is a family entertainment area where kids can enjoy bouncy castles and much more. Children under 15 gain free admission. For those who love a laid-back vibe, the Champagne Lawn is the perfect spot to watch the home straight. Here, they can chill with a free Bloody Mary or any other alternative of their choice.

Cheltenham New Year's

Cheltenham is synonymous with the sport of kings and widely known for horse race betting. Nowadays, online bookmaker sites have replaced most of the old betting stands. The course will kick off the year with amazing National Hunt action (again) that will see Bootleg Beatles and the Premier Beatles bands entertain racegoers at an after-party. What's better? They have a mobile app that racegoers can use to track races digitally and also win amazing prizes.

The Hanging Rock New Year's

Racegoers in Victoria will enjoy a Covidsafe day at the rock, another event loved by the best online bookmakers and punters. The course located 44 miles (70 km) from Melbourne has a lot of racing and entertainment activities for the whole family. This will be a great event for Victorians to come out as a lengthy lockdown eases.

Betting on horse races

Online betting has taken the place of booths in horse racing. Players can now bet on any race across the world from the comfort of their homes. The only precaution needed in online horse racing betting is to choose the best bookmaker. These are bookmakers with safe and secure websites, available in the player's location, easily navigable, fast in transactions, and provision of efficient customer support.

Players should also look to take advantage of the promotions offered by most horse racing betting websites in the New Year. At this time, there are numerous bonuses to be enjoyed, many with relaxed terms. Some houses also give free bets, accumulator bets, and risk-free bets, where a player's money is refunded if their bet does not win. Enjoy the best races and the best online horse racing betting at the very start of the year. Welcome 2022 in style!

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