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Essential Gadgets for a Day at the Races

Essential Gadgets for a Day at the Races

A day at the races is a unique experience and a real treat. You take to the stands, watch the majesty of a horse race and if you decide to place a bet, you may even come home with a profit. However, to get the best from your race day it pays to go prepared. 

You do not need a lot of items with you, but a few choice gadgets help. Below, we give the essential items you should consider taking to the races. 

Additional Charging/Power Bank

Taking a smartphone with you is standard wherever you go. However, it is important to keep it charged when you attend the races. Firstly, you'll no doubt be taking plenty of pictures and videos, and making phone calls.

The other main battery drain is using your phone to place bets online, as is customary when at the races. To avoid this, an additional power bank is a must so you can keep track of your bets. Make sure you sign up for a bookmaker that does not just have good odds and bonuses but can also provide the most up-to-date racing tips today – this way you can check what the pundits are saying even minutes before the race starts and choose the best horses. While part of the appeal of visiting the track is putting on bets while you are there, the tips you can find online can help inform what you choose to bet on. Another bonus is that you can keep an eye on other races going on around the country at the same time.


Most racecourses will now have digital displays, so you can see the racing going on in real-time. However, this takes away part of the racing experience. In some instances, you may as well be watching at home on the television. Therefore, if you want the best live experience purchase a pair of binoculars before you go. 

When you have these, it will let you see the whole track laid out in front of you. You will be able to watch racing down the back straits, quite far away from the grandstand. It also helps you to see the jockey and horses as they are paraded, if you cannot get too close because of the crowds. Just find yourself a raised section, and you can then check the temperament of the horse visually. Of course, if you are in private hospitality boxes or suites, it is ideal because you then get to combine them with an already superb view. 

Cool Box

The good thing about the races is that you can tailor the day to your needs. You can have a high-class, luxurious day in the best suites possible. Or you can go downmarket and take your food and drink as you take a spot in the lower-priced seats. In these instances, a cool box will be essential. You can pack all your favourite goodies, and even on the hottest of summer days, they will stay fresh and crisp. 

All you now need to do is pick your racecourse! With these items in tow, you are sure to have a fun-filled day. Good luck at the races and cross your fingers!