When watching a horse race, it is often difficult to find any information about how to place an actual bet. Horse racing relies heavily on the revenue gained from those who do place bets on the races, but that does not mean that the channels that broadcast the races are going to give specific instructions on how to do it.
Many of these sports broadcasts will mention things such as the odds for each horse to win and the handicappers often make their predictions about how the horses will run. However, to actually find information on how to bet on the horses, one will have to look elsewhere. There is at least one station that is now looking to buck this trend.
Fox Sports 1 has partnered with the Jockey Club and is looking to provide a more in depth experience for its viewers. Rather than just focus on the very basics of horse racing like all of the other stations that broadcast racing do, this one is looking to incorporate far more for the individual who already has some knowledge of the sport. Thus, handicappers and those who just like to bet on the races will be able to have a more enjoyable experience with racing when they watch on this network.
They say that they are looking to balance the entertainment of racing with educating people on how to be more effective handicappers. It is going to be more data rich and more detailed than just watching the horses run for the sake of the race.
Many who are new to watching horse racing have trouble understanding the numerous factors that can go into it such as how the past performances have an impact on which horses they should bet on. That is something that is certainly a problem for many players. Fox Sports 1 is looking to help by providing education to those who are still trying to gather an understanding of what is going on in the races. By doing this for people, the network is hoping to capitalize on the viewing audience that is interested in the sport on a deeper level.
Horse racing is on the decline lately, so this may be just the boost that it needs to gain a larger audience. That is the hope of the network at any rate. Partnering with the Jockey Club gives them the access that they need to provide quality entertainment to viewers.
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