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These frequently asked questions are designed to give you a greater understanding of ARO and Arabian Racing, but if you’d like to know anything else please get in touch by visiting our ‘contact us’ page.

I’ve never been to an Arabian race day before, what can I expect?

If you haven’t been racing and are not sure what to expect on the day, our five step guide will help you to get the most out of your trip to the races.

1. Plan your outfit
The preferred dress code for an ARO race day is relaxed casual. At most racecourses you will need to expect to spend much of the time outside, viewing the horses in the paddock, placing your bets, cheering your winner home from the stands, etc, so make sure you dress for the weather.

2. Plan your day
Arrive on time and familiarise yourself with the racecourse facilities. You may want to visit the parade Ring, winning post, Grandstand and refreshment outlets.

3. Buy a racecard
This will give you all the information you need about the day ahead, including the runners and riders, race previews and betting forecast.

4. Visit the Parade Ring
The horses will be in the Parade Ring for about 15-25 minutes before each race, so this is your chance to take a close look at each runner and select your choice for a bet.

5. Give yourself the best chance of winning!
Does the form guide in the racecard suggest this horse has a good chance? Does the horse look well-muscled and is the coat in good condition? Does the horse look relaxed yet eager to get on with the race? These are all good indicators to help you back winner after winner.

How can I become involved in Arabian Racing?

There are lots of ways to become involved in Arabian racing, as an owner, trainer or jockey, just visit the ‘Contact Us‘ page and get in touch.

A member of the team will be able to check your eligibility and tell you everything you need to know about becoming involved in this fantastic sport.  If you want to talk to someone already involved, visit the ‘Trainers & Jockeys‘ page for contact details of ARO registered Trainers and Jockeys in your area.

Racing Jargon

There are lots of words and phrases associated with Horseracing that can be confusing to beginners.  We can recommend Love The Races ‘Jargon Buster‘ as a good place to start.


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