A horse race is something which many people can get very excited about, especially if it is a famous one which gets lots of publicity. Sometimes people who would never even normally watch horse racing will decide to have a bet just because it is the ‘Grand National’ or one of the other famous races.
There are several attractions with this sort of race. Firstly the horses and jockeys who will be running will be some of the best. This means that you should get a really good race and therefore it is a much more entertaining one to watch. Also because it is famous it means that people tend to be talking about it and that is likely to encourage you more to make a bet on it.
It can be a lot of fun betting on a horse race and with everyone talking about a race you will be more likely to be able to pick up some tips on who to bet for. Some people will just pick the horse that has the prettiest name but other people do have proper strategies for deciding which horse to pick and if you want to maximise your chances of winning the race then this is a way to do so.
It is better, of course, if you study the form but it can be fun discussing it with others and you may even pick up some information that you may not have had access to otherwise. Also if you are not used to betting then you may not fully understand the information that you can pick up from websites and newspapers explaining how odds are calculated and why certain horses have a better chance of winning than others.