Horse Racing

Longest Travellers - Today’s Runners Travelling the Furthest

We highlight which horses have travelled the furthest to race today.

If you’re looking for the horses that have travelled the furthest to race, we’ve got you covered with our Longest Travellers - updated every day of the week.

We highlight the horses clocking up the miles to race, which can be a significant pointer to their chances of winning.

Check out our free bets page for the best offers and our racecards for comprehensive insights into today’s horse racing action. In addition, we also highlight the best-backed horses each day in our Market Movers.


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Wednesday’s Longest Travellers

Here are the Longest Travellers for Wednesday, April 17.

7:30pm Kempton - Digital

  • Trainer Ruth Carr sends Digital on the 252-mile trip to Kempton from her base in North Yorkshire.
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7:30pm Kempton

8:00pm Kempton - Sovereign Nation

  • The Charlie Johnston-trained Sovereign Nation makes the 246-mile journey to Kempton and teams up with jockey Billy Loughnane.
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Sovereign Nation

8:00pm Kempton

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When are the Longest Travellers updated?

Our Longest Travellers page will be updated each morning by 10am, highlighting which horses are making the longest trip to race each day - so make sure and check back daily.

How can I back the Longest Travellers?

Backing a Longest Traveller horse is a straightforward process at any of the top online bookmakers on our site. Head over to your bookmaker of choice via any of the links on our site, add the Longest Traveller to your betting slip, and place a bet as normal.

Why take note of Longest Travellers?

Transporting a horse to a racecourse is expensive, so if a trainer decides to send one of their horses an extended distance to run, it can point to connections thinking they expect a big performance from their animal.

Armed with this information, many punters believe horses who have travelled the furthest distance to the course are a great selection to place bets on.

The thought process is - why would a horse racing trainer send a horse so far if it did not have a real chance of winning?

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Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer