MANE ATTRACTION: Gallop into action with our pick of the best horse-themed online slots

It’s Grand National day, and that can only mean one thing: horses. And lots of them. Oh, and the small matter of wagering too. Today is one of the few days that everyone wants a piece of the action and, as it’s the race’s 50th birthday you can expect a bigger and better event than ever.

For those of you that haven’t been fortunate enough to make the trip to Aintree, don’t worry, we’ve brought the horses to you.

Thankfully, there’s a fair bit of waiting in between races, and that’s the perfect time to keep the atmosphere alive and enjoy some of the finest horse racing themed online slot games from our selection below. Good luck on the track, and on the reels.

Champion of the Track

Champion of the Track is a horse racing slot game from NetEnt, a software provider that’s known for producing slots with top bonus features. Thankfully this game is no exception. The slot reels are set on a casino table with a racetrack running around the outside – this is where the bonus feature comes in to play. Players collect moves in the free spins round, which then allows them to head around the track in the Career Bonus, where prizes can be won. Hitting checkpoints around the track awards players with Golden Trophy Symbols; collect three of these symbols and it’ll open the Champion Trophy Careers Bonus game. Players choose a jockey to race for them in this bonus game and can win a prize upon their jockey passing the finishing line – depending on how well the rider has done of course.

Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven

If you’re even slightly familiar with horse racing you’ll know who Frankie Dettori is. This slot game, based on the infamous day at Ascot in 1996 when Dettori won all seven races, is one to play to get you in the mood for the real races. Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven is a colourful slot game with a number of rewarding features for players, like the Dettori Wild Symbol, which awards a jackpot payout of 7,777 coins (he won seven races, remember!). The highlight of ‘Magic Seven’ is the bonus game, in which you’ll be taken to a racetrack on a second screen for the chance to win prizes. While you’re there you also get to watch clips of Dettori himself winning all seven races over 20 years ago, in case you need further inspiration.

Legends of Racing: Jump Season

Legends of Racing: Jump Season is a simple five-reel, 10 payline slot that features famous race horses like Red Rum, Many Clouds and Long Run. Jump Season is packed with some fun bonus features too. These include a Free Spins bonus, in which you have to land three or more scatter symbols to win free spins; the more scatters you land on the reels the more free spins you’ll win. If you land the three ‘Scoop the Pot’ symbols on the second, third and fourth reels you’ll then be taken to the Scoop Pot Wheel bonus, where a rosette filled with bonus amounts is spinning. All you have to do is land the largest amount on the win line and you’ll take away that bonus. Easy, right?

Derby Dollars

Derby Dollars, a popular slot from developer, Realtime Gaming brings you five reels and 20 paylines making it pretty simple and straightforward to play. The symbols on these reels all tie in with the theme, such as the golden trophy, binoculars and the jockey, while the racehorse is the wild symbol and the gold coin is the scatter symbol. As an added bonus Derby Dollars rewards you for your time, with the chance to win big with its progressive jackpot – just make sure you don’t miss the real race!

First Past the Post

First Past the Post is a slot game powered by Microgaming containing five video reels and 25 possible paylines. Whether you want a quick flutter, or have more time (and money) to spare, First Past the Post can be played for any amount – even a penny if that’s all you have – making it ideal for low budget players and high rollers. Free spins are awarded when you land three or more horse symbols on the reels, but first you have to play through the bonus game. That requires you to guess the winning horse in a three horse race. Pick the winner and you’ll get 30 free spins, pick any of the other two horses and you’ll get less, but you’ll still be given free spins so what’s not to love.

So, there you have it. Five of the finest fillies around when it comes to horse racing slots. Have a great day!

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