Horse Racing Free Bets

Horse racing is still one of the most popular betting sports. In betting shops it takes 50% more betting revenue than football and twice as much as greyhound racing. And, online, sports betting generates as much in revenues as Casinos, Poker and Bingo combined.

So it is no wonder online bookmakers want and need to keep their horse racing customers satisfied and, if they are not finding winners, what better way to do this than giving them a free horse racing bet or two.

Top Horse Racing Free Bets

  • Bet365 Free Bets Claim your Free Bets for Horse Racing with Bet365 £100
    New customers only. Min deposit £5 or more. 100% matched as Bet Credits up to £100. Bet Credits are non-withdrawable. Offer needs to be claimed within 30 days of registration. Min odds to release Bet Credits is 1/5. Payment method exclusions apply. UK & ROI residents only. T&Cs Apply.
  • William Hill Free Bets Horse Racing Betting Offers to Claim now from William Hill £30
    New online customers only, min £10/ €10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X £10/€10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
  • Paddy Power Free Bets Get Your Horse Racing Free Bets Offers £30
    New customers only, place a €10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake €10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you €30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&C’s Apply.
  • Coral Free Bets Diverse Horse Racing Offers and Bonuses from Coral £30
    Minimum Deposit and Stake £10. Free Bets Credited as 3x£10. Free Bet Stake Not Returned. Free Bet Valid For 4 Days. 18+. Terms and Conditions Apply
  • 888sport - Free Bets UK 888Sport Free Bets Claim Your 888sport Horse Racing Bonus Now £40
    New customers only – Minimum deposit of €10 using deposit code 30fb - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least €10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply - full T&C’s apply
  • Betfair Free Bet Betfair Free Bets Bet on Horse Racing with Betfair and claim Free Bets £30
    New customer offer, place a single Sportsbook bet of £10 at odds 1.2 (1/5) or more to get £30 in free bets. Deposits using credit/debit cards or PayPal only. Valid for 30 days. Free bet stakes not returned with winnings.
  • Ladbrokes Free Bets Get Your Special Offers from Ladbrokes £50
    18+. New customers only. Promo code 'F50' required. Certain deposit methods excluded. Min £/€5 on win or each-way bet excluding Tote or pools = match max £/€50 free bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Bet must be made within 14 days. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. Single bets only. Free bet cannot be used on certain markets. T&Cs apply.

Make no mistake, horse racing free bets are not just awarded to customers who are on a losing streak. They are given as consolation prizes and, most notably, as an incentive for new customers.

Horse Racing Free Bets – Choose the most suitable bet for you

Horse racing free bets differ from regular ‘paid on’ bets in two ways.

Firstly there is no risk involved with a free bet. If your selection loses you will not be financially worse off in any way.

Secondly if your selection wins your return will be net of stakes. Therein a £10 free bet on a 3/1 winner will see £30 returned to your account in cash.

Popular Horse Racing Free Bets

As with horse racing in general, the most popular type of bet is a win bet. The good old fashioned wager on one horse, requiring it to win (or be placed if you backed it each-way).

But this does not mean win bets are the only option available to punters who have been given a free bet courtesy of a new customer account offer or loyalty bonus. Doubles, trebles and multiple bets like the ever-popular Yankee can be placed too.

In fact, with the exception of wagers that go into the tote pools (Placepots, Tote Exactas etc) there is no kind of bet you cannot use a horse racing free bet for.

Suffice to say the more ambitious may chance their arm with something like a Tricast which can give tremendous returns for small stakes.

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Horse Racing Upcoming Events – Get Ready for Grand National 2018

The 2018 Grand National is almost here! The big race will take place on Saturday 14th April at 5.15pm at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. This gruelling race is run over a marathon distance of 4 miles and 2 furlong and takes in 30 unique fences.

The Grand National is probably the most famous horse race in the world and is watched live by over 600 million people in over 140 countries. It’s the race that everyone wants to win – owners, trainers, jockeys and punters alike.

You can now safely bet on the Grand National as most of the big online bookmakers are offering NRNB (Non Runner No Bet) so your stakes will be refunded in cash should your horse not run on the day. There is a maximum field size of 40 runners.

The current favourite is Blaklion who finished 4th last year and is currently trading at around 10/1 in the Grand National betting odds. He has shown a liking for the National fences when winning the Becher Chase back in December.

Other fancied Grand National runners this year include Total Recall, The Last Samuri and Anibale Fly.  Keep an eye out on for all the latest Grand National news and betting offers.

Cheltenham Festival 2018

The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us!  The 4-day Cheltenham betting extravaganza gets underway on Tuesday 13th March with 7 races each day (first race 1.30pm), culminating with Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Friday 16th March.

Most online bookmakers are now offering ‘NRNB’ (Non Runner No Bet) meaning that any Cheltenham bets struck now will result in a full cash refund should your horse not run. Make sure you bet on the NRNB markets as some bookies are only offering this concession on the 4 main ‘Championship races’ – namely the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle and the Gold Cup, although this will be extended  to all races in the week before the Cheltenham Festival.

There will be plenty of other Cheltenham Festival betting offers up for grabs as we approach the big event such as ‘Money Back (as a free bet) if 2nd to the Favourite’, ‘Fallers Insurance’, ‘Enhanced Odds / Price Boosts’, enhanced place terms and many others.

It’s the highlight of the jumps racing season and with so many bookmakers vying for your business, it’s a great time to be a punter too.  Make sure you take advantage of as many Cheltenham betting offers as you can as it can really make the difference between a winning or losing week.

How to claim Horse Racing Free Bets

For most the first horse racing free bet offer they will receive will come when they open a new online betting account with one of the major and reputable bookmakers.

The process is simple, open a new account, place a bet and when that bet is settled your new account with be credited with a bet or, in some cases, several bets which you can place on horse races.

Horse race betting gives away more free bets than any other betting medium as it is subject to more free bet offers than any other type of sports betting.

Money Back Specials’ are one of the most common free bet offers. They give customers a free bet for unfortunate eventualities or just old fashioned bad luck.  For example you could receive a free bet if your horse finishes second to the race favourite or if it falls at the first fence.

To be fair there is little claiming to be done with a number of these horse racing free bet concessions, for the most part they are credited to your account automatically

As a new customer you may be requested to ‘opt in’ to a free bet offer when making your first deposit.

Horse Racing Free Bets No Deposit

As it is the most popular betting medium and as online bookmakers, like all businesses, strive to attract new customers, it’s no big surprise that ‘no deposit’ horse racing free bets are on offer to new account holders.

These promotions do not give you a free bet following your first deposit or bet, they actually give you a free bet for simply registering a new account without the need to deposit or bet beforehand.

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