The 2017 Cheltenham Festival takes place between the 14th and 17th March.

If you’re planning to bet on any of the races, you absolutely need to read this article. This article is specifically written for people looking for:

Basically, if you have any interest in betting on Cheltenham this year, this is the best resource for you as it’ll be updated with every single offer available.

Cheltenham represents quite a busy period for betting websites. Some want new customers more than others, so further enhance their new customer offer, meaning that on a daily basis the offers can vary.

We will continuously update this article on a daily basis outlining which is the best new customer offers, while adding what offers are available for existing customers. If you hold quite a few accounts, you will know which one to use.

Cheltenham 2017 New Customer Offers

The full list of new customer offers are available on the right for desktop users (and above this article on mobile). However, we are five that are offering great welcome offers for the Cheltenham Festival:

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4 x £100 Bonus100% Deposit Bonus
This has been doubled for Cheltenham so be quick if you’re going to sign up
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£200 Bonus100% Deposit Bonus
Combined with their ITV racing offer, makes this a good option
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£60 Free BetsWhen you bet £10
Great new customer offer, but Bet Victor also have good retention offers
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£30 Free BetWhen you bet £10
Popular bookmaker also with daily offer on Cheltenham
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£50 Free Bet50% Deposit Bonus
We put this one in as it’s relatively new compared to other bookmakers

 

If you’re not very familiar with betting offers, there are essentially two types. One is when you make a deposit, the betting site will match your deposit and provide that as a free bet. The other type is when you bet a certain amount, i.e £10 and receive a £25 free bet.

In the table above, 10Bet, Bet 365 and NetBet are examples where your deposit will be matched. This is particularly good if you’re intending to bet quite a lot, as it allows the ability to earn a bigger bonus.

In contrast, Paddy Power, and Bet Victor are a bit different. When you go via the link above, Paddy Power will give you a £30 free bet when your deposit just £10, and Bet Victor will give you £60 in free bets (bear in mind £30 of that is for casino).  If you’re looking to bet a bit less, but still want a bonus, then consider these.

The five above are just some top picks for the Cheltenham festival. As we stated, this is just a selection and if you’ve got a bit more time, you may want to go through all the offers in the other table.

Cheltenham Money Back Specials, Enhancements etc *By Bookmaker *

The different bookmakers will have various offers which apply to both their new and existing customers. If the offers they have apply to all of the races, then they will appear in this section. If it is for specific races, then they will appear in the section below:

 

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  • Back a winning horse at odds 4/1 or greater, and receive a risk free bet for the next race

If you back a horse that wins at odds of 4/1 or greater, then Bet 365 will give you a risk free bet for the next race, which matches you initial stake. So if you bet £20 on a horse to win, you can bet £20 on the next race risk free. This is known as their ITV 4/1 offer.

The maximum free bet you can be awarded through this offer is £50. What sometimes confuses, is no free bet token/code is awarded for the following race.. You need to make the bet with your own funds, and if the following bet loses, Bet 365 refund it. Also, you need to have won your qualifying bet in order to receive your free bet. If you don’t win, you don’t receive the free bet.

If in the following race you win rather than lose, you’ll still receive a risk free bet, and it’ll be applied to the next race. Bet 365 are also offering best odds guaranteed on all races, plus non-runner no bet.

 

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  • First five races each day – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd

Paddy Power have a decent offer for Cheltenham. For the first five races each day, back a horse to win, and if your horse comes in 2nd, Paddy Power will refund your losing stake as a free bet. The maximum refund will be £20. You can take advantage of this offer with an each-way bet, but it’s only the win part of your bet which will be eligible for the offer.

They are also offering best odds guaranteed and non-runner no bet across all days.

 

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  • First three races each day – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd to SP favourite

For the first three races each day at Cheltenham, if your horse finishes 2nd and the SP favourite won the race, you’ll receive money back up to £10 as a free bet. 10Bet also have a tweaked welcome offer which on top of the £400 bonus, awards you £5 each time you lose to a Ruby Walsh horse.

 

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  • Money back if your horse loses on the first or last race each day

Betway have a very strong headline offer for Cheltenham. Back a horse to win in either the first or last race, and if the horse loses, you’ll receive your money back as a free bet. The minimum stake to qualify for this is £2, and the maximum money back that will be awarded is £10. The most similar offer is the SkyBet offer, which although has a larger refund at £20, does only apply for the first race. So you may want to consider using SkyBet for the first race, and Betway for the last.

Additionally, you can get non-runner money back on all ante post bets, plus best odds guaranteed.

 

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  • Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25

Back a horse to win at odds of 3/1 or greater, and if you win, Betfair will give you a free bet matching your stake, up to £25. This applies to all races at Cheltenham.

Also, a a little bit of innovation from Betfair which is being rolled out at Cheltenham for the first time. They have a new product called ‘Edge Each Way’, which allows you to add or decrease the number of places for your each way bet.  To use it, add a selection to your betting slip, and if Edge shows as being available on the slip, ticking the EW box will enable you to add or remove places. At that moment in time, the betting slip will show you the price.

You can also receive non-runner no bet. Best odds guaranteed applies to all UK horse racing with Betfair.

 

  • Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite in any race

Boylesports are offering money back as a free bet if your horse finishes either 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite in any race. The maximum refund you can earn is £20.

Additionally, with Boylesports, if your horse falls at either the first or last jump in any race, you’ll also get your money back as a free bet. The max refund is the same at £20. Plus they’re offering best odds guaranteed and non-runner no bet on antepost bets.

 

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  • Money back if you lose to a horse trained by Willie Mullins up to £25

For one race each day, if your backed horse loses to a horse trained by Willie Mullins, then Ladbrokes will refund losing stakes on every other horse, up to £25. The race this offer applies to will be announced at 8am each day, so we will update this page to let you know which one (edit: Day four is the 14:50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, and Mullins’ horses are C’est Jersey, Penhill, Turcagua or Augusta Kate).

Ladbrokes will be offering ‘best odds guaranteed plus’. This is even better than best odds guaranteed offered by competitors. This is because if you back a horse to win a race, and the SP is better than the price you backed it at, then not only will they match it, but they will better the price. The amount it increases depends on the odds, but to give an example, a price of 11/2 would become 6/1.

 

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  • First race of each day – 25% extra winnings or money back on all losing horses if race won by 5 or more lengths

Finally on day one of the Festival, William Hill announce their headline offer. On the first race of each day, if the winning horse wins by five or more lengths, then William Hill will pay an extra 25% on all winnings, and give money back on all losing horses. There is a maximum of £100 extra in winnings, and a £25 maximum refund that applies.

For all other races, they have their ‘High 5’ offer. It’s the same as above, in the case that if a race is won by five or more lengths you get an extra 25% winnings up to £100, but you’ll only receive your money back if your horse comes second.  Still pretty good though.

 

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  • No headline offer for existing customers

One day before Cheltenham Festival and Betfred are yet to announce any headline offer. They do have a regular ‘money back if 2nd offer’, and on day one of the Festival we will be able to see if that offer will be extended to the festival. They do have best odds guaranteed and non-runner no bet.

 

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  • No headline offer for existing customers

Bet Victor don’t appear to be running with a headline offer for Cheltenham this year. They’ve got a slightly tweaked offer for new customers, but nothing like other bookmakers are doing this year. They do have Non-runner no bet, and best odds guaranteed though.

 

Cheltenham Money Back Specials, Enhancements etc *By Race/ Day*

If you’re attending Cheltenham for the day, or interested in a particular race, the below lists all of the races and then what of the offers above apply to each race.

 Day One – Champion Day (14th March 2017)

  • 13.30 – The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race
    • SkyBet – Money back up to £20 if you lose on the first race of the day
    • Betway –  Money back up to £10 if you lose on the first race of the day
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five or more lengths, 25% extra winnings or money back if your horse loses up to £25
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
  • 13.30 – The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 14.10 – The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 14.50 – The Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 15.30 – The Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 16.10 – The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle Race 2m
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Ladbrokes – Money back if you lose to a horse trained by Willie Mullins up to £25
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 16.50 – The 146th Year Of The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase)
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 17.30 – The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase
    • Betway –  Money back up to £10 if you lose on the last race of the day
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%

Day Two – Ladies Day (15th March 2017)

  • 13.30 –  The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Race
    • SkyBet Money back up to £20 if you lose on the first race of the day
    • Betway –  Money back up to £10 if you lose on the first race of the day
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five or more lengths, 25% extra winnings or money back if your horse loses up to £25
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
  • 14.10 – The RSA Steeple Chase
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 14.50 – The Coral Cup Hurdle (A Handicap Hurdle Race)
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 15.30 – The Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 16.10 – The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 16.50 – The Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 17.30 – The Weatherbys Champion Bumper
    • Betway –  Money back up to £10 if you lose on the last race of the day
    • Ladbrokes – Money back if you lose to a horse trained by Willie Mullins up to £25
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%

Day Three – St Patrick’s Thursday (16th March 2017)

  • 13.30 – The JLT Novices’ Chase
    • SkyBet Money back up to £20 if you lose on the first race of the day
    • Betway –  Money back up to £10 if you lose on the first race of the day
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five or more lengths, 25% extra winnings or money back if your horse loses up to £25
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
  • 14.10 – The Pertemps Network Final
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 14.50 – The Ryanair Steeple Chase
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Ladbrokes – Money back if you lose to a horse trained by Willie Mullins up to £25
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 15.30 – The Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 16.10 – The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase)
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 16.50 – The Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 17.30 – The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase
    • Betway –  Money back up to £10 if you lose on the last race of the day
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%

Day Four – Gold Cup Day  (17th March 2017)

  • 13.30 – The JCB Triumph Hurdle
    • SkyBet Money back up to £20 if you lose on the first race of the day 
    • Betway –  Money back up to £10 if you lose on the first race of the day
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five or more lengths, 25% extra winnings or money back if your horse loses up to £25
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
  • 14.10 – The Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle Race
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 14.50 – The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle Race
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Ladbrokes – Money back if you lose to a horse trained by Willie Mullins up to £25
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • 10Bet – Money back up to £10 if your horse loses to SP favourite on first three races each day
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 15.30 – The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 16.10 – The St. James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
    • Paddy Power – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 16.50 – The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle Race
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%
  • 17.30 – The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
    • Betway –  Money back up to £10 if you lose on the last race of the day
    • Bet 365 – Back a winner at 4/1 or greater, and get a free bet for the next race
    • Betfair – Back a winner and get a free bet up to £25
    • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite
    • William Hill – If the race is won by five lengths or more, 25% extra winnings or money back if 2nd up to 25%