Royal Ascot Betting Offers – Free Bets For Both New and Existing Customers

Royal Ascot

Our preview combines all of the free bets, money back specials and enhancements available for Royal Ascot. It will be updated daily as new offers become available so be sure to come back. It’s the greatest festival for flat racing and one of the most competitive horse racing events in the calendar. The finest horses…

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Grand National 2018 Free Bets – Betting Offers for New & Existing Customers

2015 Grand National

This is our third consecutive year of live blogging the betting offers available for the Grand National. Offers change every hour in the final build-up to the race, so this is the best article to find them all. This article is broken down into the following sections: 2018 Grand National Free Bets (New Customers) 2018…

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Cheltenham Festival 2018 Free Bets – Betting Offers for New & Existing Customers

This is our third consecutive year of live blogging the betting offers for Cheltenham. It’s consistently proved to be one of the most popular and best resources for Cheltenham offers.  It can get quite long, so we’ve broken down into sections: Cheltenham Offers For New Customers.  Cheltenham Offers For Existing Customers. Daily roundup published each…

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Glorious Goodwood 2017 – Full List of Money Back Specials and Free Bets Available

Glorious Goodwood

Qatar Goodwood Festival aka ‘Glorious Goodwood’ takes place between the 1st and 5th August 2017 It’s the third year of the Qatar sponsorship of Goodwood, which helps drive the prominence of the race meet continue to rise with the very large prize money available. There are a couple of changes to the Festival this year.…

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What Are the Best Betting Sites for Horse Racing?

Three are four consideration points that can help you pick a bookmaker for betting on horse racing. They include:

  1. Offers for New Customers
  2. Offers for Existing Customers
  3. Betting Odds
  4. Live Streaming Options

Horse Racing Offers for New Customers

Those who don’t already have an account to bet on horse racing will need to open one. Our homepage is the best resource for UK betting sites, but below is a table with links to each one.

Betting SitePromo Code
bet365145-45pxbet365 Welcome Offer & Code
10Bet Welcome Offer & Code
Ladbrokes LogoLadbrokes Welcome Offer & Promo Code
MansionBetMansionBet Welcome Offer & Promo Code
William Hill 145 45 pxWilliam Hill Welcome Offer & Promo Code
betfredlogo145-45pxBetfred Welcome Offer & Promo Code
Totesport Welcome Offer & Promo Code
Betfair LogoBetfair Welcome Offer &  Promo Code
SportNation145pxSportNation Welcome Offer &  Promo Code
paddypower145-45pxPaddy Power Welcome Offer & Promo Code

In addition to our homepage, we have a separate page that lists some of the newer betting sites. That is worth taking a look at if you’re looking to open a new account, but already have ones with the established bookmakers.

Horse Racing Offers for Existing Customers

Every day we update the site with the specials offers for horse racing. We know what bookmakers have the best betting offers better than anyone else.

With that in mind, we are uniquely positioned to tell you which bookmakers frequently have the best offers, and therefore where you should be betting on horse racing.

There are five types of offer to look out for; money back and bonuses.

1) Money Back on Losing Bets

Bookmakers will refund losing bets on certain conditions. These conditions vary. It could be for instance that you receive money back when your horse loses by a length.

Over the past 12 months, we’ve seen the following bookmakers

  • 10Bet – Money back if your horse falls
  • Paddy Power – Money back if a particular horse wins
  • Boylesports – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP fav
  • Betfred – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP fav
  • Totesport – Money back if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP fav
  • Betway – Free bet refunds on losing horses (high profile meets only)

Stakes are almost always issued as a free bet with wagering and time requirements.

2) Bonus on Winning Bets

Some bookmakers will offer a bonus on your winnings if the horse wins by a certain margin. For 2018, there is only one bookmaker still doing this sort of offer.

William Hill – 15% extra winnings if your horse wins by two or more lengths (known as ‘2 Clear’).

3) Risk-Free Bets

It’s more common to receive free bets as a new customer, but it is possible to get risk free bets as an existing customer too.

For races televised on ITV, Betfair will give you free bets when you back winners. SportNation also does this.

4) Best odds guaranteed (BOG)

Odds can change by the minute. It is possible to back a horse before the start of the race, only for the price to get better. To prevent this frustration, many of the bookmakers offer ‘best odds guaranteed’.

If the starting price (SP) of your horse is better than the odds you backed it at, the bookmaker will pay out at the SP price.

It is common for most bookmakers to offer best odds guaranteed. All the bookmakers featured on MyBettingSites offer best odds guaranteed with one exception; NetBet.

5) Competitions

William Hill has a daily competition that invites you to pick the winners of seven horse races. If you correctly predict all seven, then you will win a share of £50,000. If no one makes the correct prediction, then a conciliation prize of £1,000 is awarded to the runner-up.

Horse Racing Betting Odds

The odds for horse racing fluctuate each minute. This makes studies comparing them difficult, as one minute a bookmaker will be a better price, while a minute late that could reverse.

The easiest way to ensure that you’re getting the best odds for your selection is to use an odds comparison tool. If you hold accounts with multiple bookmakers, you can pick the particular bookmaker with the better odds.

The studies that do exist generally indicate three bookmakers in particular as having the most competitive odds. These include Betfair, bet365 and Bet Victor.

Horse Racing Live Streaming

Place a bet with many of the top bookmakers and you’ll be able to stream the races live.

In our experience, there is usually a delay of 1-5 seconds. If you’re using the stream to make decisions around betting in-play, you will be at a disadvantage versus those at the race of those watching it on television. Because of this delay, we would not recommend using live streaming options for this.

However, if you simply want to watch how your bet unfolds, then live streaming is a decent option and when picking a bookmaker, then ensure they have it. The majority of bookmakers have it, and their requirements to watch the streams are usually a £1+ bet.

  • bet365
  • William Hill
  • Ladbrokes
  • Coral
  • Bet Victor
  • Unibet
  • Betfair

In Summary

We’ve given you four key consideration points to help decide what bookmaker is the best for horse racing.

In our opinion, bet365 is a great option for horse racing. It has a generous welcome offer and has promotions for existing customers too. They consistently come out well in odds comparison studies, and their user interface across both desktop and mobile is easy.

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