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:

  1. Cheltenham Offers For New Customers
  2. Cheltenham Offers For Existing Customers.
  3. Daily roundup published each morning ~11am

While the new customer offers remain the same through the festival, the money back and free bet specials for existing customers is different. They’re announced on a daily basis.

That is why we keep continuously refresh this article. We update this page as soon as they’re announced, so check back each day.

Cheltenham 2018 New Customer Offers

Cheltenham can be a great time to open a new account as all the bookmakers have very attractive offers.

We’ve hand-picked five great offers that are worth considering. They are in the table below. If you’re looking for more new customer offers, take a look at our homepage which lists the best betting sites.

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Up to £100Bonus
Get a 100% matched deposit bonus up to £100 + £10 World Cup Free Bet when you visit via My Betting Sites.
Terms and Conditions New Customers. Min. deposit of £20 for Deposit Bonus and Free Bet. 1x deposit turnover (min. odds 3/5) for bonus receipt. 6x deposit and bonus turnover (min. odds 3/5) in 90 days for bonus release. Some bet types don’t contribute to turnover. Withdrawal before turnover results in bonus cancellation. Free Bet must be used only on the Tunisia v England Football Game on 18 June 2018. Terms apply. 18+.
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£30Free Bet
Bet £10 and get £30 in free bets with Betfred when you visit via My Betting Sites.
Terms and Conditions Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
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£50Free Bet
NetBet will give you a free bet equal to 50% of your first deposit when you visit via My Betting Sites.
Terms and ConditionsNew Customers Only. Use code WELCOME50 Min Deposit £10. 30x wagering requirements.

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Up to £100Bet Credits
Bet 365 is the most popular UK bookmaker. Register now and enjoy many benefits.
Terms and Conditions New Customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.

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Cheltenham Offers for Existing Customers

It’s not only the new customers that get free bets. Bookmakers also have offers for existing customers. You can be quite clever by knowing about them all and taking advantage of them.

The bookmakers have now announced a lot of these offers. They are announced daily, so the below section will be updated often.

 

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  • Day Four – Money back on all losers if the Apple’s Shakira wins the 1.30 Triumph Hurdle
  • New customers should use this Paddy Power promo code when joining

One final offer from Paddy Power for Gold Cup day.

They’re giving money back on all losers if Apple’s Sharkira wins the 13.30 Triumph Hurdle.

This is paid as a free bet, up to £10.

 

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  • Money back if you lose on the first and last race each day

Another fantastic headline offer for Cheltenham.

Get your money back as a free bet if you lose, up to £10 on the first and last race of every day at Cheltenham.

Betway is aiming to issue the free bets within an hour, although it may take up to 24 hours. You can bet each way with this offer, with the win part of the bet qualifying for the offer.

 

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  • Day Gour – Double winnings if your horse wins the  1.30 Triumph Hurdle

Ladbrokes are back with an offer for the final day.

For the opening race on Gold Cup day, Ladbrokes are doubling winnings. The extra winnings are paid as a free bet, up to £25.

 

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  • Money back if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite
  • Bet £5 five times, and get a £5 free bet on the following day
  • New customers should use this 10bet bonus code when joining

10Bet have two very good offers for existing customers

For all races, if your horse doesn’t win, but does come second to the SP favourite, then 10Bet will refund your losing stake as a free bet. This is up to £10.

The second offer you need to opt-in for. Bet £5 fives times daily, and 10Bet will reward you with a £5 free bet for the following day. If you do this on Friday, your free bet will be eligible on any horse racing event.

 

  • Money back if your horse finishes 2nd (Two races daily)

For two select races daily, Unibet will refund losing stakes when your horse finishes 2nd. This is better than some other offers, as it can finish 2nd to any horse, not just the SP favourite.

The maximum refund is £20. Check out our daily bulletins at the bottom of this article to find out which races it applies to.

 

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  • ITV Racing 4/1 Offer (All races apart from 5.30 each day)
  • New customers should use this bet365 bonus code when joining

Bet 365 have their ITV Racing 4/1 offer for Cheltenham. It covers any races televised on ITV, which includes Cheltenham with the exception of the last race of the day.

Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on any race televised live on ITV Racing and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake (up to £50*) on the next race broadcast live on ITV Racing. This offer applies to the FIRST single bet placed by a customer on each race shown live on ITV Racing.

If your risk free bet also wins at odds of 4/1 or more, you qualify for a risk free bet on the next race televised live on ITV Racing. Keep backing those winners and bet365 will keep giving you risk free bets! If your risk free bet loses, your stake (up to £50*) will be refunded to your account.

This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, any refund amount or subsequent risk free bet amount will be equal to the remaining active stake.

*or currency equivalent

T&Cs apply.

 

  • Money back if you finish 2nd or 3rd to the SP

Boylesports have fantastic daily offers for existing customers. Cheltenham is no exception.

Back any horse at Cheltenham, and if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to the starting price favourite, Boylesports will refund your stake as a free bet. You can get up to £20 refunded, and it applies to all races at the festival. It’s worth paying attention to the number of runnings. 2nd place refunds apply to races with 5 or more runners, and 3rd place refunds require at least 8 runners.

 

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  • 15% extra winnings or if race won by 5 or more lengths 
  • New customers should use this William Hill promo code when joining

William Hill had an offer for the very first race of the Festival, but now have reverted back to their High 5 offer for the rest of the Festival.

If your horse wins any race by 5 or more lengths, William Hill will increase your winnings by 15%. The additional winnings are paid as a free bet, and there a max of £100 applies.

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  • Back a winner and get a £25 free bet
  • New customers should use this Betfair promo code when joining

Back a winning horse at Cheltenham priced 3/1 or greater, and Betfair will give you a free bet, equal to your stake.

The free bet should be credited within two hours, and you will have 48 hours to use it. It’s for the sportsbook only, so doesn’t include the exchange.

 

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  • Day Four – Money back if 2nd or 3rd in the 14:50: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
  • New customers should use this Betfred promo code when joining

Betfred is running a fantastic offer, for one specified race daily.

They will refund your losing stake as a free bet if your horse doesn’t win, but does come either 2nd or 3rd.

You can do this as part of an each way bet, but it will apply to the win part only. There is a maximum of £10 you can earn.

 

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  • Yet to be announced

Historically, Bet Victor have tended to prioritise the Grand National over Cheltenham. We didn’t see much last year, and we anticipate it will be the same again for this year.

Cheltenham Festival 2018 Daily Round-ups

Each day we’ll be publishing a round-up of all of the offers available for the day. That way you’ll be sure you’re not missing out. Bookmark us and come back.

Tuesday 13th March (Day 1 – Champion Day)

It’s going to be a cracking day for betting. The offers are better than any other year before.

The best offers are for the first race of the day (1.30 Supreme Novices Hurdle). This is one not to miss, so make sure you use one of the four offers below.

  • Top Rated: William Hill will double your winnings as cash up to £100
  • Recommended: Ladbrokes will double your winnings as a free bet up to £50
  • Recommended: Betway will refund losing stakes up to £10 if you lose
  • Recommended: Paddy Power will refund your stake if your horse comes 2nd

The last race of the day (17:30: Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase) also has some similar offers:

  • Top Rated: Betway will refund losing stakes up to £10 if you lose
  • Recommended: Betfred will refund losing bets when your horse comes 2nd or 3rd up to £10
  • Recommended: Unibet will refund losing bets when your horse comes 2nd up to £20

Otherwise, there are offers that apply to all the other races. Here are the best ones:

  • Top Rated: Boylesports are giving money back if you finish 2nd or 3rd to the SP
  • Recommended: 10Bet are giving money back if you finish 2nd SP
  • Recommended: Bet 365 have their ITV Racing 4/1 Offer (detailed above)
  • Recommended: Betfair are giving away free bets when you back winners
  • Recommended: 21Bet are giving away free bets when you back winners

Wednesday 14th March (Day 2 – Ladies Day)

There are fewer betting offers available for day two, but still plenty to take advantage of.

Betway and Ladbrokes lead the way today with the headline offers.

For the first race (1.30 Ballymore Novices Hurdle) and last race (17:30: Weatherbys Champion Bumper) of the day, Betway will be refunding stakes on losing bets.

If you’re feeling more confident for the first race, then take a look at Ladbrokes. They’re doubling winnings on the first race of the day.

Another key race to keep an eye out on is the 14.50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle. Betfred picks one race each day for their offer, and this is the race for day two. They will be giving money back if your horse comes 2nd or 3rd. A few bookmakers have a similar offer, but this one isn’t dependent on the SP favourite winning.

Unibet are offering money back if your horse finishes 2nd for two races. For Day two, this is also the 14.50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle, and the 16:50: Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap.

Besides these specific races, you’ll need to look at the other bookmakers for their offers that apply to all races. You can earn free bets for backing winners (Betfair, Bet 365) and get money back if you lose to the SP (10Bet, Boylesports).

Good luck!

Thursday 15th March (Day 3 – St Patrick’s Thursday)

Yesterday was a bad day for the bookmakers. Plenty of favourites won, and bookmakers had to pay out hard on the offers. 

Perhaps it’s no surprise therefore that there are fewer of them on day three. They’re harder to find, but all detailed below.

There are four race specific offers available for today:

  • Betway is refunding losing bets on both the first and last race
  • Paddy Power is refunding all losing bets if the SP favourite wins, on the first four races.
  • Betfred are refunding losing bets on the last race of the day (17.30) if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd
  • Unibet are refunding losing bets in the 14.10 & 17.30 when your horse finishes 2nd

Besides these specific races, you’ll need to look at the other bookmakers for their offers that apply to all races. You can earn free bets for backing winners (Betfair, Bet 365) and get money back if you lose to the SP (10Bet, Boylesports).

Let’s see if the bookmakers have another bad day.

Friday 16th March (Day 4 – Gold Cup Day)

It’s the final day of the Festival, and that means it is Gold Cup day.  There are some last betting offers to take advantage of. Here are five to keep an eye out on.

  • Betway is refunding losing bets on both the first and last race
  • Ladbrokes are doubling winnings on the first race  of the day, up to £25 as a free bet
  • Paddy Power is refunding all losing bets if Apple’s Shakira wins the 13.30 Triump Hurdle
  • Betfred are refunding losing bets on the 14:50: Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd
  • Unibet are refunding losing bets in the 14.10 & 17.30 when your horse finishes 2nd

Besides these specific races, you’ll need to look at the other bookmakers for their offers that apply to all races. You can earn free bets for backing winners (Betfair, Bet 365) and get money back if you lose to the SP (10Bet, Boylesports).