Cheltenham is just four weeks away, but already competitions and ante-post offers are starting to appear.

We’re updating this page every few days, or whenever new offers are added. During the Festival we’ll be live-blogging offers throughout the week. This will be our fourth consecutive of doing so, and it has been incredibly popular in previous years.

Offers are broken into the following sections:

  1. New Customer Cheltenham Free Bets 
  2. Existing Customer Cheltenham Offers
  3. Daily Offer Roundups  (This section will be published 11 am on the first day of the festival)

Cheltenham Free Bets for New Customers

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 £50Bonus
Get a 50% matched deposit bonus up to £100 when you visit via My Betting Sites.
Terms and ConditionsNew customers only. Min Deposit £10. Deposit & bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min odds 4/5) prior to withdrawing bonus funds and any winnings. Wins from real money bets withdrawable at any time. Bonus on sports betting only. T&Cs apply. 18+
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Up to £30Free Bet
Bet £10, and William Hill will give you 3 x £10 free bets when you visit via My Betting Sites.
Terms and Conditions New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10/€10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the “win” part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10/€10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.
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£40 Free BetFree Bet
Bet £20 and get a £40 free bet with Unibet when you visit via My Betting Sites.

Terms and Conditions New customers only. 18+, Minimum deposit £10. Place any sportsbook bet (except Racing) of £20+ at minimum odds of 1.40 (2/5) to receive your free bets and casino bonus. 35x wagering on casino bonus. Free bet will expire 7 days after opt in. £20 Casino bonus will expire after 30 days of opt-in.

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Up to £100Bet Credits
bet365 is the most popular UK bookmaker. Register now and enjoy many benefits.
Terms and ConditionsNew 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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Up to £20Free Bet
Bet £5 and get £20 in free bets with Betfred when you visit via My Betting Sites.
Terms and Conditions 18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.

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Cheltenham Offers for Existing Customers

Currently, the offers available for Cheltenham are a mixture of competitions to win tickets and ante-post offers. Around one week prior to the Festival, the bookmakers will reveal their main offers, i.e. money back on all losers.


  • Win a Pair of Hospitality Tickets (Draw on Feb 25th)

Betfred is giving away six pairs of VIP tickets to Cheltenham this year. It includes Platinum Suite tickets for Gold Cup Day, champagne upon arrival, four-course lunch, complimentary bar, and £375 to cover expenses getting there. Plus, you’ll receive £100 to bet with.  It is a very decent prize and will make an amazing day out.

To enter, every £10 staked across qualifying events will give you one entry.  Generally, all UK horse racing qualifies, and there is no limit on how many entries you can have. The draw takes place on February 25th.  If you aren’t lucky enough for the top prize, there is also 100 runner up cash prizes.


  • Win 8 x Hospitality Tickets (Draw on Feb 26th)

You and seven friends will attend Gold Cup Day courtesy of Paddy Power if you win their competition. The package includes two nights accommodation, access to the Paddy Power private box, with a champagne reception, lunch and a free bar. You’ll also receive £1,000 spending money and £1,000 to bet with. Needless to say, if you were to win this one, you’d be very popular with your mates.

Entries are earned through  Paddy’s Rewards Club. Every time you qualify for a free bet, you’ll receive an entry. You can qualify up to three times weekly; once on sports, once on games and one in retail (in-store).


  • Refer a Friend to Win Gold Cup Tickets

This is another chance to win tickets to Cheltenham, although this is purely for the ticket and doesn’t include all the bells and whistles above. The prize is two Club Enclosure tickets for Gold Cup day, with the draw on March 1st. You’ll earn an entry for every person you refer to Paddy Power using your friends with benefits referral code in February. They need to settled a bet in that period too.


  • NRNB on Various Races

One difficulty of ante-post betting is simply to know which horses are actually going to run.  Betfred is offering Non-Runner No Bet Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle and Gold Cup.

  • NRNB on Various Races

Like Betfred, Totesport are also offering Non-Runner No Bet Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle and Gold Cup at the 2019 Festival.


  • NRNB on the Five Main Races

bet365 are Non-Runner No Bet and Best Odds Guaranteed on the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Ryanair Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle and Cheltenham Gold Cup. These offers apply to all Ante-Post bets placed on these races from 18:00 UK Time on 17th December 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

  • NRNB on the Five Main Races

Like bet365, Boylesports are running non-runner no bet on the five main races. We’d expect further promotions as the Festival draws nearer.

  • NRNB on the Five Main Races

Coral has also announced for ante-post Cheltenham betting, they are non-runner no bet on the five main races. There is no limit on the number of bets you can place in this market and receive money back.

William Hill 145 45 px

  • Extra Places and Ante-Post BOG 

There are ten handicap races at Cheltenham and William  Hill are paying five places at all of them. This offer is running alongside best odds guaranteed on ante-post betting.

What Bookmakers Did Last Year During the Festival

Because it’s very early doors, we put together this table showing what bookmakers did last year. This doesn’t suggest that this will do it again this year, but it gives you a good understanding of why you should aware of these offers and taking advantage of them.

Betting SiteSpeculated Offer
paddypower145-45pxMoney back on all losers if a certain horse won. One race daily.
Money back if your horse loses to the SP fav, plus free bets.
Ladbrokes LogoDouble winnings if a certain horse wins the first race of the day.
Money back if you finish 2nd or 3rd to the SP
William Hill 145 45 px15% extra winnings or if race won by 5 or more lengths
betfredlogo145-45pxMoney back if 2nd or 3rd in select races
Money back if your horse finishes 2nd in two races daily
Betfair LogoBack a winner and get a £25 free bet
Betway Logo 145 45 pxMoney back if you lose on the first and last race each day

Cheltenham Festival 2019 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.