Cheltenham Betting Offers

300x2502At Cheltenham Betting Offers we explore everything to do with Cheltenham horse racing. Although we focus on the Festival you can also find information about all other major meetings and races in our guides, including: fixtures and schedules, details of the racecourse, history, how to get there, where to stay, and more.  We also have pages describing race cards, horse racing grades and classes, rules of National Hunt racing, and other information to help you get the most out of these world class events.

Of course Cheltenham is synonymous with having a bet and, for the Festival especially, all bookmakers will try to entice you to wager with them.  We therefore tell you the best bookies for betting on Cheltenham, including who has the best features, odds, market range and depth, ante-post lines, enhanced places, each-way prices, etc.  We also, as our name suggests, tell you about the best offers to claim, for both new and existing customers. 

Our articles explain major offer types and features, such as faller insurance, best odds guaranteed, totepool betting, streaming, live betting, cash out, etc., to ensure you find the right sites to suit you. We only recommend good horse racing bookmakers and only betting sites who are licensed to operate in the UK.  Remember you must be 18 years or older to gamble - Be Gamble Aware.

Sign Up Offers


£50 Free Bet

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.

T&C's Apply. New Customers Only. 18+.

Bet £5 Get £20

18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.

T&C's Apply. New Customers Only. 18+.

Bet £10 Get £60

Bet £10+, Evens+, within 7 days of joining. Get a £10 any event free bet, £10 in play free bet, £10 3-fold+ free bet, £10 5-fod+ free bet, £10 virtual sports free bet. All valid 7 days with cash winnings, stake not returned. Also get a £10 casino bonus, also vlaid for 7 days (40x rollover select games)

T&C's Apply. New Customers Only. 18+.

Bet £10 Get £30

New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30f - 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.

T&C's Apply. New Customers Only. 18+.

Up To £100 in Bet Credits

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.

T&C's Apply. New Customers Only. 18+.

£10-£100 Matched Bonus

New Customers only. Min. deposit £10 (no Skrill/Neteller). Bonus amount is 100% of deposit, up to £100. 1x deposit turnover (min. odds 3/5) for bonus receipt. 6x deposit and bonus turnover in 90 days for bonus release. Some bet types don’t contribute to turnover. Withdrawal before turnover results in bonus cancellation. Terms apply 18+.

T&C's Apply. New Customers Only. 18+.

Sign up offers are for new customers only. For offers that can be claimed by existing customers, see the section below. Terms and conditions, minimum odds and staking requirements may apply. See the bookies site for more details.

Existing Customer Offers


High 5 Jump Bonus

15% bonus (free bet, £100 max, valid 4 days) if horse wins by 5+ lengths, no min bet, all ITV + other jump races.
T&C's Apply. 18+.

Faller Insurance

Money back if your horse falls or brings down the jockey, given as a free bet. Max refund is £25.
T&C's Apply. 18+.

Free Bets For Winners

ITV free bets for winners on all races, back a 3/1+ winner get a stake matched free bet up to £25
T&C's Apply. 18+.

Boost Own Odds

Pick any horse and boost the odds once every single day, stake max £200, no min, all winnings in real cash
T&C's Apply. 18+.

Faller Money Back

Stake refunded as a free bet should your horse fall or be brought down in any race, max £25.
T&C's Apply. 18+.

ITV Money Back 2nd

Stake Back (as a free bet £5 up to £25) if your horse is second in any live ITV race with 6+ runners (min odds 1/2+).
T&C's Apply. 18+.

Free Bet Club

Bet £25+ (Evens+) between Monday to Thursday, get a £5 free bet online and a £5 free bet in shop.
T&C's Apply. 18+.

Odds Boost Own bets

Pick the horse you want to boost the odds on, stakes up to £200, all cash winnings. 1 Boost/Race
T&C's Apply. 18+.

2 Clear Flat Bonus

15% free bet bonus up to £100 if your selection wins by 2+ lengths in selected and ITV flat races, no min bet, free bets valid 4 days
T&C's Apply. 18+.


Betting Promotions

faller insurance
Around 5% of horses fall in British Nation Hunt jump racing, that means up to 1 in 20.  Other factors can increase this rate further such as the weather, field size, horse and jockey experience, etc. Punters can save a lot of money over time by taking up faller insurance.
Best Price Guaranteed
Almost all betting sites now provide best price guaranteed on horse racing bets placed on the day, if the starting price is better than your fixed price they will match it. Not all offers are equal however, visit our BOG page for top promotions and information on how to use price guarantees.
free bets for winners
There are now some fantastic cash bonus and risk free bet promotions available for high grade National Hunt racing.  These cover most races at Cheltenham, are seriously good value and can honestly increase returns.
Lucky Bets and Offers
The Lucky bet is perfect for betting on horse race meetings.  Designed to package all possible bet combinations from four or more selections into one bet, they ensure you win even something if just one pick comes in. Some bookies even have extra bonuses for just one winner or all correct Lucky's.

Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham News Blog

Useful Guides

If you fancy more than just a win single or each-way bet when betting at Cheltenham this year then take a look at our how to bet guide. We cover totepool, full cover bets (such as Lucky 15's) as well as the differences between ante-post and on the day prices.
Horse racing is one of the oldest sports in the world, dating back as long as recorded history.  Discover the origins of jump racing in the UK and where all the names and terminologies came from.
racecard stamp
Reading a race card properly can give you a huge amount of information in seconds.  Although a race card can seem daunting to first look at it really is easy to understand and could significantly enhance both your enjoyment and winnings if used well.
If a horse doesn't run or is disqualified from a race then bookies cannot do whatever they want, there are set rules that dictate what happens to your stake and winnings depending on whether you have placed an ante-post bet or a bet on the day.

About Cheltenham & Information

Major Meetings

When it comes to talking about horse racing it’s pretty much impossible to hear the word ‘Cheltenham’ without thinking about the Cheltenham Festival. For those with more than just a passing interest in the sport there are also race meetings at the course year round, such as The Open, which takes place in November, thought of by those in the industry as the unofficial start of the jump racing season.

the home of racing sign at cheltenham racecourse

The Cheltenham Festival

festival logoWe’ll cover the festival in much more detail elsewhere on the site, but here’s a brief overview. Taking place in the month of March, the Cheltenham Festival is one of the most popular events in the hunt racing calendar. It offers prize money that is second only to the Grand National. Though the national also takes place across several days and has numerous prestigious events, it doesn’t compare to the Festival in terms of sheer volume of first class races.

As well as the world-famous Gold Cup, there’s also the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the Stayers Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle, plus fantastic races like the Ryanair Chase and Coral Cup. It started as a two day meeting but has grown to four days over the years, with 28 races now taking place during the festival.

The April Meeting

aprilThis mid-week meeting, as the name suggests, takes place in April each year during the winding-down of the jump season.  Perhaps more a meeting for the avid racegoer there is still a lot of enjoyment to be had, especially if you get good weather.

Run over two days there is a nice mix of big handicap races with a few Grade races thrown in.  By this point in the season punters have a better idea of how horses will run and a keen eye will be able to spot the flagging fillies from those with some gas left in the tank.  The second day of the April meeting is famed for being a mares' only racing day.

The November Meeting / Cheltenham Open

open logoThis three day racing event takes place every November and has grown in popularity over recent years. It started life as just another race meeting, failing to establish itself as anything special until it expanded into a mini festival.

Formerly known as the Cheltenham Open and now called the November Meeting, the meeting has only really taken on significance since the turn of the millennium. One of the keys to the meeting’s success has been the fact that it has something of a carnival atmosphere. Day One is ‘Countryside Day’, having a country fair feel the proceedings. Day Two, Gold Cup Day, revolves around, you guessed it, the Gold Cup, whilst Day Three is November Meeting Sunday (formerly Open Sunday). This is very much an occasion for all the family, especially as it’s the only Sunday in the year when racing takes place on the course.

The International

international logoTaking place in December each year, The International is two days of jump racing that is arguably your last chance to get a horse racing hit before the New Year arrives. Though there is some racing on International Friday, the main bit of racing takes place on the International Saturday. This includes the December Gold Cup and the International Hurdle.

The latter was established in 1963 as the Cheltenham Trial Hurdle and is a Grade 2 race open to horses of four years and older.

The New Year

new year logoEach New Year’s Day Cheltenham Racecourse throws open its doors to welcome in the next 365 days. There are seven races that you’ll be able to watch, starting with the Novices' Hurdle.

The meeting has a unique atmosphere with everyone in a good mood from the new year celebrations that night before.  If you go expect to shake hands with many strangers as you greet the new year in with some top class jump racing.

Festival Trials Day

festival trials day graphicOn the final Saturday of January every year, Cheltenham Racecourse hosts the final major meeting before the start of the Cheltenham Festival. It is a chance for serious racegoers, punters, owners and trainers to get a feel for how horses are likely to perform in one of the most important weeks in the jump racing calendar.

Festival Trials Day features a host of races that can tell you some vital information about related races that occur during the Festival itself. These races include the Finesse Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle, which is a good precursor to the Triumph Hurdle; the Classic Novices’ Hurdle that hints towards successful horses in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle; and the Cotswold Chase, which is seen as a real indicator of which horses might do well in the Gold Cup.