Cheltenham Betting Offers

welcome to cheltenhamAt 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

10bet

50% to £200 Bonus

5x Rollover, Min Odds 3/5

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

Bet £10 Get £60

£30 Free Bets & £30 Bonus

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

Bet £5 Get £20

Free Bets, Min Odds 1/2

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

Bet £10 Get £40 Free

Free Bets + Bonus, Min 1/2+

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

Bet £5 Get £20 Free

Free Bets, Min Odds 1/2

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

100% Bonus up to £50

5x Rollover, Min Odds 1/2

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

coral

Faller Insurance

Money back if your horse falls or brings down the jockey, given as a free bet. Max refund is £25.
betway

ITV Money Back 2nd

Stake Back (as a free bet up to £25) if your horse is second in any live ITV or ITV4 Race.
william-hill

High 5 Bonus/Refund

25% bonus (cash, £100 max) if win by 5+ lengths, refund (free bet, £25 max) if 2nd by 5+ lenghts.
ladbrokes

Best Price PLUS

Ladbrokes won't just match the SP if your early price is lower, they will beat it (on stakes up to £200)
coral

Free Bet Club

Bet £25+ (Evens+) between Monday to Thursday, get a £5 free bet online and a £5 free bet in shop.
fair

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
 

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

Useful Guides

guide
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.
 
jump
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.
 
disqualified
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.

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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 World Hurdle and the Champion Hurdle. It started as a two day meeting but has grown to four days over the years, with as many as 28 races taking place during the festival in 2016.

The 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.

The Open itself 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 revolves around the Paddy Power Gold Cup, whilst Day Three is 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 a Friday, the main bit of racing takes place on the 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 logoEvery New Year’s Day Cheltenham Racecourse throws open its doors to welcome in the next 365 days. There are three races that you’ll be able to watch, starting with the Fairlawne Handicap Chase. The meeting ends with the Relkeel Hurdle and the Dipper Novices' Chase is sandwiched in the middle of them both.

Having got the new year’s racing underway, there are then Festival Trials that take place on a Saturday in January.