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Cheltenham Festival 2019 Free Bets

Cheltenham Festival is the pinnacle of the jumps racing calendar, with the Cheltenham Gold Cup its crowning jewel. The Festival starts on March 12th and runs for 4 days with some of the best betting races the calendar has to offer. Not only that, but the best betting races bring the best betting offers and free bets – and Cheltenham is the prime time to get free bets – quite possibly getting the best offers of the year.

Cheltenham free bets and betting offers vary per bookmaker, but are certainly plentiful so you will have plenty of decisions to make before you even start picking winners.

Best free bet offers

  • Bet £10 get £30 in Free Bets + £10 on any Horse Racing

    New Customers only - £10 minimum deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at 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 balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply

    New Customers only - £10 minimum deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at 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 balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply

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  • Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets

    New customers only, place a min £10 bet on any Sportsbook market at odds of at least 1.2 (1/5) and we’ll give you £30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. See below for full T&C's.

    New customers only, place a min £10 bet on any Sportsbook market at odds of at least 1.2 (1/5) and we’ll give you £30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. See below for full T&C's.

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  • Risk Free £20 + £5 Same Game Multi

    New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund is €/£20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify. €/£5 Same Game Multi free bet will be available to claim from the promotions hub after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.

    New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund is €/£20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify. €/£5 Same Game Multi free bet will be available to claim from the promotions hub after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.

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Horse racing betting offers

  • Bet £5 on any Horse Racing Thurs or Fri, Get £30 in free bets for Friday's Racing

    New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet on any horse race on Thursday 17th January, excludes cashed out bets. £30 Free Bets split into 6 bets of £5 each, Valid on Any Horse Racing Market on Friday 18th January. Valid From 09:00GMT on 17/1/2019 until 15:00 on 18/1/2019. Credit or Debit cards only. Geographical Restrictions. Please Gamble Responsibly.

    New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet on any horse race on Thursday 17th January, excludes cashed out bets. £30 Free Bets split into 6 bets of £5 each, Valid on Any Horse Racing Market on Friday 18th January. Valid From 09:00GMT on 17/1/2019 until 15:00 on 18/1/2019. Credit or Debit cards only. Geographical Restrictions. Please Gamble Responsibly.

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  • Get non-runner-no-bet on 2019 Cheltenham Festival feature races

    Non-Runner-No-Bet offer applies to the following Cheltenham 2019 Races: Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle, Ryanair Chase & Gold Cup. If you placed your bet after we went 'non-runner no bet' you will receive your money back as soon as your non runner is declared. If you have placed an Accumulator and your bet is not Ante Post, the line related to the non runner will be void but the rest of the lines on the Accumulator will still stand.

    Non-Runner-No-Bet offer applies to the following Cheltenham 2019 Races: Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Stayers Hurdle, Ryanair Chase & Gold Cup. If you placed your bet after we went 'non-runner no bet' you will receive your money back as soon as your non runner is declared. If you have placed an Accumulator and your bet is not Ante Post, the line related to the non runner will be void but the rest of the lines on the Accumulator will still stand.

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  • ITV 4/1: free bet up to £50 on next race

    Back a winner at 4/1 or more and get a risk free bet to the same stake on the next live ITV race (up to £50) at bet365. Offer applies to first single bet placed. Applies to Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only.

    Back a winner at 4/1 or more and get a risk free bet to the same stake on the next live ITV race (up to £50) at bet365. Offer applies to first single bet placed. Applies to Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only.

Cheltenham Festival's Free Bet Feast

Bookmakers compete with each other throughout the year, trying to get you to bet with them rather than a competitor. There are free bets available all year round, but Cheltenham Festival is an extra special time of year if you’re looking for free bets.

At this time of year, a standard sign up often changes and becomes more generous, such as going from ‘bet £10, get £30’ to ‘bet £20, get £70’.

Gold Cup Free Bets and Betting Offers

The race that everyone is looking forward to, the most prestigious event in the entire National Hunt calendar – the Gold Cup. Naturally, given its popularity, there will be Gold Cup free bets and betting offers – but they may not start to surface until the third day of the Festival.

So you might have a decision to make if you only want to sign up with one bookmaker, whether to take one of the weeks earlier offers or wait to see what offers the Gold Cup brings.

Cheltenham Festival boosted odds betting offers

Around Cheltenham you also see more betting offers that, rather than giving you free bets give you a great enhanced price on a horse – normally an odds-on favourite. One example of this at 2018’s Cheltenham Festival is Buveur d’Air at 50/1 – who duly won, but it certainly was a close finish – beating Melon by a neck.

These offers are plentiful when the Festival comes around, so keep an eye out for one that includes your NAP for the Festival.

Cheltenham Festival bet through the card betting offers

This is one of our favourite types of offer. A bet through the card sign up offer allows you to sign up with a bookmaker ahead of the days racing, and then gives you a free bet for each race on the card once you place a bet on the first race of the day.

This is a great way to get to know a bookmaker, learn how their website or app works, and decide if you like them or not. It isn’t just one bet, win or lose, but something that can turn a day’s racing into something more fun. Plus, it takes the pressure of you having to put as much money into the account for the days racing.

Cheltenham Festival Non-Runner No Bet

Well before the Festival starts, there are offers to be had – not quite free bets, but perfect for the ante post punter, non-runner no bet is offered by some bookmakers from the beginning of the year.

You can get non-runner no bet with Paddy Power here >

Cheltenham Festival Non-Runner No Bet

Well before the Festival starts, there are offers to be had – not quite free bets, but perfect for the ante post punter, non-runner no bet is offered by some bookmakers from the beginning of the year.

You can get non-runner no bet with Paddy Power here >

Paddy Power aren’t the only ones to offer non-runner no bet, but they certainly are one of the first to start doing it. As the Festival draws closer, look out for more bookmakers doing non-runner no bet and, if you have an ante post fancy, take the opportunity to reduce your risk and get better odds.

Cheltenham Festival Existing Customer Offers

If you’re an existing customer with a particular bookmaker, then unfortunately you won’t be able to make the most of their big sign up offers, however – there are still things for you to look out for. One of the most common existing customer offers is faller insurance on certain races – it certainly takes the edge off that bitter taste when your horse looked like a challenger for the win. Other such offers you may see, are refunds and free bets based on what horse wins or by what distance they win by.

Paddy Power commonly run an offer where, if the named favourite wins the race, then bets on all other runners are refunded. It’s just another tool in the battle against the bookies, allowing us to back someone other than the favourite at reduced risk.

Also not to be missed out on, some bookmakers have previously run offers where the refund all losers on the first race. Meaning you can have a bet on the first race of the day with no risk.

Still want more? Then look out for this one. Some bookmakers offered the opportunity to double your winnings if your horse wins – a great offer if you’re feeling particularly confident about your choice in a race.

How to use your Cheltenham Festival Free bets

If you’ve selected your free bets but you’re unsure what to do with them, then you’re in the right place.

Formed in 1948, Timeform have been collecting and analysing data, before delivering it to customers for 70 years. We’ve got a whole host of content to help you pick a bet, whether you’re just looking for a Gold Cup tip – or a tip for every race on TV. The first stop is to check out the rest of our Cheltenham Festival microsite, head over tips to have a glance at what we’re backing. Or, you can go premium, with one of our tipping services – such as TV Focus – delivered by the Timeform Jury, it is the ultimate betting guide to the racing on ITV.

Also not to be missed out on, some bookmakers have previously run offers where the refund all losers on the first race. Meaning you can have a bet on the first race of the day with no risk.

Here are some key links to help you navigate our site and make the most ahead of, and during, the Festival:

Betfair Cheltenham 2019

Betfair are on the world’s leading bookmakers, and probably best known for their innovative betting exchange. Ahead of Cheltenham, Betfair will undoubtedly be looking to bring in new customers as well as reward existing ones with great offers.

For the 2018 Cheltenham Festival Betfair ran the betting offer ‘Buveur d’Air – 28/1 to win the Champion Hurdle’ – which came in, just. During the week they ran plenty more offers and will do the same for new customers in 2019. For existing customers, Betfair also offered non-runner no bet on all Festival races and that will likely be on offer again in 2019.

Paddy Power Cheltenham 2019

Paddy Power is a titan of the sports gambling which is partly in thanks to their daring and provocative marketing – from their entertaining social media accounts through to their great welcome offers. Paddy Power will be looking to make Cheltenham a greatly successful period in the year, and will be running lots of offers for new and existing customers alike.

In 2019, as in 2018, Paddy Power are one of the first bookmakers to go Non-Runner No Bet at the Cheltenham Festival – letting you get those ante post bets in early, when many of the odds will be at their longest. At the 2018 Festival, one of their biggest offers was a 100/1 multiple for Footpad, Buveur d’Air , Getabird and Apples Jade all to win. There are sure to be plenty more long odds offers in 2019.

Coral Cheltenham 2019

Coral are another well establish bookmaker who will be rolling out plenty of offers for Cheltenham Festival.

Coral’s Cheltenham Festival offers last year included a selection of boosted odds for new customers. Plus, for existing and new customers alike, they were offer non-runner no bet. We expect it to be similar this year, so keep an eye out for Coral’s 2019 Cheltenham Festival betting offers.

Ladbrokes Cheltenham 2019

Ladbrokes have a great reputation as a bookmaker, and were one of the top bookmakers for Cheltenham offers in 2018. Not only did they provide some great odds-boosts on some odds-on favourites, they also provided a variety of offers that allowed you to get an edge.

One such offer was a refund on all losers in the first race of each day – meaning you could start each day with a risk free bet to get your eye in.

Bet Victor Cheltenham 2019

BetVictor are another bookmaker with a great reputation and was originally founded in 1946 – 2 years before Timeform but has seen several rebranding’s over the course of its history. You won’t see them doing as many offers, but there will certainly be some quality offers to look out for. They’re a big advocate of the bet through the card offer, running one for each major day of racing to great effect – and giving people the opportunity to experience their product more deeply.

They also do similar offers that they label ‘kickstarters’ – rather than being for one race meet, they can be for use in a selection of markets – last years included:

£10 free bet on any Cheltenham marketing
£10 free bet on any lengthen the odds market
£10 free bet on any Cheltenham #PriceItUp market
£10 free bet on any Cheltenham Gold Cup Market
£10 free bet on any Sportsbook Market
£10 Bonus Funds for Casino

And with that, you’ve quickly experienced what BetVictor have to offer.

888sport Cheltenham 2019

888sport are yet another bookmaker who won’t be slacking when Cheltenham Festival comes around. Whilst their offers are often less numerous than some of their competitors, and the odds not quite as long – the terms and conditions are often very favourable – with one of the key differences being that often it is max bet £5, rather than the £1 max bet you see with many other bookmakers on lengthened odds.

Generally they will run an offer for each day’s racing, where you can sign up and pick 1 of 3 of the day’s favourites at enhanced odds.

Betfred Cheltenham 2019

Betfred are a well-known and respected name across racing, as well as being owners of the Tote. When Cheltenham comes around, they may not be as aggressive as some of their competitors, but there will be offers to look out for that are more generous than usual.

Last year they ran a ‘bet £10 get £50’ offer as a replacement for their standard ‘bet £10 get £30’ for the four days of the festival – giving you an extra £20 to play with than usual.

Totesport Cheltenham 2019

Totesport is steeped in racing history – a brand that has become very familiar to horse racing fans over the year. Totesport is known for its pool bets – such as Scoop6, and is the only company in the UK allowed to run pool betting on horse racing.

The appeal of Totesport is that, in its different pool products, lie opportunities to win big money from small stakes – if only you can pick the winners. Keep an eye out for some great sign up deals as we get closer to Cheltenham.

William Hill Cheltenham 2019

William Hill are another long standing bookmaker who have a great reputation in the betting world. And they certainly won’t be slacking when Cheltenham Festival comes around.

Whilst not aggressive with their offers as some of the other brands that we are partnered with, there will be offers worth looking out for if you fancy joining William Hill.

Bet365 Cheltenham 2019

Bet365 are one of the new kids on the block – founded just a year after Betfair. They are one of the early entrants to the Cheltenham Festival offers market with the non-runner no bet, which they normally launch at the turn of the year alongside Paddy Power.

They are unlikely to run any special sign up offers like enhanced odds during the Festival, but will have a strong standard sign up offer, as well as plenty of existing customer offers to enjoy.

Unibet Cheltenham 2019

Unibet are a well-known name in racing, one of the reasons being their relationship with four-time British Jump Racing champion, Nicky Henderson – who is an ambassador for their brand.

It’s hard to say what sort of offers they will be running by the time the Cheltenham Festival arrives, so watch this space for their latest offers.

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Horse racing free bet offers

  • Bet £10 get £30 in Free Bets + £10 on any Horse Racing

    New Customers only - £10 minimum deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on any market - Minimum stake £10 at 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 balance is available for withdrawal at any time. General deposit method & withdrawal restrictions apply & Full T&C’s apply

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  • Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets

    New customers only, place a min £10 bet on any Sportsbook market at odds of at least 1.2 (1/5) and we’ll give you £30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. See below for full T&C's.

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  • BET £5 GET £30 FREE BETS

    *New Customers only. Deposit and place a £5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account. Receive 5x £5 Free Sports Bets, valid on set events only, expires in 7 days, plus a £5 Casino Bonus, expires in 3 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 40x to withdraw winnings. Credit or Debit card deposits only. T&Cs Apply, See Below. Please Gamble Responsibly

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