Early March each year sees one of the most important and popular horse racing events run anywhere in the World take place at Cheltenham Racecourse. When it comes to jumps racing, the four-day Cheltenham Festival is the equivalent of the Olympics and World Cup all rolled into one. In terms of drama, excitement and betting opportunities, it really is tough to beat this Prestbury Park jumps racing jamboree.
Jump to Offers
Non Runner No Bet
Money Back Specials
Best Odds Guaranteed
New customers only • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • Withdrawal restrictions & Full T&C’s apply
New online customers only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X £10/€10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
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 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply,
18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit,: £10, max £10 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets no eligible.
Ante Post Special!
18+. UK&IRE only. Online & Phone. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets, valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions apply. Double Winnings applies to the first real money single bet of £1+ win or each-way from 8am 27/02 on the 1.30 Cheltenham each day. Max £25. Stake restrictions may apply. T&Cs Apply.
18+. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. **18+. Opt in. UK/IRE customers only. Max Stake £/€20. Max free bet £/€500. 1st pre live single on selected markets. 90 mins only. Free/cashed out/combined Odds bets won’t qualify. Free bet expires after 7 days. T&Cs apply
New customers only. Min deposit £20 (UK debit cards only). Bet £10 at odds of evens (2.0) or greater. Multiple bets with cumulative odds of evens (2.0) count, each leg must have odds of 1/5 (1.2) to be eligible. Each way bets are not eligible for this promotion. Upon qualifying bet settlement receive 4x £5.00 Free Bets. Valid for 7 days, each free bet must be used in its entirety. Payment method restrictions & T&Cs apply.
#ad. New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min odds of 1.40 (2/5), 25x for Casino. £10 casino bonus credited next working day; 35x wagering on casino. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.
New customer only, max one £10 free bet, qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 2.0(1/1) or greater, paid as bonus token with min odds reg, T&C Apply.
Key Terms: Valid for new UK customers who have registered from 31/03/2020. Deposit using code SNWEL125. Valid once per customer. Bonus expires after 90 days. 6x turnover at 1.7 minimum odds before withdrawal. Max contribution to turnover requirements per bet is £100. Multiple bets on the same market do not qualify.
Cheltenham 2021 Betting Offers (Updated Jan 2021)
Non Runner No Bet Offers
The big upside of placing an ante post bet i.e. a bet well in advance of the race itself, is the possibility of beating the starting price for your selection by a considerable margin. The downside being that general ante post rules state that should your pick ultimately not take part in the race, you will still lose your stake.
Thankfully for those betting on the Cheltenham Festival, a number of the betting firms do away with this hindrance and make their ante post markets “non runner no bet” in the weeks leading up to the Cheltenham Festival. In this case you will indeed have your stake returned should your selection not run on the day. All the upside of possibly beating the SP, with none of the downside.
+ NEW CUSTOMERS GET £30 RISK FREE BET
- Paying 4 places @ 1/5 odds in the 13:30 (JLT NOVICES CHASE) Cheltenham.
- Paying 7 places @ 1/5 odds in the 14:10 ( PERTEMPS FINAL HANDICAP HURDLE) Cheltenham. For PP Online Only.
- Paying 5 places @ 1/5 odds in the 16:10 (BROWN ADVICSORY PLATE) Cheltenham.
- Paying 4 places @ 1/5 odds in the 16:50 (DAWN RUN MARES’ NOVICES’ HURDLE)Cheltenham.
- Paying 5 places @ 1/5 odds in the 17:30 (KIM MUIR CHALLENGE CUP) Cheltenham.
- If there are less than 16 starters, Paddy Power will pay 4 places.
- If there are less than 8 starters, Paddy Power will pay 3 places.
- If there are less than 6 starters, Paddy Power will pay 2 places
- FULL T&Cs APPLY
Money Back Specials
Get up to £20 free bet in selected races if your selection finishes 2nd to SP favourite.
18+. UK/IRE customers only. Max refund £/€20. Win or win part of e/w outright singles only. Min field size required. 1st bet on each race. Free bet expires after 7 days. Applies to Ante Post bets placed from 3/3/2020. Free/void/ante post bets don't qualify. T&Cs apply.
Under this type of offer your stake will be returned to you – usually as a free bet – should a named scenario occur. These scenarios can vary wildly but a few examples are: money back if beaten by a short head, money back if second to the SP favourite, money back if a runner at 10/1 or bigger wins, money back if your horse falls and so on.
+£5 EVERY DAY FOR WINNERS AT ODDS 4/1+
New customers only • £10 deposit using promo code • 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. withdrawal restrictions & Full T&C’s apply
This type of offer or promotion is really self-explanatory. Firms will regularly offer enhanced odds about runners during the Cheltenham Festival. These can be extreme, such as being able to back an odds on shot at 25/1 for example – this type of offer is usually a new customer bonus and only to a limited stake.
Another common offer is the bet boost, in this case customers are able to enhance the odds of any horse of their choosing by a certain percentage. A number of firms run this promotion all year round but often limit customers to one bet boost per day. During the Cheltenham Festival expect those boosts to be more freely available.
Best Odds Guaranteed
T&Cs: UK & Irish and selected International horse racing only. Doesn’t apply to bets placed with free bets, ante-post bets, Tote bets or Lucky 15s, 31s and 63s bets. Available on bets placed after 08:00 on the day of the race. Full T&Cs Apply.
One of the very best value offers to the customer in our opinion. Best Odds Guaranteed takes all the worry out of deciding whether to take the current price about your selection, or wait for the SP in the hope that it will be bigger. If a firm offers Best Odds Guaranteed, simply always take the price. If the SP is shorter than the price taken, you will be paid out at the price taken; if the SP is bigger than the price taken, you will be paid out at the SP. That’s a win-win in our book.
Not only is the Cheltenham Festival one of the biggest – if not the biggest – event of the season for racing fans, it’s also a big time of year for the bookmakers. With so much interest in the sport of horse racing, those friendly bookies really excel themselves when it comes to excellent value Cheltenham betting offers and Cheltenham festival free bets.
Most of the Cheltenham festival 2021 offers are yet to be unveiled at the time of writing, but rest assured those Cheltenham betting deals will be firmly in the planning stage even at this early juncture as those online sportsbooks bid to outdo each other in terms of innovation and value. Be sure to bookmark this page as we will keep you updated in regard to the best Cheltenham offers and where to find them as the festival approaches.
Best Sign Up Bonuses
The above outlines the type of Cheltenham betting promotions we can expect as the Festival draws ever nearer, the value doesn’t stop there though. All of the best betting sites offer excellent sign up bonuses which run all year round. The Cheltenham Festival is as good a time as any to take advantage of these offers, in order to give that betting balance a nice little boost ahead of the four days of action.
With so many bookies to choose from it’s always nice to have a little helping hand to point you in the right direction. In that vein, and in our humble opinion, you could do a lot worse than to check out the following:
Initially more associated with the online casino and poker scene, 888 have proven beyond any doubt that they can do sports betting just as well. With 20 years of experience and a well-deserved reputation as one of the best in the business, this Gibraltar based company are well worth your time. Best odds guaranteed, live streaming and the Acca Saver are just three reasons to make 888sport your next horse racing betting port of call.
The sportsbook’s new customer offer is also well worth snapping up. Stake £10 or more on your first bet to receive 3 x £10 free bets to bet on any sport and a further £10 free bet to be used on horse racing
One of the stalwarts of the traditional British gambling industry, Coral are now also one of the leading players online. Offering live streaming on every Cheltenham race and tote pool betting, they are also invariably one of the first firms to go non runner no bet on the major festival contests.
Be sure not to miss out on the firm’s excellent sign up offer. Stake just £5 at odds of 1/2 or greater upon sign up to receive a bumper £20 worth of free bets.
Another of the big hitters of the UK scene who made the transition to the online scene in spectacular style. Like sister company Coral, Ladbrokes also offer live streaming on all UK and Irish horse racing so you won’t miss a second of the Cheltenham action. With tote pool betting available you also have a golden opportunity to get involved in those bumper Cheltenham Placepots.
Ladbrokes are also offering the bet £5 get £20 free promotion. Again with the only stipulation being that the opening bet must be placed at odds of 1/2.
Founded in 2006, Betway may not be quite as old as some of the others on our list but they have quickly established themselves as one of the major players in the world of online sports betting, including of course – horse racing. Offering live streaming and an excellent free to enter daily 4 To Win tipping competition, they are well worth a look for racing fans.
Betway keep it nice and simple when it comes to their new customer offer. Everyone likes a matched deposit bonus and at Betway they will match your first deposit 100%, between a minimum of £10 and a maximum of £30.
Along with Ladbrokes and Coral, William Hill make up what is known as the “Big Three” of the UK high street scene. Boasting years of experience in value and customer satisfaction they are now also one of the go to destinations for gamblers online. Live streaming and the full range of tote pool products both feature in an excellent racing offering.
If you need further incentive to sign up for a William Hill account, perhaps the firm’s standout new customer offer will tip the balance. Register for a new account, stake £10 or more at odds of 1/2 or greater to receive 3 x £10 free bets. Check out bookmakers page on Cheltenham Betting Guide to find out what William Hill Cheltenham specials will be offered during the Festival in 2021.
Sportnation are the newest company on the list but they have certainly made a splash in the online betting world already. Offering best odds guaranteed and special racing promotions such as “Free Bet if you back a winner at 4/1+”, they are one of the real up and comers of the betting world and well worth a look.
The sites new customer offer certainly catches the eye with up to £100 in bonus cash up for grabs. Make an initial deposit of between £20 and £200 to receive a 50% deposit bonus.
Types of Cheltenham Festival Offers
So far we have touched on the types of Cheltenham Festival offers likely to be available during the Cheltenham Festival 2021, but how exactly do these offers/promotions work? Let’s take a closer look at a few of the more popular offer types likely to feature amongst the best Cheltenham betting offers in 2021.
Exactly what it says, and who doesn’t like a free bet? These are commonly included in new customer offers but are also frequently available to regular customers. Occasionally these will be completely no strings attached free bets, but more often they will be of the type “stake £10, get a £10 free bet” for example. The one thing to remember with a free bet is that the stake won’t be returned as part of any winnings.
Cheltenham: It’s A Bonus Bonanza
There may be a better four days of betting action over the course of the year than the Cheltenham Festival, but we certainly can’t think of them off the top of our heads. No doubt the 2021 Cheltenham festival will be as thrilling and drama packed as all those to have gone before. What better way to ramp the excitement up still further than with an excellent betting offer or two? Remember to keep an eye on this page for all the details of those Cheltenham Festival betting offers and bonuses, just as soon as they become available.