Horse Racing Free Bets & Betting Offers
You are in the right place for the latest horse racing free bets and betting offers from the best horse racing betting sites. We also have free racing tips for the biggest races of the weekend and the next big racing festival: which is Glorious Goodwood, featuring a whole host of amazing races.
Best Horse Racing Free Bets 2019
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BET £5, GET £20
KEY TERMS: 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.
BET £5, GET £30
KEY TERMS: New Customers Only. Deposit via Credit/Debit card only and bet £5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types (1 @ odds 2.0+ or greater) & a £10 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographical restrictions apply. See BetVictor site for T&C's. 18+|begambleaware.org
BET £10, GET £30
KEY TERMS: New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30f - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 (£20 e/w) placed on any sports markets - 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.
BET £5, GET £20
KEY TERMS: 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.
£50 FREE BET
KEY TERMS: New customers only. Minimum deposit £/€10 – must play through once. 100% Maximum bonus £/€50 on first deposit only. 5x wagering at minimum odds of 1/2(1.5). Must be completed within 45 days of registering. T&Cs apply. 18+
BET £10, GET £30
KEY TERMS: Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. Offer not available to customers registering on 14/04/2018. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
£100 IN FREE BETS
KEY TERMS: New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.
Biggest Races to Bet on in July 2019 – Glorious Goodwood takes centre stage!
The flat racing is moving along at quite a pace and we’ve already had four of the five Classics and Royal Ascot.
Glorious Goodwood, or the Qatar Goodwood Festival as they are insisting on calling it, takes place from Tuesday 30th July to Saturday 3rd August 2019 and, as always, it will be full of fantastic racing action.
There are loads of great racing betting offers to help you make the most of your bets. Take full advantage of the many horse racing free bets and welcome bonuses that can be used to stack the odds in your favour.
What makes a good horse racing free bet?
Free bets come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from £5 upwards. But it is not just the size of a free bet that should catch your eye, there are a number of other questions that should be asked when you consider whether a free bet is worth its salt.
Of course, the factor that should be of primary concern when picking a bookmaker to join is whether they are actually any good. We only feature the very best betting sites for horse racing on RacingBettingOffers.com, and these are bookies we’ve used ourselves for years and who we trust implicitly.
How much do you need to bet to get the free bet?
Some free bets are a straight, simple 100% match of your first bet. That means that if you join a bookie and place a bet of, say, £25, you will be credited with a free bet of £25.
Other bookies, though, stray from the conventional 100% matched free bet, which can either be to your benefit or detriment depending on whether they offer a greater or lesser percentage. Some bookies make it obvious what you need to do to get the free bet. Though with some others you have to dig into the terms and conditions a little more to be sure.
Are there rollover requirements?
While we’re mentioning terms and conditions, always check to see if there are any rollover or wagering requirements that must be met before you can withdraw winnings from your free bet(s). Typically you will have to bet through your initial deposit (i.e. place your first bet with a bookie) and then the free bet in full before you are able to withdraw any winnings.
Some bookies, however, require you to bet through the value of your free bet (or free bet plus your initial deposit) a certain number of times before you are permitted to withdraw any winnings. This is not a massive problem per se, as long as you are able to pick winning bets! (Our betting tips might help on that front!)
Are there minimum odds for qualifying bets or free bets themselves?
Another thing to look out for is whether your qualifying bet – or indeed the bet you place with your free bet – must be placed at certain odds. Many bookies require the qualifying bet to be placed at minimum odds of evens, for instance, though others are happy to let you bet at 1/2 or even 1/5 when qualifying for your free bet.
Are free bets really free?
When bookies offer ‘free bets’ it is important to note that the meaning of ‘free’ is a little flexible. It would be more accurate in most cases to call these ‘buy one, get one free bets’. The reason being, once you join a racing betting site, if order to qualify for the free bet or welcome bonus, you generally have to place a real money bet at odds above a certain minimum.
We are not saying that free bets and bonuses are not worth grabbing of course, just that you read the full terms and conditions of any betting offer you are planning to claim. And we always advocate that you Gamble Responsibly.
Betting is, by its nature, risky, so never bet money you cannot afford to lose, never borrow money to gamble with (that includes loans or credit cards) and always keep a tally of your bets so you can quickly see how much you have won or lost.
Glorious by name and glorious by nature, the Goodwood Festival will once again provide us with five days’ worth of first class thoroughbred racing.
The action takes places set against the backdrop of the beautiful Sussex countryside, something that in the eyes of Frankie Dettori, makes Goodwood the most picturesque racecourse in the country. The Italian will be one of many familiar faces on show during the week but which of the big names look set to prevail during the headline acts?
Glorious Goodwood Tips
Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.
- Cross Counter to win Goodwood Cup at 9/2 with 888sport
- Too Darn Hot to win the Sussex Stakes at 2/1 with bet365
- Dream Of Dreams to win the Lennox Stakes at 10/1 with Ladbrokes
- Battaash to win the King George Stakes at 4/7 with BetVictor
Check out the latest GOODWOOD OFFERS & FREE BETS to see what promos the bookies are running.
Stradivarius may lose unbeaten run
Even in the ante-post market you’ll struggle to find odds longer than 5/6 (Coral) on fan favourite Stradivarius for the Goodwood Cup. Having won it two years running, history is on his side and should he retain his title, the five-year-old will join Double Trigger as the only other three-time champion this race has seen. Preparations for the two mile test has gone smoothly with John Gosden’s horse winning both previous tests this season, the Yorkshire Cup and Ascot Gold Cup. These pair of victories have extended his winning run to seven, a formidable number and one that rightly puts him top of the market.
There’s every reason to think Stradivarius will put in a solid shift at Goodwood but Cross Counter (9/2, 888sport) has what it takes to end his hot streak. The pair met for the Ascot Gold Cup with the former finishing nearly two lengths clear but the trip did not suit Charlie Appleby’s geldings that day. Prior to his Royal Ascot showing Cross Country had never ran more than two miles and the extra four furlongs, on soft ground, proved too stamina sapping. Back at his far more favoured distance, the incredibly profitable horse can recapture the same magic he showed when winning the Melbourne Cup last November.
Gosden leads the way in the Sussex
Responsible for both the first and second favourite in the £1m Sussex Stakes is John Gosden who has King Of Comedy (7/2, Ladbrokes) and Too Darn Hot (2/1, bet365) in the mix. The former failed to make any sort of impression as a two-year-old but has shown real promise since returning from the winter break. A comfortable Listed win at Sandown set him up for an appearance in the St James’s Palace Stakes where he missed out by a head’s length to Circus Maximus. A re-match remains a possibility but Aidan O’Brien is yet to enter his colt despite previous floating it as a real possibility.
Should the Ballydoyle master take the plunge then this may shake up the betting and weaken Gosden’s dominant position in the process. We’d still back the Brit to get the job done though now that Too Darn Hot has rediscovered his mojo. During his first three starts of the season the Dubawi colt wound up as the beaten favourite, always just a little off the pace. A trip abroad helped end to end the rut with the three-year-old winning the Prix Jean Prat in wonderful fashion. On the back of this effort he’ll likely be too hot for the rest of the Sussex field.
Stoute dreaming of an opening day win
Failure to win in over two years hasn’t see odds on Le Brivido (8/1, BetVictor) fall to as long as you might expect. The bay horse hasn’t been disgraced in any of his Group 1 starts this season but will need quite considerable improvements if he’s to win here. Looking back at past renewals, horses have sometimes managed to up their level in this contest though. Five of our last 12 Lennox Stakes champions hadn’t won previously that season. Still, Aidan O’Brien’s horse remains a gamble and there are better options available at a similar price.
Hey Gaman (8/1, Coral) is one after he won the Group 3 Prix du Palasi-Royal in May. That was his third career win over seven furlongs, a distance in which he’s only once failed to finish inside the top three. This race represents a decent step up in ability but James Tate’s improving colt looks up the task. As tempting an option as he is, we’re having to side with Dream Of Dreams (10/1, Ladbrokes) for this one. The five-year-old rather flopped in the July Cup but does occasional have the bad race in him. When on song, he’s a horse of true ability as he showed when battling neck and neck with Blue Point in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
Battaash to take King George crown
There was no Royal Ascot success for Battaash (4/7, BetVictor) this year but there’s absolutely no shame in finishing second to the sensational Blue Point. It was the second time Charlie Appleby’s horse bested him in the King’s Stand Stakes but his retirement means Battaash is free to reign supreme once again here. Charlie Hills’ horse has claimed the King George Stakes title two years in a row and nobody among the current entries looks capable of denying him a third. No horse has ever pulled off a hat-trick in this race but few love Goodwood quite as much as Battaash.
His previous two wins here have been emphatic, especially the one 12 months ago which saw the son of Dark Angel win by four lengths. You could perhaps argue he’s lost a touch of his speed since but not enough to think he’s at all vulnerable. We’re certainly not tipping an upset but if we had to place out money elsewhere it would be stablemate Garrus (12/1, bet365). On his debut for Hills the grey colt finished second in a Group 3 sprint despite starting slowly. If quicker to get going this time then a place finish looks well within his capabilities.
Dramatic Queen and Enbihaar set for thrilling re-match
This Lilly Langtry Stakes renewal is shaping up to be a stunner thanks to the addition of Dramatic Queen (10/3) and Enbihaar (5/1). The pair have met twice recently with the former winning by a neck at York but then losing out by half a length next time at Haydock Park. Being the one who triumphed during the one mile, six furlong test, you have to say that Dramatic Queen is the most likely to go one up on the rivalry. Both look like falling just short of Star Catcher (4/1) though, recent winner of the Ribblesdale Stakes. John Gosden’s talented filly finished the one-and-a-half mile contest commandingly and should cope well with the extra two furlongs here.