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Cheltenham Festival Free Bets

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  • New customers only – £/$/€10 deposit using promo code "RACING" - First bet must be placed on horse racing - Minimum stake £/$/€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 &  T&Cs apply
  • 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. 18+ T&Cs apply
  • New customers only. Place a racing bet of minimum £10 with odds 2/5 (1.40) or greater. If your bet loses, you will receive your stake back up to a maximum of £40. You must wager 3x your bonus. Only bets with odds of 2/5 (1.40) or greater will count. Only bets settled within the bonus validity period of 60 days will count. Casino Bonus credited the next working day after your first deposit. #Ad T&Cs apply
  • New Customer Only. First single & E/W bet only. Odds of 1/1 or greater. 3 X 10 £10 Bet Token. Free bets stakes not included in returns. Free bet for Horse Racing & Football only. Free bets are non withdrawable. No free bet expiry. Eligibility restrictions and further 18+. BEGAMBLEAWRE.ORG T&Cs apply
  • UK Customers (Excluding NI) only. 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. Cashed out bets will not qualify towards average stake. One offer per customer, household or IP address. Free bet expires after 7 days. T&Cs apply
  • New customers only. Min odds 1/5 (1.2). If you place a multiple at least one selection must meet the min odds requirement. Max £10 refund, max £10 Exchange Free Bet, valid for 7 days. Payment restrictions apply. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening.  T&Cs apply
  • UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. T&Cs apply
  • 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £5 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get a £10 Free Bet, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus a £10 Slot Bonus, selected games, wager 20x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. | | Please gamble responsibly T&Cs apply
The Cheltenham Festival is nearly upon us and we've rounded up all the best offers throughout the biggest week in jumps racing. Some of the highlight free bets below include Betbull, Paddy Power, Virgin Bet and Parimatch. You can also view our Cheltenham Odds page and Cheltenham Tips page by clicking these links.

Cheltenham Festival, the highlight of the jumps racing calendar, is nearly upon us. The action gets underway from Tuesday 10th March and will last four days. The jewel in the Festival crown is the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Get all the best offers and money back specials here to make the most of all the races Cheltenham has to offer. For ante-post prices and our Cheltenham hub go to Cheltenham Festival odds. Oddschecker also provide a wide variety of Cheltenham Tips written by our expert racing tipsters, led by Andy Holding.


Types of Cheltenham Betting Offers

Type of Offer Format
Enhanced Offers One horse in one race
Through the Card Free bet for each race on that day
Non Runner No Bet Money back for non runners
Existing Customer Offers Various

Enhanced Offers


At Cheltenham, particularly the Championship races, you'll see a lot of offers boosting the price of a particular horse (normally the favourite) to give your first bet, as a new customer, much higher returns should the horse win the race.


These offers are plentiful when Festival week comes around and the horses look out for this year are Benie Des Dieux in the Mares Hurdle, Envoi Allen in the Ballymore Novices Hurdle, Tiger Roll in the Cross Country Chase and Paisley Park in the Stayers Hurdle.


Through the Card


These offers provide you with an interest in all of the day's racing, only requiring you to place on bet on the first race. A bet through the card offer begins with you signing up to a bookmaker ahead of the day's racing, placing a bet on the first race of the day, then 'unlocking' a free bet on each of the subsequent races throughout the day.


Look out for offers of this nature on the first day of the festival, with bookies looking to make a splash with the first race - the Supreme Novices Hurdle.


Non Runner No Bet


If you're looking to place ante post bets, non runner no bet is a great way to reduce your risk and get better odds. A number of bookies offer this to punters from the start of the year and as the Festival approaches more and more will make the switch to non runner no bet.


Cheltenham Festival Existing Customer Offers

While you won't be able to take up sign up offers from a particular bookie if you're already registered with them, there are plenty of other ways to take up great offers during Cheltenham.


Faller insurance has been a staple for bookies over the years at Cheltenham, which is designed to soften the blow if your horse falls while in contention to win the race. Another similar type of offer is refunds as free bets if a particular horse wins or by the distance they win by.


Sky Bet changed the game in the existing customer offer landscape last year by offering money back up to £20 when you placed a bet on the first race of each day, should your horse go on to lose.


Useful Cheltenham Festival Links


Below are a selection of links to help you navigate around all of our Cheltenham content:


Cheltenham 2020 Races

Day 1 (Tuesday 10th March) Race Distance Type
13:30 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race 2m 1/2f Hurdle
14:10 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase 2m Chase
14:50 Ultima Handicap Steeple Chase 3m 1/2f Chase
15:30 The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy 2m 1/2f Hurdle
16:10 The Mares’ Hurdle Race 2m 4f Hurdle
16:50 The Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase 2m abt 4½f Chase
17:30 The National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup (Amateur Riders’ Novices’ Steeple Chase) (Grade 2) Abt 4m Chase
Day Two (Wednesday 11th March) Race Distance Type
13:30 The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle Race 2m 5f Hurdle
14:10 The RSA Insurance Novices' Steeple Chase 3m 1/2f Chase
14:50 Coral Cup Hurdle 2m 5f Hurdle
15:30 Betway Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase 2m Chase
16:10 Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase 3m 6f Chase
16:50 The Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Race 2m 1/2f Hurdle
17:30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper 2m 1/2f Bumper
Day Three (Thursday 12th March) Race Distance Type
13:30 The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1) 2m 4f Chase
14:10 Pertemps Network Final Abt 3m Hurdle
14:50 Ryanair Steeple Chase 2m 5f Chase
15:30 The Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle 3m Hurdle
16:10 Brown Advisory & Marriebelle Stable Plate 3m 5f Chase
16:50 Trull House Stud Mares Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f Hurdle
17:30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase 3m 2f Chase
Day Four (Friday 13th March) Race Distance Type
13:30 JCB Triumph Hurdle 2m 139y Hurdle
14:10 The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Race 2m 179y Hurdle
14:50 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle Race 2m 7f 213y Hurdle
15:30 The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase 3m 2f 70y Chase
16:10 St. James's Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup 3m 2f 70y Chase
16:50 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase 2m 62y Chase
17:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 56y Hurdle
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