Betting Offers and Promotions for the Cheltenham Festival 2017
The Cheltenham Festival is quite simply the biggest and most exhilarating horse racing festival on the National Hunt calendar.
Anyone with even a passing interest in horse racing will be familiar with the Festival and some of its top races – such as the Champion Hurdle and the Gold Cup – but for horse racing punters this four day feast of equine excellent is simply sublime.
The 2017 Cheltenham Festival runs from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th March 2017 and features some truly top class races as well as all the best runners, riders and trainers.
The four Championship race are the Champion Hurdle on Day One, the Queen Mother Champion Chase on Day Two, the Stayers’ Hurdle (formerly the World Hurdle) on Day Three and, the biggest of them all, the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final day.
However, there are of course plenty of other massive races to get excited about, notably, the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the RSA Chase, the Ryanair Chase, the Triumph Hurdle and many, many more.
Here we bring you the latest Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers to help stack the odds firmly in your favour as you try to pick out some winners from this fantastic racing event. Every year the Festival seems to get more popular and that means more and more great betting offers from the top racing bookies around.
With money back offers, enhanced odds specials and free bets aplenty, check out the offers that the very best bookies in the business are bringing your way for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival! That now includes Ladbrokes’ Best Odds Guaranteed Plus which makes BOG payouts even bigger!
2017 Cheltenham Festival Offers
NB – There will be loads more in the way of offers for the 2017 Festival nearer the time, so remember to check back regularly as we’ll update this page with all the best racing betting offers!
RaceBets are one of the very best bookies for horse racing, and they’ve come up with a fantastic offer for the opening day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival: new customers from the UK and Ireland can join RaceBets (using code MULLINS40) and get odds of 40/1 on the great Irish trainer landing at least one winner on day one, Tuesday 14th March 2017.
Note that the maximum bet is £1 at the enhanced odds and that you need to mobile verify your offer before you place the bet (on the special market found in the Ante Post Specials section). Also note that the winnings are paid in bonus funds that must be bet through three times before you withdraw your cash.
Please read the full terms and conditions of the offer on the RaceBets site – alternatively, you could go for their standard £50 free bet offer that is available to new customers! (Check out the full Mullins 40/1 Cheltenham offer details from our main article.)
Betway have broken cover and emerged with a truly great betting offer for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival. They are offering new customers the chance to back Douvan at massively boosted odds of 33/1 to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase!
Considering the Willie Mullins-trained star has won 13 of his 14 starts and is priced at just 1/3 to win the Champion Chase, this is an offer that is too good to turn down!
Note that the offer is available to new customers who live in the UK or Ireland only. To claim the offer you need to visit Betway using a promo link on this page, open a new betting account with them and make a deposit of at least £10.
Then simply place a bet of £1 or more on Douvan to win the Champion Chase and if he does (which we really this he will!) you’ll be paid out at 33/1. Note that the enhanced odds only applies to the first £1.00 on your stake on Douvan to win and that the winnings are paid in free bets, but getting £33 in free bets for the risk of a quid on a dead cert looks like good value to us!
Alternatively, you could opt for the Betway £100 Free Bet Offer – but you can’t claim both, so it’s make your mind up time! Check out the full details of the offer on our Douvan 33/1 Enhanced Odds Offer article!
Perhaps the best value of all their enhanced odds offers is their 33/1 on Douvan to win the Champion Chase!
Douvan has won his last 14 races including two at previous Festivals, and though the maximum bet permitted for this offer is just £1.00, it’s still absolutely amazing betting value. The winnings are paid in free bets, but £33 in free bets for the risk of a quid sounds good to me! You also get a £5 free bet to use on any race at Cheltenham! Check out our 33/1 Douvan offer post for more info.
There is the alternative option of choosing the standard £50 free bet offer instead, or indeed one of the other enhanced odds offers BetOnBrazil have laid on for the Cheltenham Festival. The choice is yours!
Another MASSIVE enhanced odds offer from new kids on the block BetOnBrazil: 33/1 on Unowhatimeanharry to win the Stayers’ Hurdle!
After a string of highly impressive performances, the horse with the silliest name around has been backed in to just 5/4 to win the Stayers’ and he could well grab victory with room to spare.
If you fancy Harry Fry’s nine year old to do the business, grab this great offer from BetOnBrazil: join them, place a £1.00 bet on the favourite and – if he wins – you’ll pocket £33 in free bets! Alternatively, grab the £50 free bet that is the usual offer for new customers!
Currently priced around the 4/5 mark, last year’s Supreme Novices’ winner looks in great shape to triumph in the Arkle this time around.
The offer is open to new BetOnBrazil customers who join the bookie, make a deposit and bet £1.00 on Altior to win the Arkle. Then if he does you’ll be paid in cash to the standard odds with the £33 extra winnings being paid in free bets!
Alternatively, you could opt for the £50 free bets offer that is the standard welcome bonus, but you have to choose one or the other ! Our 33/1 Altior Arkle Offer article gives the full details of the offer or just go straight to BetOnBrazil to get your bet on!
William Hill – one of the oldest bookies in the business – is the first big bookie to offer Non Runner Insurance on ALL races at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.
It works in almost the same way as Non Runner No Bet, but note the following:
- If you back a horse and it doesn’t run at the Festival in 2017 you get your stake refunded in cash
- If your horse runs in a different race to the one you bet on, you’ll have your stake refunded (as a free bet, maximum £25)
The bookie also offers new customers a great value Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets deal when they join up using Promo Code HR20. But the fun doesn’t stop there for racing punters looking towards their Cheltenham Festival bets!
The bookie also runs a fantastic High 5 Promotion on selected National Hunt races (including all those televised on ITV and ITV 4). If you back a horse and it wins by five lengths or more, you’ll get a 25% bonus on your winnings. On the flip side, if your horse is beaten into second and the winner wins by five lengths or more, you’ll have your stake refunded as a free bet!
Check out the William Hill site for the full details, and note that they also offer Best Odds Guaranteed, live streaming of UK and Irish racing, and accumulator insurance. All in all, William Hill are a great bookie for horse racing betting!
Bet365’s 4/1 racing offer is one of the best in the business as it gives you the chance of earning an endless stream of risk free bets! They are also offering Non Runner No Bet on ALL Cheltenham Festival races in 2017!
To get involved simply back a winner at odds of 4/1 or greater (okay, not always that simple!) on any race that is televised live on ITV or ITV 4 (as almost all the Festival races are) and you will be given a risk free bet to the same value as your stake (up to a maximum of £50) to use on the next race!
If you back a winner at 4/1 or greater in the last televised race of the day, you’ll be given a free bet to use on the first televised race of the next day.
With loads of potential winners set to start at odds of least 4/1 at the Cheltenham Festival, this is an offer that is simply too good to ignore!
And if you don’t already have a betting account with Bet365, you will also be in line for an initial welcome bonus to £200! Get involved.
Best Free Bets and Betting Offers for the Cheltenham Festival 2017
Here we detail some of the best free bets and bonuses available to new customers of the best bookies around:
- Coral – Bet £5, Get £20 in free bets (4x £5 free bets) – new customers only, see Coral site for full terms and conditions
- Bet365 – Join Bet365 and place a bet and get a 100% matched bonus of up to £200
- Ladbrokes – £50 Free Bet to new customers who join and place a £50 bet on any race
- BetVictor – Bet £10, Get £60 – Join BetVictor and bet a tenners and you’ll be given both a £30 sports free bet and a £30 bonus to use on their online casino!
Top Existing Customer Offers
- Ladbrokes – Best Odds Guaranteed Plus – take the early price and if it drifts Ladbrokes will not only pay out at the higher price, they’ll give you a bonus too!
- Bet365 – Back a winner at 4/1 and get a risk free bet in the next race to the value of your stake (max £50, UK and Irish residents only)
- Coral – Money Back if your horse falls (awaiting confirmation but generally applies for the Cheltenham Festival)
- RaceBets – Money Back if your horse falls at the first, gets beaten by a nose, refuses or takes wrong course
- More racing offers will be added in due course… in the meantime, check out our Best Free Bets page!
Latest Cheltenham News and Odds – 20 February 2017
The 2017 Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us, running from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th March. Here we look at the latest Festival news including the contenders for the biggest races.
Cue Card Bounces Back
Starting with the big one of the Cheltenham Gold Cup itself, there would surely be no more popular winner than Colin Tizzard’s, Cue Card. It seemed a little harsh that he was roundly panned following a 3¼ length second to Thistlecrack in the King George last time out, and Saturday’s Betfair Ascot Chase offered the 11 year old his shot at redemption.
Having won this race back in 2013 he was sent off a warm order to beat – what were on paper – vastly inferior rivals. Those to take the odds of 4/9 weren’t even made to sweat as one of the superstars of the jumping game cantered to a 15 length triumph.
This was no Gold Cup and he remains just the third most likely winner in the eyes of the compilers, sitting behind stablemates Thistlecrack and Native River in the betting. Despite the brilliance and potential of that duo, Cue Card does have experience on his side and can’t be ruled out at 6/1 with Ladbrokes.
Jezki Comeback Derailed?
The big loser in the ante post markets as a result of the weekend’s action was the Jessica Harrington-trained, 2014 Champion Hurdle winner, Jezki. Having been off the track for the best part of two years, January’s comeback win at Navan was a most encouraging display, and led to the nine year old entering the discussion for both the Champion Hurdle and Stayers’ Hurdle.
Next step on the comeback trail was Saturday’s Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park. It didn’t quite go to plan. Jezki has proven in the past that he should never be written off, but a four length defeat in a Grade 3 is still not the most encouraging build up headed into the Festival.
Coral reacted by pushing him right out to 25/1 for the Champion Hurdle. It may however be the Stayers’ Hurdle which turns out to be his ultimate objective. His prospects of success in that contest look more realistic with Sky Bet making him a 10/1 shot.
End Beginning To Look The Part
One of the most impressive displays over the weekend came in the Albert Bartlett Prestige Novices Hurdle at Haydock. Runner up, No Hassle Hoff had useful form behind the likes of Wholestone ahead of this, which makes the display of the winner The Worlds End all the more noteworthy.
The Tom George-trained six year old landed a hat-trick in style, pulverising his rivals by nine lengths. Sky Bet reacted by slashing the son of Stowaway into 14/1 from 33/1 for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at the Festival. That day four event looks as hot as ever but with Wholestone trading at around the 6/1 mark, there may still be some each way value in that 14/1 price about The Worlds End.
Elsewhere, Alan King’s Yanworth confirmed himself as a live Champion Hurdle threat with a strong staying win in the Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton. At 9/2 with BetVictor, he now sits behind only Buveur Dair in the betting.
Over in Ireland Gordon Elliott’s Sutton Place continued his ascent with a win in the Boyne Hurdle and may yet enter the Champion Hurdle picture. He’s a 12/1 with BetVictor but would need to be supplemented for the race.
Cheltenham Festival – At A Glance
The Cheltenham Festival has been run at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham since 1911 (though the roots of the Festival go way back to 1860), and this famous meeting has witnessed some of the true legends of the sport, horses, jockeys and trainers.
The Festival is run over four days, Day One being Champion Day (featuring the Champion Hurdle); Day Two is dubbed Ladies Day, at there are is always a fine array of hats and fancy attire on show at course on this day; Day Three is all about the Luck of the Irish and is known as St Patrick’s Thursday (the Guinness will be flowing freely, to be sure!) on which the Stayers’ Hurdle is the big highlight; and finally, Gold Cup Day is the final day when the best chasers in the business battle it out for glory in the Gold Cup itself.
The list of past winners of the Gold Cup is full of legends such as Golden Miller (who won it five years in succession from 1932-36), Arkle, Best Mate and Kauto Star.
With a total of 13 Grade One races and a range of distances from two miles (the Arkle) right up to four (the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup) there is something for everyone to enjoy – and hopefully on which to make some nice betting profits. With lots of races containing large fields there is plenty to go at for those seeking each way value, while the feature races contain the runner whose class sets them apart from the rest.
Of course, you’ll always need a bit of luck when betting on the horses, but we hope the betting offers we’ve detailed above will at least give you a fighting chance of beating the bookies and filling your pockets! Good luck.
Cheltenham Festival Races – Day One
- 13.30 – Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
- 14.10 – Arkle Challenge Trophy
- 14.50 – Festival Handicap Steeple Chase
- 15.30 – Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
- 16.10 – OLBG Mares’ Hurdle
- 16.50 – National Hunt Steeple Chase
- 17.30 – Novices’ Handicap Chase
Cheltenham Festival Races – Day Two
- 13.30 – Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle
- 14.10 – RSA Chase
- 14.50 – Coral Cup Hurdle
- 15.30 – Queen Mother Champion Chase
- 16.10 – Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
- 16.50 – Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
- 17.30 – Weatherbys Champion Bumper
Cheltenham Festival Races – Day Three
- 13.30 – JLT Novices’ Chase
- 14.10 – Pertemps Network Final
- 14.50 – Ryanair Steeple Chase
- 15.30 – Stayers’ Hurdle
- 16.10 – Brown Advisory and Merriebelle Stable Plate
- 16.50 – Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle
- 17.30 – Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase
Cheltenham Festival Races – Day Four
- 13.30 – JCB Triumph Hurdle
- 14.10 – Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle
- 14.50 – Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
- 15.30 – Cheltenham Gold Cup
- 16.10 – Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
- 16.50 – Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
- 17.30 – Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Steeple Chase Challenge Cup
Cheltenham Festival 2016 Offers Archive
Here are some of the best offers from the 2016 Festival to give you a taste of what to expect in 2017!
Betfair have really pushed the boat out for the final day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival with some absolutely humongous enhanced odds offers. They are available to new customers only… and unfortunately you can only claim one!
- 30/1 Cue Card to win the Gold Cup – £5 max stake
- 30/1 Don Poli to win the Gold Cup – £5 max stake
- 14/1 Don Cossack to win the Gold Cup – £10 max stake
- 16/1 Djakadam to win the Gold Cup – £10 max stake
You’ll get your money back as a free bet if your horse doesn’t win and you’ll also get the chance to earn a further £100 in free bets when you place subsequent real money bets with the bookie.
Now you’ve just got to pick the right selection for a bumper payout! (Winnings paid in free bets… but £5 at 30/1 gives you £150 of free bets, which ain’t half bad!)
Ladbrokes also have a couple of very nice money back offers for the 2016 Cheltenham Festival:
1. Money Back on losing bets on the first race of each day at Cheltenham if the starting price favourite wins
2. Money back on losing bets on all other Channel 4 live races at Cheltenham that have five or more runners if your horse finishes 2nd
The money back will come in the form of free bets up to the value of your stake (maximum refund £25).
Also, note that customers from the Republic of Ireland can get a massive price of 10/1 on a day one winner for Willie Mullins when they join and make it their first bet!
Other customers will get a 100% bonus of a £50 free bet when they join Ladbrokes!
RaceBets – the horse racing specialist bookie – have a MASSIVE offer for the Cheltenham Gold Cup – new customers can claim odds of 14/1 for a Willie Mullins winner of the showpiece race – and with Djakadam, Don Poli and On His Own all looking like having a fighting chance, we’d be surprised if this offer didn’t pay out!
It’s open to new customers who join using promo code: MULLINSGOLD and who place a £5 bet on this special market. The winnings are paid in free bets – £70 in free bets!