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. That’s still some way off but the racing calendar is starting to see a splattering of national Hunt meetings now.
The flat campaign is drawing to a close and as it does so, thoughts inevitably start to turn to Cheltenham and especially the big races.
The four Championship race are the Champion Hurdle on Day One, the Queen Mother Champion Chase on Day Two, 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 keep on getting bigger 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!
William Hill – one of the oldest bookies in the business – offers new customers a great value Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets deal when they join up. 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 accaumulator 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!
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
It remains relatively early days in terms of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival but the National Hunt season is well underway and we’re starting to get a few pointers as to the potential big winner in March. As things pick up and we have more big NH news and betting pointers, this section will expand somewhat, but for now, let’s take a look at the best odds for the championship races.
Of course, at this stage many of the top horses feature prominently in the ante post betting for a number of races.
Champion Hurdle: Faugheen and Annie Power battle it out for favouritism in the Champion Hurdle, priced at odds of 5/2 (Ladbrokes) and 11/4 (Betfred) respectively. Both have big Cheltenham victories behind them so this could be one hell of a head to head if it comes to fruition!
Queen Mother Champion Chase: Douvan is the clear favourite now at odds on. He is priced at best odds of just 4/7 with Ladbrokes, Coral and others. Sprinter Sacre has now, of course, retired, following an injury and so the second favourite here is Fox Norton at a distant 7/1 with Betfred.
World Hurdle: After victory in the Long Walk Hurdle, Harry Fry’s Unowhatimeanharry has been installed as the 5/2 favourite for the World Hurdle (with Sky Bet and others). Previous faovurite Faugheen is now out at 5/1 while Morgiana Hurdle victor Nichols Canyon is available at 7/1 with Sky bet.
Cheltenham Gold Cup: The depth of quality we COULD see here is astounding. After Thistlecrack’s outstaning victory in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day, the ante post favourite has shortened to best odds of just 5/4 with Bet365. However, with Don Cossack, Cue Card, Coneygree, Djakadam and Valsour Lido all at 14s or shorter, picking the winner here looks tough if you don’t fancy the favourite.
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!