Beaten by a Head Horse Racing Offer from Coral

Coral have a great horse racing betting offer for the flat racing season with their Beaten by a Head promotion offering a refund of losing bets (as a free bet) if your horse gets beaten into second by a distance of a head or less.

Offer Name Betting Offer

This is yet another brilliant betting offer from Coral and is available on ALL UK and Irish flat race meetings, as well as selected international races such as the Dubai World Cup.

The offer applies to win singles and the win portion of each-way bets (note certain enhanced odds offers and other racing specials are excluded) and means that if your horse is narrowly beaten into second you won’t lose out because generous Coral will refund your losing stake as a free bet.

The maximum refund is £25 per customer per race and the free bets will be added by midday the day after your qualifying bet. Your horse has to finish second, or in a dead heat for second to be eligible – third by less than a head or a dead heat for first will not count.

For the purpose of clarity “a head” (hd) refers to the official winning distance measurements and is 0.2 of a length or less whilst defeats by a neck (nk/0.3 lengths) will not qualify for the free bet refund – the clue is kinda in the name, “Beaten by a Head”!

The free bet is valid for seven days once issued and as with most free bets these days is stake not returned – so only winnings over and above the free bet amount will be returned to your Coral account, not the free bet value itself.

Coral’s Beaten by a Head Offer Basics

  • Stake refunded as a free bet if horse finishes second by a head or less
  • Applies to all UK and Irish flat meetings and selected other races
  • Maximum free bet refund £25 per race
  • Free bet is valid for seven days and is stake not returned


  • Offer applies to £/€ Coral customers aged 18 years or over whose accounts are registered in the UK & Republic of Ireland.

    Place a Single bet on a selection at any UK flat meeting and if your horse finishes second, beaten by a head or less the Win part of Win & Each Way Singles up to £/€25 will be refunded as a free horse racing bet. Offer valid from 27/03/2015.

    Offer valid to bets struck from 18:00 GMT day before meeting until respective race starts.

    Free Bets will be credited by 12:00 pm GMT the day after settlement.

    Horse racing free bet valid for 7 days after issue and must be used in its entirety in a single wager.

    In the event of a dead heat second, free bet will paid in full on both selections, up to a maximum £25 free bet per customer. In the event of dead heat first, offer does not apply.

    If the result is reversed or amended offer will not apply.

    Offer does not apply to bets placed on speciality markets including Green Tick, place only and match betting.

    Offer does not apply to multiple bets.

    Void bets do not count towards this promotion.

    Free bet tokens are non-refundable. Free bet stakes are not included in any returns.
    Free bet tokens are not returned if wagered on a void selection.

    This free bet offer cannot be used in conjunction with, or contribute to any other free bet offer or promotions.

    Customers whose accounts become closed prior to the date of settlement and void bets will not qualify for the offer.

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