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.

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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