Cheltenham Festival 2024 New Betting Sites & Betting Offers

For Horse Racing fans, March is the most magical month of the year, with the start of springtime signalling the latest edition of the most spellbinding Jumps Racing Festival in Britain – or anywhere else, for that matter!

Spread over four days, the Cheltenham Festival welcomes legions of racing fans, with the British crowd bolstered/overrun by boatloads of Irish punters making the trip over from the Emerald Isle. All of which creates an atmosphere unparalleled in the racing world…and the action on the track isn’t too bad either.

No fewer than 28 contests squeeze into the four days of equine entertainment, including 14 Grade 1 events, representing the pinnacle of the racing world. There are many races throughout the year, but the Cheltenham Festival provides the stage on which the champions of the sport are crowned.

A thrilling occasion purely as a sporting spectacle, the Cheltenham Festival is amongst the biggest betting events of the year, attracting huge interest and betting turnover. Happily for punters, bookmakers go out of their way to provide a little extra ahead of Cheltenham, leading to a wide array of Horse Racing Betting Offers.

Here, we look ahead to the upcoming Cheltenham Festival, including information on how to tune into the action and a selection of the best Cheltenham-related betting offers.

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What Cheltenham Betting Offers Are Available?

When Is the Cheltenham Festival?

The Cheltenham Festival takes place over four days – beginning on a Tuesday and ending on a Friday - in early-mid March each year. The 2024 dates for the diary are Tuesday 12th March to Friday 15th March. Each of the four days has its own distinctive flavour and headline event:

  • Tuesday 12th March 2024: Champion Day - Main event – Champion Hurdle
  • Wednesday 13th March 2024: Style Wednesday - Main event – Queen Mother Champion Chase
  • Thursday 14th March 2024: St. Patrick’s Thursday - Main event – Stayers Hurdle
  • Friday 15th March 2024: Gold Cup Day - Main event – Cheltenham Gold Cup

Where to Watch the Cheltenham Festival

ITV Racing are screening the first five races from each day. Alternatively, Racing TV shows all 28 contests over the course of the meeting. Finally, if your online bookmaker offers a live streaming service, you can enjoy all of the action from the comfort of your betting account.

What Cheltenham Betting Offers Are Available?

The lead-up to the Cheltenham Festival is one of the busiest periods for Betting Offers, as the leading firms go out of their way to attract customers ahead of the big event. Many offer types are available, including boosted Sign-Up deals, Free Bet Offers, Money-Back Specials, Enhanced Odds, and more. Here, we highlight a selection of the best promotions available. Keep an eye on the Promotions page of your online betting accounts, as new deals are added continually before it all kicks off.

Cheltenham Free Bet Offers

Grosvenor – Money Back if Second to the Favourite

If you are looking for a new betting site before the action begins, Grosvenor are worth checking out. Offering a range of Free to Play daily and weekly games, Grosvenor also provides a top-class horse-racing deal.

The site offers Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish Racing – all of which is available to watch via the Live Streaming service. On top of that, the site also provides one of the best money-back deals around. Place a Bet of £5 or more on any UK or Irish race, and if your selection finishes second to the Starting Price Favourite, you will receive your stake back as Cash – up to a maximum of £20.

Bresbet - Money Back as Free Bet Offers

When betting on a meeting as competitive as the Cheltenham Festival, it never hurts to have a little insurance on your side. Bresbet are another site to step in with a couple of eye-catching deals which will apply to all 28 races at the 2024 meeting:

  • Our Favourite Consolation - Money Back as a Free Bet if your selection finished second to the SP Favourite – up to a maximum of £20
  • Neck, Back & Craic - Money Back as a Free Bet if your selection finishes 2nd and is beaten by a neck or less – up to a maximum of £20

BetGoodwin – Money Back Specials

BetGoodwin has a well-earned reputation as one of the best Horse Racing betting sites in the business and lives up to that billing with a quartet of great Money Back deals:

  • Beaten By A Nose - Place a bet of £10 or more on any UK Horse Race, and if your horse finishes second and is beaten by a nose, you will receive your money back as a Free Bet – up to a maximum of £100.
  • 2nd To A 50/1 or Bigger - There are few things more frustrating than being beaten by a rank outsider, which is where this deal comes in. Place a bet of £10 or more, and if your selection finishes second to a horse with an SP of 50/1 or bigger, you will receive your money back as a Free Bet – up to a maximum of £100
  • Falling At The Last When In The Lead - One thing which probably IS more irritating than being beaten by a longshot is seeing your horse saunter into the lead, only to fall at the final fence. BetGoodwin again steps in to soften the blow. Should this misfortune befall your selection, you will receive your money back as a Free Bet, up to a maximum of £10, with the minimum qualifying stake again set at £100.
  • Beaten By Under Half A Length In A Chase - The “Beaten By A Nose” offer will apply to all hurdle events at the Cheltenham Festival (and the Champion Bumper), but the margin of defeat is widened a little for the chase events. Place a bet of £10 or more on any Chase at the meeting, and if your horse finishes second and is beaten by less than half a length, you will receive your money back as a Free Bet – up to a Maximum of £100

Spreadex – Money Back if Second to a Horse at 33/1 or Bigger

Already standing out from the crowd, thanks to their diverse range of Spread Betting and Fixed Odds options, Spreadex further enhances their appeal with an array of excellent offers, including £50 in Bonuses for new players, and this solid Money Back deal:

  • 2nd To A Rag Insurance - Money Back as a Free Bet if your selection finishes second to a runner with an SP or 33/1 or bigger up to a maximum of £25.

Fitzdares – Money Back if Second to a Horse at 20/1 or Bigger

As one of the classiest operators in the business, Fitzdares provides a high-end experience to fans of all sporting persuasions, including Horse Racing. Offering a Bonus of up to 25% on winning Lucky 15s, 31s, and 63s, the site also provides a silver lining if your horse comes up short against an outsider:

  • Rags To Riches - Place a bet on a runner priced at 1/2 (1.50) or bigger, and if your selection finishes second to a horse with an SP of 20/1 or bigger, you will receive your money back as a Free Bet – up to a maximum of £10

All of the above offers apply to UK and Irish Horse Racing only. See the respective sites for a full list of terms and conditions.

Great Value New Player Offers Ahead of the Cheltenham Festival

There is never a bad time to take advantage of a rewarding sign-up deal, but just before one of the biggest betting events of the year may be the best time of all. There are many solid options amongst the top new betting sites, but the following three are ideal for those seeking a bankroll boost ahead of those glorious four days in March.

CopyBet – Bet £10 to get £50 in Free Bets

In addition to operating as a traditional bookmaker, Copybet allows you to copy the bets of successful tipsters or even earn money as a tipster yourself. Intrigued? The site provides an excellent incentive to find out more. New players placing a bet of £10 or more at odds of 9/10 (1.90) or greater will receive:

  • £10 Free Bet on any Horse Racing event -
  • £10 Free Multiple Bet on any sport -
  • 2x £10 Free Bets on any in-play sport -
  • £10 Free bet on any pre-match or in-play football game -

BetMGM – Bet £10 to get £40 in Free Bets

One of the biggest names in the game in the USA, BetMGM haven’t taken long to make a huge splash on the UK betting scene. One of the many reasons for that is the excellent value new offer for new customers. Sign up and place a bet of £10 or more at odds of Evs (2.0) to receive:

  • £10 Free Horse Racing Bet -
  • £10 Free Acca Bet -
  • £10 Free Bet Builder Bet -
  • £10 Free Football Bet -

SBK – Bet £10 to get £30 in Free Bets

SBK has quickly become one of the number-one choices for mobile betting fans. Combining an app-only betting interface with a range of social media-style features - SBK is a bookmaker built for the 21st-century punter. New players who place an initial bet of £10 or more at odds of 1/2 (1.50) or greater will be rewarded with 3 x £10 Free Bets.

Cheltenham Money Back Offers

Another popular Cheltenham Festival offer is a money-back offer. These are usually triggered by different things, such as money back if 2nd or money back if the favourite wins. The key to these is knowing what you need to happen for you to get your money back, and go with something that has a good chance of happening. This will give you a free chance to win funds.

Enhanced Each Way Terms

Each-way betting at the Cheltenham Festival is very popular, with some big fields, especially in the handicaps. Many bookmakers offer enhanced terms here, with additional places paid to customers, meaning a bet with the right bookmaker could be a winner, whereas it would be a loser elsewhere.

Non-Runner No Bet

If you are betting before the day then look out for this. Antepost betting rules state that if your horse doesn’t run, you lose your money. However, on the lead up to Cheltenham, some bookmakers offer non-runner no bet, which means if your horse doesn’t run, you get your money back, a vital and must-use offer if you see it.

Cheltenham horse racing

Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers: Free Bets, NRNB, Enhanced Odds & Special Offers

The Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner and horse racing punters up and down the country are very excited about the week ahead. It is a different type of festival for many, who would usually be at the meeting, but in terms of betting, things look as big as ever with some great betting offers available for punters to use.

Cheltenham daily offers for new and existing customers

The 2024 Cheltenham Festival is upon us, offering four fantastic days of horse racing for fans to enjoy. The week is always regarded as one of the busiest betting weeks of the year and to attract business, bookmakers put some very good offers out there.

If you are looking to bet at the Cheltenham Festival then here are some of the top betting offers you can take advantage of.


Bet Types to use at the 2024 Cheltenham Festival

One of the great aspects of betting on horse racing is that you can choose from a wide range of bet types. Whether this is different types of multiples, win and each-way betting or even daily specials, there really is something for everyone.

If you are betting on Cheltenham for the first time, or you want some new advice about how you should be placing your bets, here are some options for you.

Each Way Betting

There are many out there who prefer to bet win only, and there is no right or wrong answer about betting win or each way in horse racing, it is purely personal preference. However, if you are going to bet each way on occasions, then it is at big events such as the Cheltenham Festival where you need to be doing that.

The reason is simple, each way betting at the festival is always full of enhanced place terms for you to use. Many bookmakers will be additional places, some down as far as six or seven places. This all adds to the value you are getting, making the festival the best place for each way wagers.

Should You Stick to Singles?

The Cheltenham Festival is hard, it doesn’t matter how good you are as a punter. Finding winners is not easy, and because of that, when you do get a winner, you will often be rewarded with a nice price. If avoiding the favourites, you could easily bet in every race each day, have just one winner per day and end the week in profit.

That is four winners from 28 races, and still making a profit. This is why singles offer the best chance of success, yes, they don’t offer the potentially huge returns that a multiple would, but they do offer your best chance of festival profit.

Cheltenham Special Bets

One of the great aspects of the festival is the number of special bets that are out there. These may cover the full festival, or could be split down into days. They are perfect if you have a feeling about particular strong favourites, big trainers or jockeys, as these bets usually revolve around them.

For example, you may see special bets putting together three or four ‘Cheltenham Bankers’, or bets on how many winners a particular jockey or trainer will have. These fun markets don’t really appeal anywhere else, and often involve things that we all have strong opinions about, so are good to find and use.

Cheltenham Multiple Bets

If you are going to place multiple bets at the festival, try and go with something that gives you a return for having one or two winners. This is not really the place for accumulators, but a better option here for multiple players would be a lucky 15 or yankee bet. These give you the chance to win huge sums, but also offer pay outs for one winner or more (lucky 15) and two winners or more (Yankee).


Cheltenham Festival FAQ

There are seven races each day of the festival, which means a total of 28 races take place across all different disciplines and distances.

The biggest races, known for their history, the quality of participants, and their significance in the National Hunt racing season, include:

  1. Cheltenham Gold Cup: The most prestigious race of the festival, a Grade 1 chase over 3 miles 2½ furlongs, for horses aged five years and upwards. It's held on the final day of the festival and is the most sought-after prize in jump racing.
  2. Champion Hurdle: A Grade 1 race over 2 miles ½ furlong, for horses aged four years and older. It's the premier hurdle race of the festival and takes place on the opening day.
  3. Queen Mother Champion Chase: The leading minimum-distance chase at the festival, over 2 miles, for horses aged five years and older. This Grade 1 race is known for its fast pace and is a test of speed and jumping ability.
  4. Stayers' Hurdle: Previously known as the World Hurdle, it's a Grade 1 race over 3 miles for horses aged four years and upwards. It's the leading long-distance hurdle event at the festival.
  5. Ryanair Chase: A Grade 1 chase over 2 miles and 5 furlongs, for horses aged five years and older. Introduced in 2005, it has quickly become a significant part of the festival.

Betting offers are great to use at anytime of the year, because they give you a bonus, a free chance of winning or better terms on your bet. However, at the Cheltenham Festival, these are always bigger and better than anything else we see throughout the year, because bookmakers know how important this week is and they want to attract business.

When you are choosing your Cheltenham bookmaker, look out for a number of things. Firstly, the site should be easy to use, and have strong horse racing betting odds for you to take advantage of. Look out for horse racing specific offers too, such as best odds guaranteed. Then you want to look out for their Cheltenham specific offers, a welcome bonus, money back offers, enhanced place terms and other things. When you combine these three things, you should be ready to bet at the festival.