Cheltenham betting offers and free bets

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Cheltenham may have been and gone, but odds are already being offered on next year’s Festival. There are plenty of enticing Cheltenham offers to take advantage of too, so make the most of an array of eye-catching new customer Cheltenham offers and a host of enticing Cheltenham free bets open to existing customers too.

Best Cheltenham offers and free bets

Find the best Cheltenham offers, and check out the key trends, tips and odds, by visiting our dedicated Gold Cup page. You’ll find the best Cheltenham offers and free bets from bet365, Betfred, BetMGM and many more, with hundreds of pounds in free bets for new and existing customers.

bet365 Cheltenham betting offers

Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365.
Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. Registration required. Full T&Cs

Betfred Cheltenham offers

Bet £10, Get £50 in Bonuses
New customers only. Register (excl. 13/04/24) with WELCOME50. First bet £10+ at Evens (2.0)+ on Sports within 7 days to get Free Bets: £20 In-Play, £20 Acca & 50 x £0.20 (£10) Free Spins on Fishin’ Frenzy within 10 hours of settlement. 7-day expiry. Eligibility & payment exclusions apply. Full T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

BetMGM Cheltenham offers

New cust only. 7 days to opt in by placing a £10 qualifying bet at 1/1 (2.0) odds or greater to receive 4x Free Bets: 1 x £10 horse racing, 1 x £10 Bet Builder, 1 x £10 Acca and 1 x £10 football. 7 day expiry. Exclusions apply. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply. 18+. Full T&Cs

DAZN Bet Cheltenham betting offers

Sports Betting for Sports Fans
UK only excl Northern Ireland. 18+ T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

Spreadex Cheltenham betting offers

Bet £10, Get £40 in free bets
Join and place a £10 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Once the bet is settled, get a £10 free fixed odds bet plus a £5 free Total Goals football spread bet and a £5 racing Winning Favourites spread bet. The second £10 free fixed odds bet, £5 free Total Goals football spread bet, and £5 racing Winning Favourites spread bet will be credited 24 hours later. Free bets expire in 28 days if unused. Promotions available to 18+ aged individuals. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

Unibet Cheltenham offers

Bet On Horse Racing Get 2x£10 Free Bets When You Stake £20
18+. New GB customers only. Min £20 debit card deposit. Place a £20+ bet on Horse Racing at min odds 2/5 (1.4) each leg. Opt in for 2x £10 free bets valid for Horse Racing only. T&C’s apply. Full T&Cs

Paddy Power Cheltenham offers

Up to £50 in Sports Free Bets - Money back as a Free Bet if any of your 1st 5 bets lose
Place 5x£10 Sportsbook bets on any Horse racing market at minimum odds of 2.0 (Evs), and get money back as a Free Bet if it loses. Max refund per qualifying bet is £10 (up to £50 in total). Only deposits made via Cards will be eligible for the promotion (Apple Pay excluded). T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

BetVictor Cheltenham betting offers

Get £40 in Free Bets when you bet £20 on Horse Racing
18+ New Customers only. Opt in, bet £20 on Horse Racing, 1/1+ odds in 7 days, no cash out. Get £40 in Free Bets on set markets valid 7 days. Debit Card / Apple Pay payments only. T&Cs apply. | Please Gamble Responsibly. Full T&Cs

Betfair Cheltenham offers

GET £40 IN FREE BET MULTIPLES When you place £10 bet on Sportsbook
Place a min £10 bet on Sportsbook on odds of min EVS (2.0), get £40 in Free Bet Builders, Accumulators or multiples to use on any sport. Rewards valid for 30 days. Only deposits via cards or Apple Pay will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly. Full T&Cs

Betway Cheltenham offers

£30 Matched Free Bet if your first Acca loses + 100 Free Spins on Gold Blitz
*New UK customers only. Min Stake: £5. Maximum Free Bet: £30. First bet on a Football or Horse Racing multiple with 3+ selections. Overall odds: 3.00 (2/1) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 100 Free Spins on Gold Blitz (£0.10 per spin) credited on settlement of qualifying Acca bet. No wagering requirements on free spin winnings. Debit Card deposit only (exclusions apply). This offer is valid 7 days from the new account being registered. 18+ . Bet the Responsible Way. Full terms apply. Full T&Cs

Bet UK Cheltenham betting offers

£20 In Free Bets Ker-Ching - When you bet £5 on horse racing
18+ New UK+IRE Customers only. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 4x £5 free bets. Free bets available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

Livescore Bet Cheltenham betting offers

Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets*
*New members only. Offer not available 13/04/24. £10 min bet on sportsbook (ex. virtuals) at 1.5 min odds, placed & settled in 14 days of sign-up. Win part E/W bets. Free Bets: accept in 7 days, valid 7 days on sportsbook only. Stake not returned. T&Cs apply. Bet Responsibly. 18+ Full T&Cs

Matchbook Cheltenham offers

£20 Welcome Offer
The user must enter Bonus Code ‘MB20’ during registration Minimum Odds of 1.8 for first bet to qualify. Losses will be refunded on first bet only, as a free bet - up to £20. Users cannot back and lay the same selection on the first bet. Qualifying bets open to Exchange, Matchbook Zero & Multiples Only open to users who deposit via debit card. New Customers Only. 18+. GambleAware. Full T&Cs

Virgin Bet Cheltenham betting offers

Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets*
**New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. 18+ Full T&Cs

Boylesports Cheltenham offers

Bet £10, Get £20 in Free Bets
*New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. Mobile exclusive. Min Deposit £10. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Account & Payment method restrictions apply. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. T&Cs apply Full T&Cs

Coral Cheltenham betting offers

Get A £20 Free Bet - When you bet £5 on Horse Racing
18+ New UK+IRE Customers. Certain deposit methods & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 to get 1x £20 free bet. Free bet available to use on selected sportsbook markets only. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. Restrictions + T&Cs apply Full T&Cs

Tote Cheltenham betting offers

Bet £10 Get £40 in Bonuses
New customers online only. Only valid with code B10G40 on registration. £10 min stake on racing pools (if EW then min £10 Win + £10 Place) placed within 7 days of registration. Receive £30 Tote Credit and 50 Free Spins on selected game within 48 hours of qualifying bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Qualifying bet is the first racing pool bet added to the bet-slip. 18+. . Full T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs

QuinnBet Cheltenham betting offers

Get 50% Back as a Free Bet up to £35 Plus 10 Free Spins!
We’ve enhanced our UK Sportsbook Welcome Offer. Get 50% Back as a Free Bet up to £35 (normally £25) plus 10 Free Spins! A minimum of 3 bets at odds of evens (2.00) or greater is required to qualify for the max free bet, which is based on 50% back of first day losses. Even if your account is up, a single £10 Bet at the minimum odds, secures a £5 Free Bet & 10 Free Spins. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | Full T&Cs

10bet Cheltenham offers

100% up to £50
New bettors; Code SPORT; Wager deposit & bonus 8x; Max qualifying bet stake=initial bonus; Valid 60 days; Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply; T&C apply; 18+ Full T&Cs

In all cases, we’ve made sure the recommended Cheltenham Festival bookmakers are reputable and reliable, that the minimum and maximum withdrawal limits are reasonable, and that you won’t have to jump through any unrealistic hoops or have to satisfy overly complicated terms to trigger the bonuses being offered.

We also realise that everyone looks for something slightly different in an offer, so take your time before picking the Cheltenham betting sites you’re most comfortable with. If you’re after Cheltenham free bet offers for specific days and races, we have dedicated pages for all the Cheltenham Festival highlights. Head straight for the Gold Cup, to make sure you find the most relevant Cheltenham offers.

Types of Cheltenham betting offers and free bets

We’ve grouped the most popular Cheltenham betting offers into some distinct categories below, so you can figure out which Cheltenham Festival betting sites appeal most.

Cheltenham Festival existing customer offers

An increasing number of bookies provide their eligible existing customers with Cheltenham free bets to bet with at the Festival. The free bets will often be placed in your account on the day of racing without you having to do a thing, and are yours to bet with as you wish.

The best 2025 Cheltenham Festival betting offers for existing customers are listed right here, to give you a flavour of what to expect for next year..

Best Cheltenham betting sitesBest Cheltenham existing customer offers
🎁 William Hill Cheltenham offer£5 free bet – any race, every day*
🎁 Betfair Cheltenham offerFree multiples bet**
🎁 Betway Cheltenham offerCompletely free acca every day***

*Opt in required. Valid from 7am 26th Feb to 5.45pm on 15th March. Max 1x£5 free bet per customer, per day on any Cheltenham races. Free bet expires 5.45pm each day, redemption events apply. Online and in-shop. Player restrictions, free bets capping limits and T&Cs apply.
**Opt in required. Max 1 free bet per customer per day, varies £1 – £10. Free bet valid for the day it is claimed only on racing multiples between 12.03.24 and 15.03.24. Min odds of 1.5 on min 1 leg. Returns excludes stakes. Must have previously deposited. Exclusions & T&Cs apply.
***One Free Bet per day at Cheltenham. Max 4 Free Bets. Opt in Required before the first race each day. Free Bet valid for 24 hours & valid on Cheltenham multiples with 3+ selections. Max free bet varies 50p-£10. Full terms apply.

Cheltenham Festival prediction competitions

Taking part in free-to-play prediction competitions is one way to earn yourself Cheltenham free bets or potentially even a large amount of cash. One bet365 existing customer Cheltenham offer is their 6 Horses Challenge, where you can pick the winners from six Cheltenham races for your chance to win, with cash prizes up for grabs for four, five and six correct results.

Enhanced Cheltenham Festival odds

A number of Cheltenham Festival favourites will be hard to back as single bets, due to being such strong favourites with very short odds. Certain bookmakers will therefore enhance the prices that these horses can be backed at for limited periods and for relatively small amounts of money. Look out for Paddy’s Power Prices, bet365’s Super Boosts, William Hill’s Epic Odds, and many more.

Some enhanced Cheltenham odds are restricted to new customers, so be sure to check the related terms carefully to avoid being caught out.

Cheltenham Extra Place offers

Most Cheltenham Festival races are contested between a large number of excellent horses, which can make it tricky to pick the winner. Bookmakers are committed to paying out on a certain number of places for each-way bets, but will often extend the number of places for selected races. The exact number of Cheltenham extra places can vary quite significantly between bookmakers, so it’s well worth shopping around when placing your bets.

Cheltenham Non Runner No Bet races

There are often rumours and counter rumours in the build-up to the Cheltenham Festival, surrounding which horses will be entered into which races. Couple this with the possibility of injuries and punters can fear being left without a run for their money on any ante-post Cheltenham bets. It’s therefore worth looking out for any bookies offering Non Runner No Bet Cheltenham offers. This guarantees you’ll get your stake back as cash, which can be used on another horse ahead of the race.

Best Odds Guaranteed on Cheltenham Festival races

Best Odds Guaranteed is a promotion which encourages bettors to get their bets placed early on Cheltenham Festival race days. Even if your horse’s odds increase between you placing your bet and the race starting, say from 6/1 to 10/1, you’d be paid out at the bigger odds of 10/1 if the bet were to win. The exact time Cheltenham Best Odds Guaranteed offers apply from will vary between bookmakers, but typically apply after 9 or 10am on race day.

Cheltenham Festival Fallers, unseated or brought down offers

Also known as the faller insurance, this Cheltenham Festival offer acts as a form of insurance, by giving you your stake back, potentially in the form of free bets, if your horse falls. The size of the refund can be limited but is generally available to existing customers.

UK Bookmaker Awards – Best Cheltenham betting sites

With so many attractive Cheltenham offers to choose from, a helping hand could be beneficial in pointing you towards the best Cheltenham betting sites to play with over the coming week.

Leading digital sports media site Better Collective have created the now annual UK Bookmaker Awards to help you sort the wheat from the chaff, ranking over 20 top betting sites across a range of categories to eventually crown the best sites for awards including the Best Horse Racing Odds, Best Welcome Offer and Best UK Sports Bookmaker.

Take a look at who fared best across these key Cheltenham-related categories.

Best Horse Racing OddsBest Welcome OfferBest UK Sports Bookmaker
5thSkybetCoralWilliam Hill
7thWilliam HillLivescore BetLadbrokes
8thCoralVirgin BetBetfair
9thBoyleSportsWilliam Hill32Red
10thBetfairBetwayVirgin Bet

Remember, over 20 of the best UK betting sites were rated as part of the UK Bookmaker Awards, so everyone featuring in these tables has performed better than average.

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 race times & running order

Race TimesCheltenham Festival Race NamesCheltenham Winners
1:30pmSky Bet Supreme Novices’ HurdleSlade Steel (7/2)
2:10pmArkle Challenge TrophyGaelic Warrior (2/1 fav)
2:50pmUltima Handicap ChaseChianti Classico (6/1)
3:30pmUnibet Champion HurdleState Man (2/5 fav)
4:10pmClose Brothers Mares’ HurdleLossiemouth (8/13 fav)
4:50pmBoodles Juvenile Handicap HurdleLark in the Mornin (9/1)
5:30pmNational Hunt Challenge CupCorbetts Cross (15/8)

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 revised race times & running order

Race TimesCheltenham Race NamesCheltenham Winners
1:45pmGallagher Novices’ HurdleBallyburn (1/2 fav)
2:30pmBrown Advisory Novices’ ChaseFact to File (8/13 fav)
3:15pmCoral CupLanger Dan (13/2)
4:00pmBetway Queen Mother Champion ChaseCaptain Guinness (17/2)
AbandonedGlenfarclas Chase (Cross Country Chase)n/a
4:50pmJohnny Henderson Grand AnnualUnexpected Party (12/1)
5:30pmWeatherbys Champion BumperJasmin De Vaux (9/2)

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 race times & running order

Race TimesCheltenham Race NamesCheltenham Winners
1:30pmTurners Novices’ ChaseGrey Dawning (5/2 jt fav)
2:10pmPertemps Network FinalMonmiral (25/1)
2:50pmRyanair ChaseProtektorat (17/2)
3:30pmPaddy Power Stayers’ HurdleTeahupoo (5/4 fav)
4:10pmTrustatrader Plate Handicap ChaseShakem Up’Arry (8/1)
4:50pmRyanair Mares’ Novices’ HurdleGolden Ace (10/1)
5:30pmKim Muir Challenge CupInothewayurthinkin (13/8 fav)

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 race times & running order

Race TimesCheltenham Race NamesCheltenham Winners
1:30pmJCB Triumph HurdleMajborough (6/1)
2:10pmBetMGM County HurdleAbsurde (12/1)
2:50pmAlbert Bartlett Novices’ HurdleStellar Story (33/1)
3:30pmBoodles Cheltenham Gold Cuptbc
4:10pmSt James’s Place Hunters’ Chasetbc
4:50pmMrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chasetbc
5:30pmJCB Triumph Hurdletbc

More on the Cheltenham Festival

It’s all well and good having Cheltenham Festival betting offers and free bets, but you’ll need to make the most of them. We’ve focused on the four biggest races of the Festival – the Champion Hurdle, the Champion Chase, the Stayers’ Hurdle and of course the Cheltenham Gold Cup – to bring you up to speed in an instant. Whether it’s history, trends, runners or race day betting offers you want, check out our pages ahead of the races.

We’ve also got those all important Cheltenham betting tips, the Cheltenham favourites to look out for, and a dedicated page to catch up with the Cheltenham Festival results as the drama unfolds.

Of course, our site is about far more than just the Cheltenham Festival though. There are always plenty of Grand National betting offers and all-year-round sign up offers for you to make the most of.

Cheltenham betting offers & free bets FAQs

To conclude our Cheltenham Festival betting offers coverage, here are the frequently asked questions about the best Cheltenham betting sites.

Who is giving out free bets for Cheltenham?

A host of bookmakers including bet365, Paddy Power and Ladbrokes are offering new customers Cheltenham Festival free bets when they sign up to their sites and place the relevant qualifying bets. The best Cheltenham betting sites also offer Cheltenham free bets to their existing customers, most notably Paddy Power and William Hill.

Are bet365 giving free bets for Cheltenham?

Whether you’re new to bet365 or you have an account already, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get free bets for Cheltenham. Sign up for a new bet365 account and place a qualifying bet of £10 to receive £30 in free bets. Existing customers have also been given free bets to use at previous Cheltenham Festivals, while you can also take part in the free-to-play 6 Horses Challenge to earn a big cash prize.

Is the biggest Cheltenham Festival bonus always the best one?

No, you shouldn’t get carried away with the bonus amount when deciding on the best Cheltenham offers for the Cheltenham Festival. Always read T&Cs and check the wagering requirements, minimum deposits and odds, etc. Only then you will be able to figure out if the bonus is the best one for you.

Is there a catch to Cheltenham free bets?

There’s no catch to free bets in the sense that you’re playing with a free token so you can’t lose your own money. Unlike a real money bet though, the amount you win won’t include the free bet stake, so any winnings may be slightly less than you had expected.

Do I always need to deposit money to get a Cheltenham bonus?

Depending on the bookmaker, that might not always be the case. Some brands offer no-deposit Cheltenham sign up offers. These Cheltenham Festival sign up offers can only be claimed once and they’re usually reserved for new players.

Which horses are likely to win at Cheltenham?

We have a dedicated page focusing on the Cheltenham favourites. There you’ll see Galopin Des Champs heads the Cheltenham Gold Cup betting. You can also view our Cheltenham tips if you need a steer towards the best horses to back.

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