Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Offers 2024

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The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the highlights of the racing calendar, and there’s an extra story to track this year, as 2023 Gold Cup winner Galopin Des Champs looks to become only the third horse this century to win the famous race in successive years.

Get your betting preparation in order, with the runners to keep an eye on, the trends to follow and the best Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers and free bets for 2024.

Cheltenham 2024 Gold Cup betting offers and free bets

If previous years are anything to go by, we can expect a host of betting offers targeted at the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Below is a glimpse of the best Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers to whet your appetite. Keep checking back in the build-up to the big race, as we aim to highlight the most relevant and appealing promotions for Gold Cup 2024.

Best Cheltenham Gold Cup sitesBest Cheltenham Gold Cup free bet offers
🎁 William Hill Cheltenham Gold Cup offer£5 free bet daily for existing customers – use it on the Gold Cup*
🎁 Betfair Cheltenham offerFree bets for existing customers on multiple Cheltenham race – use one on the Gold Cup**
🎁 LiveScoreBet Cheltenham Gold Cup offer£1 daily free bet for existing customers – use it on the Gold Cup***

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Cheltenham Gold Cup welcome offers 2024

Betting sites often tailor their welcome offers for the Cheltenham Gold Cup but you can already benefit from a host of tempting sign-up offers, with enough free bets to carry you through the Cheltenham Festival.

Paddy Power Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers 2024

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

New customers will get £20 in Paddy Power Cheltenham free bets when you place a £5 bet on any Cheltenham race.

bet365 Gold Cup betting offers 2024

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

Customers will get £30 in bet365 Cheltenham free bets when you sign up and bet £10 on bet365. Other great reasons to join bet365 include their Super Boosts and free-to-play 6 Horses Challenge.

Betway Gold Cup betting offers 2024

£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+ GambleAware.org . Bet the Responsible Way. Full terms apply. Full T&Cs

Betway are not only existing customers a free acca every day at Cheltenham. If you bet on Cheltenham by opting into Betway’s free bet club, you can receive £15 in free bets every week.

William Hill Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers 2024

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This William Hill betting offer gives you £30 in free bets. New customers will also be given a free £5 Cheltenham bet every day of the festival.

BetVictor Gold Cup betting offers 2024

Get £40 in Free Bets when you bet £20 on Horse Racing
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New customers will be able to receive £30 in Cheltenham free bets if they sign up and place a £5 bet.

Betfair Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers 2024

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All you have to do for this offer is sign up to Betfair and place a £5 bet. Once you do this, you will be given £20 in free bets.

Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers 2024

Bet £10, Get £50 in Bonuses
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New customers will receive £50 in bonuses on Betfred for an initial £10 stake. Betfred are also promoting a Cheltenham betting offer on every race, this includes odds boosts and extra places.

Ladbrokes Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers 2024

£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

This Ladbrokes Cheltenham offer gives you £20 in free bets when you place an opening bet of £5. You can use these free bets on the Gold Cup.

LiveScoreBet Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers 2024

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New customers will £20 in free bets, as well as a £1 free bet every day of Cheltenham if they place a £10 bet. This is a great offer and one which you can use on the Gold Cup.

Virgin Bet Gold Cup betting offers 2024

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. GambleAware.org. 18+ Full T&Cs

New customers who bet £10 will receive £20 in free bets. Virgin Bet will also give you a free bet up to £5 if your horse loses the 1st Cheltenham race each day.

QuinnBet Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers 2024

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 | GambleAware.org Full T&Cs

If you sign up with QuinnBet and your account has losses at the end of your first day’s betting, you will be refunded 50% of your first day’s losses as a free bet up to £35.

Coral Gold Cup betting offers 2024

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

Bet just £5 on Coral during Cheltenham and you will receive £20 in free bets.

10bet Cheltenham Gold Cup betting offers 2024

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

This Cheltenham betting offer from 10bet will give new customers a 50% bonus on their first qualifying deposit.

Tote Gold Cup betting offers 2024

Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets + 50 Free Spins
New customers online only. Only valid with code B10G30PLUS50FS on registration. £10 min stake (if EW then min £10 Win + £10 Place). Receive £20 Tote Credit, £10 Free Bet 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. Valid up to 7 days after registration. 18+. Full T&Cs apply. Gambleaware.org. Full T&Cs

Parimatch Gold Cup betting offers 2024

Get up to £30 in Free Bets if your 1st Bet loses
18+ New customers only. Opt in and bet on horse racing (odds 3.00+) within 7 days of registration. Get your stake returned up to £30 in Free Bets for set markets if your bet loses (odds 3.00+). Free bets expire in 7 days. Selected payments methods only. Click for T&Cs. GambleAware.org | Please gamble responsibly Full T&Cs

You can get up to £30 in free bets at Parimatch if your first racing bet loses. This seems like a great new customer offer to use on the Gold Cup.

Matchbook Gold Cup betting offers 2024

£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

If you join Matchbook over Cheltenham, you will get the stake of your first bet back as a free bet if it loses, up to £20.

Cheltenham Gold Cup – What you need to know

The Grade 1 horse race is one of the most exciting races of the year. Let’s start by walking you through the key facts when it comes to the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

How long is the Gold Cup, when’s it held and where’s it run?

The Gold Cup is a jumps race, run every March as part of the prestigious Cheltenham Festival. It actually started out as a flat race back in 1819, before switching to jumps in 1924 and moving to the current ‘New Course’ in 1959. The Cheltenham Gold Cup is run over 3 miles and 2½ furlongs, making it about a mile shorter than the Grand National.

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Cheltenham Gold Cup confirmed runners

The final confirmed runners for this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup won’t be announced until the days just before the race, but there’s already ante-post betting available with all the best bookmakers.

As things stand, the leading 2024 Cheltenham Gold Cup runners are as follows:

  • Galopin Des Champs
  • Gerri Colombe
  • Fastorslow
  • L’Homme Presse
  • Bravemansgame
  • Corach Rambler
  • Monkfish
  • Nassalam
  • Jungle Boogie
  • Gentlemansgame
  • The Real Whacker

These are runners currently expected to contest the Cheltenham Gold Cup, but the weather may cause some of them to drop out late. Hewick is an example of a horse fancied by some for this year’s Gold Cup that has been pulled out late due to the conditions.

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Cheltenham Gold Cup 2024 favourites

You can find the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourites here, alongside their biggest achievements to date and current Cheltenham Gold Cup betting odds.

Cheltenham Gold Cup runnersMost notable win to date2024 Cheltenham Gold Cup odds*
Galopin Des Champs2023 Cheltenham Gold CupEvens
Gerri Colombe2023 Ladbrokes Champion Chase13/2
Fastorslow2023 Punchestown Gold Cup8/1
L’Homme Presse2022 Brown Advisory Chase14/1
Bravemansgame2022 King George VI18/1
Corach Rambler2023 Grand National18/1
Monkfish2024 Galmoy Hurdle20/1
Nassalam2023 Grand National Handicap Chase20/1
Jungle Boogie2024 New Year’s Day Chase22/1
GentlemansgameCharlie Hall Chase28/1
The Real Whacker2023 Novices Chase50/1

*All Cheltenham Gold Cup odds last updated at 14:00 on 15th March and subject to change.

Galopin Des Champs is looking to create history but the other jockeys and horse involved will be trying their best to make sure the favourite doesn’t come away with the victory in the Gold Cup at Cheltenham. Let’s dive a little deeper to give you some more details on some of the runners. Hopefully this will help you pick your favourites for the race.

Galopin Des Champs

It is no shock to see the 2023 Gold Cup winner the favourite for the race. Galopin Des Champs is on top form as he has finished 1st in 10 of his last 13 races. This has included 1st placed finishes in his last two races. The current Gold Cup holder will be hoping to win the race again at Cheltenham in 2024.

Gerri Colombe

Gerri Colombe is yet to race in 2024; however, the horse was on great form in 2023. In his 5 races last year, Gerri Colombe managed to win 3 races. He placed 2nd in the other 2 races and one of these was in the Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham last year.

Fastorslow

Fastorslow finished second in the Handicap Chase at Cheltenham last year and jockey JJ Slevin will be hoping to cause an upset in the Gold Cup in 2024. Fastorslow has raced well lately, placing either 2nd or 1st in his last four races. He has been beaten by Galopin Des Champs three times, with the current Gold Cup favourite recently beating Fastorslow at Leopardstown in February 2024.

L’Homme Presse

L’Homme Presse has been on fine form in 2024, coming 2nd at the Ascot Chase and 1st in the Fleur De Lys Chase. The 9 year old has also won 4 of his 6 races prior.

Bravemansgame

Bravemansgame has finished 2nd in their last 3 races. The 9 year old, trained by Paul Nicholls, performed well at Cheltenham last year, finishing 2nd in the Gold Cup. Bravemansgame has proven to race well on the biggest stage and they will be hoping to challenge for the Gold Cup in 2024.

Gentlemansgame

Gentlemansgame has a good record in its last 5 races, winning 3 and finishing 2nd and 3rd in the other 2 races. He is no doubt a horse who doesn’t look to have enough to win the Gold Cup for now; however, he could have an outside chance if the Gold Cup favours the 8 year old on Friday.

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Cheltenham Gold Cup past winners

There are always contrasting views as to the importance of past performance heading into big races like the Gold Cup. Kauto Star and Al Boum Photo have both won the race on more than one occasion in recent years, so there’s certainly some merit in backing repeat winners if the horse is good enough. Check out the roll of honour as we recall the most recent Cheltenham Gold Cup winners.

  • 2023 – Galopin Des Champs (7/5 fav)
  • 2022 – A Plus Tard (3/1 fav)
  • 2021 – Minella Indo (9/1)
  • 2020 – Al Boum Photo (100/30 fav)
  • 2019 – Al Boum Photo (12/1)
  • 2018 – Native River (5/1)
  • 2017 – Sizing John (7/1)
  • 2016 – Don Cossack (9/4 fav)
  • 2015 – Coneygree (7/1)
  • 2014 – Lord Windermere (20/1)
  • 2013 – Bob’s Worth (11/4 fav)
  • 2012 – Synchronised (8/1)
  • 2011 – Long Run (7/2 fav)
  • 2010 – Imperial Commander (7/1)
  • 2009 – Kauto Star (7/4 fav)
  • 2008 – Denman (9/4)
  • 2007 – Kauto Star (5/4 fav)

Cheltenham Gold Cup betting trends

Going back through previous Gold Cups is one way to try and find the winner of the race, or to at least eliminate some horses and produce a shortlist of potential Gold Cup winners.

Key Cheltenham Gold Cup betting trends

  • 11/11 – Had raced at Cheltenham previously
  • 10/11 – Had previously won at least one race of 3 miles or more
  • 9/11 – Won at single-figure odds (9/1 or less)
  • 8/11 – Won their most recent race
  • 7/11 – Aged exactly 8 years old
  • 6/11 – Had raced within the last 8 weeks
  • 5/11 – Won by the favourite
  • 3/11 – W P Mullins was trainer
  • 3/11 – Aged 7 years old or less
  • 2/11 – Henry de Bromhead was trainer
  • 1/11 – Aged 9 years old or older
  • 1/11 – Won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in the previous year

It would seem that an 8 year old horse with Cheltenham experience, coming in off the back of a win, is going to appeal, while punters shouldn’t be put off taking on the favourite if recent results are anything to go by.

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How to watch and stream the Cheltenham Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest sporting events on the calendar, so it’s no surprise that you can watch the drama unfold on ITV. However not all the day’s races are covered on the channel, so it’s worth looking at streaming as an alternative options, especially as that’s a service provided for free by the majority of bookmakers.

Having the ability to cash out your bets midrace is another perk of watching the race unfold online, so it’s good to work out the best option for you in advance, to avoid a late panic when race day arrives.

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Cheltenham Gold Cup FAQs

What date is Cheltenham Gold Cup 2024?

The Cheltenham Festival is generally scheduled to coincide with St Patrick’s Day, and the Gold Cup always takes places on a Friday, meaning this year’s race will take place on Friday 15th March 2024.

Who won Gold Cup 2023?

Paul Townend rode Galopin Des Champs to victory by 7 lengths in the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup. It gave trainer Willie Mullins his third Gold Cup win in five years.

What time is the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The Gold Cup is scheduled to start at 3.30pm on Friday 15 March 2024.

Who are the runners in the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

The confirmed Cheltenham Gold Cup runners will be announced shortly before the race, but we already have a good idea of the main contenders, including previous winner Galopin Des Champs. There’s also the possibility that Corach Rambler will look to follow up his Grand National victory with a Gold Cup attempt.

Has any horse won both the Gold Cup and Grand National?

Corach Rambler will be joining elite company if he goes on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup as only Golden Miller and L’Escargot and achieved the feat before.

Has a woman ever won the Cheltenham Gold Cup?

Rachael Blackmore followed up her 2021 Grand National triumph by becoming the first woman to ride a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner in 2022. Blackmore is expected to ride in the Gold Cup once again in 2024.

Has any horse won the Gold Cup twice?

Eight horses have won the Gold Cup on more than one occasion, with Golden Miller actually coming out on top in five consecutive years between 1932 and 1936. The most recent double winners have been Kauto Star (2007 and 2009) and Al Boum Photo (2019 and 2020).

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