Irish Horse Racing Betting

Last Updated 9 Dec 2020 | Commercial content | 18+

There hasn’t been much in the way of good news for racing fans this week but some was forthcoming when Horse Racing Ireland confirmed racing on the Emerald Isle will continue behind closed doors, for now.

The HRI decision, made with full government backing, means racing is set to carry on in Ireland with strict social distancing rules in place.

The schedule has been rejigged to ensure no ‘double fixtures’ are in place while all meetings will take place during afternoon slots. Ireland now has a race meeting scheduled each day until March 29th.

As usual, racing from Ireland will be broadcast on the dedicated Racing TV channel but there’s also a bonus for UK viewers as the ITV cameras will offer four races from Thurles on Saturday afternoon, to be broadcast live on ITV4.

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Here you can find a list of the most popular bookmaker offers you can use to sign up and bet or watch Irish Racing from the UK.

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Go to Paddy Power
Our Score: 10
Key T&Cs: New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards or Apple Pay will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to 888 Sport
Key T&Cs: Key T&Cs: Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Casino bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: Key T&Cs: Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.5) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Casino bonus expires after 60 days • Withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions Terms & Conditions
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Go to 888 Sport
Key T&Cs: New customers only • £10 deposit using promo code • Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) • Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. withdrawal restrictions & full T&C’s apply Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: New customers only • £10 deposit using promo code • Minimum stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) • Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free bet stakes not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time. withdrawal restrictions & full T&C’s apply Terms & Conditions
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Go to Boylesports
T&Cs Apply: Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. First bet only. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets bets won't apply. Payment method restrictions. New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. One Free Bet offer per customer, household and IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
T&Cs Apply: Mobile exclusive. Min stake £10. Min odds Evs. First bet only. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets bets won't apply. Payment method restrictions. New UK customers (Excluding NI) only. One Free Bet offer per customer, household and IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to bet365
Key T&Cs : Take a price on your selection and if the SP is bigger bet365 will pay you at the bigger odds. Available on Horse Racing. Applies to bets placed on Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets only. All racing in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong is excluded. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs : Take a price on your selection and if the SP is bigger bet365 will pay you at the bigger odds. Available on Horse Racing. Applies to bets placed on Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets only. All racing in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong is excluded. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only. Terms & Conditions
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Go to bet365
Key T&Cs: Back a winner at 4/1 or more and get a risk free bet on the next live ITV race (up to £50) at bet365. Offer applies to first single bet placed. Applies to Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: Back a winner at 4/1 or more and get a risk free bet on the next live ITV race (up to £50) at bet365. Offer applies to first single bet placed. Applies to Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only. Terms & Conditions
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Go to bet365
Key T&Cs : bet365 will be best price or joint best price on every horse for all races shown live on ITV Racing. Applies to bets placed on Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets from 10am on the day of the race up to 15 minutes before the scheduled ‘off’ time for each ITV race. Prices matched against selected bookmakers. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs : bet365 will be best price or joint best price on every horse for all races shown live on ITV Racing. Applies to bets placed on Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets from 10am on the day of the race up to 15 minutes before the scheduled ‘off’ time for each ITV race. Prices matched against selected bookmakers. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to bet365
Key T&Cs: Each Way Extra gives you the option to increase or decrease the number of places in a race when you are betting Each Way on selected Horse Races. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: Each Way Extra gives you the option to increase or decrease the number of places in a race when you are betting Each Way on selected Horse Races. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Unibet
Our Score: 10
Key T&Cs: 18+ begambleaware.org. New customer only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first racing bet loses. Wagering requirements: all sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 35x. Unless forfeited the racing bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Visit Unibet.co.uk for full T&C's Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: 18+ begambleaware.org. New customer only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first racing bet loses. Wagering requirements: all sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 35x. Unless forfeited the racing bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Visit Unibet.co.uk for full T&C's Terms & Conditions
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Go to Unibet
Key T&Cs: 18+ www.begambleaware.org, eligible accounts receive three Uniboost tokens daily (00:00-23:59), No token 'roll over' expire at midnight, applies to win bets and win part of EW bets only, only available on racing single bets, Non-runner or voided bet returns Uniboost token, not valid on Futures or Specials. Further T&Cs Apply. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: 18+ www.begambleaware.org, eligible accounts receive three Uniboost tokens daily (00:00-23:59), No token 'roll over' expire at midnight, applies to win bets and win part of EW bets only, only available on racing single bets, Non-runner or voided bet returns Uniboost token, not valid on Futures or Specials. Further T&Cs Apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Unibet
Key T&Cs: 18+ www.begambleaware.org Offer applies to customers located in UK, Ireland, and Belgium only. Best Odds Guaranteed offer is available daily from 8am on all UK and Ireland horse racing bets. The maximum daily return per customer from the Best Odds Guaranteed concession is £25,000. T&C’s Apply. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: 18+ www.begambleaware.org Offer applies to customers located in UK, Ireland, and Belgium only. Best Odds Guaranteed offer is available daily from 8am on all UK and Ireland horse racing bets. The maximum daily return per customer from the Best Odds Guaranteed concession is £25,000. T&C’s Apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Coral
T&Cs apply: 18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cash-out, restrictions & T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
T&Cs apply: 18+ Eligible UK+IRE players. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cash-out, restrictions & T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Ladbrokes
Key T&Cs apply: 18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min 5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x 5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Key T&Cs apply: 18+ New UK+IRE customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min 5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x 5 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
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Go to Tote
Key T&Cs: UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleaware.org Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleaware.org Terms & Conditions
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Go to Betfair
Key T&Cs: New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Sportnation
Key T&Cs: New customers only. Place the 5 specified bets to earn Free Bets. Each leg must have minimum odds of 1.8 (4/5). Applies to bets on sport only. Valid once per customer. Free Bet valid for 7 days. Free Bet max winnings is 20x Free Bet stake. Free Bets must be accepted in popup messages once their qualifying bets have settled. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: New customers only. Place the 5 specified bets to earn Free Bets. Each leg must have minimum odds of 1.8 (4/5). Applies to bets on sport only. Valid once per customer. Free Bet valid for 7 days. Free Bet max winnings is 20x Free Bet stake. Free Bets must be accepted in popup messages once their qualifying bets have settled. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Sportnation
Key T&Cs: Best Odds Guaranteed is only available to customers that have previously been notified that they are eligible or customers that have purchased the offer in the Rewards Store. Best Odds Guaranteed will apply to eligible bets placed from 9am on the day of the race. Best Odds Guaranteed will apply to single, each way and accumulator bets. T&C’s apply. BeGambleAware.org Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: Best Odds Guaranteed is only available to customers that have previously been notified that they are eligible or customers that have purchased the offer in the Rewards Store. Best Odds Guaranteed will apply to eligible bets placed from 9am on the day of the race. Best Odds Guaranteed will apply to single, each way and accumulator bets. T&C’s apply. BeGambleAware.org Terms & Conditions
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Go to William Hill
Key T&Cs: New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below. Terms & Conditions
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Go to Quinnbet
Key T&Cs: 18+. Only new UK customers. To activate your Sportsbook 50% Back as a Free Bet up to £25 and 50 Free Spins, deposit and bet on any Sportsbook markets of your choice at odds of evens (2.00) or greater. At least 3 bets (on different selections) must be placed to qualify for 50% back, 2 of which must be 50% in value of the largest bet you place. Provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at minimum odds evens (2.00) or greater you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet and 50 Free Spins either way. Only settled bets from the first day of Sportsbook bets qualify for inclusion. Customers who deposit using Neteller/Skrill do not qualify for this offer. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
Key T&Cs: 18+. Only new UK customers. To activate your Sportsbook 50% Back as a Free Bet up to £25 and 50 Free Spins, deposit and bet on any Sportsbook markets of your choice at odds of evens (2.00) or greater. At least 3 bets (on different selections) must be placed to qualify for 50% back, 2 of which must be 50% in value of the largest bet you place. Provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at minimum odds evens (2.00) or greater you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet and 50 Free Spins either way. Only settled bets from the first day of Sportsbook bets qualify for inclusion. Customers who deposit using Neteller/Skrill do not qualify for this offer. T&Cs apply. Terms & Conditions
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Grade 3 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase Tips

Saturday’s feature contest is the Grade 3 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase over 2m2f, due off at 3:10pm.

Trainer Henry De Bromhead and Cheltenham Festival-winning rider Rachel Blackmore could harvest more success here with Capuccimix, a 5/1 chance for the Thurles race.
He had finished second to subsequent Grand Annual winner Chosen Mate at Gowran Park in January prior to recording a smart success at Naas earlier this month and looks a chaser with the potential for success in this £33,000 contest.

Randox Ulster National Tips

On Sunday the action switches to Downpatrick where the feature is the Randox Ulster National, a race which was first run in 1939 and has a long and illustrious history.

Caughoo won the 1945 and 1946 runnings before taking victory in the 1947 Aintree Grand National, while more recently Pineau De Re won at the Ulster track in 2013 when he was trained by Philip Fenton and 12 months later he gave trainer Dr Richard Newland and jockey Leighton Aspell glory on the biggest stage of all as he held off Balthazar King to win the Aintree version.

The Ulster National at Downpatrick holds a unique spot on the calendar, being the last ‘National’ before Aintree in April.

Jumps racing in Ireland differs somewhat from that in Great Britain in that there is less quantity. Routinely, Irish jumps meetings take place on Saturday, Sunday and Thursday through the National Hunt season.

Punchestown Festival

Where the British season peaks with Cheltenham and Aintree, Irish jumps campaigns are aimed towards the Punchestown Festival – the last of the three major spring festival in the UK and Ireland.

Punchestown is a five-day meeting that takes place in late April into early May, beginning on the final Tuesday in the month and running until Saturday.
There are 39 races including no fewer than 12 at Grade 1 level and a total prize pool of over £3.2m is on offer for the 2020 Punchestown Festival. It is not the only major spring gathering in Ireland.

Irish Grand National

Easter Weekend is the traditional slot for the Irish Grand National meeting at Fairyhouse. The action begins at Fairyhouse on the Saturday and culminates with the Easter Monday running of the Irish Grand National.

2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Irish Grand National, a stalwart at the heart of the Irish sporting calendar and one of the three main spring ‘Nationals’ alongside those run at Aintree and Ayr in England and Scotland respectively.

Leopardstown

These two festivals are long-established and are the highlights at Punchestown and Fairyhouse, two of Ireland’s best-known jumps courses. The third of those is at Leopardstown, a track situated close to the heart of Dublin City centre.

Leopardstown plays host to the Winter Festival over Christmas, a four-day meeting crammed with Grade 1 action and big-field handicaps that marks the midpoint in the jumps season.

More recently the Foxrock track has become known for the innovative Dublin Racing Festival, which takes places on the first weekend of February and has quickly established itself as a pre-Cheltenham fixture of some importance. The two-day meeting has already created a track record of producing subsequent Cheltenham Festival winners and it appears set to go from strength to strength.

Most major bookmakers in the UK allow punters to live stream all Irish racing for as a little as a £1 stake per race, opening up a host of action from the likes of Punchestown, Fairyhouse and Leopardstown to the more picturesque Irish tracks at Tramore, Killarney and Listowel and many more.

Look out in particular for the Harvest Festivals that take place at the last-named duo during August and September for a real feel of Irish jumps racing in its natural environment.

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Unfortunately, the 2020 Irish Grand National has been cancelled due to public health and safety protocol. But on 4th April will run the Virtual Grand National, a computer simulation of the Grand National.

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