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Pros & Cons of using bet365
- Trusted, reputable brand
- Range of horse racing promos
- Generous welcome bonus
- Limited withdrawal methods
Pros & Cons of using Paddy Power
- User-friendly site design
- Bet refund for new customers
- Solid horse racing promotions
- Larger welcome bonuses available
Pros & Cons of using William Hill
- Highly experienced operator
- Free bet welcome bonus up to £30
- Range of horse racing promos
- Somewhat dated site design
Pros & Cons of using BoyleSports
- Great value from horse racing promos
- Fast payouts within 24 hours
- Low minimum stake for welcome bonus
- 3x wagering requirements on bonus bet
Pros & Cons of using Betfair
- Great range of horse racing promotions
- Free bet welcome offer
- Competitive odds on the Betfair Exchange
- Wide variety of payment methods with low minimum withdrawal
- Site design could be modernised in places
What are the different types of horse racing?
Horse racing takes place on the flat and over jumps. Traditionally flat racing took place in the summer months but with the advent of All Weather racing, it now runs throughout the year. Jumps racing (or National Hunt racing) is at its best in the winter and spring months with the biggest races taking place at the Cheltenham Festival in March and Grand National Festival in April.
Where can I watch horse racing?
In addition to travelling to the racecourse itself, you can watch racing on TV and online. Racing TV and Sky Sports Racing show racing every day on their subscription channels whilst the biggest races are shown terrestrially on ITV1 and ITV4. Most betting sites offer a free live horse racing stream to customers who place a bet on a race.
When is the 2024 Cheltenham Festival?
For many people the highlight on the horse racing calendar is the Cheltenham Festival which this year takes place from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th March 2024. Our dedicated Cheltenham Festival section of the site provides odds, racecards, tips and results for the showpiece event at the Gloucestershire venue including the feature race, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
When is the 2023 Grand National?
The biggest betting race of the season is the Grand National which takes place at Aintree on Saturday 15th April 2023. The race often attracts a field of 40 horses who jump 30 fences and run over four miles, and in our Grand National 2023 Runners section of the site, we have the latest racecard, odds and results for the Merseyside marathon..
How do I place a bet on horse racing?
First, browse our selection of top horse racing betting sites and click through when you’ve found one you like the look of. Sign up and make a deposit — don’t forget to opt in to the welcome offer once you’ve read the T&Cs. Then, head to the horse racing markets, make your selection, and enter your stake. Once you’ve placed your bet, just cross your fingers and wait for the off.
Which bookmakers offer free bets on horse racing
Many bookmakers offer free bets on horse racing. Some of our top picks include bet365, BoyleSports, and Unibet. You’ll get access to the best offers if you’re signing up for the first time, but many bookies offer free bets to existing customers that can be used on horse racing as well. Keep your eyes out in the lead-up to big events like the Grand National or Cheltenham.
Where can I find horse racing tips?
We have a selection of horse racing tips right here at HorseRacing.net, courtesy of our resident tipster Raceolly, our in-house team, and our Naps table that aggregates a number of racing writers’ picks.
Which bookmakers offer Best Odds Guaranteed on horse racing?
Nearly all major bookmakers offer Best Odds Guaranteed on daily UK and Irish horse racing. bet365, Betfair, and Paddy Power are three great examples, and all offer BOG from 8am race day. Be sure to check the T&Cs before betting so you know what’s covered and what isn’t.
When is the Cheltenham Festival?
Cheltenham Festival takes place every year in March. The 2023 event was held from 14–17 March. The next Cheltenham Festival is in the diary for 12–15 March 2024.