Feb 20 2018
Cheltenham Festival Betting Offers, Bonuses and Promotions 2018
The 2018 Cheltenham Festival will run between the 13th and 16th March and is the highlight of the National Hunt horse racing season. Cheltenham is where the best horses, trainers and jockeys compete over four days of the best racing you are likely to witness, and with it comes plenty of opportunity for winning money betting on the horses.
There are some massive races taking place over the four days, with each day having its own highlights: Day One has the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and the much-anticipated Champion Hurdle; Day Two has the RSA Chase and the Queen Mother Champion Chase; Day Three has the Ryanair Chase and the Stayers’ Hurdle (formerly the World Hurdle); and the final day of the Festival has one of the greatest horse races of them all: the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Alongside the big races there are plenty of others that bring forth ample opportunity to get your bets on. And with so much top racing action concentrated over four day, the bookies are falling over themselves to offer the best odds and the most attractive betting offers, bonuses and promotions.
So read on for the best of them as we approach the most exciting festival in horse racing. If you like to get your Cheltenham Bets on early, be sure to check out our feature on which bookies are Non-Runner No Bet at Cheltenham. We’ll be adding details of the best offers and promotions right here as they come in and there will be loads every day of the Festival, so check back regularly for the best Cheltenham Festival betting offers! (Incidentally, if you are interested in the latest horse racing betting offers, tips and news throughout the year, check out our sister site: racingbettingoffers.com.)
Cheltenham Festival 2018 Betting Offers and Bonuses
2018 Cheltenham Offers will be updated regularly from now until the Festival kicks off on Tuesday 13th March 2018!
Best Cheltenham 2018 Offers – Quick Summary
Please read the full terms and conditions of each offer on the betting site in question. Note most are for new 18+ customers only and the winnings are paid in free bets unless stated otherwise. T&C Apply. Please gamble responsibly.
- Bet365 – Non Runner No Bet and Best Odds Guaranteed on ALL Cheltenham Festival Races 2018 – New and eligible customers of Bet365 can get NRNB and BOG on ALL festival races!
- RaceBets – £50 Free Bet plus chance to win VIP Cheltenham Tickets – Join RaceBets before 25th Feb and bet at least £10 and you’ll be entered into a draw to win two VIP tickets to the Cheltenham Festival! Plus free bet of up to £50 when you join.
- Coral – Bet £5, Get £20 in Free Bets (new customers) – New customers who join Coral and bet £5 will get £20 in free bets!
- Ladbrokes – £50 Free bet (new customers) – Join Ladbrokes and get a free bet of up to £50!
- BetVictor – Bet £10, Get £40 (new customers) – New customers, join opt in, bet £10, get £2 free bet for each race of the Festival
Take a look below for a little more detail, plus see the other Offers and Bonuses that are available for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.
RaceBet - £20 Free Bet plus VIP Tickets to the Festival (NEW CUSTOMERS) + £10 in Free Bets for each Day (EXISTING CUSTOMERS)
New customers who join RaceBets before 25th Feb will get the chance to win two VIP tickets to the 2018 Cheltenham Festival!
That’s not all, you’ll also get a 100% matched free bet of up to £50 when you place your first bet.
RaceBets are a top bookie for horse racing betting with loads of ongoing offers and promotions, giving racing punters loads to get stuck into.
Check out the full terms and conditions on the RaceBets site.
New customers to Coral can claim their excellent 400% matched welcome offer: Bet £5, Get £20 in Free Bets.
Check out the full terms and conditions on the Coral site and watch out for their enhanced odds offers for Cheltenham!
They also have a number of other great offer specifically for racing punters such as their fallers insurance and Best Odds Guaranteed.
William Hill are the first bookies to offer Non Runner No Bet – in this case Non Runner Insurance – on ALL Cheltenham Festival 2018 races!
The Non Runner Insurance works in a similar way to the standard NRNB, but there is a slight but signficant difference.
If you back a horse and it fails to run at the Festival at all, you’ll get your stake refunded in cash.
If, however, the horse you back is a non runner in the race you had bet on but it runs in a different race at the 2018 Festival, you’ll not get a refund of your stake.
Given that William Hill are offering this insurance on ALL Festival races, this seems like a very good deal to us. And they also have a fine Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets offer available to new customers who join using Promo Code C30. So what are you waiting for?
There’s little worse than backing a horse and for them to be leading coming up to the final fence, only for them to completely stack it! But Coral’s fine offer gives you a nice insurance policy as they will offer refunds if you horse falls in any jumps race at the Cheltenham Festival as a free bet up to £25!
- Place a win single on a horse in any jumps race at the Festival and if your horse falls, unseats or is brought down Coral will refund your stake as a free bet of up to £25
- Applies to win singles or the win part of each way bets and free bets will be credited by 10.00am the day after your bet settles
- Free bet is valid for seven days and must be used in full in a single bet
With Coral also an excellent welcome offer: Bet £5 Get £20 in free bets, and with this fine money back offer, they are a fantastic bookie to choose for your Cheltenham betting needs.
RaceBets are a specialist horse racing bookie, and they are pulling out all the stop when it comes to their money back offers, giving racing punters a whole host of insurance policies. They will refund losing bets (as a free bet of up to £25) if any of the following occurs:
- Your horse is beaten by a nose
- Your horse falls at the first fence
- Your horse refuses
- Your horse takes the wrong course (it does happen!)
RaceBets will also give you a tasty £50 free bet when you join, and they have given hints that they’ll have plenty of fantastic promotions and bonuses available in the run up to the Cheltenham Festival, so check back here regularly for the latest betting offers.
And RaceBets are also offering NRNB on the four Championship Races at the 2017 Festival!
Latest Cheltenham Festival 2018 Racing News
Latest Cheltenham News – Feb 2018
Not long to go now until it all kicks off again at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Here we take a look at the latest news surrounding the best four days of the year including the latest movers and shakers in the Gold Cup picture.
Elgin Enters Champion Picture
Nicky Henderson’s defending Champion Buveur D’air remains way out in front at the head of the market for this year’s Champion Hurdle, with the 1/2 available with Coral being the best price on offer. On this and last season’s form its tough to see anything beating him. With the jolly being so short though, this is beginning to look an attractive race for each way punters.
The latest runner to thrust himself into the mix, at least in terms of having very real place prospects, is Alan King’s tough and improving, Elgin. Wins in a Listed contest at Ascot and a hot Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham in November saw the horse shoot up to a rating of 151.
He didn’t manage to score of that mark in another handicap back at Ascot, and was subsequently raised in class for the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton. To give weight and a beating to useful yardstick, Ch’tibello that day must go down as a career best effort and resulted in connections stumping up the supplementary entry for the day 1 Festival showpiece.
It was all a bit much for Elgin in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle last year, but following that win in November, we do know that he handles the track. King’s, Katchit, won the Kingwell in 2008 before going on to Champion Hurdle glory, and whilst Elgin needs to improve again, he looks well worth his place in the line-up.
Next Stop The RSA Chase For Bryony And Black
Having been on the go now since April last year, when winning a handicap hurdle off a mark of 135, Paul Nicholl’s, Black Corton, must go down as one of the surprise packages of the season to date.
Winning for the first time over fences in June, six subsequent wins – all in the hands of the brilliant Bryony Frost – resulted in the horse rocketing through the ranks and head into the Reynoldstown Novices’ Chase at Ascot rated 155.
Having slammed the field by an easy eight lengths following a relentless display of galloping and jumping from the front, it will be interesting to see what he is rated now. Part-owner Jeremy Kyle was certainly impressed, labelling his pride and joy a future Gold Cup horse in the aftermath of this contest.
That may seem a little fanciful, but given the rate of progression of this seven year old, who knows where he will be this time next year. It is the RSA Chase which is on the immediate agenda though, a race for which he is now the shortest price of the British runners at 9/1 with Betfair, sitting behind only the Irish duo of Presenting Percy and Monalee in the betting.
Douvan Doubts Remain But Altior Still Awesome
Looking at the Champion Chase picture, we may yet get the clash we have all been waiting for with both Altior and Douvan amongst the current entries. They will however arrive at the track on the back of markedly different preparations.
If Douvan makes it at all, he will now be making his seasonal debut in the race having missed his latest comeback assignment in Ireland. That cant be taken as a particularly encouraging sign, and whilst we would love to see him make the race, it’s a tall order to win a Championship contest at Cheltenham on your first run of the season, even for one so talented as he.
Altior on the other hand now has his comeback run behind him, and he was simply magnificent. Paul Nicholls’ Politologue had looked the horse most likely to take advantage in this year’s Champion Chase should the market leaders fail to make it, or return to their best.
Altior simply laughed at him in that Betfair Exchange Chase at Newbury, winning in a canter by four lengths. He looked a machine before, and still does now. At 8/11 with Betfair, he will be the banker of the meeting for many.
Threats emerging In Gold Cup Market
Nicky Henderson’s King George winner, Might Bite, still leads the way in the betting market for the big one at 7/2 with Betfair, but the likely main challengers are now beginning to make themselves known.
2017 third, Native River, is second in most lists following his impressive comeback run at Newbury. The bare form of that contest may not amount to much, but a runway 12 length success at least confirmed his current well-being. He’s a 13/2 shot with Betfair.
Having been favourite at one stage, Sizing John may now not even be the shortest priced Irish runner on the day. Whereas Sizing John looks set to arrive at the big one on the back of a heavy defeat in the Christmas Chase, stablemate, Our Duke, will come to the race on a high following a Grade 2 win at Gowran Park.
Disappointing on his seasonal return in November, this eight year old son of Oscar took a step back in the right direction when fourth in the Irish Gold Cup, before suggesting his peak form may be fast approaching with that latest verdict over Presenting Percy.
Jockey Robbie Power certainly faces a tough decision in choosing between the two Jessica Harrington runners, but no doubt there are plenty of jockeys who wouldn’t mind being in his shoes. Our Duke can be backed at 9/1 with Betfair.
The other two recent movers in the Gold Cup market are the – back from the dead – Edwulf, and the – back from the scrapheap – Cue Card.
Joseph O’Brien’s, Edwulf is far from certain to return to the track at which he so nearly lost his life last term, but has nevertheless been shortened into 25/1 from 100/1 with Coral following his fairy-tale Irish Gold Cup triumph.
Writing off Cue Card on the back of one poor effort was always likely to prove a little premature given the ability he possesses. It’s a tall order to win a first Gold Cup at 12 years of age, but his gallant effort behind Waiting Patiently in the Betfair Ascot Chase was certainly much more like it and he’s in to 25/1 with BetVictor. There would be no more popular winner.
Expired Cheltenham Festival Offers – No Longer Available
Here are some examples of some of the best offers that have now expired to give you an idea about what to expect when the Festival starts!
Fancy a free bet to use on every single race at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival? The BetVictor is the bookie for you!
They are giving a £2 free bet for every race to new customers who join them and bet just £10!
To claim the offer, please note the following:
- Offer open to new BetVictor customers only
- You must join BetVictor using a promotion link (LIKE THIS ONE), make a deposit and opt in to the offer
- Then place a bet of £10 on any sports and you’ll be credited with £14 in free bets for each of the days of the Festival (credited the evening before each day), with each £2 free bet being linked to the races
- See BetVictor site for the full terms and conditions
BetVictor are the latest big bookie to offer Non Runner No Bet on ALL Cheltenham races in 2017.
So whether you’re looking to bet on one of the biggest races like the Champion Chase or the Cheltenham Gold Cup or you’d prefer to opt for some of the smaller offerings like the Coral Cup, you can bet in confidence!
A top quality bookie with very competitive betting odds and loads of great offers, BetVictor offers new customers the chance to earn £60 in bonus (£20 sports free bet and £30 casino bonus) when they join and bet just £10!
They are usually pretty good when it comes to enhanced each way places on the biggest races, so keep an eye on their Cheltenham page for the details!
We’re expecting some decent offers from them, which we’ll detail right here of course.
New customers to 888sport have a fine choice of enhanced odds offers for Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival!
New customers can choose from the following three Day 3 options:
- Albert Bartlett: 11/1 on Death Duty to win
- Cheltenham Gold Cup: 14/1 on Native River to win
Please see the 888sport site for the full terms and conditions of the offer.
The first big offer for the Gold Cup has materialised: Betfair are giving new customers the chance to back favourite Cue Card at enhanced odds of 20/1!
Since Thistlecrack dropped out of the race through injury, stablemate Cue Card has been attracting a lot of interest from punters, which stands to reason when we consider he was challenging the leaders last year… until he fell!
Alternatively, you can get 20/1 on Native River, Djakadam or Sizing John with Betfair if you prefer!
To claim the offer, please note the following:
- Offer open to new Betfair customers only
- You must join Betfair using promo code ZHRCAT, make a deposit and place a bet of £10 on Cue Card to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup
- If Cue Card wins you’ll be paid out at the enhanced price in free bets within 24 hours
- There are £100 in additional free bets available if you place further real money bets with the bookie
Please see the Betfair site for the full terms and conditions of the offer.
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