The 2019 Cheltenham Festival takes place over four days from Tuesday 12th - Friday 15th March at Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire. The festival attracts almost 300,000 punters each year with an estimated £1,500,000 worth of bets expected to be placed on races.
Many will finish the festival with empty pockets but for matched bettors, it's considered one of the most profitable weeks of the year. Nearly every online bookmaker will be increasing the number of promotions they run in the run-up and throughout the festival with some of the offers being extremely profitable and available on multiple races each day.
Most bookmakers announce the best offers in the week leading up to the festival with more becoming available on individual days.
Below is a list of current offers from a range of bookmakers from which you can profit from.
cheltenham festive betting offers
Back a winner at 3/1 or greater and get a free bet up to £50
Place a bet on selected races and receive a free bet to the value of your stake (max £50) if they win and their starting price (SP) was 3/1 or greater.
Money Back if you Lose (First & Last Race Every Day)
If your horse loses in the first or last race at Cheltenham each day, Betway will refund your stake as a Free Bet up to £10 in each race.
Money Back if your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd to SP favourite
Place a bet on any race at the Cheltenham Festival and get your stake back as a free bet if they finish 2nd or 3rd to the starting price (SP) favourite.
Money Back if you Lose on the first race every day (Irish Only)
Place a bet on the first race of each day and get a refund as a free bet up to £20 if they don’t win.
Double Winnings on the 1st race of each day if your horse wins
Place a bet on the 1st race of any day and if your horse wins, Coral will double the winnings up to £25, paid as cash.
£1 Free Bet Every Day
Simply log into the Ladbrokes mobile app and you'll receive a £1 free bet to use on day 1 of Cheltenham. Repeat for each day of the festival.
Refund as a free bet up to £10 if your horse doesn’t win but places
Place a bet on the first race of any day and get a refund as a free bet up to £10 if your horse doesn't win but finishes in one of the place positions.
Money Back If You Lose As Cash on the first race every day
Get your stake back as cash up to £20 if your horse doesn't win. Available on the first race each day of the festival.
Money Back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd, 3rd or 4th
Get your stake back as a free bet up to £21 if your horse doesn't win. Available on all races on day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival.
2019 cheltenham festival race schedule
Tuesday 12th March
1.30 Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle
2.10 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase
2.50 Ultima Handicap Chase
3.30 UniBet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy
4.10 Mares’ Hurdle
4.50 National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
5.30 Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase
Wednesday 13th March
1.30 Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle
2.10 RSA Steeple Chase
2.50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle
3.30 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase
4.10 Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase
4.50 Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
5.30 Weatherbys Champion Bumper
Thursday 14th March
1.30 JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase
2.10 Pertemps Final
2.50 Ryanair Chase
3.30 Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle
4.10 Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase
4.50 Trull House Stud Mares Novices’ Hurdle
5.30 Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase
Friday 15th March
1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle
2.10 Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle
2.50 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle
3.30 Cheltenham Gold Cup
4.10 Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
4.50 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Handicap Chase
5.30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle
With so many offers available during the Cheltenham Festival, it's hard to keep up to date with them. If you're not a member of one of the matched betting sites currently, I strongly suggest you join prior to the festival starting. You'll have access to all of the best offers in once place along with guides on how to profit from them. If there's ever a time to join a matched betting service, it's now! The top sites we recommend are ProfitSquad, OddsMonkey and MatchedBets.