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The Cheltenham Festival is on the horizon and now is the time to boost the coffers for National Hunt racing’s big meetings and claim hundreds of euros in horse racing free bets.

All welcome offers listed are served up by trustworthy bookmakers. Please gamble responsibly.

Certain bookmakers require promo codes to claim your free horse racing bets, these include the Betfair promo code, Paddy Power promo code, and William Hill promo code.

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bet365
Bet €10 & Get €30 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365.
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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. Dunlewey.org. Registration required.
Boylesports
BET €10 GET €50 IN FREE BETS
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*IRE/NI new customers only. Mobile exclusive. Min Deposit €10. Min stake €10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Account & Payment method restrictions apply. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org.
Boylesports
Get Up to €55 in Free Bets Destination Cheltenham
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*IRE/NI new customers only. €/£40 in FREE Bets (FB) as €/£30 in sports bets & a €/£10 casino bonus (CB). Min Deposit €/£10. Min stake €/£10. Min odds Evs. FB applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. FB 7-day expiry. 1 FB offer per customer, household & IP address only. Account & Payment restrictions. 14 days to accept €/£10 CB, then active for 3 days. CB 5x wagering & max redeemable €/£100. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. 30 days to qualify. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org
tote
Bet €10 Get €30 in Free Bets + 50 Free Spins
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New customers online only. €10 min stake (if EW then min €10 Win + €10 Place). Receive €30 Tote Credit + 50 Free Spins on selected game within 48 hours of qualifying bet settlement. Tote credit subject to 7-day expiry. Free spins subject to 7-day expiry. Qualifying bet is the first racing pool bet added to the bet-slip. 18+. Full T&Cs apply. Dunlewey.org

Betting Offers in Ireland

LiveScoreBet
Bet €10 Get €50 In Free Bets.
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*New members only. Min €10 deposit & bet on sportsbook (ex. virtual, forecasts & tricasts), placed & settled in 14 days of sign-up. Min odds EVS. Free Bets: valid 7 days on sportsbook. Stakes not returned. T&Cs apply. Click here for full T&Cs.Bet Responsibly. Gamblingcare.ie. 18+
Unibet
€40 Money Back as Bonus If Your First racing Bet Loses + €10 Casino Bonus.
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18+ begambleaware.org. New customers 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 50x. 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. #AD. Dunlewey.org
SBK
Bet €10 Get €40 in Free Bets
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New customers only. Min €10 first deposit using Debit Card. Place a bet of €10 at min odds of 1.5 and get a €10 Free Bet instantly. Further €20 in Free Bets for Horse Racing Multiples after 24 hours and 2 x €5 Free Bet Builder bets after 48 hours. Full T&Cs apply.18+. BeGambleAware.org.
COPYBET
Bet €10 get €50
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Full T&Cs apply. New UK and ROI customers only. The qualifying bet should be a single bet, start at €10, and have 1.9 or greater odds. 5 Free bets include: 1 x €10 Free bet on horse racing, 1 x €10 Free bet on football, 2 x 10 Free bet in-play, 1 x €10 Free bet Acca. 7 day expiry. Begambleaware.org
LeoVegas
Bet €10 Get €30 in Free Bets
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18+ The New Player Sport Welcome Bonus of 3 Free Bets €10 each is only available to new players who have never played on LeoVegas, who are resident in Ireland and who have selected the Sport Welcome Bonus on sign-up. To be eligible for the Welcome Offer of 3 Free Bets, customers must first place a bet minimum of €10 with minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5). Once the qualifying bet has been settled, customers must claim the 3x €10 Free Bets from the ‘My Offers’ page. Full T&Cs apply. Please Play Responsibly. Visit site
Betway
Get up to €50 in Free Bets if your first bet loses + 50 Bonus Spins
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New ROI customers only. Min Deposit: €5. Maximum Free Bet: €50. Overall odds: 1.50 (1/2) or higher. Free Bets available upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 50 Bonus Spins credited on placement of qualifying bet. 50x bonus wagering applies as do weighting requirements. Bonus Spins only available on selected games. Debit card deposits only. Offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. 18+ GamblingCare.ie. Terms apply. Dunlewey.org
Betfair
GET €20 IN FREE BETS
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New Customer offer. Place a min €5 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get €20 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards or Apple Pay will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly Begambleaware.org
talkSPORTBET
Get up to €50 in Free Bets on Any Sports
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18+ New customers only. Mobile only. Opt in & bet up to €50 (min. €20) on any sports at 2.00+ odds within 7 days. No Cash out. Get up to 2x €25 in free bets. Bonuses expire in 7 days. Card payments & Apple Pay only. T&Cs apply. BeGambleAware.org | Please gamble responsibly.
BetVictor
100% Matched Free Bet Up to €100 On your first bet
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18+ New Customers opt in, deposit and bet up to €100 at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of registration, excludes deposits via PayPal & excludes cashed out bets. Matched bonus paid in free bets; 7 day expiry. Geo Restrictions. T&Cs Apply See Below. Please Gamble Responsibly. gamblingcare.ie.
PaddyPower
GET €20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU PLACE A €5 BET
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New Customer offer YSKARZ. Place a min €5 bet on the sportsbook at odds of min EVS (2.0) and get €20 in free bets. Free bet rewards valid for 30 days. Only deposits via Debit Cards will qualify for this offer. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a €10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
Hollywoodbets
Get €30 In Free Bets.
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€10 deposit required. Minimum qualifying bet of €10 required. Only applies to first bet placed after registration. Qualifying bet must be at minimum odds of 1.8 (4/5). Receive 3 x €10 Free Bets valid on all sports. Free Bets valid for 14 days once issued. Dunlewey.org
bzeebet
100% UP TO €100 + 10 SPINS ON BOOK OF DEAD
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18+. New Depositors Only. Min. Dep: €10. Max Bonus €100 + 10 Spins on Book of Dead. The welcome offer requires 1 deposit. Welcome bonus must be used within 14 days or it expires, spins expire after 24h. Bonus subject to 9x wagering with min. Odds 2.00 per single bet or 1.40 per combo bet selection. Spin wins subject to 35x wagering. Full Terms apply
Williamhill
Bet €10 and Get €40 in Free Bets Credited as 4 x €10 Bets
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18+ Play Safe. New customers using Promo code BB40 only. Min €10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4 x €10, free bets credited after settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 7 days after the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms below. gamblingtherapy.org
Ladbrokes
Bet €5 Get €20 in Free Bets KER-CHING.
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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. Dunlewey.org
CORAL
Bet €5 Get €20 in Free Bets.
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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, Dunlewey.org
NETBET
€20 Free Bet On First Settled Bet.
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18+ New customers only. €20 free bet for the first settled sports bet. FreeBets valid 7 days. T&Cs apply. Dunlewey.org
FITZDARES
50% back as a free bet up to €50 on first day losses plus 10 free spins
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New customers only aged 18+. Minimum deposit €10. Qualifying bet must be placed at odds of evens (2.0) or greater. Get 50% back on first day losses as a free bet up to €50 plus 10 free spins on Reel King, credited within 24 hours. Free Bet and Spins expire in 7 days. T&Cs apply. Please bet responsibly. Begambleaware.org
quinnbet
Bet €10 Get €50 plus 10 Free Spins
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We've enhanced our Sportsbook Welcome offer, giving new Republic of Ireland customers €50 in Free Bets plus 10 Free Spins when you register and place a first qualifying bet of €10 or greater, at minimum odds of evens (2.00) or greater. T&Cs apply | 18+ New Ireland Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org
MrPlay
Bet €10 Get €15.
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New Players only, This offer is available once per household. New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit: £10, max £15 bonus, valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at a min. odds of 1/1 (2.00) or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. T&Cs Apply. Dunlewey.org
spreadex
Get €40 In Bonuses.
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18+. Place a qualifying €25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free €5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following €5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. Free bets and spins must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet/spin stake not included in any winnings. Ts&Cs Apply. Dunlewey.org
10Bet
50% Up To €50 Welcome Bonus.
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New bettors get 50% of deposit up to €50; Code: PLAY10; 1x per household; Min deposit €15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager deposit & bonus 8x; Max qualifying bet stake=initial bonus; valid 60 days; Min odds 4/5 singles, 2/5 per acca leg; Some bet types excluded; Full terms apply Dunlewey.org
novibet
BET €30 GET UP TO €100 IN FREE BETS
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18+ | new customers only | Max €100 free bet | Min bet €30 | Min odds 7/10 (1.70) | Bonus Code: BET30GET100 | Free bet stake is not returned | Offer valid until 31.12.2023 | Free bet valid for 7 days | T&Cs Apply. 18+ Begambleaware. Dunlewey.org
BetitonSport
Bet €15 get €10.
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New Customers Only.18+, Welcome Bonus: New Players only, 1st Deposit, Min Deposit, €10, max €10 free bet valid for 14 days, bets must be placed at odds of 1/1 or greater and be settled within 14 days of placement. System bets not eligible. Neteller,Skrill and Paypal not eligible. T&Cs apply. Dunlewey.org
tonybet
100% up to €100 First Deposit Bonus For Sport Betting.
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18+. New Players only. Make your first qualifying deposit of at least €10. Place one or more qualifying bets with a total stake of five (5) times your initial qualifying deposit on sports betting markets with odds of at least 1.5 on single bets or multi bets with cumulative odds of 1.7 and higher. The maximum free bet bonus that can be awarded in this promotion is €100. The turnover requirement for this promotion must be met within 14 days of the date of your qualifying deposit. Terms and Conditions apply.
22Bet
100% Welcome Bonus up to €122.
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Register & deposit at least €1 to automatically receive a bonus. Use bonus code Sport122. Amount of first deposit is matched with a bonus up to €122 + 22 bet points. T&Cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org

New betting offers for Irish users

Copybet welcome offer - Bet €10 get €50

CopyBet has recently updated its offer from 'Bet 10 Get 40' to 'Bet 10 Get 50' which represents an excellent 500% bonus. A great offer to claim prior to four days of comeptitive action at the Cheltenham Festival.

LiveScore Bet welcome offer - Bet €10 Get €50 In Free Bets

LiveScore Bet is a must if you enjoy horse racing. During the major racing festivals, you will find a host of specials to enjoy when attempting to unearth winners.

Bzee Bet welcome offer - 100% Up To €100 + 10 Spins

A new addition to irishracing.com and one which we highly recommend if you are already signed up with the big bookmakers. Get up to €100 in free bets. An offer not to be missed.

Check for other new betting sites in Ireland.

What is a Horse Racing Free Bet?

Free bets for new customers

A horse racing free bet is a bet credited to your account when you sign up with a bookmaker. You must deposit and in most cases place your first bet, to activate the free bets.

Sign up to a host of horse racing free bets
Horse racing free bets are available 365 days a year - good news for horse racing enthusiasts and most bookmakers will offer high-quality specials for major horse racing festivals, including the Cheltenham Festival, Punchestown, Aintree Grand National and Royal Ascot.

Free bets for existing customers

Horse racing free bets are also available through existing customer offers. For example, Paddy Power offer a rewards club for which you get a weekly free bet to enjoy on the racing.

Top Ten Welcome Offers - Better Collective Bookmaker Awards

The Better Collective Bookmaker Awards are held annually by Better Collective and are determined over a period of 12 months through scrutiny of extensive data sets. Below you can see which bookmakers came out on top for new customer offers. Among them are bet365, Unibet and LiveScore Bet.

Category

Bookmaker Award Ranking

bet365

1

Unibet

2

SBK

3

888

4

Coral 

5

Ladbrokes

6

LiveScore Bet

Virgin Bet

8

William Hill

9

Betway

10

Get the Top Betting Offers

Find below the best welcome offers determined by the Bookmaker Awards hosted anually by Better Collective.

bet365 - Bet €10 & Get €30 in Free Bets

Unibet - €40 Money Back as Bonus If Your First racing Bet Loses + €10 Casino Bonus

SBK - Bet €10 Get €40 in Free Bets

Coral - Bet €5 Get €20 in Free Bets

Where can I use my free bets today?

You can use your free bets today and thanks to the daily nature of horse racing, there is always a good value bet to be found. Check here for a daily nap (best bet) from our race analysts who highlight their top free tip for the day, claim your racing free bets from above to back the selection for cracking value.

Which Horse Racing Betting Offers present the best value

Bookmaker Offer

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BoyleSports

 

Bet €10 & Get €50 in Free Bets

*IRE/NI new customers only. Mobile exclusive. Min Deposit €10. Min stake €10. Min odds Evs. Free bet applied on 1st settlement of any qualifying bet. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out/Free Bets won’t apply. Account & Payment method restrictions apply. 1 Free Bet offer per customer, household & IP Address only. 18+. T&Cs apply. Begambleaware.org.




 

Unibet

 

€40 Money Back as Bonus If Your First racing Bet Loses + €10 Casino Bonus

18+ begambleaware.org. New customers 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 50x. 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. #AD. Dunlewey.org




 

Livescore Bet

 

€40 Money Back as Bonus If Your First racing Bet Loses + €10 Casino Bonus

New members only. Min €10 deposit & bet on sportsbook (ex. virtual, forecasts & tricasts), placed & settled in 14 days of sign-up. Min odds EVS. Free Bets: valid 7 days on sportsbook. Stakes not returned. T&Cs apply. Click here for full T&Cs.Bet Responsibly. Gamblingcare.ie. 18+

 

What types of betting offers are there?

New Customer Offers

The most popular new customer offers are bet-and-get welcome offers, in which you place your initial bet to get free bets credited to your account.

Bet-and-Get

One of the most common bets for new customers. Register with an operator, place a bet of a specified amount and get free bets in return - place a bet of €10 and receive a €50 free bet.

Money-back bets

Fancy some fun with your sign up offers? Register with a bookmaker, place a bet with your own money and the bookmaker will refund your money for various outcomes, such as if you finish 2nd to the SP favourite.

Deposit Bonus

These bet offers are less common and are claimed when you deposit money with a bookmaker and you are rewarded with a percentage of your deposit. Some offer 100% while others offer 50%. For example, if you deposit €20 you will get a 50% bonus of €10.

Matched bonus

Register with an operator, place a bet and it will match the value of your bet - place a bet of €10 and receive a €10 free bet. Among the most popular of betting offers

Bet through the card

New customer betting offers often include bet-through the card around big festivals. For those who enjoy betting on every race on the card, this is an enjoyable one for you. Place a horse racing bet in the first race and get a free bet for every other race on the card. This adds further excitement to a day out at the races.

Free bet no deposit

The least common of all the free horse bets, these are bonuses you can claim without having to make a deposit and are awarded when registering with a bookmaker.

Existing Customer Offers

Bookmakers will also offer free bets to existing customers when placing a number of bets in a week for example. There are also free-to-play games and money-back specials which are popular with existing customers.

Best Odds Guaranteed

Get the best odds out there for your selection. Most major bookmakers offer BOG. If you back a horse to win at 4-1 and it wins at a starting price of 6-1 you will be paid out at the bigger odds of 6-1

Enhanced Odds

Bookmakers such as William Hill will boost the odds of horses during major festivals, for example boosting an odds-on favourite from 2-5 to 33-1. stakes are often limited to €1

Extra Places

Some operators offer extra places on select races each day and you will also find opportunities to choose your own extra places with the like of bet365.

Money back free bet

Place a bet, for example on certain outcome and get your money back as a free bet stake if your lose.

Free-to-play games

Try your hand at free games offered up by bookmakers. Paddy Power's 'Beat The Drop' is particularly popular - answer a series of questions correctly to be in with the chance of winning €5,000.

How To Claim Your Free Bets

Signing up for betting welcome offers in Ireland is a simple process and only takes a couple of minutes. You can follow these steps to make the process as easy as possible:

Step 1- Register & Deposit

Click on the green button to claim your free bets
First, decide which sportsbook that you wish to sign up for from the list above. After making the decision, click on 'Claim Here' and you will be taken to the bookmaker's landing page where you click on the 'Join Now' button.

Step 2 - Place a Bet

Fill in your personal details
You will be prompted to fill out the registration form, which includes entering your date of birth, full name and address.

Step 3 - Get your Free Bets

Agree to the terms and create your account
You then fill in security details and create your account.

After verifying your account, you can then deposit funds to your account. Once you have met the terms and conditions of the welcome bonus, you will be rewarded with your horse racing free bets.

What To Consider when Signing Up for Free Bets

When signing up to free horse racing bets, there are a few points to consider along with the terms and conditions.

  • Can you afford to place the required first bet/deposit?
  • Is the free bet valid for horse racing markets?
  • Are specific outcomes included in the conditions?
  • When can you use the free bet?
  • How do you check if the free bet has been added to your betting account?
  • Can I withdraw the credit straight away?

Withdrawing your Free Bets

Once your free racing bet has been credited to your account, in most cases you must place another bet - once you have met the minimum requirements. You are not able to withdraw the money as cash.

If the bet you place with your horse racing free bet credit is successful, you can then withdraw the money as cash. The return does not include your stake.

Here at irishracing.com, we highlight only the very best free racing bets out there to benefit both new and experienced bettors.

Better Collective Bookmaker Awards

The Bookmaker Awards are a good pointer to which bookmakers provide the best offers, odds, payment methods and existing customer offers. Inform your decision and take a look at which bookies came out on top.

Why Do we rely on Bookmaker Awards Data to Choose the Best Horse Racing Betting Offers?

You might be wondering why we put so much emphasis on the Better Collective Bookmaker Awards when picking the top betting sites. Well, here's why:

Every year, Better Collective hosts the Bookmaker Awards, and huge attention to detail as well as ongoing analysis ensures all areas are covered. The awards take into account a number of factors, including numerous data points and feedback from users. This way, we can give you an accurate rundown of each bookmaker, and we're not just taking the word of one person into consideration.

The bookmakers get ranked in a bunch of categories that matter to punters like you. We're talking about the following:

  • Horse racing markets
  • Best odds
  • Market selection
  • Customer service
  • Banking options
  • Overall betting experience
  • Welcome bonuses

It provides a comprehensive analysis of each operator, and it's especially handy for those of you who are big into horse racing.

How do Better Collective gather all this data?

Each bookmaker gets ranked on a scale from 1 to 23 in all the above categories That way, you can pick and choose which aspects are most important to you.

Better Collective is not just pulling these numbers out of thin air either. The team collect data over a whole year, and we're talking 1.2 million data points and regular live testing with updates roll in at the start of each year. Plus, they're keeping a close eye on horse racing markets throughout the year, that includes before the race, in-play betting, and ante-post markets. They are also considering how generous these operators are with their markets and how many different sports they cover.

If that's not enough, we get the inside track on the best betting offers and free bets that offer fantastic value for our Irish customers.

in the video below we hear from Christian Kirk Rasmussen, COO & Co-Founder of Better Collective and he explains why the awards help bettors.

Other factors taken into consideration

Here are the factors we consider when identifying the best free bets and betting offers at IrishRacing.com:

  • Expertise: Our team has over 50 years of combined experience in the horse racing and betting industry, including experts Vincent Finegan, Johnny Ward, Emma Nagle, Stephen Harris, and Ed Quigley.
  • Value: We analyse the value of each horse racing free bet to determine if it is worth your time. While 'Bet 10 and Get 50' is a stronger offer than 'Bet 10 Get 20', both represent excellent value.
  • Customer experience: We carefully analyse the sign-up process, site navigation, and ease of placing bets to ensure a smooth and enjoyable betting experience.
  • Security: We only promote trustworthy operators who offer secure payment methods and operate with integrity, while also promoting responsible gambling.
  • Terms and Conditions: All bookmaker offers are subject to T&Cs. We ensure none of the highlighted betting offers will present any unpleasant surprises.
  • Additional features: We consider what additional features bookmakers offer, such as apps, radio, and live streaming, to provide a more comprehensive service.

How Do Horse Racing Free Bets Work?

All horse racing free bets available in Ireland come with terms and conditions. There are specified restrictions linked with the offers, which are detailed below.

  • Eligible markets - offers are restricted to different types of bets and markets. For example, a free bet offer may only be available on a the horse racing market, a win market etc.
  • Minimum stake - the stake you place will be set at a minimum amount. Usually around €5, €10 or €20. If you place lower than those amounts, your bet will not be valid.
  • Minimum odds - if a horse is a short-priced favourite, you may be restricted to betting on that horse. Minimum odds are usually around 1-2 or 6-4.
  • Expiry after a specific number of days - you must use your free bet within the time period specified. For example, you may have seven days to claim a free bet. Don't miss your free bet!
  • Maximum winnings - to avoid huge payouts, bookmakers restrict the amount you can win so identify what your payout is likely to be and if it is worth your time.

Which operators offer horse racing free bets?

bet365

bet365 is a giant of the betting world and is present on the phone of most keen Irish horse racing bettors. It is the main player in the online scene and has been regarded as one of the leading bookies ever since it was established.

Horse racing is one of the main sports for bet365, and it covers every meeting from around the world allowing you to watch racing on the go.

When it comes to signing up with the operator, a bet365 new customer offer is always available and this is one of the best welcome offers available allowing you to get €30 in FREE bets when you sign up with €10.

Paddy Power

Paddy Power is sure to be one you have heard of thanks to its big emphasis on marketing along with its presence and specials for big horse racing events.

The Irish bookie offers up a host of existing customer specials and helpful insights into the horse racing industry.

When you sign up to Paddy Power you get €20 in free bets when you place a €5 bet.

Betfair

The world's leading online betting exchange serving up competitive odds and specials along with lots of added benefits to those who do sign up.

The Betfair welcome offer is a must for bettors as it presents excellent value. Get €20 in free bets when you sign up with €5.

See also a comprehensive review of Betfair.

BoyleSports

One of Ireland's leading bookmakers, offering an excellent welcome offer and festival specials, it's easy to see why it is one of the favoured

An Irish bookmaker with a strong focus on horse racing. Its excellent welcome offer allows you to claim €20 in free bets when you place a bet of €10.

This safe and secure operator is known for its competitive sign up offers for new customers, along with its specials around big festivals.

William Hill

William Hill is a long-standing sportsbook, which has been trusted by players since being founded in 1934 and is a firm favourite among horse racing fans, most notably for its odds.

You can bet 10 and get 40 in free bets with William Hill.

The William Hill bonus and its specials are among the best free bet offers.

Coral

Coral presents a great new customer offer with a high bonus of 400% and it is the only bookmaker to have its very own racing club - experience the thrill of having your own share in a racehorse.

You can bet just €5 to get €20 back in free bets.

Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes has always been a force within the horse racing industry. Bettors can enjoy betting on horse racing with this operator as it has competitive odds and a range of markets.

Sign up to get €20 in free bets when you place a bet of €5.

Customers are able to bet on the win, each-way and forecast markets. There is also a competitive Ladbrokes welcome bonus available.

BetVictor

BetVictor's welcome offer stands out among the others with the highest bonus of up to €100 in free bets.

Special betting offers are served up throughout major festivals Click here for more on BetVictor.

Tote

Tote is a favourite among punters and its welcome offer serves up €30 in free bets when you bet £10.

The Tote's world pool has thrust the operator into the spotlight this year and has been a roaring success. Definitely check here for Tote offers.

Its famous Placepot, Jackpot and Scoop6 add to the enjoyment of betting with this operator.

Bookmaker Strengths

Every sportsbook is different when it comes to the type of Irish free bets available. Each bonus is slightly different, but you can get a better understanding of the most prominent sign up offers from the best bookies.

Below we highlight which operators to keep an eye on from our bookmaker betting partners. Make sure you look out for free bets for existing customers during big festivals.

Free Bets for Horse Racing Events

You will notice a flurry of bookmaker free bet offers for new customers prior to and during major horse racing festivals.

Cheltenham Festival

Four days of scintillating action and a total of 28 races which are ultra competitive, as such big-priced winners are there to be unearthed. It is the most perfect time to get your free bets to spend on your selected horses.

Aintree Grand National

The world-famous Aintree Grand National is a spectacle for both expert and casual punters. The huge field size plus the unique and testing fences makes it one of the biggest betting races of the year. Another fantastic opportunity to build up your free bets to spend on your fancies.

Royal Ascot

For the Flat season fanatics among you, Royal Ascot is the showpiece of the Flat season hosted over five days in mid-June, the best of the Flat horses go head to head in top-notch contests and there are 35 races to get your teeth into.

National Hunt Season Major Festivals

Flat Season Major Festivals

Existing Customer Offers

A whole host of brilliant existing customer betting offers are on offer to customers in Ireland. It is worth checking here on a regular basis to find horse racing offers and a variety of terrific specials.

You may associate bookmaker offers with new customer sign ups and free bets which you can see below, however there are plenty of excellent horse racing betting offers designed to keep you loyal.

Horse racing provides excellent betting opportunities all year round and these offers add to the intrigue and excitement of the sport.

Best Bookmakers Promo Codes

A horse racing betting promo code is required by some bookmakers when you register, in order to claim your betting promotion - most commonly for free bets.

A promo code is a short code that you can copy and paste into the required box when you sign up to Irish horse racing betting offers. It is worth noting that not all operators require betting bonus codes.

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FAQ Free Bets & Betting Offers

Everything you need to know about bookmaker offers and horse racing free bets in the FAQ section below.

What Is A Free Bet?

A free bet is a bet credited to your account by a bookmaker, most commonly, when you sign up and place your first bet or deposit into your account. Free horse racing bets are available to new and existing customers in Ireland.

How Do I Claim A Free Bet?

You can claim your free bet by signing up to a bookmaker and depositing or placing a bet. If you are lucky, you may also find no deposit free bets.

Where Can I Find The Best Horse Racing Free Bets?

On this page, we list all the best free bets and betting offers available with leading and trustworthy operators.

Do All Sites Have Racing Free Bets?

All major bookmakers tend to offer free bets to new and existing customers as part of an incentive to maintain loyalty and as a welcome gesture.

When are Bookmaker Offers Available?

Bookmaker offers with the leading sportsbooks are available all year round in Ireland with specials offered around major races and festivals.

What Kind of Special Offers Will Be Available For Big Festivals?

There will be various offers available during Festivals such as Punchestown, Galway, Cheltenham, the Grand National and Royal Ascot. Players can enjoy bonuses such as free bets, money back specials and non runner no-bet - to name a few.

Which Bookmakers Offer the Best Sign Up Offers?

Ireland's most popular bookmakers can be found above. All of the bookmakers offer something different, which means that you’re able to take advantage of a number of promotions throughout the year.

How Do I Get The Best Free Bet Offers?

The best free bets and betting offers in Ireland can be found above, including our choice of the top three. However, you should make sure that you follow the essential terms and conditions to find the correct offer for you.

Which Betting Offers Are Right For Me?

Excellent promotions are available throughout the year in Ireland which means that there is a promotion for everyone out there. There are different types of betting sign up offers along with existing customer betting offers which you can read about on our horse racing betting pages.