Horse Racing Promotions Abound This Week

By Martin Green13 October 2019
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Irish Horse Racing

The flat racing season is drawing to a close and the best sprinters and stayers in the business will be crowned at Ascot on Saturday. Champions Day includes four prestigious Group 1 races – the British Champions Sprint Stakes, British Champions Filles’ and Mares’ Stakes, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and the Champion Stakes – along with the Group 2 British Champions Long Distance Cup and the Balmoral Handicap. Unibet is offering £40 in free bets and a £10 casino bonus if you wager £10 on horse racing. That amounts to a very generous 500% sign-up bonus. To qualify, you must deposit £10 into a new account and wager it at odds of evens (2.0) or greater, which covers almost every horse running on Champions Day. You will then unlock a £40 sports betting bonus and a £10 casino bonus.

William Hill also has a number of exciting promotions that can benefit horse racing fans. You can take advantage of three bet boosts per day for wagers up to £20, and it has extra places on selected meetings each week too. You will also get your money back in cash if your horse finishes second on select races. This applies to bets where the odds are 3/1 or greater, and where there are four or more runners. William Hill also offers best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish horse racing and greyhounds. This means you can always take a price when you place a bet, and if the starting price is greater than the one you took you will be paid out at the higher odds.

Paddy Power has an interesting rugby promotion that could appeal to fans as the World Cup rages on in Japan. We are now heading into the quarter-final stage and all the big hitters are still standing, including New Zealand, England and South Africa. One popular market involves betting on the first tryscorer. Paddy Power will pay your bet out as a winner if the player wearing the same number on the opposite team scores the first try. If you bet on George Ford (number 10) to score first, and the first try is actually scored by the player wearing the number 10 shirt for the other team, your bet is classed as a winner. The maximum stake for this promotion is £10. It might be worth looking for games where players wearing the same shirt number both look dangerous.

Euro 2020 qualifiers are raging on throughout the week and big teams such as England, France and Spain are all in action. They all still need points to be assured of reaching the big tournament next summer, so now is a good time for punters to get in on the action. Betfred is giving away a free bet worth £5 if you place a £10 in-play wager on a Euro 2020 qualifier at minimum odds of 1/2. It also has an interesting promotion on first goalscorers. If your chosen player scores first and then scores a second goal at any time in the game, you will earn double the payout. If he scores a hat-trick, your payout will be trebled. This could be an interesting promotion when big teams are playing relative minnows in those Euro 2020 qualifiers.