Top UK Horse Racing Betting

Newly updated for October 2017

According to the Gambling Commission, more than £130m is spent each year in the UK on horse racing betting, so you can rest easy knowing that you are in good company! It is so compelling studying the form guides, picking out your bets and then cheering them home, and the good news is that TopRatedBetting is here to enhance your enjoyment even more. We’ve compiled a list of the best bookies around based on their horse racing service, plus we’ve got everything you need to know about their bonuses and promotions too!

Where To Bet On Horses - October 2017

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  • Sunbets

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  • Grosvenor

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    £20 Bonus
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    The bonus should be awarded instantly but no later than 72 hours after a successful deposit of £20 or more. To withdraw a bonus and associated winnings, players must wager a total of five (5) times the bonus amount, e.g. £20 x = £100

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    £10 First Bet Insurance

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    Free bets will be credited to your account within 24 hours of your Qualifying Bet settling and expire if not used within 14 days. Free bets must be wagered in full on a selection with odds (or a multiple with combined odds) no greater than 4/1 (5.0).

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  • BetBright

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    Up to £100
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    Your first bet must be placed on a selection(s) with single/cumulative odds greater than 1.66 If your first bet of £10 or more loses you will get a refund of 50% of your stake back as a free bet up to a maximum of £100.

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    £10 Free Bet
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    Place 5 bets of £10 or higher to get a £10 Free Bet! Place 10 bets every week after and continue to receive a free bet each week.

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    Triple The Odds On
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    £10 minimum deposit required. Extra winnings will be paid in FREE BETS and added within 72 hrs of qualifying bet settlement.

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Beginner’s Guide to Horse Racing Betting

Whether you have been to a few meetings or only bet once a year on the Grand National, the great thing about horse racing betting is that adults of all ages can enjoy it. It doesn’t matter whether you spend hours analysing each horse’s chances, or just pick your selections based on their name, this is a fun way to turn a hobby into a profitable pastime!


The Inside Track
If you have a basic understanding of betting odds and how they work, then you will know that getting a better price will help you to win more money. But not all bookies offer the same odds, so which is the best? Use our handy comparison table above to find out.


Grandstand Finish
Want to cheer your horse home? No problem: many bookmakers offer live streaming of UK & Irish meetings, so you can watch all the races on the move, wherever you are, on your mobile phone or tablet. Check our review section to see which bookies provide live coverage to their customers.


Jumping for Joy
Maybe you have a few online betting accounts but want a fresh start? Or perhaps you’ve never even placed a bet online? It doesn’t matter, because you are in an enviable position of having a selection of bonuses, promotions and free bets available to you. Use our guide to find the best for your needs.


Your Questions Answered

Horse racing is so enjoyable because there are so many options available to punters. If you simply want to bet on a horse to win then you can, but remember that there are a number of different bet types available to you. Many of these are worth exploring further:

Q: How Much Will My Each Way Bet Win?
A: That depends on a number of things, including the amount you have staked, the odds available and the number of places that the bookmakers are offering. An each way bet consists of two parts – the ‘win’ portion and the place part – and so while you still want your horse to win you can always count on the consolation prize of a place finish when betting each way.

Q: What is a Yankee Bet?
A: A Yankee is a type of accumulator bet where you wager on multiple happenings. You pick four horses that you think will win and place 11 bets covering all the possible outcomes. If three of your horses win then you will be paid out on the treble plus the other winning combinations of doubles, and so on.

Q: What is a Lucky 15 Bet?
A: A Lucky 15 is basically the same as a Yankee, but here you’re picking four horses and placing 15 combination bets: four singles, six doubles, four trebles and one four-fold. If two or more of your picks win then you should earn a decent profit.

Q: What is Best Odds Guaranteed?
A: This is very handy indeed; as you may know, a horse’s price will fluctuate in the days/hours before the race starts, from the time the racecard is announced to the parade ring and on the start line. Best Odds Guaranteed ensures you get the best price no matter when you back a horse – most bookies offer this, so check our reviews for confirmation.

Q: What Other Horse Racing Specific Promotions Are Available?
A: These vary from bookmaker to bookmaker, so you’ll need to use our comparison table for reference, but amongst the best include the Televised Race offer, which rewards punters with a free bet if they back a winner at 4/1 or greater; Acca Insurance, which hands you a free bet if your multiple bet is let down by one leg; Faller Insurance – money back if your horse this the deck; and Beaten By a Nose/Head, which refunds stakes when a selection loses by the specified distance.