March is right around the corner and that means only one thing, the Cheltenham Festival. This year’s meeting kicks off on March 12th with the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. That’s the opener to four days of high-class racing.
Because of how close the 2024 Cheltenham Festival is, things are quiet around the racing world, both in the UK and in Ireland. Trainers are keeping their stars under wraps now until they hit Prestbury Park for this year’s Festival.
In this year’s Arkle, the current ante-post favourite is Barry Connell’s Marine Nationale. Despite a loss in his final outing before this year’s Festival, the seven-year-old has been in fine fettle and is expected to make a bold bid. Il Etait Temps, Found A Fifty and the impressive Gaelic Warrior could all easily have a say.
For the 2024 Champion Hurdle, it's Constitution Hill leading the market. Nicky Henderson’s star easily swept his way to victory in last season’s renewal as a heavy odds-on favourite, and is in the same position this go around.
The market for the Queen Mother Champion Chase is shaping up with a clear ante-post favourite. That is the Willie Mullins-trained El Fabiolo who puts his run of seven straight victories on the line. El Fabiolo beat Jonbon in last year’s Arkle and the two will reunite for this one, with Jonbon second-favourite. Alan King’s Edwardstone finally got off the mark for the season in his latest run and will be expected to be in the places.
Banbridge is leading the way in the market for the Festival Trophy on Thursday, but only narrowly. He will be up against the likes of Envoi Allen, Stage Star and Capodanno, which makes for a very competitive line-up.
In the Stayers’ Hurdle, there is little to choose between the Gordon Elliott duo of Teahupoo and Irish Point. The market slightly leans in favour of the former, but the bigger form this season has come from Irish Point.
The 2024 Cheltenham Gold Cup betting sees firm favouritism on the shoulders of Galopin Des Champs. He’s seeking a hat trick of form for this season, and last year’s Gold Cup winner looks more than capable of pulling off a title defence.
Last year’s runner-up Bravemansgame is back for another bid. But it’s Martin Brassil's Fastorslow that’s the nearest challenger in the ante post-Gold Cup odds. Other names to note in this year’s lineup are Shishkin, Gerri Colombe, Hewick and L’Homme Presse.
You won’t just benefit from this invaluable iCard technology, either. We also offer live streaming of the race when you bet on it.
UK Horse racing betting online continues to canter towards the front of the field, with people who bet on other sports such as football also showing increasing interest.
On Grand National day each spring, the whole of the UK seems to come to a standstill as veteran and first-time punters alike put money on their favourite horses and jockeys.
Whether you reserve your horse racing bets for these annual events or want to enjoy regular responsible flutters during the National Hunt calendar, we can provide you with the latest odds and tips – and some other offers too.
From your first experience with us – whether that’s betting on horse racing or another sport – we offer a great welcome package for new customers (T&Cs apply). You can place your free bet stakes on lots of different horse racing bets
Existing customers can also receive further promotions all year round as well – not to mention the latest odds on the market. (T&Cs apply).
Our experts bring you all the latest news and info to broaden your knowledge – and help you make informed choices.
Check out all our horse racing betting tips on the 888sport blog.
Something of an institution in UK sport, horse racing has so many popular racecourses and events across the nation you’ll be spoiled for choice.
Some of the most famous dates in the calendar include Cheltenham Festival, the Grand National and Royal Ascot.
These attract punters fresh and experienced each and every year – and you don’t need to be dressed up to the nines at the course to get involved!
Check things out from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you are, with us. Download our mobile app for added convenience and flexibility.
To make it simpler for our customers to find the betting odds for races at popular events and courses, we’ve even created dedicated pages:
Betting on races online is quite similar to how you would bet if you were at the racecourse – only you don’t have to be there in person.
Once you have found a race you’re interested in, simply click on the card to discover the latest racing odds and then choose the horse you feel you want to wager on.
You will then be able to view your betting options, place your stake, and click through to bet.
When it comes to betting on horse races, you’ll quickly discover there are many different types. Probably the most common is a single bet, which involves just one race and one outcome. However, there are many other options too.
Another popular bet is an each-way bet, which is essentially split into two parts with one half involving a win and the other a place in a pay-out position. It’s possible for punters to put a stake on multiple races too, with bets such as an accumulator, double and single, or even placepots and jackpots involving a whole day’s racing at one course.
When you’re looking at the latest odds for betting at horse racing, the number presented represents the amount of money you can expect to win as a return.
For example, if a horse’s odds are 10/1, for each ‘unit’ you bet, you will receive 10 in return plus your stake – if you win. So if successfully you bet £1 for a horse to win at 10/1, you’ll receive £10, plus your £1 stake, totalling £11.
Although there are no exchange bets available, you can use your free bets stakes on all different horse racing markets at 888 Sport. Check out the terms and conditions for included markets and free bet expiry dates.
|Horse Racing Markets
|All Major Markets Available
|Popular Horse Racing Events
|Cheltenham Festival, Grand National and Royal Ascot
|Horse Racing Odds
|Fractional, Decimal or American Odds
|Depends on the withdrawal policy
|Visa, MasterCard, Paypal, Apple Pay, Neteller & More