Reviews and evaluations of horse racing websites are particularly important to us.  Our assessments are kept up to date, genuine and are impartial meaning you can trust all the information we find out on your behalf.

Horse betting site reviews mean that you can at least partially leave the challenge of choosing the right bookmaker up to us.

Most people now do not remember the burden of having to run to the nearest high street bookmaker to place a bet, or having to stay in there for hours when looking to place multiple wagers on various races without accepting the morning price.

The internet age has moved betting on horse racing forward insurmountably but with that comes the peril of bookmakers sometimes enticing a captive audience into poor odds and slow payouts.  We are here to help you avoid the worst and only accept the best.

New customers only, place a £10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake £10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you £30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Paddy's Rewards Club: Get a free £10 bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.

18+. UK&IRE only. Online & Phone. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4x £5 free bets, valid for 7 days, stake not returned. No cashout, restrictions apply. Double Winnings applies to the first real money single bet of £1+ win or each-way from 8am 27/02 on the 1.30 Cheltenham each day. Max £25. Stake restrictions may apply. T&Cs Apply.

New online customers only, min £10/€10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 X £10/€10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply.

18+. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake.  T&Cs, time limits and exclusions apply.

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 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. 

New UK & NI customers only. 18+. Promo period from 09:00 07/03/19 until 17:30 12/03/19. Register using the promo code CHELT40a and place first bet of at least £10 (odds evens or greater) on any Day 1 Cheltenham race. (Race Winner or E/W market only). £20 Free Bet credited before 12pm 13/03/19 and a £10 Free Bet before 12pm on 14/03/19 & 15/03/19. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&Cs Apply. 

18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

New UK & Ireland Customers Only. Min Deposit: £/€10. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Additional Terms Apply

 

New customer offer. Place 5 x €10 or more bets to receive €20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. 18+ Full T&Cs apply www.begambleaware.org.

Guaranteed £5 Free Sportsbook Bet if your first bet loses. New customers only. Qualifying bet must a single of £10 or more at odds of evens (2.0) or greater. Full T&C's apply.

 

18+ T&Cs apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.

New customers only. Min Deposit £10. Deposit & bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min odds 4/5) prior to withdrawing bonus funds and any winnings. Wins from real money bets withdrawable at any time. Bonus on sports betting only.T&Cs apply.

New customers only. Valid once per customer. Bonus expires after 30 days. Expires 31.05.19. 7x turnover at 1.6 minimum odds. Skrill and Neteller deposits excluded. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

New customer offer. Max £10. Paid in Cash. 18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

£10 or more at odds of 1.50 or higher in one bet. Free bets will expire 7 days from issue. can be used as 2 x £15 bets only. 18+. UK+IRE only. T&Cs apply.

New customer only, max one £10 free bet, qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 2.0(1/1) or greater, paid as bonus token with min odds reg, T&C Apply.

 

New customer only, max one £10 free bet, qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 2.0(1/1) or greater, paid as bonus token with min odds reg, T&C Apply.

New Customers; Min. deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller) with code WB10BET; Bonus amount is 50% of deposit up to £100; 6x deposit and bonus turnover (min. odds 4/5 on singles and 2/5 per selection on acca bets), in 30 days, for bonus release. Terms apply; 18+.

 

18+. New UK mainland customers only. Must opt-in £10 Free Bet promotion upon registration. Minimum £10 deposit at minimum odds of 4/5 (1.8) in any sportsbook market, within 14 days of opening account. Min. deposit of £10 required. Full T&C apply.

Our Horse Betting Sites Review Process

The process we undertake in our horse racing betting sites reviews takes us through a wealth of information connected to each site, all of which is checked and verified to see how accurate and easy it is to use.  The main focus of our attention is:

Opening An Account – we start with a full list of horse racing betting sites before opening accounts with each and checking on the process.  Is it clear? Does it offer what we need as horse racing bettors?

Checking For Bonus Options – welcome offers, loyalty programmes, bonus codes and ongoing promotions for existing players are all scrutinised to see who offers the best deal.  Furthermore it is important for us to check whether or not the attached terms and conditions of these bonuses are clear and honest.

Making Real Deposits – we find it’s no good relying on what the bookmaker says, regardless of strict current regulations.  So, we make real deposits into these accounts, check that the new customer bonuses are adhered to from their end and see how quick and easy their banking options are.

Checking Live Odds – we watch these sites during live ongoing track events to see the real price changes in effect and compare them with rival firms.

Making Bets – we place bets on all of the bookmaking platforms we are assessing and analysing to check what options they all have.  Is there live streaming available? Radio broadcasts? Unique options? Everything is checked with a fine-tooth comb.

Withdrawing Funds – the banking options can change suddenly from depositing to withdrawing, betting sites often maintaining a reputation of having no issue taking your money but being slow and cumbersome when paying it out.  We make withdrawals to check on how long it takes versus the T&C’s.

Checking Security – your data and your funds are hugely important and should be kept secure.  We check each site to ensure this remains the case once you have joined and deposited cash.

Engaging Socially – we examine customer support and engagement on social media channels to see who cares enough about their customers to participate in conversations and offer the best help in the most modern way.

Assessing Online Reputation – we do the hard yards in checking on what customers have said about each betting site in forums, also what other reviewers make of the service and how it differs to our conclusions – maybe the site in question has made significant improvements since last being reviewed?

Analysing Other Sports Markets – a lot of racing punters also like a bet on football, rugby, cricket and many more sports.  We take a look at what other markets each bookmaker offers and how their odds compare.

Playing On Mobile & Apps – we download and use mobile site versions and apps on all platforms to check on their capabilities and functions featuring all of the above.

What We Do Specifically To Check On Bookmakers

Analysing bookmakers and their performance is something we see as crucial on behalf players and potential players.  We do not take for granted that what a bookmaker advertises they can achieve will actually be acted upon.

When checking the execution and conduct of horse racing websites, especially online bookies, we ensure that we physically examine their platform from depositing money and making bets to withdrawing money in order to check on whether the terms of the website actually apply.

We always reach out to the bookmaker with questions to ascertain how long it takes for them to reply, especially during big events when their traders and customer service operators are known to be busy.

Despite the fact that comparison sites such as oddschecker.com exist, we always check the odds on individual websites ourselves and try to gamble to ensure what prices, minimums and maximums they are publicising are correct and up to date.

We navigate all over the site, checking all of their features and ensuring all links are up to date and take us to the pages promised and not simply to another offer or deal we did not ask for.

In doing all these things we can make an informed and impartial decision on just how ethical and how current a bookmaker and their offerings are as well as examining the overall user experience.  After all, we want the betting experience to be fun always, even when your bookmaker is giving out a good service and solid odds we should still be in a position to enjoy navigating the sites and sampling all their fruits.

Our Review Policy

Our whole ethic is to ensure that we can enable players to make informed decisions and part of how we do this is by offering accurate, honest reviews with the players in mind.

We attempt to explain things clearly and honestly and not simply state them to you.  Our opinions are based on our knowledgeable team’s thoughts and experiences playing and betting on a regular basis and who know what they like and what works.

Our online horse betting reviews can help give you a leg up in attempting to select the website that works for you and takes care of your needs as a horse racing punter.