Best Online Betting Sites For 2019

 SiteFree BetVisit
Coral Bet £5, Get £20
Get £20 free when you bet £5
18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
BetVictor Bet £5 Get £30
£20 sports + £10 casino
New customers only. 18+. Two £10 sports bets and one £10 casino bonus when you bet £5 at evens or more. Wagering requirements and deposit restrictions apply. T&C's apply.
Ladbrokes Bet £5 Get £20
Four £5 Free Bets
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.

Terms and conditions apply to offers (18+). For more horse racing betting sites, check out our full list of free bets.

UK Betting Sites

Welcome to UK Racing Guide - a website dedicated to horse racing in the UK. On this site you'll find plenty of racing tips, free bets and betting offers plus an interactive map of UK racecourses. If you're looking for a place to bet online or some free bets, we suggest starting with one of our top 5 bookies that are listed in the table at the top of the page. Otherwise choose your poison from one the following sections:

  1. Race Previews & Tips - Every week our skilled racing pundits offer their opinions on the biggest races of the week. We also provide in depth guides to the major racing events including Cheltenham, Ascot and of course, the Grand National. You'll find a link to our latest tips in the sidebar of every page on this site, or you can browse all of our horse racing tips.
  2. Racecourse Information - Here you'll find an interactive map of all of the racecourses in the UK which you can use to find your nearest course, look up a phone number or post code and even get directions from your house. In time this section will also provide additional information about each racecourse including fixtures, facilities and prices. To get started, head over to our map of racecourses in the UK.
  3. Betting Sites & Free Bets - For those of you who like to bet online, we provide detailed reviews of recommended and reputable online bookmakers and betting sites together with a brief summary of each site for those of you who want information quickly. And because we all like a bit of free cash, we've also provided an at a glance list of free bets and betting bonuses

Horse Racing Articles

If you're new to horse racing, or need a bit of a refresher course in how it all works, then you might find the following horse racing articles useful:

  • Beginners Guide to Horse Racing - For those of you who are complete novices, this article will have you knowing your bumpers from your jumpers in no time!
  • The History of Horse Racing - A quick run down on the history of horse racing including which genius came up with the idea for this awesome sport.
  • Horse Racing Grades Explained - Horse races are categorised into grades and classes - read this article and you'll have no problem deceifering the jargon.
  • How to Bet on Horse Racing - Fancy a flutter but not sure how to do it? Our beginners guide will teach you the ropes.
  • How To Win At Horse Racing - Sorry folks, this isn't a magical system. But it is a guide on how to deceipher the race card, study form and hopefully, pick a few winners.
  • Major Horse Races in the UK - Here we list all of the major races that take place in the UK.
  • Totepool Betting Explained: What Is Totepool Betting? - In Totepool betting punters pool their funds and the winnings are paid out to those that got it right, kind of like a sweepstake. Read this article for more information and to find out why you should consider betting with the Tote.
  • Types of Horse Race - Quite simply, a guide to the different kinds of horse races you might come across whilst betting on the GG's.

What Happened to the UK Racing Guide?

UK Racing Guide logoLong term visitors to the site may have known it by another name as it started life as a dedicated racing guide called In 2018 we made the decision to add a section on football betting and, for obvious reasons, the name had to change. But have no fear, other than an influx of new articles and a bit of sprucing up around the edges nothing else has changed - it's still the same people running the site and our racing coverage is stronger than ever.