Horse Racing Betting Sites

Below you'll find a quick run down of all of the betting sites and online bookmakers that we feature on UK Racing Guide. For each bookie we have provided a short paragraph or two about why we like them and is aimed at those of you who are after a bit more information than found in the free bets table, but don't want to have to read all of our reviews - lazy blighters!

To read more about any of these betting sites you can click the bookies name which will take you straight to our full review. Or click the 'visit' button to be whisked away to the relevant site.

Best Betting Sites For Horse Racing

Bet365 are a great option for horse racing fans with decent odds and a variety of racing-specific features and promotions. In fact, it's hard to find something we don't like about them, especially since they launched the new version of their site which seems much faster than the old one and with a more intuative interface.

For those of you who want to watch whilst you bet, we've found their streaming service to be incredibly smooth and one of the easiest to use. Plus they appear to have a lower minimums to watch than the other bookies that we've tested, which is great if you only want to place small bets.

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.

Coral are another fine British institution, dating back to 1928, and they have a serious passion for the horses. As well as their free £20 bet for new customers they offer Best Odds Guaranteed, exceptional live streaming facilities that are mobile compatible and their own radio station offering loads of commentaries, not just on racing.

The site is very nicely laid out, the odds are above average and customer service, although not 24/7 is very efficient. They also have an interesting feature – “Where the money’s going” – that allows you to see which horse in the next race is receiving most attention from the market. Plus faller insurance and regular offers. All in all, a very impressive outfit.

Terms and conditions apply to all offers. Sign up bonuses for new customers only. 18+.

Bonus for new customers only. Bet £10 at evens or more for £30 in free bets and 30 free spins. Free bets expire after 7 days. E-wallet restrictions apply. T&Cs apply. 18+.

Like most of the big UK bookies Betfred has exceptional coverage when it comes to horse racing and, as you would expect from the self-proclaimed bonus king, plenty of freebies too. In particular they are not to be ignore when it comes to full cover bets - offering the biggest 'one winner' bonus in the industry (3x for a Lucky 15, 5x for a Lucky 63). Plus extra winnings when you successfully win every leg.

They offer good levels of customer service, odds that are above average, free bets and bonuses for new customers and Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish races.

Terms and conditions apply to all offers. Sign up bonuses for new customers only. 18+.

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.

Victor Chandler presents himself as the gentleman bookmaker and so is a natural fit with the Sport of Kings. Their odds are among the best you will see away from the exchanges and their regular free bets and racing promotions will keep you betting happy. BetVictor often offer specials if your horse is a faller, if it is beaten by a particular favourite or loses by a narrow margin.

In addition they are Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish races, allow mobile or PC streaming and generally go non-runner no bet or non-runner free bet (you get your money back but as a free bet not cash) on the big meetings. Up there with the very best, without a doubt.

Terms and conditions apply to all offers. Sign up bonuses for new customers only. 18+.

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.

Ladbrokes’ association with horses goes right back to 1886 when horses were trained at Ladbroke Hall. They are certainly a fine place to punt if you a diehard fan of the Sport of Kings or just fancy the occasional flutter on the nags.

Their opening £50 free bet offer is better than average, as is their customer service provision (they offer 24/7 live chat) and their odds.

With a website that is always improving and a good in-play console their technology is good and racing fans should note they offer Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK/Irish races, plenty of live streaming and a good selection of ongoing offers and special promotions, such as a recent money back special and offering a “non-runner no bet” promotion for selected meetings.

Terms and conditions apply to all offers. Sign up bonuses for new customers only. 18+.

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.

The daddy of all betting exchanges Betfair offers superb odds, especially the further down the betting you go. Their liquidity and range of markets is better than main rival Betdaq and they also offer more in the way of regular promotions and free bets.

They are a huge operation so the site is as well designed as you would expect and the security and integrity are also excellent. Their in-play offering is second to none whilst they have an impressive selection of racing extras such as radio, live streaming, form, news and stats. They also offer the widest range of racing markets we know of, a free bet and even cashback!

Terms and conditions apply to all offers. Sign up bonuses for new customers only. 18+.