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ITV Racing Betting Offers – Free Bets & Money Back

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goodwood2ITV is now the primary free to watch TV racing broadcaster in the United Kingdom having replaced Channel 4 in January 2017.  Channel 4 previously broadcast continuous racing from 22nd March 1984, a lot for ITV to live up to.

The decision not to renew by Channel 4 was influenced, in part, by low viewing figures and it was hoped ITV would be able to bring racing to a larger more mainstream audience.

The first two years of results have been promising for ITV, especially for the bigger races shown on the main channel.  Some criticism has been brought however for the high percentage of less prestigious racing that is shown on ITV4.

This change in broadcaster had little effect on the, hugely valuable, live TV racing offers from top UK online bookmakers. Betting sites provide generous price promises and free bets on live racing because the audience and the size of their book is bigger for live events in general, and this allows them to offer better odds and money back deals.

It ultimately matters little to the bookie who the broadcaster actually is, all they care about is that more people are interested in these race.

Best ITV Racing Free Bets & Offers

Back a winner at 4/1 or more and get a risk free bet on the next live ITV race (up to £50) at bet365. Offer applies to first single bet placed. Applies to Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply. New and eligible customers only.
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For select flat meetings daily get win stakes between £5 and £25 back (as a free bet, valid 2 days, one per customer per race) if your horse finishes second by a head or less
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Covering one meeting each day, usually this covers all ITV racing in the jump season, get a stake refund as a free bet up to £25 (£5 min) if your horse falls, unseats or is brought down.
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William Hill give customers the option to boost any bet they like (up to £20 stake max, or £20 each-way) once in every single live race on ITV, jump and flat.  For each-way bets the win part only boosted.
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Money back from £5 (or £.50 e/w) up to £20, as a free bet awarded within 24hrs, valid 7 days, if second in any live ITV race. Max £60/Day.
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Place a bet on the race winner market of a selected UK flat race meeting, if your horse finishes 2nd get a stake refund up to £10 in cash (minimum £1). Minimum odds must be 3/1+ to qualify and there must be 4+ horses running. Available for first qualifying bet in each applicable race.
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Different offer each day depending on when ITV racing is on, raning from free bets to enhanced odds, stake & win bonuses plus money back.
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Applies to win singles and win part of each way singles in live ITV & selected races. SP odds of 3/1 (Industry Starting Price) or more. Exchange, cashed out or free bets, or singles in multiple bets excluded. First cash bet qualifies. Paid as a Sportsbook free bet up to £25, valid for 48 hours. Credited within 2 hours after bet settlement.
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bet365 will be best price or joint best price on every horse for all races shown live on ITV Racing. Applies to bets placed on Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets from 10am on the day of the race. Prices matched against selected bookmakers. Bet restrictions and T&Cs apply.
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Offers change periodically, especially between the flat and jump season. Keep an eye on this page and I will update all new offers as they come out.

ITV Racing Major Meetings 2019

itv racingIt came as a shock to many when it was announced that ITV would be replacing Channel 4 as the main free to air horse racing broadcaster in the UK.

But in many ways, this wasn’t that much of a shock. Channel 4 audiences for the big events have been in decline since they acquired them from the BBC in 2013, events like Champions Day, which drew in an audience of 1,100,000 back in 2013, had dropped below 400,000 in 2016.

The decision by Channel 4 not to renew their tenure seems to have been mutually beneficial with the rights owners. This coinciding with new interest from the more middle-of-the-road ITV also offered new ways to display top level racing to more people.

This already seems to have paid off with most meetings broadcast now showing viewing figures on the rise, especially those shown on ITV.  There have been ups and down, with the Cheltenham Festival in 2018 seeing a dip but the Epsom Derby attracting the most viewers since 2013.

Live ITV Racing 2019

Date Meeting 1 Other Meeting(s) Feature Race/Event
Monday 1st January Cheltenham Musselburgh
Saturday 2nd March Doncaster Newbury & Kelso
Tuesday 12th March Cheltenham Festival Champion Hurdle
Wednesday 13th March Cheltenham Festival Queen Mother Champion Chase
Thursday 14th March Cheltenham Festival The World Hurdle
Friday 15th March Cheltenham Festival Cheltenham Gold Cup
Thursday 4th April Aintree Grand National Aintree Hurdle
Friday 5th April Aintree Grand National Melling Chase
Saturday 6th April Aintree Grand National Grand National
Saturday 13th April Ayr Newbury Scottish Grand National
Saturday 27th April Sandown Haydock Jumps Finale
Saturday 4th May Newmarket Goodwood 2,000 Guineas
Sunday 5th May Newmarket Hamilton 1,000 Guineas
Saturday 18th May Newbury Newmarket Lockinge
Friday 31st May Epsom Derby Meeting Oaks Stakes
Saturday 1st June Epsom Derby Meeting Derby Stakes
Tuesday 18th June Royal Ascot Queen Anne Stakes
Wednesday 19th June Royal Ascot Prince of Wales Stakes
Thursday 20th June Royal Ascot The Gold Cup
Friday 21st June Royal Ascot Coronation Stakes
Saturday 22nd June Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Saturday 29th June Newcastle Newmarket & York Northumberland Plate
Saturday 6th July Sandown Haydock Eclipse
Saturday 13th July Newmarket Ascot & York Super Saturday
Saturday 27th July Ascot York King George
Tuesday 30th July Glorious Goodwood Lennox & Vintage Stakes
Wednesday 31st July Glorious Goodwood Sussex Stakes
Thursday 1st August Glorious Goodwood Goodwood Cup
Friday 2nd August Glorious Goodwood King George Stakes
Saturday 3rd August Glorious Goodwood Nassau Stakes
Wednesday 21st August Ebor Festival Juddmonte Stakes
Thursday 22nd August Ebor Festival Yorkshire Oaks
Friday 23rd August Ebor Festival Nunthorpe Stakes
Saturday 24th August Ebor Festival  Goodwood Ebor Heritage Handicap
Saturday 7th September Haydock Kempton & Ascot Sprint Cup
Saturday 14th September Doncaster Chester St Leger
Saturday 12th October Newmarket York Dewhurst
Saturday 19th October Ascot (Champions Day) British Champions Day
Saturday 16th November Cheltenham Lingfield November Meeting
Saturday 23rd November Haydock Ascot Betfair Chase
Saturday 29th November Newbury Long Distance Hurdle
Saturday 30th November Newbury Newcastle Hennessy Gold Cup
Tuesday 26th December Kempton Wetherby King George VI Chase

NOTE – Table above shows live racing on ITV only, most races and meetings (around 90%) will be broadcast on ITV4 or ITV3.

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