down cross right results icon premium content video audio lifeNews icon-comment tick starFilled betSlip hot icon-liveCommentary refresh spinner
coral logo ladbrokes logo betway logo williamHill logo bet365 logo paddypower logo 888sport logo
TODAY'S OFFERS
TODAY'S BOOKMAKER OFFERS
Exclusive to new customers
  • View offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits
    Claim here
    Min deposit £5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Up to £30 in free bets
    Claim here
    Join betway, opt in, deposit £10 or more and you will get a 100% matched amount, up to £30 as free bets to split however you like. T&Cs apply. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock free bet. Deposit by card or paypal only.
  • View offer
    Bet £5 get £20 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open an account with Ladbrokes using promo code 20FREE and place £5 of bets, you'll get £20 in 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 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    £20 Risk free first bet
    Claim here
    Open an account with Paddy Power and place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses they will refund your stake in cash, max refund for this offer is £20. Limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Only deposits using Cards or Paypal will qualify. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £30 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open a betting account with Coral through our site and when you place your first bet on horse racing (£10 or more) they'll give you 3 x £10 free bets. 18+. UK+IRE New Customers Only. First bet at least £10 or £10 each-way, at fractional odds totalling 1/2 or greater. Free Bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet will not be included in any winnings. T&Cs Apply
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £30 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open an account with William Hill using promo code C30, bet £10 and get £30 in free bets. Min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 x £10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £40 in free bets
    Claim here
    Join 888sport using promo code RACING and when you bet £10, you'll get £30 in free bets PLUS £10 in free bets on any horse racing market. Min deposit £10. First bet minimum odds 1-2. Free bet credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expires after 7 days. Free bet stakes not included in returns. Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £40 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open a betting account with Coral through our site and when you place your first bet on horse racing (£10 or more) they'll give you 4 x £10 free bets. 18+. UK+IRE New Customers Only. First bet at least £10 or £10 each-way, at fractional odds totalling 1/2 or greater. Free Bets credited as 4 x £10. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet will not be included in any winnings. T&Cs Apply
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £40 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open an account with Ladbrokes using promo code RP40 and place £10 in bets and you'll get £40 in free bets. 18+ New UK+Ire customers. Paypal and certain deposit types and bet types excluded. Min £10 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1-2 = 4 x £10 free bets. Free bets valid for 7 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
  • View offer
    Bet £10 get £30 in free bets
    Claim here
    Open an account with William Hill using promo code C30, bet £10 and get £30 in free bets. Min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 3 x £10, 30 day expiry, free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. T&Cs apply
  • View offer
    £50 Risk free first bet
    Claim here
    Open an account with Paddy Power and place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses they will refund your stake in cash, max refund for this offer is £50. Limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Only deposits using Cards or Paypal will qualify. T&Cs apply

Art tutor a picture of happiness as Beware Chalk Pit is Horse of the Year

Rebecca Court and Beware Chalk Pit after the former racehorse's 2016 triumph as Supreme Champion
1 of 1

Beware Chalk Pit, the former racehorse who took his amateur rider to the heights of the showing world, was named Horse of the Year at the Retraining of Racehorses awards in Newmarket on Monday night.

The 13-year-old gelding was a two-time winner over fences during a seven-year career on the track with Jonathan Geake, but since his retirement in 2015 he has rapidly ascended the ranks of the show ring in partnership with Rebecca Court, who works full-time as an art tutor at Birmingham University.

The 2016 Hickstead Champion and Supreme Champion at the RoR National Championships, Beware Chalk Pit has this year won 11 times and rounded off his season with victory at the Horse of the Year Show, being crowned Racehorse to Riding Horse Champion.

Court, who lined up alongside the likes of Big Buck's, Denman and Long Run on the horse she calls Pete at an RoR parade at this year's Cheltenham Festival, said: "Beware Chalk Pit and I have achieved so many things together, first-time experiences for both of us.


RoR award winners

Horse of the Year Beware Chalk Pit 

Elite Dressage Champion Jimmy Hay 

Elite Polo Champion Harmony Wold

Elite Eventing Champion Gold Nugget

Elite Endurance Champion Karactacus Potts 

Elite Performance Award for Showing Wild West 

Show Series Champion Imperial Ruby

Elite Showjumping Award Quel Ange

Racing to Hunting Challenge Brumous 

Special Recognition Award Barbers Shop


"Before Pete, I had never ridden in the main ring at Hickstead, never won a series final, never ridden in a Supreme Championship – let alone won one – never qualified for Horse of the Year show, never beaten a professional rider and certainly never ridden at Cheltenham. What a once-in-a-lifetime experience that parade at the festival was.

"Together we've done all those things and more. This special horse owes me nothing, I owe him everything. He's my horse of a lifetime.”

Beware Chalk Pit has now retired from competitive showing and returned to his owner Ann Leftley in Marlborough.

Other winners at the awards, hosted by RoR patron Clare Balding and ITV Racing's Luke Harvey at the Jockey Club Rooms, included the Queen's Barbers Shop, an eight-time winner for Nicky Henderson who was crowned Royal Windsor Supreme Ridden Champion this year and received the RoR Special Recognition Award.

RoR chief executive Di Arbuthnot said: “Seeing the delight on the faces of the award winners and hearing their backstories and their triumphs over adversity is not only very heart-warming, it is also reassuring in terms of the strategy we have undertaken in recent years."


Look back on a sizzling year of racing in the new edition of the Racing Post Annual, which has 208 colour pages packed with the best stories and pictures of 2017. Order now at racingpost.com/shop or call 01933 304858


 

 

Together we've done all those things and more. This special horse owes me nothing, I owe him everything. He's my horse of a lifetime
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets