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 unibet logo
TODAY'S OFFERS
TODAY'S BOOKMAKER OFFERS
Exclusive to new customers
  • 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 £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 7 days. Free bet will not be included in any winnings. T&Cs Apply
  • View offer
    Money back as bonus up to £40 + £10 Casino bonus
    Claim here
    Money back as a bonus up to £40 if your first racing bet loses + £10 casino bonus. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Sportsbook 3x at min odds of 2-5 (1.40), Casino 25x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in. T&Cs apply. 18+
  • View offer
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits
    Claim here
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and 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 £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
    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 £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
    £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
  • 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
    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 £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
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits
    Claim here
    Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

RMG media rights payments top £90m but concerns remain over gambling review

Racecourse Media Group chief executive Richard FitzGerald
1 of 1

The 37 courses affiliated to Racecourse Media Group received more than £90 million in media rights payments last year, it was revealed on Wednesday, but there is concern about future income following the government's gambling review.

In all, the tracks – which include those under the Jockey Club banner and the likes of Ascot, Goodwood, Newbury and York – will receive £93.1m, a nine per cent increase on 2016.

With RMG having just begun a new betting shop media rights deal with SIS, the organisation's chief executive Richard FitzGerald said he expected payments to exceed £100m in 2018.

"It's very pleasing," he added. "The good results continue. We can look forward with some certainty for the next couple of years too."

Bookmakers may have to reinvent themselves

Betting shop media rights were responsible for more than half of the media rights income – RMG would not reveal the exact figure for 2017 – but it amounted to £52.2m in 2016.

However, with FOBT stakes looking increasingly likely to be cut to £2, FitzGerald did acknowledge fears that should betting shop numbers fall their income would as well.

"As part of the risk sharing there will be some pain if it ends up as people think," he said, "but I'm an optimist and bookmakers have been pretty resilient over the years.

"They may have to reinvent themselves and hopefully it may drive people to more over-the-counter betting and racing, although I do worry about that.

"I don't believe anyone thinks £100 is the right number, but it's quite draconian to go from £100 to £2."

Arena Racing Company fallout

FitzGerald would not be drawn on the falling out between RMG and Arena Racing Company over the international rights joint-venture GBI Racing, which is set be dissolved at the end of the year, a row which has spilled over into planning for the racecourse pool betting project Britbet.

He said: "From our perspective I wouldn't describe it as a row, it's just two partners who couldn't agree terms.

"We're not involved in Britbet per se, so it's not for me to comment."

"Compelling proposition"

From January Racing UK – which is set to be rebranded – will begin broadcasting action from Ireland's 26 tracks as well as Chelmsford City, raising questions about clashes of coverage.

FitzGerald said: "We're already engaging with Horse Racing Ireland in terms of fixture scheduling so we think we can deal with some of that, and they have been very supportive. It's in everybody's interests.

"I think it's a compelling proposition – it's what the customers want and the narrative will be better than we have now, the storytelling becomes that much easier and better.

"We're not going to increase the price for the channel. We think it's the right thing to give the Racing UK customers Irish racing as well for the same price."

Chelmsford: celebrating a new Listed race worth £75,000

Thrilled with ITV

FitzGerald said he was "thrilled" with ITV's coverage of the sport in the second year of their four-year contract.

"Racing is incredibly lucky to have them as a partner," he added. "The production values they have brought, the enthusiasm, the insight into audiences and the demystifying of the sport – I just think we're very lucky."

There was disappointment with ITV's viewing figures for the Grand National and FitzGerald admitted viewing figures were a measure of success.

However, he added: "In the second half of last year ITV4 was only eight per cent behind Channel 4 and that's without the uplift we get from ITV. There's a lot more to be done and I think ITV are keen to do it."


Read more on Racing on TV
Ascot the last course up for grabs after RUK agreements


 

I am an optimist and bookmakers have been pretty resilient over the years
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets