Epsom Derby betting offers and free bets for new customers
From the traditional betting titans to some big names of whom you may not have been aware, our Epsom Derby day betting offers for new customers have something for everyone.
Epsom Derby day 2020 is a distilled shot of everything that’s great about flat racing with, for one year only, two Classics, the Oaks and the Derby, being on the same day, at 3.40 and 4.55 respectively.
Only open to three-year-olds (the Classic generation), the Derby offers every colt a once-in-a-lifetime shot and the Oaks does likewise for every filly. This is that day for the three-year-olds of 2020.
If you want Derby day tipping advice from a betting expert, veteran tipster Steven Harris has got you covered with a selection in all six ITV races.
How to use your offers and free bets on Derby and Oaks day
This year’s Derby day is a rare blockbuster featuring not one but two Classics, the Epsom Derby and the Epsom Oaks. Usually each would be the jewel in the crown of its own day’s action but this year the two go off an hour apart on a golden afternoon of horse racing.
Live on ITV, it promises to be a spectacular afternoon of betting action. So how to use your Epsom Derby day betting offers and free bets once you’ve claimed them?
Maybe all you need is Love, the Aidan O’Brien trained filly who currently heads the Epsom Oaks betting, and you would like to bet the full balance of the free bets you’ve earned on her to win?
You might be sweet on Epsom Derby favourite English King and keen to back him with some free bets now that big-race ace Frankie Dettori has been booked for the ride.
However, you could spread around the free bets you’ve picked up through signing up for one of these Epsom Derby betting offers with bets on various races on the card.
Types of Epsom Derby offers and free bets on Derby and Oaks day
The Epsom Derby betting offers in our table (at the top of this piece) come in a variety of forms, that we will explain below, but first a note on each-way betting.
Each-way betting with free bets
Before we discuss the different types of free bets available on Epsom Derby and Oaks day, it’s worth pointing out free bets are usually fine to use for each-way betting, but it’s not always the case.
If you fancy having an each-way free bet flutter on the likes of Highland Chief or Pyledriver it’s vital to check the terms and conditions of the offer before you sign up to ensure you can use your bonus in this way.
Most bookies are offering at least four places for each-way bettors in the Derby (which is expected to feature 16 runners), while the Oaks, with eight fillies engaged, will pay for three places, as long as eight runners go to post.
Epsom Derby and Oaks free bets
The most popular form of betting offers for new customers on Derby day will offer free bets.
It’s important to recognise you generally need to make a first deposit of a minimum amount and in some cases wait for your first bet to settle before your free bets are awarded.
However, with several races on ITV prior to the Oaks and the Derby, there will be plenty of time to trigger your free bets before the two Classics. With any luck you’ll already have had a winner or two.
Free bets are brilliant because they give you a chance to win a bet without the chance of losing any of your own money. Just remember you won’t get your stake back as part of any winnings so backing odds-on favourites with your Epsom Derby free bets won’t give an enormous return if they win.
Epsom Derby risk-free bets
Epsom Derby risk-free bets are your licence to bet on a race up to a specified stake, safe in the knowledge that you will get your money back either in cash (withdrawable) or as a free bet (non-withdrawable).
Naturally, the superior models of risk-free bet betting offers for Epsom Derby day are the ones that specify you get your money back in cash if you don’t back a winner. This means you are free to either bet on another race or withdraw the money from the account.
Massive Epsom Derby odds on the favourite
Definitely an eye-catching form of Epsom Derby betting offer, bookmakers sometimes offer new customers the opportunity to back the big favourites at generous odds not available to existing account holders.
Think English King to win the Epsom Derby at 12/1 or Love to land the Epsom Oaks at 10/1. The stake you can usually have on the horse in question at the bigger odds is always limited to a relatively small amount, but it still represents a way to potentially get better value if you fancy the favourite.
Epsom Derby day bet-through-the-card offers
Bet-through-the-card offers are ideal for Derby Day — a blockbuster day’s racing that builds to a climax with the biggest race of the day — as one bet can earn you a free bet for all remaining races on a card.
New customers usually have to sign up and bet a specified amount of their own money on either the first race at the meeting or the first race televised on ITV. In return they get a free bet in all the remaining races at the meeting or on the broadcast.
Royal Ascot betting offers for existing customers
Sometimes it can seem like all the free bets and promotions are reserved for new customers when it comes to Epsom Derby betting offers and free bets on Derby and Oaks day.
However, bookmakers never neglect their existing customers at the biggest meetings. Concessions such as extra places for each-way bettors, or money back if a well-fancied favourite wins when you bet against them, are always worth keeping an eye out for.