The 2017 Royal Ascot meeting gets under way today, and we have the race times for what promises to be a spectacular festival of flat racing.
In total there are 30 races over 5 days, running from Tuesday to Saturday. Every day there are 6 races, and start at exactly the same time on each day.
2017 Royal Ascot Race Times
2.30pm – Tuesday to Saturday
3.05pm – Tuesday to Saturday
3.40pm – Tuesday to Saturday
4.20pm – Tuesday to Saturday
5.00pm – Tuesday to Saturday
5.35pm – Tuesday to Saturday
As ever with a meeting of this stature, there will plenty of offers from the bookmakers. Our Royal Ascot New Customer Offers page has more details.
At Betfree247 we will bring you the best free bets from the top UK and Irish bookmakers. Free Bets are everywhere these days, for both new and existing customers. And with the competition between the online bookmakers so rife, we expect there to be free bets around for some time to come.
Why is this? You may ask…. And the answer is because everything is online these days, banking, shopping, dating, etc, and betting is as well. So with this in mind, the bookmakers are going to be after our custom. And the best way to grab our attention, is by giving us free bets.
These free bets are available to new customers, and existing customers. The new customer free bet offer is to get us to join the bookmaker, while the existing customer free bets are to keep us with the bookmaker.
With the online betting market place so crowded, the bookmakers are fighting over our custom, and while they are doing this, we will continue to have free bets.
Two of the most popular free bets markets for existing customers, are on the Cheltenham Festival, and the Grand National.
Cheltenham Free Bets
The Cheltenham Festival takes place every year on roughly the second week in March. Starting on the Tuesday, there is 28 top class horse races across 4 days at the Gloucester course. And with the Cheltenham Festival being one of horse racing’s premier events, there are plenty of free bets.
In general Cheltenham free bets are for existing customers, and they usually come in the form of a refund as a free bet.
There are also plenty of special Cheltenham free bets for new customers. For example a bookmaker might increase their free bets offers across the Cheltenham week. It could be that you get £30.00 in Cheltenham free bets, rather than the standard £20.00 in free bets offer.
Grand National Free Bets
The next big event in horse racing is the world renowned Grand National from Aintree.
Grand National Free Bets can be hard come by, the bookmakers have a habit of pulling them in the week of the big race. This is because the Grand National is traditionally the one race of the year that the non gambling British public will have a bet on. So it makes sense for the bookmakers not to offer Grand National free bets.
It is possible to get Grand National Free Bets though, and timing is the key.
Some free bets last up to 7 days from when you open your account. Find a bookmaker offering a free bet that lasts for 7 days, and open an account with that bookie the Sunday or Monday before the Grand National.
That way, by the time of the race you will already have a free bet in the bank.