There’s really nothing worse than coming second, especially if you’ve put money on it! So that’s why the latest Free Bet promotion from Betfred is such a good idea.

So if you like to have a flutter on the horse racing but seem to pick the runner-up more than the winner, this is for you. It’s very simple.

  • Place a win or each way single on any of the nominated races on the specified day.
  • If your selection finishes second, Betfred will give you your win stake back as a free bet up to £10.

This promotion is always updated. So each day there is a different selection of that day’s races to choose from. They also add in a couple for the following day in case you want to get an early bet on. However, the promotion doesn’t apply to ante-post races or odds.

For example, on Tuesday 3rd November, the five races that the ‘Free Bet If 2nd’ promotion included were:

  • 14:17 Fontainebleau
  • 15:10 Saint-cloud
  • 15:20 Kenilworth
  • 20:33 Mahoning Valley
  • 22:06 Zia Park

Depending on which races are scheduled in the UK, options do include some overseas races. Of course, you have to have an idea of the horses running before you place a bet, so some races will suit you better than others.

Promotion Terms & Conditions

Like any promotion, there are some terms and conditions. Most of these are bog-standard and will include details of that day’s races. So here are the general rules that you should be aware of.

  • Available on Betfred.com and the Betfred App.
  • Minimum Free Bet refund is 50p and Maximum Free Bet refund is £10 per customer per race.
  • Offer applies to win singles & win part of E/W bets only.
  • Offer is fulfilled in free bets.
  • CashedOut bets do not count.
  • In the event of a dead heat second, half of the stake will be refunded as a free bet on both selections, up to a maximum of £5 free bet per customer.
  • In the event of dead heat first, offer does not apply.
  • Does not apply to Antepost bets.
  • Does not apply to bets placed on unnamed favourites/unnamed 2nd favourites.
  • Five or more runners must start the race for the offer to qualify.
  • Free bets credited within 24 hours of qualifying bets being settled.
  • Bets using existing free bet funds do not count.
  • Free bets awarded from this promotion will be valid for 7 days, any free bet funds that are unused after 7 days will be removed.
  • Betfred reserve the right to exclude certain customers from this offer at our discretion due to internal risk policies and/or account staking restrictions.
  • Usual Betfred.com rules apply, see website for details.

So there you have it. Another solid promo from BetFred that should keep the racing fans happy. Of course, there are others available at Betfred so if you have a few minutes you should check them out too.

Just make sure that you have a BetFred account online to take part. Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes. Plus they have a great Welcome Offer for new customers which you can also take advantage of.


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