It’s one of the world’s oldest horse races and in the modern day, the Epsom Derby remains one of the biggest spectacles in the flat racing calendar. Scheduling has changed many times since the first ever Derby was run back in 1780 but in the modern day, you can expect to enjoy the event on the first Saturday in June.
Naturally this is another busy time for the bookmakers so, if you are looking to place an Epsom Derby bet, it pays to look for some value from around the sportsbooks. It’s a time when the bookies will compete with each other to provide some great offers and promotions and included in those will be some enhanced epsom odds and price boost deals.
Here, then is our guide to the types of offers you can expect to land and tips on how to find them.
Epsom derby betting offers can generally be split into two categories: Firstly, there are deals that are only available for those customers who have yet to sign up to a certain sportsbook while others are available for all account holders, old and new.
Taking the new customer offers first, these will typically take the favourite on the epsom derby card and lift their price up to something more substantial. In the two years leading up to the 2019 renewal, we’ve seen the favourites line up at somewhere around the 4/1 price so the bookie in question may lift that up to 20/1 or possibly even higher.
If you’re looking for an epsom derby bet and you’ve yet to sign up with the bookmaker in question, this could be a great way to start things off and often, these enhanced epsom derby winners odds deals can be more generous than the standard welcome offer. There are some points to keep in mind with this style of promotion and firstly, there will be a fixed stake which is often set at just £1.00.
Secondly, in the vast majority of cases, the enhanced portion of the profit will be paid out as free bet tokens as opposed to cash. These are useful points to keep in mind for your price boosted epsom bet but they can still be generous ones when they do land.
Existing customer enhanced epsom derby odds work on the same principle as they simply lift the price of a certain outcome but the terms are usually very different. For example, maybe they will take that price on the favourite at 4/1 and increase it very slightly to 9/2.
While that may not seem like a lot, the advantage with a price boost targeted to all customers is the fact that the terms are so much more flexible. It’s very unlikely that there will be a maximum stake, although these can be brought in on very rare occasions, while any profits that are made from this type of offer should come back as pure cash without any free bet tokens to worry about.
The bet can also be flexible in terms of which horse you’re looking to back. Whereas a new customer epsom derby betting odds deal may focus on the favourite, an existing account holder price boost could apply to all of the horses in the field. That could be good news when you consider that the 2017 and 2018 renewals of this race both produced high priced winners so while the price boost may be smaller, the terms are much simpler and they tend to give the punter more choice.
Lots of different bookmakers have offered price boosted epsom derby bet deals in the past and while we can’t guarantee that they will continue in the future, this list is fairly consistent. In regards to new customer enhanced epsom odds promos, Coral and Ladbrokes, who are part of the same group, are particularly active.
Another bookmaker to look out for here is RaceBets: They are a sportsbook who focus on horses and greyhounds and while they don’t tend to produce offers with any great regularity, that can all change for big meetings and events on the main epsom derby card.
Other potential operators might include 888Sport, Betway, SportNation and SportPesa. It’s not an exclusive list and there may be more to consider every time the Derby comes to town.
Moving across to those regular customer price boosts and the list expands even further. The majority of sportsbooks that we’ve listed above will still get involved with this type of offer while we could probably add William Hill, Winner Sports, RedZoneSports and others to the list.
In terms of tracking down this type of deal, you could carry out a search yourself by looking at the epsom derby odds from the standard markets and seeing where the price boosts lie. Alternatively, you can simply keep reading the updates on this website as we will look to bring you all of the best enhanced epsom derby bet opportunities as they come in.