If there is one country which embraces horse racing more than Great Britain, then that country has to be Ireland. The sport may enjoy popularity in France, the Emirate States, South Africa, Australia and the United States but there is no doubt that the verdant green fields and rolling hills of the Emerald Isle are perhaps the spiritual home of the sport.
As such, it is unsurprising therefore that when it comes to betting on horseracing, Irish bookmakers are very keen to give their punters a great deal and of all Irish bookies, Paddy Power has arguably become the name most synonymous with offering punters great deals. In this article, we are going to review exactly what deals they offer punters when it comes to horse racing.
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So if you have signed up and are looking forward to a bet on the horses with Paddy Power, what kind of special promotions, features and offers do the company have available regularly for punters to use to get maximum value with their betting?
Best price guaranteed on all UK and Irish races
Certainly one of the most punter friendly and ubiquitous offers you will find on horse racing with sports betting sites in the UK and Ireland is the Best Price Guarantee.
With this offer, when you place a pre-race bet with Paddy Power on selected markets, you are always guaranteed the best price if your horse wins, regardless of the odds that the horse was placed at compared to the starting price.
For example, if you back a horse at 4/1 to win a race and when it starts the race it is a 3/1 shot. You will be paid out at 4/1 if the horse wins.
In contrast however, if you back a horse at 4/1 to win a race and when it starts the race it has drifted in the betting to 5/1, then you will be paid out at 5/1 if the horse wins the race.
Paddy Power horse racing specials
Under the Racing Tab, there is a list of Special bets which Paddy Power have put together in the hope of tempting punters who enjoy long-range forecast betting, rather than simply betting on the horses running on any given day.
There are a number of these special bets which tend to see certain horses named in certain races and enhanced odds offered on some selections in these races.
This section also shows you where punters money is going on horses for the race as you can see the prices of key horses in future races lengthening and shortening, allowing you the chance to place your bet well in advance of the race and perhaps get a far better price on a horse than you would betting on the day.
In addition to horses, there are also special bets to do with Jockeys and Trainers available from time to time.
Daily money back specials
If there is an offer that has become synonymous with Paddy Power in recent times it is their Daily Money Back Special offers. These are offers which see the punter given the chance to earn their stake back as a free bet if a certain event happens in a sporting contest and their original bet is a loser.
Given the popularity of horse racing on Paddy Power, there is usually at least one Horse Racing Money Back Special available each day on the site and they can come in a variety of forms. It can be if a named horse wins the race you get your stake back as a free bet, or if your horse finishes second to the favourite or a named horse in the race.
This is a regular offer on Paddy Power, but it is also one that changes each day to reflect the meetings and horses racing at them, so it is always advisable to check back to this offer every day to see if it is one that you may be interested in utilising should you place a bet.
Pimp that bet
This isn’t technically an offer or promotion, but it is an excellent feature on the Paddy Power site which can make betting for punters who may not possess the greatest knowledge of the sport a chance to ‘piggy back’ on the back of punters who have more knowledge about what they are doing when it comes to backing winners.
What the Pimp That Bet section offers is a list of horse racing bets that have been especially popular with punters on Paddy Power over the last few days.
Punters can then click on any or all of these selections to add them to their bet slip, safe in the knowledge that the majority of bets going on a horse in that race, have been placed on this selection and usually, though not always, there is a good reason for this.
Ruby Walsh blog
When it comes to Cheltenham in particular, the combination of Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh has resulted in many successes for a variety of horses for the legendary Irish trainer. As one of his prime jockeys, Walsh is in a fantastic position to pass on the benefit of his wisdom for forthcoming races to punters and that is precisely what he does via his blog on the Paddy Power blog tab.
In his blog posts, Walsh takes you through some of his forthcoming rides and assesses the chances of each giving punters an insight into how the man in the saddle feels his chances of success are in each race.
There are a huge number of races available on Paddy Power each week and with a number of other features, such as the Tips and Trends feature which identifies hot trainers and jockeys at certain racecourses, as well as the Horses for Courses feature which does the same thing for horses running, you will find all you need to enjoy trouble free betting on the Sport of Kings with Paddy Power.