Derby Day Betting Promotions

October 22, 2016

Derby Day betting deals

The 2016 Victoria Derby has been run and won, with James Cummings trained Prized Icon scoring a great victory in the 3yo classic. Prized Icon defeated the pre-race favourite, Sacred Elixir, with the unlucky Inference claiming third place. The Spring Racing Carnival attention now turns to the 2016 Melbourne Cup. As we did for Derby Day, we have compiled all of the promotions and bonus bet offers for the Melbourne Cup, and the entire meet, on this page.

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William Hill $50 Derby Day offer

One of many bookmaker deals offered on Derby was William Hill’s refund for horses that finished second and third. The promotion was only valid for the first 5 races on Derby Day and has expired.

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CrownBet $50 refund on races 1-5

CrownBet refunded losing bets on the first 5 races at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day. If you bet with them on these races, and your horse finished 2nd or 3rd, check to see that you received your bonus bets.

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Sportsbet $50 Derby Day special

Sportsbet was one of a number of betting agencies to provide a refund for losing wagers placed on the first four races on Derby Day. The offer is no longer available.

Best use of promotions for Derby Day

For many, Derby Day is one of the few days of the year where sports fans feel compelled to bet on the horses. Most likely, this will also occur on the following Tuesday, when the Melbourne Cup is run. Whether you’re an occasional bettor, or a more serious racing punter, it pays to know what promotions are available for each race. We have put together this suggested guide for those wanting to maximise the betting offers available on Derby Day.

Races 1 through 4

No less than four prominent bookmakers are running bonus bet refund specials on the first 4 races at Flemington. If you’re betting on each race, it makes sense to bet with one of these bookmakers, as if your horse doesn’t win, you’re a chance to pick up a bonus bet. Consider betting with:

  • William Hill ( horse only needs to finish in the first half of the field to recoup bonus)
  • Sportsbet
  • Luxbet
  • CrownBet
  • PalmerBet

Race 5

Bet with either CrownBet or Luxbet, as both bookies are running their refund bonus bet deal on the 5th race, if your selection finishes in the top 3.

Race 6

We’re pleased to report that Betstar is offering cash back on this race. It’s a great deal and it’s the only promotion on offer for the Myer Stakes.

Races 7 - 10

By this point, chances are you will have earned a bonus on at least one of the first five races. It would be wise to use this credit on any of the remaining races. For races where no bonuses are available, we suggest betting with a bookmaker that offers the ‘Best of the Best’ bet type as it routinely returns the best dividends. A few betting agencies offer this product, including both Ladbrokes and Luxbet.

Race 8

Bookmaker is running a special on the Cantala Stakes. You can receive cash back up to $50 so it’s one of the more valuable offers going for the day.