A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.
When it comes to big ITV Racing race meetings, Paddy Power are very hard to beat offering additional 4, 5 and even 6 places each way term promotions across a whole host of live televised action. Paddy Power have always been the home of the 'Money Back Special' and the Dublin-based bookmaker has built its success on the basis that they offer huge value to both their new and existing customers. So Paddy Power customers often receive the huge bonus of being given an additional place over the industry regulatory requirements, be that 4 places each way, 5 or even 6 places each way for feature races and big-field handicaps across both National Hunt and Flat racing.
Paddy Power's additional each-way place promotions blow the online competition like Betfred, Coral, Ladbrokes and William Hill into the weeds. An additional place or even two across the big races where others baulk at giving their punters the same value promotion. Indeed Paddy Power traditionally offer an additional place each way across The Derby, Grand National, Scottish and Welsh Nationals and plenty more feature races throughout the season. These promotions are available to both new and existing customers.
Paddy Power are well known for giving away additional each way places, a retention promotion they have been running since 2010. Happy customers remain loyal, so the Dublin-based bookmaker are always accommodating when it comes to offering an additional place across big feature races and Handicaps. Indeed they do absolutely the same thing with golf where their 7 places each way offering is now commonplace. Going back to racing, it's key to also note that they flex between 1/4 and 1/5 odds for place payouts, with the biggest feature races always been priced-up at the full standard 1/4 odds. It's a real no-brainer on the basis that Paddy Power also give away Best Odds Guaranteed - so you'll always get the bigger price and up to 5 places each way.
Below you'll find our Paddy Power additional each-way place tracker covering the big live televised races since the Spring of 2016 where Paddy Power have offered additional each way places:
May is a cracking month in the horse racing calendar, when the flat-racing season really gets up to speed with the Guineas and Ebor Festivals being centre stage. Paddy Power as ever, offered real value for their customers by giving away additional each way places across a large number of feature races. Only Paddy Power and Sky Bet offered an additional 4th place each way place on the Qipco 1000 Guineas - backers of Talaayab were happy with an 11/1 place payout. In all, Paddy Power enhanced places across 3 Guineas Festival and 3 Ebor Festival races, giving their customers an additional 7 each way places over and above the standard industry terms. To best put this into context, Betfair Sportsbook, BetVictor, Stan James and William Hill gave away no additional each way places across the whole of May.
April in racing is always spectacularly busy with the National Hunt season running its course and the Flat season bursting out of the blocks. It also contains huge races like the Grand National, Scottish Grand National, bet365 Gold Cup and the Lincoln Handicap. Paddy Power offered their customers masses of additional each way places across the whole month, with the Dublin-based bookmaker offering 6 places each way at both the Topham Chase at Aintree and the Scottish Grand National at Ayr. In total they added additional each places across 10 races in April. To best put this into context, Betfred, Betfair Sportsbook, Ladbrokes Stan James, Totesport and William Hill gave away a solitary additional each place in a single race across the whole of the month.
January 2017 saw the introduction of ITV Racing coverage of live racing and Paddy Power didn't disappoint when it came to additional each way places. They dished out 4 places each way across January in 3 big handicaps. In total giving punters 3 additional places across some of the biggest races of January. To put this offer into some perspective, Betfred, BetVictor, Coral, Ladbrokes, Stan James and Totesport gave away no additional places over their regulatory requirements.
Across November and December 2016, Paddy Power gave away 5 places each way across the feature races we all want to bet on, including the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham, the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury and the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow. 5 places each way was the order of the day with Paddy Power also paying full 1/4 odds across all of these season highlights. That's a huge positive for punters in an online world where 1/5 odds is becoming sadly too common.
In terms of Cheltenham, here's what Paddy Power offered in 2017: