Second by a length or less, much as the “Lucky Length” promotions by BetMclean offers users a free bet if your horse finished within a length or the winning horse. The promotion is usually offered throughout the jumps season, but we have seen some UK bookmakers offering the promotion on flat races too.

If you expect your horse to be at the business end of the racing, then bets placed with the length or less insurance could really help.


Length or Less Betting Offers

Free bets for horses that finished 2nd by a length or less

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What is Beaten By a Length?

When you take a beaten by a length horse racing offer, you will receive your money back as a free SNR bet if your horse is beaten by a length or less. BBL refunds are typically available for jumps races, so look out for these offers during the jumps season that runs between October and April.

When Are Most Beaten By a Length Offers Available?

Typically there will be more beaten by a length horse racing offers available during the large meetings like The Cheltenham Festival and The Grand National Meeting at Aintree. There will also be more BBL offers available for Saturday racing on ITV.

Other Things to Consider With BBL Offers

Make sure that you check whether the beaten by a length offer is purely beaten by a length, or if it is 2nd beaten by a length. The former offer is represents a much better offer, because your horse doesn’t need to finish 2nd, it simply needs to be beaten by a length for you to receive the refund as a free bet.

Also remember that the free bets that you receive from beaten by a length offers will have an expiry date on them. This can range from between 1 and 10 days, so always check the offer terms and use the free bet before the free bet expires.