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Cheltenham Festival Horserace

Runners past the grandstands in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle on Champion Day, during the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

Cheltenham Festival Horserace

The Cheltenham Festival horse race takes place over a 4-day period in March of each year, next year’s (2018) runs from Tuesday the 13th to Friday the 16th of March.

Home of Jump racing, the Cheltenham Festival is never short of excitement. Originating in 1860 the event sees some of the best British and Irish-trained horses race. The Festival hosts several Grade I races; World Hurdle, Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle and the Queen Mother Chase.

It’s the spectacle event for National Hunt fans, as they prepare for four days of top class horse racing, with the best of the best competing against one another. The course also benefits from a noteworthy atmosphere and the “Cheltenham roar”, which refers to the noise generated from the crowd, as the races get under way.

You can keep up to date with what’s happening on each day of the Festival by clicking on any of the following days, for a more detailed breakdown of the days race events, along with insights, tips and horse details:


Cheltenham Festival Betting

Betting at the Cheltenham Festival could not be easier. With a nice selection of bookmakers, you’ll have no difficulty in getting your bet placed. This is imperative considering hundreds of millions of pounds will be bet over the course of the event.

Just ensure you check for the best odds available, do shop around you’re sure to find a bookie outdoing another. Cheltenham betting tips are prevalent on the lead up to the festival, be sure to check back here closer the time for our tips:

Cheltenham Festival Betting Tips

We’ve out together our first accumulator for the Festival, check it our here!

Footpad – Arkle Chase

Samcro – Ballymore Novices Hurdle

Willoughby Court – JLT Novices Chase

Apple’s Shakira – JCB Triumph Hurdle

Sizing John – Gold Cup

The above acca is coming in at around 9 – 1, and remember SkyBet are offering a non runner no bet deal. So, any non-runners on the day will not cost, they’ll pay out on the combined SP place odds of the other horses.

We’ve put together an ante-post too, remember Sky’s non-runner offer here it could come in useful.

Footpad – Arkle Chase, Tuesday

Buveur D’air – Champion Hurdle, Tuesday

Presenting Percy – National Hunt, Tuesday

Samcro – Ballymore Novices Hurdle, Wednesday

Apple’s Shakira – Triumph Hurdle, Friday

The return on the above is coming in over a 100 – 1, with some bookies. A £10 bet, with SkyBet, is currently returning £1,635 on the above ante-post bet.

The Cheltenham festival ensures a packed-out racecourse, a total of 70,000 usually push in to get their bets placed. Tips and tipsters will abound, so chose carefully. Our tips are well researched before being placed here by our experienced team of betting tipsters.

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Cheltenham Festival Horse Racing Fixtures

Throughout the 4-day event there are 28 races in total with a pot of at least £4 million in prize money.

The fourth day culminates in the emphatic Gold Cup race, prior to this are another 3 days consisting of seven races. Each day climaxes to a ‘Championship’ race, so you’re guaranteed an emphatic end to the days horse race.

The four days are usually split into the following daily show pieces:

Day 1 Champion Hurdle

Day 2 Champion Chase

Day 3 Sub Bets Stayers Hurdle

Day 4 Gold Cup

Getting to Cheltenham

For more information about Cheltenham race course check out the Cheltenham horse racing page, just click the link.

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