The coveted Cheltenham Festival takes place over a four-day period in March of each year, with next year’s edition running between Tuesday 13th March and Friday 16th March.
Often regarded as ‘The 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 locking horns. The Festival hosts several Grade I races including The World Hurdle, The Cheltenham Gold Cup, The Champion Hurdle, and The Queen Mother Champion Chase.
It’s recognised as a crucial 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 first race gets underway on day one of the festival.