Cheltenham Festival

About Cheltenham Festival

Jockey Paul Townend celebrates his victory in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on Al Boum Photo during Gold Cup Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.
Jockey Paul Townend celebrates his victory in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on Al Boum Photo during Gold Cup Day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest horse racing events in the entire world and prestigious four-day event that is a who’s who of trainers, jockeys, and horses.

Held every March at Cheltenham Racecourse, the Cheltenham Festival races are major betting events.

Our betting tips, odds and information for the festival can improve your chances of picking a winner. The four-day racing event is a can’t miss sports spectacle, so get ready for the best horseracing in the United Kingdom and Ireland this spring.

The Cheltenham Festival races will take place Tuesday, 10 March and run until Friday, 13 March. The festival is a four-day event with the top racehorse in the UK and Ireland competing for lucrative prize purses.

While each day of the Cheltenham Festival will be headlined by a race, no race is as important as the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Above all the horses, the Gold Cup winners are remembered long in the memories of horse racing enthusiasts.

About Cheltenham Racecourse

According to one major sportsbook, over £400 million is wagered on the races at the Cheltenham Festival. The four-day race card is home to 28 races and punters around the world bet on the event online and in bet shops.

If you are looking for the latest odds and information along with race betting tips, you will find them here. Our expert staff of writers know there is no bigger race festival in the UK and Ireland. Our writers’ tips will give you everything you need to know about the races from the Gold Cup to the Champion Hurdle.

Cheltenham Racecard

The Cheltenham Festival features 28 races spread across four great days of racing. Each day has a headline race that piques the interest of punters. Day one will be headlined by the Unibet Champion Hurdle with a prize purse of more than £450,000. On Day two the Queen Mother Champion Chase is the main event with this year’s event featuring Altior attempting to win a third in a row. The Ryanair Chase and Stayers’ Hurdle Race take centre stage on day three. Finally, day four caps off the Cheltenham Festival races with the world-famous Gold Cup.

Cheltenham Runners

Cheltenham attracts some of the most famous horses in the world. One of the biggest names expected to run this year is Altior, who will attempt to win his third consecutive Queen Mother Champion Chase.

The Cheltenham Festival’s major races can make a horse’s career and fame awaits the winner of these events. With this in mind, our writers will follow the build-up races and keep a keen eye on the competitors as Cheltenham approaches to give you the best betting tips available for the four-day extravaganza.

Cheltenham Jockeys

Famed Irish jockey Ruby Walsh won an unbelievable 59 times at the Cheltenham Festival. Walsh is the most successful jockey in the festival’s history, but this year won’t see the Irishman compete. Walsh retired in May of 2019 and now, it is time for another jockey to make a name for himself/herself at the Cheltenham Festival races.

Fellow Irishman Barry Geraghty will have the chance to move closer to Walsh’s wins record at Cheltenham in 2020. Moreover, Geraghty has 38 all-time wins at the festival.

Cheltenham Betting Tips

If you are looking for Cheltenham betting tips then you have come to the right place. Our staff of horse racing writers scour the Internet to find the latest information on the jockeys, trainers, and horses competing at the festival. We don’t just focus on the big races that take place at the festival such as the Gold Cup.

Our writers have in-depth knowledge about the runners and riders and will be on hand with the analysis and betting tips you need when betting on Cheltenham.

In other words, whether you want to bet on a novices’ race or the Gold Cup, our writers’ betting tips will give you all the information you need to make an educated bet.

Cheltenham Bookmaker Offers

You will find a number of great bookmakers’ offers available on the website offering bet bonuses, free bets, and more.

We partner with a number of top sportsbooks that make specific offers available for the festival. Therefore, you can always find a great deal on

Don’t miss a great bookmaker offer today.

Cheltenham Weather

The weather can be unpredictable in spring and it can play a major part in the outcome of races. Damp weather can make the track soft and cold spells can leave the horses struggling to warm-up prior to races.

You can keep up to date with the weather at Cheltenham Festival for each day on our dedicated page.

Our picks and articles will keep the Cheltenham weather in mind and get you up to date on its effects on the races.

Cheltenham Fashion

Fashion is always a major part of the Cheltenham Festival races. Although there is no permanent dress code to attend the event, we advise that you dress ‘smart’.

One of the main fashion items worn every year by ladies in attendance is hats. Ladies Day is typically the highlight of the fashion-conscious at the festival. Usually on day two, women flock to the track and the attire is turned up a notch.

We have all the fashion advice you need to look sharp at this year’s festival.

Cheltenham FAQ’s

When are the Cheltenham Festival races?

The Festival 2020 is from 10th – 13th March 2020.

Do you advice that I purchase Cheltenham Festival tickets in advance?

Absolutely. There will be thousands of people on hand for each day. In 2019, over 266,000 people attended the four-day event.

When was Cheltenham Festival cancelled?

In 2001, the Cheltenham Festival races were postponed until April before being completely cancelled due to foot-and-mouth disease.

Which horse is the most successful in the Gold Cup?

Golden Miller is the Gold Cup’s most successful horse and went on to win the event five times during the 1930s.

Which horse won the Gold Cup 2019?

Al Boum Photo won the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup with jockey Paul Townend and trainer Willie Mullins winning their first ever Gold Cup title.
Anibale Fly was the runner with Bristol De Mai finishing in third place.

For more Cheltenham Festival FAQs, visit our FAQs page.


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