Cheltenham Festival Runners & Horses

Footpad is one of the Cheltenham Festival runners and riders for this year's event in the Cotswold.
Jockey Ruby Walsh, on board Footpad, wins the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase during Champion Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse.

The Cheltenham Festival runners will feature some of the best racehorses in Great Britain and Ireland. The festival showcases the best and brightest jockeys, trainers, and racehorses all competing for top prizes. Above all, the Cheltenham Festival runners make up a who’s who list of racehorses. Names such as Altior, Al Dance, Penhill, and Kemboy will compete in the races taking place at the Cheltenham Festival.

The festival features 28 races across four days of excitement that draws hundreds of thousands of people to Prestbury Park for the Cheltenham Festival. Then, from Tuesday, 10 March to Friday, 13 March, all eyes in the sports world will be on the Cheltenham Festival runners.

Our expert horse racing staff will follow all of the action at Cheltenham to provide you with all of the information and odds for the event. In conclusion, the races are fast approaching and you can find all the information and odds needed at

The Cheltenham Festival racecard is filled with 28 races over the course of four days. The four-day festival is, by and large, the premier race event in Great Britain and Ireland, and it draws six digits worth of fans and punters.

Each day will feature seven races with a marquee race headlining it. Moreover. the Cheltenham Festival features an incredible number of Great Britain’s and Ireland’s top horses. It also draws great horses from mainland Europe as well.

Our staff scours the Internet before and during the Cheltenham Festival to uncover the best information and odds for the event. You will be able to find details about all the Cheltenham Festival runners helping you make educated bets on the races.

We partner with leading sportsbooks to offer great bet bonuses, tips and offers to give you the most bang for your buck when betting on the festival. So, don’t miss out on all of the great odds and information at

Cheltenham Champion Day Runners

The Cheltenham Festival starts on Tuesday, 10 March with seven races on Champion Day. The Champion Hurdle is the marquee race held on Champion Day. Moreover, It is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race run on the Old Course and covers a distance of around two miles. A prize purse of £450,000 is up for grabs. However, after the money has been split among the horses, the winner receives £256,275 of the prize money. Thirty-six horses enter to run in the Champion Hurdle.

So, which horses will compete in the Champions Hurdle:

  • Abacadabras
  • Aramon
  • Ballyandy
  • Call Me Lord
  • Coeur Sublime
  • Cornerstone Lad
  • Darasso
  • Darver Star
  • El Dorado Allen
  • Elgin
  • Envoi Allen
  • Felix Desjy
  • Fusil Raffles
  • Gumball
  • Klassical Dream
  • Le Patriote
  • Mengli Khan
  • Mohaayd
  • Monsieur Le Coq
  • Nelson River
  • Not So Sleepy
  • Pacify
  • Pentland Hills
  • Petit Mouchoir
  • Quick Grabim
  • Saldier
  • Samcro
  • Sharjah
  • Silver Streak
  • Supasundae
  • Thebannerkingrebel
  • Thomas Darby
  • Apple’s Jade
  • Epatante
  • Honeysuckle
  • Verdana Blue

Cheltenham Ladies Day Runners

Ladies Day features seven more great races on day two of the Cheltenham Festival. Ladies Day takes place on Wednesday, March 11 and will be headlined by the Queen Mother Champion Chase and is a two-mile event held at the Old Course. Moreover, the Grade 1 race is open to Cheltenham Festival runners aged five-years-old and up. The prize purse for the race is £400,000 with the winning horse taking home £225,880. Similarly, Altior won the race in 2018 and 2019 and will attempt to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase for a third straight year in 2020.

In conclusion, our expert staff will research all of the information and odds for you to make a great selection on the day. Thirty-one Cheltenham Festival runners have been entered into the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

So, which horses will compete in the Queen Mother Champion Chase:

  • A Plus Tard
  • Altior
  • Bun Doran
  • Capeland
  • Castlegrace Paddy
  • Chacun Pour Soi
  • Cilaos Emery
  • Cyrname
  • Defi Du Seuil
  • Diego Du Charmil
  • Douvan
  • Duc Des Genievres
  • Dynamite Dollars
  • Footpad
  • Fox Norton
  • Hardline
  • Hell’s Kitchen
  • Janika
  • Kalashnikov
  • Magic Saint
  • Min
  • Ordinary World
  • Ornua
  • Paloma Blue
  • Politologue
  • Riders on the Storm
  • Sceau Royal
  • Simply Ned
  • Un De Sceaux
  • Waiting Patiently
  • Lady Buttons

Cheltenham St Patricks Day Runners

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the third day of the event and seven days will be run. Day three of the Cheltenham Festival racecard is headlined by The Ryanair Chase and The Stayers’ Hurdle. Similarly, the two races offer even more excitement on top of the incredible 14 races from days one and two.

Forty horses are currently entered into The Stayers’ Hurdle and it could feature the likes Samcro, Klassical Dream, and Footpad. In fact, the Stayers’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 race open to horses aged four-years-old or older. The race is run at the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of two miles and seven furlongs. In other words, horses must jump the race’s 12 hurdles to win the prize packet of £325,000.

The Ryanair Chase co-headlines St. Patrick’s Day and features a great set of Cheltenham Festival runners. To summarise, the race is open to horses five-years-old or older and is run over two miles and four-and-a-half furlongs. Horses must leap over 17 fences during the race. Ultimately, 44 horses enter to run with the scratch date occurring on 11 February. The Ryanair Chase runner and riders will be confirmed on 6 March. However, check back with our expert writers for information and odds as the race nears at the Cheltenham Festival. The Ryanair Chase could feature Un de Sceaux, Real Steel, and Delta Work.

Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Runners

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the marquee event with the best racehorses in the United Kingdom and Ireland facing off. Likewise, in 2019, the Gold Cup offered £625,000 in prize money with over £351,000 going to the winner. The race will take place on Friday, 13 March and millions of eyes will be on the event.

Cheltenham Festival runners must cover a distance of three miles and two and a half furlongs. Moreover, there are a total of 22 fences to jump. Thirty-one horses enter the event but only one will win the biggest prize in British and Irish horse racing.

So, which horses lead the betting with the sportsbooks? Above all, Al Boum Photo, Kemboy, and Clan Des Obeaux are leading the odds from sportsbooks currently.

Of course, our staff of expert writers will keep you up to date on all of the information and odds leading up to the biggest race of the season. Be sure to check back regularly with


What horses won at Cheltenham today?

To find out what horses won at Cheltenham Festival today, visit our Cheltenham Festival 2020 live results page.

What horses run at Cheltenham today?  

To find out what horses run at Cheltenham Festival today, visit our Cheltenham Festival 2020 betting odds page.

What Horses are at Cheltenham Festival?

Cheltenham Festival tends to attract Europe’s elite horses, with 28 races taking place over four days at Prestbury Park. Horses who are racing at Cheltenham Festival 2020 include Altior and Paisley Park.

How do I bet on horses? offers an easy-to-use system to bet on a horse at Cheltenham Festival. Our Betting Odds page includes an odds comparison matrix for each race, enabling you to compare odds from the leading bookmakers.


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