Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham FestivalIt’s that time again, it’s nearly March which can only mean one thing, the Cheltenham Festival is fast approaching. Every year people flock in their thousands in order to be part of the Cheltenham Festival, but there are millions of horse racing fans from all over the world that tune in to watch this prestigious event, which we think proves the importance of this momentous event.

Cheltenham Festival Review 2017

This four day festival is arguably the most eagerly anticipated annual event on the horse racing calendar. Each day has a featured race, the first day is the Champion Hurdle, the second day the Queen Mother Champion Chase, the third day is the World Hurdle, leading up to the grand finale, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Looking at the featured races alone, you can see why in terms of hurdling, handicap and steeplechase races, it remains the most important hunt meeting of the calendar year. 

William Hill have said that during the Cheltenham Festival, they will not be beaten on price. They will be offering equal odds or better throughout the course of the week.

Cheltenham Festival Day 1 – Centenary Day

Altior, Possible Favourite For Supreme Novices Hurdle

Day 1. The opening day of the Cheltenham Festival features the first major race during the four days, the Champion Hurdle. The Champion Hurdle is a first class race that is just over 2 miles long.

We think that it is important to point out that, past results have favored the Irish in this particular race,  Istabraq with trainer Aidan O’Brien winning 3 times between 1998-2000.

Hardy Eustace is another Irish horse who successfully won in 2004 and 2005, Brave Inca in 2006, Sublimity in 2007 and finally Hurricane Fly in 2013.

You can find the race lineups directly below.

  1. Supreme Novices Hurdle
  2. Arkle Challenge Trophy
  3. Festival Handicap Chase
  4. Champion Hurdle
  5. David Nicholson Mares Hurdle
  6. National Hunt Steeplechase
  7. Centenary Novice Chase

To view the complete racecard lineups for each day please scroll down to the bottom of the page, there you will find the link where you can view the full racecards for specific days of the Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Festival Day 2 – Ladies Day

Un De Sceaux Running In The Queen Mothers Champion Chase

Day 2. Ladies day at Cheltenham. The highlight race on Ladies day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Ladies day is always a very exciting day at Cheltenham, the Ladies always look fantastic (any excuse to dress to impress), but it always provides nail biting moments too. Let’s hope that is the case for this year’s performances.

Previous winners Include; Sprinter Sacre (2016), Dodging Bullets (2015), Sire De Grugy (2014), Sprinter Sacre (2013), Finians Rainbow (2012), Sizing Europe (2011) & Big Zeb i (2010).

You can find the race lineups directly below.

  1. Neptune Investment Hurdle
  2. RSA Chase
  3. Coral Cup
  4. Queen Mother Champion Chase
  5. Cross Country Chase
  6. Fred Winter Handicap Hurdle
  7. Champion Bumper

To view the complete racecard lineups for individual days please scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will find the link to view the full racecards for specific days at Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Festival Day 3 – St Patrick’s Day

Cole Harden - Cheltenham Ladbrokes World Hurdle Winner

Day 3. Cheltenham Races day three falls on St Patrick’s day this year, and let’s face it, St Patrick’s day is excuse enough to celebrate and that’s not to mention the excitement of the horse racing that is going on around you too. It justs adds to the excitement (double whammy).

The race everyone’s eye’s will be on on St Patrick’s day will be the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. Previous winners are as follows; Thistlecrack (2016), Cole Harden (2015), More Of That (2014), Solwhit (2013), Big Buck’s (2012),(2011) & (2010).

You can find the race lineups directly below.

  1. JLT Novices Chase
  2. Pertemps Final Handicap Hurdle
  3. Ryanair Chase
  4. Ladbrokes World Hurdle
  5. Byrne Group Plate
  6. Kim Muir Challenge Cup
  7. Mares Novice Hurdle

To view the complete racecard lineups for individual days please go straight to the bottom of the page. You will find the link to view the full racecards for specific days at the Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Festival Day 4 – Gold Cup Day

Don Poli - Cheltenham Gold Cup Potetial Winner

Day 4. As we all know, day four is the day everyone has been waiting for in the Cheltenham Festival. By this time the spectators have seen some outstanding performances from some of the best horses around. Now they are waiting for the highlight of the Festival, the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

There has been some fantastic winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup in years gone by, here’s some of the most recent; Don Cossack (2016), Coneygree (2015), Lord Windermere (2014), Bobs Worth (2013), Synchronised (2012), Long Run (2011) & Imperial Commander (2010).

You can find the race lineups directly below.

  1. JCB Triumph Hurdle
  2. County Handicap Hurdle
  3. Albert Bartlett Novice Hurdle
  4. Cheltenham Gold Cup (The Grand Finale)
  5. Foxhunter Steeplechase
  6. Conditional Jockeys Hurdle
  7. Grand Annual Chase

To view the complete racecard lineups for individual days please go straight to the bottom of the page. You will find the link to view the full racecards for specific days at the Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham App For Smartphones

Whether you are attending Cheltenham, tuning in to watch the races from the comfort of your own home or would like any additional information about the Cheltenham Festival, why not download the Cheltenham racecourse app for Android mobile devices.

We have written a review for the Cheltenham racecourse app for Android, which covers all of the features and benefits of using the app and what’s better, you can get all the information you need on Cheltenham straight from opening an app up on your mobile device.

Some of the Features include:

  • Racecards (Full daily lineups throughout UK/Ireland).
  • Listen to live commentary via built in live stream.
  • Learn all of the history about the Cheltenham races.
  • Get updates live when follow social profiles, Twitter etc.
  • Get up-to-date news simply hit the tab labelled News.

In addition to the features mentioned, there are a ton of extra ones on the Cheltenham racecourse Android app too. Why take our word for it, Check out the Cheltenham racecourse app for yourself.

Screenshots of the app are displayed below.

The Cheltenham Racecourse Android App

Best Odds Guaranteed & Non Runner No Bet (NRNB) 

There are a lot of bookmakers online and on the high street where you can place bets on the races at Cheltenham. However, not all of them offer best odds guaranteed,

Just to clarify what best odds guaranteed means! It doesn’t necessarily mean that they are offering the best odds across all of the bookies for that particular horse. It means that when you place a bet on a horse and the odds are at 3/1 when you initially made the bet, but at the start of the race the odds change in your favor, for example the odds drift to 6/1, the bookmaker will pay you the bigger odds of 6/1. That is assuming that they offer best odds guaranteed. 

What does (NRNB) mean? NRNB is an abbreviation for Non Runner No Bet. For example, you place a bet on a horse race and for whatever reason the horse you selected didn’t not start the race. Now you’d think that would mean that you get your money back wouldn’t you; unfortunately this is not always the case, you see not all bookmakers give you your money back. The ones that provide NRNB, will refund the money back to you.

Below you will see a list of all of the best free bet offers for Cheltenham 2017, which will also include the information as to which bookies offer NRNB and Best Odds Guaranteed too.


Hopefully we have covered all of the aspects of Cheltenham you may have had questions about? If there is anything more that you would like to know about the Cheltenham Festival, please feel free to connect with us on any of the social media profiles. Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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