Cheltenham

Cheltenham festival takes place annually in March at Cheltenham Racecourse in Gloucestershire, where the best horses and jockeys come together determined to win this spectacular event. It is the pinnacle of jump racing consisting of the Gold Cup, the Champion Hurdle, the Champion Chase and the World Hurdle. It is held over 4 days, with a fantastic festival atmosphere and relaxed vibe from start to finish. Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt season in both the UK and Ireland and it is what everyone works towards during the winter months. Kauto Star, Denman, Long Run, Imperial Commander, Best Mate are just some of the great names to have won the Cheltenham Festival.

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Which elite competitor will emerge victorious in the Champion Chase?

2021/01/15

Politologue capitalised on the absences of Altior and Chacun Pour Soi to claim the Queen Mother Champion Chase crown at Cheltenham Festival in 2020. However, both horses are poised to return in the event in the 2021 Festival, which should provide a mouth-watering showdown.

ALL ABOUT SUNDAY

2021/01/05

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SUNDAY IS THE NEW FORM OF RACEHORSE OWNERSHIP WHERE ANYONE CAN GET INVOLVED FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST.

2021 Arc Aim for Cadran Heroine Princess Zoe

2020/12/24

Jody Townend for Tony Mullins at The Curragh Racecourse

All talk of switching Group 1 winning mare Princess Zoe to hurdles this winter appears to have been shelved, and trainer Tony Mullins is dreaming of Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe glory instead in 2021.

 

Will Al Boum Photo Join The Greats And Win Three Cheltenham Gold Cups?

2020/12/11

There have been some legendary racehorses that have graced the Cheltenham hills throughout the history of the Gold Cup.

Altior Set for A Return Where A Third Champion Chase Are in His Sights

2020/11/10

Altior has been one of the most dominant chasers in the UK and Ireland over the last five years. However, it has not been easy sailing for the two-time Queen Mother Champion Chase over the last 12 months.

THE 2021 RACE FIXTURES DATES FOR ALL 59 UK RACECOURSES ARE AVAILABLE NOW ON THIS WEBSITE

2020/10/28

The 2021 Fixture List has now been published in part, with the months from January to April confirmed and the majority of the fixtures through the remainder of the year scheduled, but subject to change.

 Click here to view the 2021 Fixture List visit any of the racecourse fixtures pages and the fixtures by date page

Racing Breaks VIP Bar at the Cheltenham Festival Competition

2020/10/11

Early Highlights Of 2020/21 National Hunt Season

2020/09/16

Jumps fans will be starting to get very excited about the new National Hunt season which will be quickly upon us.

WINTER RACES FORM

2020/08/28

How do you pick your winners for The Cheltenham Festival 2021?

Who’ll Be Top Jockey At Cheltenham Festival

2020/03/30

The standard to which all Cheltenham jockeys are compared to is the record seven race wins that Ruby Walsh set in 2009 and then miraculously repeated in 2016. However, with the man that many acknowledge as the greatest jockey ever hanging up his saddle, the battle is on to become the next dominant force at Cheltenham.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2021 BOOK NOW

2020/03/18

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2020/03/17

Overview

The Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt season that provides an unrivalled buzz as 250,000 people descend onto the beautiful Cotswold Hills over four days of scintillating action.

Champions are decided, heroes are made, and reputations are left in ruins as the finest horses, jockeys, and trainers battle it out for the highest racing honours and nearly £4m of prize money.

Paul Townend claims top jockey honours at Cheltenham Festival

2020/03/17

Jockey Paul Townend made it two in two years as he rode Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo across the finish line on the final day of the race meeting. It was the second time in as many years that the duo had won the Gold Cup and hopes are high in the horse’s camp that next year will see a third consecutive victory in the race. Horse racing punters are already growing with excitement over Al Boum Photo’s chances of winning the Gold Cup in 2021. Punters can visit cheltenhamguides.com to get a bet bonus on the race before wagering on the horse they believe will win the Gold Cup.

The National Hunt; Cheltenham 2020 Preview

2020/02/11

The National Hunt season is well and truly underway after the successes and losses at Leopardstown, with everyone now looking forward to the 2020 Cheltenham Festival. We saw a host of horses and their jockeys put their skills to the test, not just to claim victory at The Dublin Racing Festival, but to also prepare for the challenges of Cheltenham.

Altior and Faugheen Can Provide Spark for 2020 Cheltenham Festival

2020/02/11

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The nature of the Cheltenham Festival means that it is never about just one horse or, indeed, just one race. For instance, when we look back at Kauto Star’s final Gold Cup win in 2009, we should remember that same festival also saw Big Buck’s and Quevega digging out their own bit of history.

Altior Has Sole Cheltenham Festival Mission: Champion Chase Hat-Trick

2020/01/14

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"Altior" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Carine06

Altior is already an equine legend, a history maker, the best two-mile chaser of his generation. The chance to make more headlines and cement his indelible legacy comes at his happy hunting ground, the Cheltenham Festival, where his sole 2020 entry sees him bid for a third Queen Mother Champion Chase in a row.

 

 

Al Boum Photo Leading Betting For Second Gold Cup

2019/12/31

With only a couple more months to go until the 2020 Cheltenham Festival begins, the ante-post betting markets are starting to take shape as the early bets begin to get laid. Many experhorse racing tipsters have already scoured the bookies looking for that extra value which going ante-post provides

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Fixtures at Cheltenham

Date Course Type
Sat Jan 30 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Tue Mar 16 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Wed Mar 17 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Thu Mar 18 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Fri Mar 19 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Wed Apr 14 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Thu Apr 15 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Fri Apr 30 2021 Cheltenham Evening - Jump - Turf
Fri Oct 22 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sat Oct 23 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Fri Nov 12 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sat Nov 13 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sun Nov 14 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Fri Dec 10 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sat Dec 11 2021 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf

Cheltenham Races News

MCGRATH FACES RACE AGAINST TIME FOR CHELTENHAM AS HE ADMITS FALL WAS “WORST PAIN I’VE EVER EXPERIENCED

2021/01/24

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by Graham Clark

Cheltenham Festival-winning jockey Jerry McGrath has admitted he faces a race against time to make it to this year’s meeting after breaking his hip and shoulder in a fall last week.

JOCKEY CLUB NEWS: Round-up of the day's action at Wincanton

2021/01/21

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WINCANTON ROUND-UP: COLEMAN AND MURPHY AT THE DOUBLE, HOULIHAN REDUCES CLAIM AND BRINKLEY BOUNCES BACK

THE JOCKEY CLUB - WINCANTON RACECOURSE - National victory at Wincanton

2021/01/21

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Dawson City demonstrated he remains a force to be reckoned with even at the grand old age of 12 after winning the Somerset National Handicap Chase in tenacious fashion.

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE FESTIVAL NEWS

2021/01/20

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Envoi Allen, Shishkin & Monkfish star as entries revealed for novices’ chases at The Festival™

Cheltenham Racecourse News - St. James’s Place Wealth Management extends its sponsorship at The Festival™ by five years

2021/01/20

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Wednesday, 20 January, 2021 - St. James’s Place Wealth Management has renewed its brand sponsorship at Cheltenham Racecourse for a further five years, up to and including The Festival™ in 2025.

Lil Rockerfeller to head straight to The Festival

2021/01/19

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KING WILL SEND LIL ROCKERFELLER STRAIGHT TO THE FESTIVAL

Tuesday 19th January – Trainer Neil King plans to send stable stalwart Lil Rockerfeller straight to the Cheltenham Festival for a third outing in the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle.

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE NEWS - Paisley Park & Thyme Hill set for decider in Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle

2021/01/14

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Thursday, 14 January, 2021 – Today sees the unveiling of entries for two further G1 contests at The Festival™ presented by Magners – the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle (2m 4f, Tuesday, 16 March, 26 entries) and the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (3m, Thursday, 18 March, 51 entries).

Cheltenham Racecourse Festival News - Epatante & Buveur d'Air among 27 for Unibet Champion Hurdle

2021/01/13

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Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 – Entries are unveiled today for the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle, the championship contest for two-mile hurdlers and the highlight of day one at The Festival™ presented by Magners, Tuesday, 16 March.

Tattersalls Cheltenham set to launch 2021 Sales Season at Park Paddocks, Newmarket

2021/01/08

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Top Lot at the Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale, GRANGECLARE WEST who realised £430,000

Cheltenham Racecourse News - Altior, Politologue & Chacun Pour Soi among 31 entries for Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase

2021/01/07

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Entries are unveiled today for another two G1 chases at The Festival™ presented by Magners – the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase (day two, Wednesday, 17 March) and the Ryanair Chase (day three, Thursday, 18 March).

Al Boum Photo chasing rare hat-trick as 41 entered for Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup

2021/01/06

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Wednesday, 6 January, 2021 – Entries are revealed today for the G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, the most prestigious chase run in Great Britain.

Staged over three miles, two furlongs and 70 yards, the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place on day four of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Friday, 19 March.

 

BBC News: Cheltenham Festival: Organisers prepared for 'limited' attendance

2021/01/04

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Cheltenham's meeting in October was held behind closed doors

Organisers of the Cheltenham Festival are prepared for this year's event to be held with a limited attendance.

Tattersalls Cheltenham Graduates Excel Over The Festive Period

2020/12/30

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The Festive Period served up some top class action on the track and Tattersalls Cheltenham graduates were to the fore once more with two Grade 1 victories and a host of exciting young future stars creating a big impression.

Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale (2) relocated to Park Paddocks, Newmarket

2020/11/17

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Tattersalls Cheltenham December Sale (2) relocated to Park Paddocks, Newmarket

Singing for your sport! Racehorse syndicate, Old Gold Racing, use the power of music to launch the sale of DancingOnTheEdge

2020/11/16

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Singing for your sport! Racehorse syndicate, Old Gold Racing, use the power of music to launch the sale of DancingOnTheEdge

Sporting Life the new sponsor of the Arkle Challenge Trophy at The Festival™

2020/11/14

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Saturday, 14 November, 2020 - Sporting Life has been unveiled as the new sponsor of the Arkle Challenge Trophy at The Festival™ in a three-year partnership with The Jockey Club and Cheltenham Racecourse.

BOOK NOW FOR THE RACING BREAKS VIP BAR AT THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

2020/11/03

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE NEWS - This Week, We're Racing

2020/10/21

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BHABritish horseracing faces severe threat after delay to the public’s return to sporting events

2020/09/25

BHA NEWS FOLLOWING UK GOVERNMENT COVIDE 19 RESTRICTIONS

2020/09/23

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British horseracing faces severe threat after delay to the public’s return to sporting events

The delay to the public’s return to sporting events is a serious blow to the horseracing industry and to the people and communities who depend upon it for their living.

Our sport has worked hard with …

BHA NEWS - Resumption update: Race programme and planning

2020/08/14

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Race programme and planning September’s Flat race programme has now been published on Racing Admin.

Several early closing races have been included in the schedule, which can be viewed here in …

JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES - OUR ROOM WITH A VIEW PACKAGE RETURNS...

2020/07/06

Drop your bags at a luxury hotel, then hop on board a private helicopter and enjoy a ride with breathtaking views before landing at the racecourse and being transported via Bentley to your chosen hospitality restaurant.

CHELTENHAM NEWS - JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES - FANCY BEING AN OWNER?

2020/07/06

Ever wondered what it would be like to welcome your horse back into the Winners' Enclosure? Now could be your chance!

With a one-off fee of £3250, you can enjoy ownership of three Jump horses with three top trainers and membership to all four Jockey Club South West racecourses.

JOCKEY CLUB RACECOURSES - CHELTENHAM HOSPITALITY - Your Exclusive First Look...

2020/07/06

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We are delighted to share with you our CHELTENHAM 2020-21 season hospitality brochure.