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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Gordon Elliott Says Minella Crooner Will Miss Cheltenham

2022/03/14

Gordon Elliott Says Minella Crooner Will Miss Cheltenham

Which are the best Cheltenham Festival and Grand National Betting Sites?

2022/03/10

Which are the best Cheltenham Festival and Grand National Betting Sites?

Tiger Roll to be retired after Cheltenham

2022/03/04

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The upcoming 2022 Cheltenham festival is shaping up to be an unmissable event for all sporting fanatics with numerous mainstream events set to get underway featuring the very best racers and elite jockeys.

What to expect at this year’s Cheltenham Festival

2022/02/24

What to expect at this year’s Cheltenham Festival

Shishkin vs. Energumene Remains the Top Draw at Cheltenham 2022

2022/02/24

Shishkin vs. Energumene Remains the Top Draw at Cheltenham 2022

Is Shishkin the UK Cheltenham Festival Banker?

2022/02/01

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Shishkin has shown us all that he is a high-quality horse that can mix it with the very best. An impressive win in the Arkle Chase last year was brilliant to see, and since then, he’s got the better of Energumene at Ascot, in a matchup dubbed the clash of the best two mile chasers we currently have in training.

Al Boum Photo Bidding for A Third Gold Cup Crown

2022/01/21

Dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo is set to return to the Cheltenham Festival in March as he bids to win the race for a third time.

Behind the Scenes of the Cheltenham Festival

2021/12/09

Behind the Scenes of the Cheltenham Festival

Minella Indo may have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2021, but will the Irish bay gelding be able to produce a similar performance in 2022? What about Put The Kettle On? Aidan Coleman rode the Irish mare to his first Queen Mother Champion Chase victory last year, but what are her ante-post odds this year?

Horses to Follow in the 2021/2022 National Hunt Season

2021/12/07

Horses to Follow in the 2021/2022 National Hunt Season

We've compiled a list of some outstanding horses to keep an eye on ahead of the 2021/22 National Hunt racing season. These stallions come from all around Britain and Ireland, including diverse stables. There are talented novice hurdlers, up-and-coming chasers, and horses who could compete in prestigious Cheltenham Festival events throughout the season.

 

2021-2022 POINT TO POINT FIXTURES

2021/10/17

The Point To Point Fixtures for 2021-2022 have been added to this web site.

2021 Cheltenham Gold Cup Betting Preview

2021/03/19

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Friday is a special day at the Cheltenham Festival as it features the Blue Riband event of jump-racing, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Every year, the best National Hunt chasers aged 5 or over compete for the chance to go down in history alongside the likes of Arkle, Best Mate, Golden Miller, Kauto Star, Denman, and Mill House.

What Will Be The target For The Impressive Appreciate It Next Season?

2021/03/18

Appreciate It had been the ante-post favourite for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle from very early in the 2020/21 campaign and he proved why with a scintillating display in the opening race of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.

The Races Not to Be Missed at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival

2021/03/11

The Cheltenham Festival 2021 kicks off on 16th March and, as always, there will be some exciting races on the card to delight racing fans throughout the UK.

HORSES FIVE YEARS OLD AND ABOVE GET A FULL DAY AT LEICESTER

2021/03/11

A few days to go before The Festival and the juices are up for all the riders, trainers and horses. The excitement is hitting an all-time high as fans are still hoping bans could be lifted in time for at least a partial appearance on the stands.

Different Ways You Can Bet at Cheltenham in 2021

2021/02/25

This year’s Cheltenham Races kick off on the 16th March.

Who is Al Boum Photo and why is he a Cheltenham favourite?

2021/02/17

Al Boum Photo’s racing career has been rich with victory and interest.The Irish-trained and French-born racehorse recorded back-to-back victories in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2019 and 2020.

A RAINY THURSDAY IN CHELMSFORD BRINGS THE ACTION

2021/02/17

One of four active tracks on Thursday to kick off the weekend, Chelmsford City will bring the late afternoon action well into the evening with eight races on the card.

What happens to my bet when there is a dead heat?

2021/02/16

Within the world of horse racing, different bets mean different things. Some simple bets are easy to understand as to the outcome, but certain permutations can sometimes throw a spanner in the works. We take a look at what a dead heat means, and how it can affect your bet.

Why Willie Mullins Could Triumph in Mares' Races at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival

2021/02/03

For the first time in Cheltenham Festival history, there will be three mares only races at the meeting this year. No trainer has had more success with that gender of horse here than Willie Mullins.

ASCOT WILL BE ON SHOW WITH THE BETFAIR ASCOT CHASE RACEDAY

2021/01/27

As the Road to Cheltenham gets on the with Festival Trial Day announcing the official start, fans, pundits, and punters alike are getting to their final notes and choices for the May Cotswolds showdown.

NEW RULES FOR THE 2021 SEASON

2021/01/25

The rise in covid-19 cases across the UK, especially given the presence of new strains, is putting some strain on the authorities, and as well on all activities.

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.

2021 Arc Aim for Cadran Heroine Princess Zoe

2020/12/24

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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 2022 RACE FIXTURES DATES FOR ALL 59 UK RACECOURSES ARE AVAILABLE NOW ON THIS WEBSITE

2020/10/28

The 2022 Fixture List has now been published by the British Horseracing Authority

 Click here to view the 2022 Fixture List visit any of the racecourse fixtures pages and the fixtures by date page

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

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 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
Fri Oct 21 2022 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sat Oct 22 2022 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Fri Nov 11 2022 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sat Nov 12 2022 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sun Nov 13 2022 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Fri Dec 9 2022 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf
Sat Dec 10 2022 Cheltenham Afternoon - Jump - Turf

Cheltenham Races News

THE JOCKEY CLUB - The best of the Jumps season

2022/05/03

The best of the Jumps season

Jockey Club Racecourse News - Still to come this Jump season

2022/04/02

The Festival™ 2023 on sale now

2022/03/22

The Festival™ 2023 on sale now

BETWAY : Watch: West Ham stars learn what it takes to be a jockey at Cheltenham

2022/03/22

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BETWAY - Watch: West Ham stars learn what it takes to be a jockey at Cheltenham

BETWAY : Watch: West Ham stars learn what it takes to be a jockey at Cheltenham

2022/03/15

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Watch: West Ham stars learn what it takes to be a jockey at Cheltenham

Which are the best Cheltenham Festival and Grand National Betting Sites?

2022/03/13

Which are the best Cheltenham Festival and Grand National Betting Sites?

WELCOME TO THE FESTIVALS NEWS PAGE

2022/03/06

WELCOME TO THE FESTIVALS NEWS PAGE

HORSE RACING FESTIVALS

Go racing to world-class Jump and Flat racing Festivals.

From being part of the famous Cheltenham roar at The Cheltenham Festival, held in March each year, to the home of the Greatest Flat Race in the World, The Cazoo Derby held in June each year, Glorious Goodwood, and on to the Ebor at York in August. It’s your chance to be part of history and witness the extraordinary. From live music, shopping and Grade One racing... a day at a Festival is not to be missed.

Tiger Roll to be retired after Cheltenham

2022/03/04

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The upcoming 2022 Cheltenham festival is shaping up to be an unmissable event for all sporting fanatics with numerous mainstream events set to get underway featuring the very best racers and elite jockeys.

RACING FIXTURES 2022

2021/09/14

We have updated the Racing Fixtures web site to include the meeting dates for the whole of 2022.

This update allows visitors to this web site https://www.racingfixtures.co.uk to view the race fixture dates for 2022 at each of the 59 UK Racecourses.

 

What's coming up...

2021/09/10

NATIONAL RACEHORSE WEEK - THE JOCKEY CLUB

MAKE SURE YOU'RE FIRST PAST THE POST AT THE CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2022

2021/03/31

THE FESTIVAL™ 15 - 18 MARCH 2022

Get your tickets for The Festival™ 2022 at the best price now!

Tickets are selling faster than normal, but we are keeping our lowest prices until 23.59 on Wednesday 7 April.

In the case of limited availability due to Government restrictions, tickets and hospitality will be on a first come first served basis, after our Annual Members, so we recommend that you book early for The Festival™ 2022.

DON’T JUST WATCH IT. BE A PART OF IT.

BOOK TICKETS

Please note, we are currently on sale with admission tickets, Annual Membership and hospitality only. Packages, Guinness Grandstand seats, group tickets and car parking are not yet on sale.

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2021/03/23

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START DREAMING…TICKETS ON SALE

TICKETS ON SALE CONTACT RACING FIXTURES HERE

2021/03/04

TICKETS ON SALE CONTACT RACING FIXTURES HERE

Who is looking forward to a day out?

We sure are and we’re thrilled to announce that limited tickets for racedays between May 17th and June 20th will go on sale Monday 8 March!

Remaining fixtures will go on sale in the coming weeks.

IS RACING OPENING ITS DOORS?

2021/02/22

Government Coronavirus relaxation rules in England.

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.

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.