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Galopin Des Champs dazzles in Gold Cup
Galopin Des Champs and Paul Townend powered clear of Bravemansgame to justify favouritism and land the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup, giving Willie Mullins chasing’s blue riband for a third time in five years.
Impervious is so tough in Mares' Chase
Impervious battled to a well-earned success in the Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase, as Colm Murphy returned to the Cheltenham winner’s circle and Brian Hayes partnered his first Festival winner.
Lossiemouth puts the record straight in Triumph Hurdle
St Patrick’s Day got off to a raucous start for the legions of Irish racing fans at Cheltenham as Lossiemouth easily justified favouritism in the JCB Triumph Hurdle.
Stay Away Fay surprises Albert Bartlett rivals
Paul Nicholls earned his second Grade One victory of the week at the Cheltenham Festival when Stay Away Fay was given a masterful ride by Harry Cobden to take the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.
Premier just Magic at 66/1 for Bradley Gibbs
Prolific point-to-point winner Premier Magic, trained and ridden by Bradley Gibbs, sprang a 66-1 shock in the St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Chase.
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The Cheltenham Festival
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most celebrated horse racing events in the world. Rich in history, it is where champions have battled it out for centuries to win some of the most coveted prizes of the National Hunt season.
Excitement and anticipation are high as horses, trainers and jockeys compete in 28 races over four days, including 14 Grade 1 contests. The showpiece of the Cheltenham Festival is the Gold Cup and it is the race that everyone wants to win. Arkle, Desert Orchid and Kauto Star are among the greats to have won the blue riband event.
The Prestbury Cup celebrates the friendly rivalry between Ireland and Britain and runs until either country has 14 winners or more. Ireland has dominated at recent Festivals, dazzling the home team with their formidable firepower.
Enjoy free expert tips, in-depth Cheltenham racecards and Cheltenham results here, each day of the festival. The competitive nature of the races allows for great betting opportunities and you will find the best Cheltenham free bets and odds all in one place.
Cheltenham Festival FAQs
When is the Cheltenham Festival?
The Cheltenham Festival is held every year over four days in the middle of March. Cheltenham week 2023, takes place from Tuesday 14 March to Friday 17 March.
What is the Cheltenham Festival?
The Cheltenham Festival is the showpiece of the National Hunt season. It is at Cheltenham races where the very best horses, trainers and jockeys go head to head and where champions are crowned. There are 28 races in total, seven on each day, and it comprises four championship races; the Champion Hurdle, the Champion Chase, the Stayers’ Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Where is the Cheltenham Festival held?
Cheltenham races are held at Cheltenham Racecourse, also known as Prestbury Park. The racecourse is situated five minutes from the town centre.
How do I get to the Cheltenham Festival?
Birmingham and Bristol are the nearest airports and are easily accessible to and from Cheltenham Racecourse. Those travelling to Cheltenham races by train will need to book a ticket to Cheltenham Spa which is the nearest train station. A bus runs regularly from the train station to the racecourse. If you travel by car, you can book car parking for £15 in advance.
When does the Cheltenham Festival start?
The first race of Cheltenham 2023 kicks off at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday 14 March. The opener is the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle which is famous for the Cheltenham ‘roar’ as the crowd goes wild at the off.
What is the dress code for the Cheltenham Festival?
Racegoers are advised to dress for the weather which can be unpredictable in March. Gentlemen wear a suit and ladies dress smart in hospitality or in the Club enclosure. Wearing suitable footwear to Cheltenham races is also recommended as various car parks are located on grass.
How many people attend the Cheltenham Festival?
72,000 fans is the capacity that the Cheltenham Festi