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Cheltenham Festival Guide

The Cheltenham Festival is the pinnacle of the National Hunt season and takes place at Prestbury Park racecourse in Cheltenham during mid-March each year. In 2005 the festival was extended to four days of Horse Racing Betting which added a further six races to the programme.

The Festival has become so popular tickets are sold out well in advance, both in the UK and in Ireland. There is plenty of interest from the Irish, who travel over the Irish Sea in their thousands year on year for what has become an annual pilgrimage.

Cheltenham Festival Feature Races

There are four Championship races during the Festival and the first is the Champion Hurdle on the opening day, with Jezki emerging a 9/1 winner after all of the pre-race talk had been about the clash between Hurricane Fly and The New One in 2014.

Day two's Championship race is the Queen Mother Champion Chase, won in impressive style by the ante-post favourite Sire De Grugy for the Moore family in 2014.

Day three features the World Hurdle, a three mile contest for some of the finest staying hurdlers around. Jonjo O'Neill's unbeaten More Of That beat the strongly fancied bookies' favourite Annie Power in a thriller in 2014.

The final day hosts the meeting's higlight - the Gold Cup, which was won in dramatic fashion by surprise 20/1 shot Lord Windermere in 2014. All of the pre-race talk had been about Bob's Worth and Silviniaco Conti but Lord Windermere took it from On His Own in a photo finish.

Gold Cup | Champion Hurdle | Queen Mother | World Hurdle

Cheltenham Festival - Race Cards

Tuesday, 10th March 2015
13.30Supreme Novices' HurdleOdds
14.05Arkle Challenge TrophyOdds
14.40Ultima Solutions Handicap ChaseOdds
15.20Champion HurdleOdds
16.00David Nicholson Mares' HurdleOdds
16.40Tony Balding National Hunt ChaseOdds
17.15Cheltenham Club Novices' ChaseOdds
Wednesday, 11th March 2015
13.30Neptune Novices' HurdleOdds
14.05RSA ChaseOdds
14.40Coral CupOdds
15.20Champion ChaseOdds
16.00Glenfarclas Cross Country ChaseOdds
16.40Fred Winter HurdleOdds
17.15Champion BumperOdds
Thursday, 12th March 2015
13.30JLT Novice ChaseOdds
14.05Pertemps Handicap HurdleOdds
14.40Ryanair ChaseOdds
15.20Ladbrokes World HurdleOdds
16.00Brown Advisory Stable PlaceOdds
16.40Kim Muir Challenge CupOdds
Friday, 13th March 2015
13.30Triumph HurdleOdds
14.05County HurdleOdds
14.40Albert Bartlett Novices' HurdleOdds
15.20Cheltenham Gold CupOdds
16.00Foxhunter Challenge CupOdds
16.40Conditional Jockeys' HurdleOdds
17.15Grand Annual ChaseOdds

Please also check out Cheltenham Festival Betting for further betting information on Cheltenham Festival form, Cheltenham results and of course the best Cheltenham Festival tips.

Cheltenham Festival 2015 Micro Site

The Gold Cup is the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival but there are countless other races for punters to get their teeth into over the week. We have the full betting news for all of them at our comprehensive Cheltenham Festival Micro Site.

Each day of the Festival brings another Grade 1 race with the likes of the Champion Hurdle, the World Hurdle and the Champion Chase on the menu for excitable race fans.

There is a different market for each of the races as well as some extra special bets for punters to have a go at during the Cheltenham Festival...

Best Festival Odds

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