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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

The race cards for 2015 will appear here nearer the start of the Festival but in the meantime you can check how the 2014 meeting panned out...

Tuesday, 11th March 2014
13.30Supreme Novices' Hurdle1st: Vautour7/2JFResult
14.05Arkle Challenge Trophy1st: Western Warhorse33/1Result
14.40Festival Handicap Chase1st: Holywell10/1Result
15.20Champion Hurdle1st: Jezki9/1Result
16.00David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle1st: Quevega8/11FResult
16.40National Hunt Challenge Cup1st: Midnight Prayer8/1Result
17.15Rewards4Racing Novices' Chase1st: Present View8/1Result
Wednesday, 12th March 2014
13.30Neptune Novices' Hurdle1st: Faugheen6/4FResult
14.05RSA Chase1st: O'Faolains Boy12/1Result
14.40Coral Cup1st: Whisper14/1Result
15.20Champion Chase1st: Sire De Grugy11/4FResult
16.00Cross Country Chase1st: Balthazar King4/1Result
16.40Fred Winter Hurdle1st: Hawk High33/1Result
17.15Champion Bumper1st: Silver Concorde16/1Result
Thursday, 13th March 2014
13.30JLT Novice Chase1st: Taquin Du Seuil7/1Result
14.05Pertemps Handicap Hurdle1st: Fingal Bay9/2FResult
14.40Ryanair Chase1st: Dynaste3/1FResult
15.20Ladbrokes World Hurdle1st: More Of That15/2Result
16.00Byrne Plate Handicap Chase1st: Ballynagour12/1Result
16.40Kim Muir Challenge Cup1st: Spring Heeled12/1Result
Friday, 14th March 2014
13.30Triumph Hurdle1st: Tiger Roll10/1Result
14.05County Hurdle1st: Lac Fontana11/1Result
14.40Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle1st: Very Wood33/1Result
15.20Cheltenham Gold Cup1st: Lord Windermere20/1Result
16.00Foxhunter Challenge Cup1st: Tammys Hill15/2Result
16.40Conditional Jockeys' Hurdle1st: Don Poli12/1Result
17.15Grand Annual Chase1st: Savello16/1Result

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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