Cheltenham Festival
Tuesday 13th - Friday 16th March 2018

Melon Cut for Champion Hurdle Honours 08/11/17
The Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old survived a final-flight scare to make a successful reappearance in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal.

Melon
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Melon

Fry targets Unfinished Business with Unowhatimeanharry 08/11/17
Trainer Harry Fry enters a new season with his leading staying hurdler with an eye already on the Cheltenham Festival.

Willoughby Court 16/1 to win the JLT Novices' Chase 25/10/17
Meanwhile, Alan King's Yanworth, successful on his first chase outing at Exeter on Tuesday, is quoted at 8/1 for the festival two-and-a-half-miler.

Ballymore Returns to Cheltenham Festival Sponsorship 11/10/17
The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle re-emerges after being staged as the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle since 2010.

Cooper 2/1 to Ride Sizing John in Cheltenham Gold Cup 10/10/17
Alan Potts will make Bryan Cooper his first-choice rider in Britain and that has seen the jockey’s odds of riding 2017 hero Sizing John in this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup priced up at just 2/1.

Betway Renews Sponsorship 30/05/17
Leading online bookmaker Betway has agreed to sponsor the G1 Queen Mother Champion Chase at The Festival for a further three years.

St. James's Place Wealth Management Extends Sponsorship 30/05/17
Cheltenham Racecourse has announced that St. James's Place Wealth Management is to extend its sponsorship of the Foxhunter Chase at The Festival for a further three years.

Sizing John Takes Gold 17/03/17
Sizing John gave Jessica Harrington her first victory in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with her first runner when coming home a clear-cut winner of jumping's blue riband prize.

Nichols Canyon wins Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle 16/03/17
Nichols Canyon gives Mullins and Walsh a day three treble, taking the Stayers' Hurdle from Lil Rockerfelller.

Un De Sceaux Flys in Ryanair 16/03/17
Un De Sceaux put up a tremendous performance to win the Ryanair Chase and give trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh a big-race double on the third day of the Festival.

The Grand Finale: A Look Ahead to Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival 15/03/17
While the Cheltenham Festival is an iconic event that includes four days of stellar jump racing, it is the final 24 hours that genuinely captures the imagination of fans.

Douvan Flops in Champion Chase 15/03/17
Douvan's winning run came to a shuddering halt as Special Tiara claimed victory in the feature race on day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

Buveur D’Air Takes Champion Hurdle 14/03/17
Buveur D’Air wins the Champion Hurdle impressively for Nicky Henderson, under Noel Fehily.

Five Horses to Oppose at the 2017 Festival 13/03/17
The great and the good have had their say at endless Cheltenham Festival preview nights and it really is about time that the talking stopped and those that were brave enough to put their necks on the line learn their fate.

Cheltenham Festival Preview 02/02/17
It's just under six weeks now until National Hunt's pay per event, the Cheltenham Festival. Over 200,000 punters will visit Prestbury Park over four fantastic days in March, taking in 28 races.

Tufnell and Ó hEochagáin lead BetBright Cup Teams 17/02/17
Former cricketer and professional funny man Phil Tufnell, and Irish TV personality Hector Ó hEochagáin have been named respective Great Britain and Ireland captains for the 2017 BetBright Cup.

TVV Capital to sponsor year two of Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge 17/02/17
Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle kicks off transatlantic race for $500,000 bonus.

Five Horses Who Could Become Huge Stars at Cheltenham This Year 12/01/17
We are just a couple of months away from the 2017 Cheltenham Festival now and over the next few weeks we are going to get a lot more clues about who the leading contenders are for the 28 races at the meeting.

Prize Money Boost to The Festival 06/01/17
The Festival at Cheltenham in March has received a significant prize money boost, leading to a new record total of £4,305,000 over the four days of the best of Jump racing.

J P McManus, Big Buck's & Quevega inducted into Cheltenham Hall Of Fame 10/10/17
Cheltenham Racecourse has announced three new inductees to the Hall Of Fame ahead of the new season at the Home of Jump Racing - J P McManus, Big Buck's & Quevega.

Don Cossack Has His Golden Day 18/03/16
Don Cossack too strong for his rivals in the Gold Cup. A huge winner for Bryan Cooper, Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown.

Thistlecrack Rules The World 17/03/16
Thistlecrack confirmed his position as the stand-out in his division as he comfortably won the Ryanair World Hurdle.

Sprinter Sacre King of Two-Milers 16/03/16
Sprinter Sacre raised the roof by regaining his crown in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Annie Power Pounces in Champion Hurdle 15/03/16
Annie Power proves a supersub for Willie Mullins and wins the feature £436,000 Grade One Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on day one of The Festival.

Douvan Delivers Arkle Masterclass 15/03/16
Douvan demolished his rivals in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Altior Rules Supreme for Henderson 15/03/16
Altior gave Nicky Henderson his first win in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle since Flown in 1992 when proving too good for Willie Mullins' Min in the curtain-raiser at the Cheltenham Festival.

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For four extraordinary days in the middle of March the National Hunt racing community from all around the world converges on the elegant spa town of Cheltenham. The twenty races are the most hotly contested of the entire racing calendar with more than £2 million in prize money and £20 million in bets riding on these Championships.

best mateCheltenham Gold Cup History
In the Gold Cup's history only seven horses have won more than once, and the most recent of them is Kauto Star in 2007 and 2009. The others were Best Mate (2002/03/04), L'Escargot (1970/71) Easter Hero (1929/30), Golden Miller (1932/33/34/35/36), Cottage Rake (1948/49/50) and Arkle (1964/65/66). All the successes were in consecutive years except for Kauto Star, the only horse to regain the title.Cheltenham Festival is one of the highlights of the English sporting year.

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