Cheltenham Festival
Tuesday 13th - Friday 16th March 2018

Unibet extends Champion Hurdle Backing 03/08/18
Cheltenham Racecourse has announced that Unibet has renewed its sponsorship of the Unibet Champion Hurdle at The Festival™ presented by Magners until 2023.

Magners New Gold Cup Sponsor 18/07/18
Magners Irish Cider has been unveiled as the exclusive sponsor of the most prestigious Jump race in Europe, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and as Presenting Partner of The Festival.

Native River Strikes Gold for Tizzard 16/03/18
Native River saw off Might Bite to make all the running in an epic duel for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Penhill Triumphs in Stayers' Hurdle 15/03/18
Penhill pulls out a bit more to see off Supasundae for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.

Balko Des Flos Ryanair Chase 15/03/18
Balko Des Flos gave Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud a first win the race he sponsors by storming home from Un De Sceaux.

Altior Supreme in Champion Chase 14/03/18
A quite sensational performance from Altior who recorded his third successive victory at the Cheltenham Festival with a courageous success.

Presenting Percy Storms Home in RSA 14/03/18
Presenting Percy wins the RSA Insurance Chase in a one-two for Ireland with Monalee second.

Buveur D’Air Doubles Up in Champion Hurdle 13/03/18
Hot favourite Buveur D'Air becomes the first horse to win it back-to-back since Hardy Eustace 2005.

Summerville Boy Lands Supreme Novices' Hurdle 13/03/18
Noel Fehily was the envy of his weighing room colleagues when landing The Festival's opening race, the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

Footpad Proves Perfect in Arkle 13/03/18
Footpad lands the Racing Post Arkle in dominant fashion to give Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh a winner.

Mullins Regains OLBG Mares' Hurdle Crown 13/03/18
Benie Des Dieux provided Willie Mullins with his ninth victory in 11 years in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle.

Biggest Cheltenham Gambles 13/03/18
With multiple betting options, thousands are expected to attend and place their bets on the horses they think are bankers in the hopes of winning it big!

The Highs and Lows of Cheltenham Festival Gambling 10/03/18
There has been some stunning gambles over the years that have landed but at the same time some that have just failed to materialise.

Ladies Day Cheltenham Festival 2018 05/03/18
Ladies Day is not your regular racing day at Cheltenham. Women and fashion take all the attention alongside horses.

RaceBets’ Comprehensive Guide to the 2018 Cheltenham Festival 27/02/18
The pinnacle of the National Hunt season is almost upon us and with it comes the brimming excitement of the chance to follow your favourite stable, horse, jockey, or trainer.

Festival Favourites – 3 Cheers For The Cheltenham Heroes! 19/02/18
The Festival is now just a few short weeks away and we hope you are getting as excited as we are! It seems a good time to remind ourselves of just some of the horses that have thrilled us, in recent years!

Cheltenham Gold Cup Update: Road to Respect Attracting Support 15/02/18
Noel Meade’s runner has been attracting steady support recently as punters shy away from 3/1 favourite Might Bite.

Cheltenham Day 4 Preview 09/02/18
Friday is the 4th and final day of the Cheltenham Festival and includes the biggest race of all – the Gold Cup.

Cheltenham Day 3 Preview 31/01/18
Here is a run-down of all 7 races, that take place on Day 3 – plus a look at the horses that are keeping RaceBets' ante-post department busy!

Cheltenham Day 2 Preview 19/01/18
Day 2 of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival is packed with great races and visitors to the Gloucestershire racecourse will be having a whale of a time, on Wednesday!

Cheltenham Day 1 Preview 12/01/18
Day 1 of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival is just weeks away and RaceBets has a fantastic promotion that could see you and a friend living it up like celebs, on March 13th!

Dom Joly Gets 'Cheltenham Ready' for The Festival 09/02/18
The countdown to The Festival™ has already started and this year Cheltenham Racecourse has teamed up with one Cheltenham Local who has decided if you can't beat them join them in his quest to become Cheltenham Ready.

Five Horses to Add to Your Tracker Ahead of the Cheltenham Festival 07/02/18
The four-day meeting will see the cream of the jumping crop pit their wits against the fences and hurdles dotted around the famous Gloucestershire course.

5 Horses You Should Back At Cheltenham Festival 07/02/18
Cheltenham Festival is one of the most thrilling sporting events of the year, and after the Grand National, is one of the most popular horse racing events.

2018 Cheltenham Festival Survival Guide 02/02/18
If you are planning to attend, here is a quick guide to getting the best out of what is always an incredible occasion.

Bristol De Mai’s Latest Defeat Leaves Doubts Over Gold Cup Bid 02/02/18
Bristol De Mai’s bid for the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup is now in serious doubt after Nigel Twiston-Davies’ runner was beaten in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham, his second successive defeat.

The Definitive Guide to Cheltenham 31/01/18
To prepare you for the first major event of the 2018 racing season, here is our definitive guide to the festival.

Faugheen Puzzle Adds Intrigue to Champion Hurdle 26/01/18
If Faugheen can rediscover his old form, we are sure to hear that famous Cheltenham Roar louder than ever before.

Who Are This Year’s Favourites at Cheltenham? 25/01/18
Cheltenham is coming, and racing fans, gamblers and the world at large just can’t wait. The first major race meeting of the season, it is a sure sign that spring is in the air.

Henderson Happy with Altior 22/01/18
Last season's Racing Post Arkle winner Altior underwent a wind operation late last year to rectify a breathing problem and trainer Nicky Henderson should soon find out if it has had the necessary effect.

RaceBets’ 2018 Cheltenham Festival Non-Runner No Bet Ante-Post Offer! 17/01/18
RaceBets ante-post markets are now well-established and they are offering ‘Non-Runner No Bet’, on all 28 Cheltenham Festival races!

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.

cheltenhamCheltenham Racecourse
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.

Cheltenham Festival Betting GuideCheltenham Festival Betting Guide
A comprehensive overview of the Cheltenham Festival providing a wide variety of information on the event including the latest news, betting tips and odds.