Cheltenham Festival
Tuesday 12th - Friday 15th March 2019

In the Formbook: Which Horses are Hitting Their Stride Ahead of the Cheltenham Festival 2019? 20/02/19
With the Cheltenham Festival just a few weeks away, now is the time that punters start to take things a little more seriously.

Cheltenham Opener – Supreme Novices' Hurdle 20/02/19
This year doesn’t look to have the usual Willie Mullins hotpot, but there are a number of horses who head in with a leading chance.

Top Winners in Cheltenham History 20/02/19
Horseracing is all about nail-biting tension and the Cheltenham Festival is one event that never fails to deliver its share.

Can Henderson retake the top spot from Mullins at Cheltenham this year? 20/02/19
This is an event that two trainers have dominated in a way that has never been seen before, and probably never will again.

Nicky Henderson Looks Forward to The Festival 18/02/19
Trainer Nicky Henderson revealed at a media stable visit to his Seven Barrows yard north of Lambourn that champion hurdler Buveur D’Air had run at least 10lb below his best when winning the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle last year.

A Bumper 36 Acceptors for Gold Cup 13/02/19
With a prize fund of £625,000, the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup is the richest non-handicap chase staged in Britain and sponsored by Magners for the first time in 2019. 

Altior Heads 18 for Champion Chase 13/02/19
Superstar chaser Altior headlines 18 acceptors for the £400,000 G1 Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight on day two of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Ladies Day, Wednesday, March 13.

Buveur D’Air Heads Champion Hurdle Entries 13/02/19
Dual reigning champion Buveur D'Air is among 24 going forward for the £450,000 G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle.

Paisley Park Tops 44 Stayers' Hurdle Entries 13/02/19
Hot favourite Paisley Park  headlines 44 acceptors for the £325,000 G1 Sun Racing Stayers' Hurdle over three miles on St Patrick's Thursday, March 14.

34 for Ryanair Chase 13/02/19
Northern star Waiting Patiently leads 34 contenders going for the £350,000 G1 Ryanair Chase.

30 for Mares Only Hurdle 13/02/19
Apple's Jade headlines 30 entries for the £120,000 G1 OLBG Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham on the opening day of The Festival

Can Laurina Play Spoiler in the 2019 Champion Hurdle? 11/02/19
Can the lightly-raced 6-year-old take on the two best hurdlers on the planet at Cheltenham?

Preview of the upcoming Cheltenham horse racing festival and the betting options/odds 11/02/19
It is always good to get ahead of the curve when it comes to betting the odds, and we have information that may allow you to make a more informed decision about your betting choices for this Cheltenham season.

Leading Jockeys at the Cheltenham Festival 08/02/19
Davy Russell bagged his first Holland Cooper Leading Jockey Award at The Festival™ presented by Magners in 2018.

Cheltenham 2019 Potential Outsiders 07/02/19
The Cheltenham Festival is creeping ever nearer which means the ante-post markets are getting more and more interesting.

2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup 31/01/19
The big race of the festival is the Gold Cup on the final day of the meeting and is another that looks wide open. Here we cover the leading contenders.

Can Anyone Stop Altior Retaining Queen Mother Champion Chase Crown? 18/12/18
After an impressive return to action in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown, Nicky Henderson's stable star is now unbeaten in 15 starts over hurdles and fences.

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.

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 £4 million in prize money and £20 million in bets riding on these Championships.

Punters looking to place a bet on the Cheltenham Festival should get ready to be spoilt for choice of betting offers and bonuses from all the top online bookmakers, as the Festival approaches. With all the betting sites competing for their businesses, it can however be difficult knowing just where to start. If you are seeking a bit of assistance in choosing the right bookie and making the most of their offers, check out one of the bookie review sites. Some of them, such as the Cheltenham Betting Guide, focus solely on the Festival, thoroughly reviewing and comparing top betting apps and sites - so that you don’t have to.

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. The 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.