Cheltenham Festival
Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th March 2023


Paul Townend took home the leading jockey title after a fabulous week of riding at the Cheltenham Festival.

With six wins and 21 placed finishes in total, Willie Mullins was out on his own at the top of the standings in the Craft Irish Whiskey Co. Leading Trainer Award.

Iroko is the winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle for Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero, Aidan Kelly, JP McManus and Ireland, who win the Prestbury Cup.

Impervious beats Allegorie De Vassy in the Mares' Chase to give owner J P McManus another Cheltenham winner.

Premier Magic holds on to win the St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase for trainer/jockey Bradley Gibbs.

Galopin Des Champs wins the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup under a brilliant ride from Paul Townend for Willie Mullins.

Corbetts Cross runs out at the last, leaving Stay Away Fay clear to land the Albert Bartlett Hurdle for Paul Nicholls and and Harry Cobden.

Faivoir makes it a 33/1 surprise in the County Hurdle for Dan Skelton and a second Cheltenham Festival success for rider Bridget Andrews.


Lossiemouth is very impressive in landing the JCB Triumph Hurdle to lead home a 1-2-3-4 for Willie Mullins.

Angels Dawn is the winner of the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase for S Curling, Mr P A King and Ireland.

You Wear It Well wins the Jack De Bromhead Mares' Novices' Hurdle for Gavin Sheehan and Jamie Snowden.

Another Irish-trained winner - Seddon strikes in the Magners Plate Handicap Chase for John McConnell & Ben Harvey.

Sire Du Berlais runs out a 33/1 winner of the G1 Stayers' Hurdle under Mark Walsh for Gordon Elliott.

Envoi Allen is the winner of the Ryanair Chase for Rachael Blackmore and Henry de Bromhead.

Good Time Jonny does the business in the Pertemps Network Final for the shrewd Tony Martin under a jubilant Liam McKenna.

Trainers Quotes

Stage Star makes most to land the G1 Turner Novices' Chase under a fine ride from Harry Cobden for Paul Nicholls.

John Gleeson wins on his first ride at the Festival as A Dream To Share stays on best to win the Weatherbys Champion Bumper for John Kiely in the colours of JP McManus.

Maskada stays on best to land the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual under Darragh O'Keeffe for Henry de Bromhead.

Delta Work wins back-to-back Glenfarclas Cross Country Chases under Keith Donoghue for Gordon Elliott.

Energumene becomes a dual Champion Chaser in grand style for Paul Townend and WIllie Mullins.

Langer Dan wins the Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle for Harry and Dan Skelton.

The Real Whacker grimly holds on to win the Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase for Patrick Neville and Sam Twiston-Davies.


Impaire Et Passe absolutely bolts up in the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle under Paul Townend and a 1-2-3 for Willie Mullins and Ireland.

Gaillard Du Mesnil is a lucky winner for favourite backers under Patrick Mullins for father Willie to extend Ireland's lead in the Prestbury Cup to 5-2 at the end of day one.

Michael O'Sullivan has his second winner of the day as Jazzy Matty is too good in a thrilling finish to the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle for Gordon Elliott.

Honeysuckle leaves Cheltenham one last time as a Champion, winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle.

The unbeaten Constitution Hill produces a simply stunning performance to rout his rivals in the Champion Hurdle.

Back-to-back wins in the Ultima Handicap Chase for Corach Rambler gets Scotland on the board!

El Fabiolo proves too good for Jonbon in the Sporting Life Arkle.

Marine Nationale strikes for Barry Connell and Michael O'Sullivan in the Sky Bet Supreme - and what a performance in the Festival curtain-raiser.


Horses to Have Won Successive Editions of the Stayers’ Hurdle 09/03/23
The Stayers’ Hurdle is a much loved Cheltenham Festival classic. This Grade 1 test of endurance, run over more than two miles and seven furlongs, separates the best from the rest each year, and to win it is a phenomenal achievement for any horse, jockey, trainer and owner.

Three of the Leading Contenders for 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup 01/03/23
The 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup promises to be a thriller with outstanding horses competing for the ultimate prize at Cheltenham Festival.

5 Tips for Betting on the Upcoming Cheltenham Festival 27/02/23
The Cheltenham Festival is now just around the corner, with excitement rising at a rapid rate. For fans of horse racing, Cheltenham is the biggest event on the sporting calendar. Bar none.

Preview of the Championship Races 24/02/23
The upcoming Cheltenham Festival will provide punters with a plethora of betting opportunities throughout the prestigious four-day meeting.

Can Constitution Hill Be Beaten? 14/02/23
Every now and then, there’s a generational talent in horse racing that transcends the sport. On the National Hunt racing scene, that is Constitution Hill – who has been exceptional since debuting in April of 2021.

Ante-Post Cheltenham Tips 24/01/23
There will be plenty of punters that have already placed their ante-post bets for this year's Cheltenham Festival. With prices being available for the big races at the festival nearly 12 months in advance, value can be found on horses that you think will be next year's sure things.

Who are the Contenders for the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup? 15/12/22
The Cheltenham Gold Cup is on the horizon and the leading figures in the National Hunt are preparing their charges for the stretch run towards the signature prize in jumps racing.

Early Pointers Towards 2023 Cheltenham Festival 29/03/22
The 2022 Cheltenham Festival was another fantastic four days of jumps racing and it was a meeting that did not disappoint. Here is a look at some of the stars of the week who could prevail once again at the Festival in 2023.

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.

best mateCheltenham Gold Cup History
In the Gold Cup's history only eight horses have won more than once, and the most recent of them is Alboum Photo in 2019 and 2020. The others were Kauto Star (2007/09) 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.