Cheltenham Festival
Tuesday 12th - Friday 15th March 2024


The Willie Mullins domination of the Cheltenham Festival continues after his nine winners from 75 runners this week. 2024 race results

Willie Mullins has another Cheltenham Festival Top Trainer trophy in hand, this time with nine winners, including the Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle heroes.

Paul Townend was Cheltenham Festival Leading Jockey and his Gold Cup victory allowed him to draw level with the legendary Pat Taaffe, who also claimed four Gold Cup wins. 

Better Days Ahead brings the Festival to a rousing conclusion in the Martin Pipe!

Limerick Lace sees off Dinoblue in a thrilling Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Chase.

Sine Nomine gets up late to land the St. James's Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase.

Galopin Des Champs makes history winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup for a 2nd time in a thrilling race.

Stellar Story pipped The Jukebox Man on the line in in a thrilling finish to the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.

Absurde, the BetMGM County Hurdle winner, ran in the Melbourne Cup in November!

Majborough lands the Triumph Hurdle for Mark Walsh, Willie Mullins & JP McManus.

Trainers Quotes

Derek O'Connor gives Inothewayurthinkin the perfect ride to win the Kim Muir for Gavin Cromwell.

Golden Ace wins the Ryanair Mares' Hurdle for Jeremy Scott & jockey Lorcan Williams.

Shakem Up'Arry holds on to win the Trustatrader Plate Handicap Chase for Ben Jones, Harry Redknapp and Ben Pauling.

Teahupoo scores in the Stayers' Hurdle for Jack Kennedy and Gordon Elliott - an important winner and his first of the week .

Four-timer for Dan and Harry Skelton as Protektorat wins the Ryanair Chase.

The talented Monmiral comes back to his best to win the Pertemps for Paul Nicholls & Harry Cobden.

Grey Dawning gamely sees off old foe Ginny's Destiny in the Turners Novices Chase to complete a Festival hat-trick for Dan and Harry Skelton.


Jasmin De Vaux is the winner of the Weatherbys Champion Bumper, providing trainer Willie Mullins with his 100th Cheltenham Festival success.

Unexpected Party lands the Johnny Henderson Grand Annual for the Skelton team.

A dramatic Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase goes the way of the Henry de Bromhead-trained Captain Guinness under Rachael Blackmore.

Trained by Dan Skelton, ridden by his brother Harry, Langer Dan is the first horse to win the Coral Cup twice.

Fact To File makes it 99 Cheltenham Festival winners for Willie Mullins in the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase.

Ballyburn is an easy winner of the Gallagher Novices' Hurdle for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.


Corbetts Cross dazzles in the National Hunt Chase to give owner JP McManus 74 winners at the Cheltenham Festival.

Lark In The Mornin wins the Boodles Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle for Joseph O'Brien and JJ Slevin.

Lossiemouth is a superb winner of the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.

State Man has a cosy success in the Champion Hurdle - a first for Willie Mullins since Annie Power's victory in 2016.

Chianti Classico, David Bass & Kim Bailey win the Ultima Handicap as the British strike back for the first time.

Gaelic Warrior wins the My Pension Expert Arkle for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend.

Slade Steel delivers in the G1 Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore.

What is the Going Expected to Be at Cheltenham Races 2024? 08/03/24
The 2024 Cheltenham Festival races are fast approaching. Here is a closer look at what the 'going' (course/track conditions) is expected to be like.

L'Homme Presse Aims for Ascot Chase Glory Before Cheltenham 01/03/24
After missing last season's Cheltenham Festival while injured, connections of L'Homme Presse are focused solely on the Gold Cup.

What Path Will Il Est Francais Take Towards 2025 Gold Cup? 19/02/24
The French sensation has established himself as one of the exciting chasers in training when he won the Kauto Star Novices Chase on Boxing Day last year.


Has Shishkin Put Himself in the Gold Mix? 14/02/24
Should Shishkin prevail in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday, 15th of March, he will be only the second British-trained horse to win the race in the last six years.

At The Post: What You'll Need to Be Ready for Cheltenham Festival 06/02/24
As the first significant race meet of the year, and arguably the biggest, you can do a few things to ensure you’re ready to keep up to date with the action as it unfolds. 

Sir Gino Makes Major Triumph Hurdle Statement on Cheltenham Trials Day 30/01/24
There are plenty of lead-in races to the Cheltenham Festival that can mark the cards of punters, with the track’s own Trials Day in January an excellent indicator of form and liking for the unique conditions at Prestbury Park.

Gerri Colombe Strengthens Gold Cup Claims 16/11/23
Talented Irish chaser Gerri Colombe enhanced his reputation further with victory in the Grade One Champion Chase at Down Royal on his opening start of the 2023/24 campaign.


Paul Townend took home the leading jockey title after a fabulous week of riding at the 2023 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.